People ranks with David Bornstein s seminal work How to Change the World as a point of entry into this fascinating and increasingly important realmThe field of social entrepreneurship still early in into this fascinating and increasingly important realmThe field of social entrepreneurship still early in development after Bill Drayton first ave the concept prominence early in the 1980s with the launch of Ashoka is rife with disagreement Some observers insist that a social enterprise must be a not for profit enterprise Others assert that only for profit ventures ualify for the label Fortunately Elkington and Hartigan believe that the whole range of organizational forms can be thought of as social enterprises I say fortunately because a I agree with them and b to insist otherwise is to miss so much of what is exciting in the fieldThe Power of Unreasonable People covers the landscape describing examples from virtually every area of interest in development from healthcare to education to poverty eradication In fact the book is most rewarding in its presentation of vignettes of individual social enterprises including interviews with many of their principals A lot of the examples are familiar to anyone active in the field Some are not Howe. S the authors identify the highly unconventional entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world's most pressing economic social and environmental problems They also show how these pioneers are
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the reader s enthusiasm to take on big problems My onlyreader s enthusiasm to take on big problems My only is that it would have been additionally helpful to hear in the many anecdotes about obstacles and what countermeasures worked or didn t workThat said this was a useful book that introduces the thought leaders in this rowing community If
#You And Your Team Are Are Looking #and your team are are looking solve a problem the market has not I d recommend it be on your list For than a decade I ve been deeply immersed in the world of social entrepreneurship Yet somehow I neglected to read this important book when it was first published four years ago I acuired a copy stuck it on a shelf and promptly forgot all about it To my mind The Power of Unreasonable. Renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw once said The reasonable man adapts himself to the world the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man By this definition some of today's entrepreneurs are decidedly unreasonable and have even been dubbed crazy Yet as John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan argue in The Power of Unreasonable People our very future may hinge on their work Through vivid storie. .
John Elkington ¼ 3 summaryVer this is no mere collection of case studies The authors embed each organization within a typology of their devising allowing the reader to ILLERAMMA Kathalu get a sense of how they may be compared with one another The Power of Unreasonable People concludes with a discussion of the structural changes that are essential if humankind is to prevail in the face of endemic poverty on three continents ethnic and religious conflicts and therowing impact of climate changeJohn Elkington and Pamela Hartigan are two of the most ualified people in the world to have written this
Elkington A Force In Thea force in the of corporate social for three decades and a prolific author co founded the consultancy SustainAbility in 1987 and originated the term Triple Bottom Line in the 1990s Hartigan served as founding managing director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship from 2001 to 2008 partnered with Elkington to establish THE CONSULTANCY VOLANS AND NOW WORKS AS DIRECTOR OF consultancy Volans and now works as Director of Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford UniversityFrom Wonderful book It inspires you to think and dream of ways to be part of the change our world demand. Ding a first hand on the round look at a new breed of entrepreneur this book reveals how apparently unreasonable innovators have built their enterprises how their work will shape risks and opportunities in the coming years and what tomorrow's leaders can learn from them Start investing in partnering with and learning from these world shaping change agents and you position yourself to not only survive but also thrive in the new business landscape they're helping to defi. ,