Category Archives: Social entrepreneurs

THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant

From its very title, THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant challenges the status quo. We should rename “not-for-profit” organizations as “social profit” organizations—because, after all, isn’t that what they are designed to do, benefit society? Yes. Exactly. As the … Continue reading

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THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson’s latest 500-pager, THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, is a paradox. Much like its predecessor, STEVE JOBS, it’s a dense page-turner. For pages and pages, it made me think about … Continue reading

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BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER by Elizabeth Green

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to capture and evaluate all of the many ways in which people throughout history have attempted to prepare teachers for their profession. If teacher preparation were a pie, you would have to stand … Continue reading

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THE REAL PROBLEM SOLVERS by Ruth Shapiro

Not far into this book, subtitled Social Entrepreneurs in America, I suddenly realized: 90 percent of my friends are social entrepreneurs!  That includes my old grad school buddy Ruth Shapiro, who edited this book as a way to explore fascinating … Continue reading

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