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From the slums of Lima to rural Kenya to the streets of New Delhi, ordinary people are accomplishing extraordinary feats and changing other people’s lives forever. These social entrepreneurs and the “changemakers” they enlist are the characters in this collection of case histories by former Ashoka vice president Beverly Schwartz. Ashoka, an organization that pioneered social entrepreneurship, has a support network of more than 3,000 fellows working around the world. Schwartz, a behavioral scientist, tells the stories of 18 fellows and outlines their approaches to social entrepreneurship. getAbstract finds her profiles truly inspiring portraits of people who tackled the most pervasive, seemingly insurmountable problems in the very places where they affect the world’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and disenfranchised peoples.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How social entrepreneurship is improving the world,
  • How using five strategies can generate large-scale social change and
  • How successful programs have impelled powerful, far-reaching societal change.

About the Author

Beverly Schwartz, a behavioral scientist, is a vice president at Ashoka, a social entrepreneurs’ association.



“Rippling” Waves of Social Change
Traditional ways of living, interacting and conducting business are becoming more and more obsolete as fast-paced economic and technological advances transform societal structures. These developments often produce unwanted byproducts that heighten social...

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    Stephen Hayes 3 years ago
    Brilliant! Inspiring...
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    Omar Shamsaldeen 5 years ago
    very good book
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    Leib Lurie 6 years ago
    trite, shallow and written for a 3rd grader. nothing learned. complete waste of time.

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