Tuesday, January 25, 2005

David Bornstein: How Social Entrepreneurship Can Change the World

Bornstein, David. How social entrepreneurship can change the world." Global Envision (2004)

David Bornstein, a journalist who specializes in writing about social innovation, is the author of a new book, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, that willl be released by Oxford University Press on Feb. 5. He has authored articles in the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly; he co-wrote the PBS documentary "To Our Credit"; and his first book The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank (University of Chicago Press, 1997) was selected as a finalist for the New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence. During the late 1990s, while many journalists focused on the technology boom, Bornstein traveled to far-flung destinations on four continents, chronicling the world-changing emergence of the global citizen sector and the social entrepreneurs who are its leading innovators. "Almost everyone knows about the explosion of the dot-coms — a much smaller phenomenon — but millions have still not heard the big story: the worldwide explosion of dot-orgs," Bornstein writes. Now, after twelve years writing about social entrepreneurs, he has developed a unique knowledge of this exciting and fast-growing field.

Cusano, Chris. Review of How to Change the World: The Global Emergence of Social Entrepreneurs." Global Envision (2004)


Deleted said...

Do you ever read Dave Pollard's blog, Thivai? He's our blog world expert on social entrepeneurship.

oso said...

I really enjoyed Bornstein's presentation at Pop!Tech. Well worth the 30 minutes.

Michael said...

Harry--I have visited his site before, but thanks very much for the reminder, as it must be obvious from current postings, I am becoming re-invested in "environmental ethics"

Oso--Also a huge thanks, my other big interest right now is social justice activism and I'm interested in learning more about this social entrepreneurship movement (and I'll share this with my business writing students!)