How to change the world : social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas / David Bornstein.

Bornstein, David [Browse]
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
xi, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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"What business entrepreneurs are to the economy, social entrepreneurs are to social change. They are, writes David Bornstein, the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up - and remake the world for the better." "How to Change the World tells the stories of these individuals - many in the United States, others in countries from Brazil to Hungary - providing an In Search of Excellence for the nonprofit sector. In America, one man, J.B. Schramm, has helped thousands of low-income high school students get into college. In South Africa, one woman, Veronica Khosa, developed a home-based care model for AIDS patients that changed government health policy. In Brazil, Fabio Rosa helped bring electricity to hundreds of thousands of remote rural residents. Another American, James Grant, is credited with saving 25 million lives by leading and "marketing" a global campaign for immunization. Yet another, Bill Drayton, created a pioneering foundation, Ashoka, that has funded and supported these social entrepreneurs and over a thousand like them, leveraging the power of their ideas across the globe."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographial references (p. 283-312) and index.
  • Restless people
  • From little acorns do great trees grow
  • The light in my head went on: Fabio Rosa, Brazil: Rural electrification
  • The fixed determination of an indomitable will: Florence Nightingale, England: Nursing
  • A very significant force: Bill Drayton, United States: The Bubble
  • Why was I never told about this?
  • Ten--Nine--Eight--Childline! Jeroo Billimoria, India: Child protection
  • The role of the social entrepreneur
  • "What sort of mother are you?" Erzsebet Szekeres, Hungary: Assisted living for the disabled
  • Are they possessed, Really possessed, by an idea?
  • If the world is to be put in order: Vera Cordeiro, Brazil: Reforming healthcare
  • In search of social excellence
  • The talent is out there: J.B. Schramm, United States: College access
  • New opportunities, new challenges
  • Something needed to be done: Veronica Khosa, South Africa: Care for AIDS patients
  • Four practices of innovative organizations
  • This country has to change: Javed Abidi, India: Disability rights
  • Six qualities of successful social entrepreneurs
  • Morality must match with capacity: James Grant, United States: The child survival revloution
  • Blueprint copying
  • Conclusion: The emergence of the citizen sector.
  • 0195138058 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780195138054 ((alk. paper))
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