How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

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A magnificent look at social entrepreneurs, the people who “identify resources where people only see problems…view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary…begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they’re serving”. These people are the keys to social change, in the same way that business entrepreneurs define the economy, and author David Bornstein shows how these driven, creative individuals all share the common characteristics of questioning the status quo, exploiting new opportunities, and refusing to give up – all for the goal of remaking the world into a better place. The book tells fascinating stories about individuals from all around the world, and these stories highlight the massive movement and proliferation of non-profit organizations all around the world.  As the title suggests, this means that anyone with enough determination and creativity can make a significant difference, and this book proves to be a great read and an invaluable handbook, changing the way you see the world.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.