How Social Entrepreneurship Works
Harvard Business Press
On Sale: September 15, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help
Who drives transformation in society? How do they do
In this compelling book, strategy guru Roger
L. Martin and Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally R.
Osberg describe how social entrepreneurs target systems that
exist in a stable but unjust equilibrium and transform them
into entirely new, superior, and sustainable equilibria. All
of these leadersócall them disrupters, visionaries, or
changemakersódevelop, build, and scale their solutions in
ways that bring about the truly revolutionary change that
makes the world a fairer and better place.
begins with a probing and useful theory of social
entrepreneurship, moving through history to illuminate what
it is, how it works, and the nature of its role in modern
society. The authors then set out a framework for
understanding how successful social entrepreneurs actually
go about producing transformative change. There are four key
stages: understanding the world; envisioning a new future;
building a model for change; and scaling the solution. With
both depth and nuance, Martin and Osberg offer rich examples
and personal stories and share lessons and tools invaluable
to anyone who aspires to drive positive change, whatever the
Getting Beyond Better sets forth a
bold new framework, demonstrating how and why meaningful
change actually happens in the world and providing concrete
lessons and a practical model for businesses, policymakers,
civil society organizations, and individuals who seek to
transform our world for good.
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