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32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business - Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Call Number: HF 5386 .J616 2008
ISBN: 9780609608289
Publication Date: 2008
32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business explains how Earvin "Magic" Johnson developed his entrepreneurial vision, his sense of mission, and what he has learned about the power of economic development as a force for social change. The book offers practical and invaluable real-world advice on starting, financing, marketing, and growing a business; building and motivating a team; capitalizing on opportunities; forming partnerships and joint ventures; buying and running franchises; serving customers; maintaining balance; and participating in philanthropy. Topics include: Choosing A Business That Engages All of Your Talents and Interests, Financing a Start-Up, Building and Protecting a Brand, Creating a Diverse Team of Complementary Strengths, Listening to Customers and Serving Their Needs. Book jacket.

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Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus
Call Number: HG 3290.6 .A6 Y66 2003
ISBN: 9781586481988
Publication Date: 2003
Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Around the world, micro-lending programs inspired by Grameen are blossoming, with more than three hundred programs established in the United States alone. 'Banker to the Poor' is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, and the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen. He also provides wise, hopeful guidance for anyone who would like to join him in "putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask howwe could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long." The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary and inspirational reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business. Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.

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Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus
ISBN: 9781586481988
Publication Date: 2003
Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Around the world, micro-lending programs inspired by Grameen are blossoming, with more than three hundred programs established in the United States alone. 'Banker to the Poor' is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, and the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen. He also provides wise, hopeful guidance for anyone who would like to join him in "putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask howwe could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long." The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary and inspirational reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business. Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.

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Building Social Business - Muhammad Yunus
Call Number: HD 60 .Y85 2010
ISBN: 9781586488246
Publication Date: 2010
Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls #147;social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place. In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

Business Planning for Enduring Social Impact: A Social-entrepreneurial Approach to Solving Social Problems - Wolk, Andrew & Kreitz, Kelley
Call Number: HD 60 .W65 2008
ISBN: 0615182844
Publication Date: 2008

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Business Solutions for the Global Poor - V. Kashturi Rangan (Editor); John A. Quelch (Editor); Gustavo Herrero (Editor); C. K. Prahalad (Foreword by); Brooke Barton (Editor)
Call Number: HD 60 .C624 2005
ISBN: 9780787982164
Publication Date: 2007
Karol Ladd nos comparte verdades poderosas de Colosenses, y revela un camino emocionante que lleva a una vida exitosa por medio del amor de Dios y su gracia. Con sabiduria biblica y una creencia inspiradora en el proposito de Dios para cada mujer, Karol ayuda a las mujeres a cambiar la forma en que se ven y como viven sus vidas a medida que descubren su valor y confianza en Dios. Con este cambio de perspectiva vital, las mujeres podran: - Transformar su forma de pensar por medio de oraciones poderosas - Cultivar su potencial al reflexionar sobre los suenos que Dios le da - Caminar con una fuerte identidad en Cristo - Profundizar la relacion y comunicacion con los demas y con Dios - Brillar con gozo y la seguridad de lo que ella trae al mundo Las preguntas de estudio trae trascendencia a la direccion de Dios y su proposito para las mujeres y proporcionan a las personas o a grupos pequenos una manera practica de explorar, conocer y vivir con audacia en la confianza en Dios. Bestselling author Karol Ladd shares powerful truths from Colossians and reveals an exciting path to confident living through God's love and grace. With biblical wisdom and an inspiring belief in God's purpose for each woman, Karol helps readers transform the way they see themselves and how they live out their lives as they discover their value and confidence in God. With this vital perspective shift, a woman will: - Transform her thinking through powerful prayers - Cultivate potential by exploring the dreams God gives to her - Step forward with a strong sense of identity in Christ - Deepen relationships and communication with others and with God - Shine with joy and assurance of what she brings to the world Karol's study questions bring dimension to God's leading and hope for women and provide individuals or groups a practical way to explore, know, and live boldly in God-confidence.

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Creating a New Civilization Through Social Entrepreneurship - Muhammad Yunus (Foreword by); Patrick U. Petit (Editor)
Call Number: HD 60 .C74 2011
ISBN: 9781412810944
Publication Date: 2010
Humanity is confronted with the gravest financial crisis and economic recession since the Great Depression. Political leaders, national ministries of finance, and central banks around the world are trying to prop up their countries' sinking economies and arrest a downward economic spiral by innovative financial rescue and bank bailout plans, as well as economic stimulus and recovery packages. These measures are being taken to reestablish trust in the economy and to trigger an economic revival. Despite these efforts, stagnation seems imminent, as uncertainty leads businesses and consumers to place spending and investing decisions on hold. Social entrepreneurs are essential to the restoration of a sustainable planet and the improvement of lives of billions of people, especially of those living in extreme poverty. Therefore, social entrepreneurs deserve further recognition and support by the international community--by governments, multinational companies, and philanthropic organizations. "Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship" highlights the global movement of social entrepreneurship and some of the leading organizations and individuals that are advancing this citizen sector movement. The volume presents examples of innovative people that are tackling major social problems and triggering systemic change throughout the world today.

The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Created the Corporate Responsibility Movement - Waddock,Sandra A.
Call Number: HD 60 .W325 2008
ISBN: 9781906093044
Publication Date: 2008

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Disclosing New Worlds - Charles Spinosa; Fernando Flores; Hubert L. Dreyfus
Call Number: HM 881 .S65 1997
ISBN: 0262193817
Publication Date: 1997
"Spinosa, Flores, and Dreyfus have written a rich, ambitious book on the free enterprise system and the sort of democratic community it presupposes. Disclosing New Worlds also represents a new way of doing philosophy, a new way of looking at business and a new way of looking at democracy. The underlying style and spirit of the book is unabashedly Heideggerian, although it is written much more clearly and down to earth than that might suggest. Their discussion of search divers practical topics as the rise of feminism, the founding of the personal computer business and the success of Mother Against Drunk Driving is both insightful and profound, "practical" philosophy at its very best." -- Robert C. Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business, The University of Texas at Austin Disclosing New Worlds calls for a recovery of a way of being that has always characterized human life at its best. The book argues that human beings are at their best not when they are engaged in abstract reflection, but when they are intensely involved in changing the taken-for-granted, everyday practices in some domain of their culture--that is, when they are making history. History-making, in this account, refers not to wars and transfers of political power, but to changes in the way we understand and deal with ourselves. The authors identify entrepreneurship, democratic action, and the creation of solidarity as the three major arenas in which people make history, and they focus on three prime methods of history-making -- reconfiguration, cross-appropriation, and articulation. The book is filled with real-life examples of each kind of history-making. For example, the authors show how entrepreneurs like King Gillette not only change the material conditions of our lives but also effect new styles of behavior. The organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides an example of how virtuous democratic citizenship can change the way in which a culture lives. And Martin Luther King Jr. exemplifies the culture figure who cultivates solidarity by recovering a foundational practice that had been forgotten over time (in King's case, the practice of Christian love). According to the authors, there are two major perils to history-making in Western society. One is the Cartesian tradition, which celebrates stepping back from everyday life to understand the world on the basis of rational deliberation. Against this, the authors advocate an intense involvement in the anomalies of everyday life as a means to understand the world and the changes it needs. The second is the neo-Nietzschean tendency to embrace radical, individual change for its own sake. Now that anyone can log on to the Internet to try on a new personality, the authors argue, it becomes increasingly urgent that we retrieve our history-making skills, both in our everyday lives and in our public roles.

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Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation - Alain Fayolle
Call Number: HD 62.5 .F39 2007
ISBN: 9780521855181
Publication Date: 2007
Why do some individuals decide they want to create businesses and then actually do so? Why do others decide against this course of action, even though they appear to have what it takes to succeed? These two questions were among the first that researchers in the field of entrepreneurship tried to answer. Today, it seems that the problem is much more difficult to solve than it first appeared thirty years ago. The venture creation phenomenon is a complex one, covering a wide variety of situations. The purpose of this book is to improve our understanding of this complexity by offering both a theory of the entrepreneurial process and practical advice on how to start a new business and manage it effectively. Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation is a highly original, research-driven book that will appeal to graduate students, researchers and reflective practitioners concerned with the dynamics of the entrepreneurial process.

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Entrepreneurship As Social Change a Third New Movements in Entrepreneurship Book - Steyaert
Call Number: HD 60 .E557 2006
ISBN: 9781845423667
Publication Date: 2007
'. . . a reflective and scholarly work that presents exciting and challenging views to mainstream entrepreneurship. . . The four books comprising the series would certainly be a valuable addition to any entrepreneurship library. However, each book also stands alone as an individual purchase.'- Lorraine Warren, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research'The narrative and flow of the book is superb and very interesting to read. The book is well edited and thought provoking which makes it an interesting read.'- Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global EconomyThis book - the third in the Movements in Entrepreneurship series - examines entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. It provides an in-depth study of the social aspects of entrepreneurship, illustrating how entrepreneurship affects society. The need to move beyond economy to disclose entrepreneurship in its societal forms is demonstrated, as is the relevance of our understanding of entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon.The contributors show that entrepreneurship is a society-creating force and as such, it evokes new questions for entrepreneurship research and attempts to engage with new theoretical formulations. They begin with discussions on early Schumpeter and a rhetorical analysis of the current academic literature on social entrepreneurship. They go on to present myriad contextual examples of how entrepreneurship can shape social change, and indicate how this is initiated through various social settings, relationships and communities.Through rich empirical work this book explores the social of 'social entrepreneurship' and in doing so shows us how entrepreneurship is at home where society is created. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students with an interest in entrepreneurship, sociology and economic sociology.

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Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector - Jane Wei-Skillern; James E. Austin; Herman B. Leonard; Howard Stevenson
Call Number: HD 60 .E56 2007
ISBN: 9781412951371
Publication Date: 2007
American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories #151; 48 in all #151; among them "The Tinder-box," "The Nightingale," and "How to Tell a True Princess." 104 illustrations.

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Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs - J. Gregory Dees; Jed Emerson; Peter Economy
Call Number: HD 62.6 .D44 2001
ISBN: 9780471397359
Publication Date: 2001
A hands-on resource that shows nonprofits how to adopt entrepreneurial behaviors and techniques The rising spirit of social entrepreneurship has created all kinds of new opportunities for nonprofit organizations. But at the same time, many are discovering more than their share of challenges as well. This essential book will help anyone in the field gain the necessary skills to meet these challenges. Written by the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, Enterprising Nonprofits offers concise and engaging explanations of the most successful business tools being used by nonprofits today. The authors clearly describe all the concepts so you′ll be able to embrace the methods of social enterprise for your organization. With this book, you′ll learn how to use practical business techniques to dramatically improve the performance of your nonprofit. Praise for Enterprising Nonprofits "I can′t imagine a better team to bring powerful insights and practical guidance to social entrepreneurs. Readers will be inspired by the examples, and then they will roll up their sleeves to apply the many useful management tools in this engaging book."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, Author of Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow "In one book, Enterprising Nonprofits does for social entrepreneurs what countless volumes have done for entrepreneurs in the business sector. A wonderful mixture of analysis, practical advice, and inspiration."-Paul Brest, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.

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Ethnic Entrepreneurship - Curt H. Stiles (Editor); Craig S. Galbraith (Editor)
Call Number: HD 2358 .E83 2003
ISBN: 0762310332
Publication Date: 2003
The papers in this volume, the fourth in the series International Research in the Business Disciplines, provide a broad survey of the nature and scope of entrepreneurship within ethnic groups. Of particular interest, the contributors address the role of ethnic entrepreneurship in shaping the structure of modern economies. Ethnicity has heretofore been given less attention in entrepreneurship research than its importance might seem to warrant due largely to the prevalence of the assimilation hypothesis: the assumption that everyone, without regard to ethnicity, works as a producer in the general economy and buys as a consumer from the general economy. The economic uniformity implied by this assumption invites critical comment. In five parts, the collection explores aspects of ethnic entrepreneurship as both part of the structure of the general economy and in terms of the process of movement toward or away from assimilation. The collection features a comprehensive new study of ethnic entrepreneurship by Ivan Light. Additional highlights include examination of structural variables and abstract models, analysis of the components of the definition of ethnicity, consideration of impacts on assimilation, and finally, the relevance of access to financial capital provided by the general economy. Researchers are bringing new insights and methods to the phenomena of ethnic producers and consumers of ethnic products dependent on ethnic market mechanisms. This volume makes a significant contribution to this research.

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A Fistful of Rice - Vikram Akula
Call Number: HG 178.33 .I4 A48 2011
ISBN: 9781422131176
Publication Date: 2010
Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance - small loans to impoverished individuals - initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed with Vikram Akula's creation of SKS Microfinance.In this highly personal narrative, A Fistful of Rice, Akula reveals how he pieced together the best of both philanthropy and (to his surprise) capitalism to help millions of India's poor transition from paupers to customers to business owners.As thoughtful as Barack Obama's personal journey in Dreams from My Father, as harrowing as Paul Farmer's battle against infectious disease in Mountains Beyond Mountains, and as gripping as Greg Mortensen's fight for education in Three Cups of Tea, Akula's story shows how traditional business principles can be brought to bear on global problems in new ways.A Fistful of Rice offers not only inspiration but also lessons for anyone seeking to transform tenacity, creativity, and innovation into potent tools for fighting even the most seemingly intractable human burdens.

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Forces for Good - Leslie R. Crutchfield; Heather McLeod Grant
Call Number: HD 62.6 .C78 2008
ISBN: 9780787986124
Publication Date: 2007
An innovative guide to how great nonprofits achieve extraordinary social impact. What makes great nonprofits great? Authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant searched for the answer over several years, employing a rigorous research methodology which derived from books on for-profits like Built to Last. They studied 12 nonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact-from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation-and distilled six counterintuitive practices that these organizations use to change the world. This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors and volunteers. Leslie R. Crutchfield (Washington, D.C.) is a managing director of Ashoka and research grantee of the Aspen Institute. Heather McLeod Grant (Palo Alto, CA) is a nonprofit consultant and advisor to Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Center for Social Innovation. Crutchfield and Grant were co-founding editors of Who Cares, a national magazine reaching 50,000 readers in circulation between 1993-2000.

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The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid - Harvey C. Fruehauf (Consultant Editor); C. K. Prahalad
Call Number: HD 2932 .P73 2005
ISBN: 9780131877290
Publication Date: 2006
The world's most exciting, fastest - growing new market is where you least expect it: at the bottom of the pyramid. Collectively, the world's billions of poor people have immense untapped buying power. They represent an enormous opportunity for companies who learn how to serve them. Not only can it be done, it is being done - very profitably. What's more, companies aren't just making money: by serving these markets, they're helping millions of the world's poorest people escape poverty. C.K. Prahalad's global bestseller The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, now available in paperback, shows why you can't afford to ignore "Bottom of the Pyramid " (BOP) markets. Now available in paperback, it offers a blueprint for driving the radical innovation you'll need to profit in emerging markets - and using those innovations to become more competitive everywhere.

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Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income, Yale School of Management-The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures - Sharon M. Oster (Editor); Cynthia W. Massarsky (Editor); Samantha L. Beinhacker (Editor); Bill Bradley (Foreword by)
Call Number: HD 62.5 .G46 2004
ISBN: 9780787972387
Publication Date: 2004
"Bringing together the best experts in the business, Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income offers up critical advice and insights to help even the most experienced social entrepreneurs improve upon enterprise performance; A critical addition to any practitioner resource library." --Jed Emerson, lecturer in business, Stanford Business School and senior fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation "We live in a world that begs for the creation of new models of economic justice and opportunities. This book provides valuable information to support the efforts of nonprofit entrepreneurs to succeed in creating and operating ventures that are both sustainable and replicable while meeting economic and societal needs. Go for it!" --Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders, Ben & Jerry's "Nonprofit ventures have few of the traditional supports that are available to other types of organizations. Straddling the for-profit and nonprofit cultures, they inhabit a world not officially recognized, where roadmaps do not exist. Life on the thin strip between one land and another is always a precarious existence, full of trials and tribulations, but also charged with opportunity. This book provides the best thinking to help nonprofits capitalize on that opportunity." -Bill Shore, chairman, Community Wealth Ventures In collaboration with the Yale School of Management-The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures, this comprehensive guide identifies best practices for generating a reliable income stream and ultimately reducing nonprofit organizations' dependence on traditional sources of funding. Edited by renowned scholar and consultant Sharon Oster and Cynthia Massarsky and Samantha Beinhacker, deputy directors of The Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures, Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies will teach readers sound business planning strategies that can significantly benefit their organization's internal capacity and financial health.

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How to Change the World - David Bornstein
Call Number: HN 18 .B6363 2007
ISBN: 9780195334760
Publication Date: 2007
Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers. The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffetts charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.

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Lessons from the Poor - Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Editor); James D. Gwartney (Foreword by)
Call Number: HB 615 .L46 2008
ISBN: 9781598130201
Publication Date: 2008
"A masterly review of the early pahses of the conflict between the United States, Russia, China and their respective allies from 1946 to the Cuban missle crisis in the autumn of 1962. It is clear, thorough and judicious; in short, magnificent."--The Economist "...Gaddis has done a thorough job of collating material from these diverse sources...and constructing a trenchant analysis that puts these fascinating tidbits into context."--San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner Based on the latest findings of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to the Cuban missile crisis. The book brims with new information drawn from previously unavailable sources, with fresh insight into the impact of ideology, economics, and nuclear weapons, and with striking reinterpretations of the roles of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Khrushchev, Mao, and Stalin. Indeed, Gaddis concludes that if there was one factor that made the Cold War unavoidable it was Stalin.

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Life Entrepreneurs - Christopher Gergen; Gregg Vanourek
Call Number: HD 53 .G47 2008
ISBN: 9780787988623
Publication Date: 2008
"An inspirational and practical guide for anyone who wants to incorporate the dynamic skills of entrepreneurs into their own lives and work. A new generation of "life entrepreneurs" is emerging: people who apply their vision, talents, creativity, and energy not only to their work but to their entire lives, changing the world for themselves and those around them. In this book, successful entrepreneurs Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek draw on numerous interviews with fifty-five leading entrepreneurs worldwide as well as the wisdom of multiple thought leaders to provide vivid examples, moving vignettes, concrete frameworks, and practical strategies for revving up our work and play through entrepreneurial leadership. This book starts by providing strategies for integrating life, work, and purpose and ends by capturing the implications of the current entrepreneurial boom for our workplaces, learning institutions, communities, and families. Christopher Gergen (Washington, D.C.) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, co-founder and chairman of SMARTHINKING, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at Duke University, and a life-long entrepreneur, Gregg Vanourek (Thornton, CO) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, former CEO of Vanourek Consulting Solutions, and former Senior Vice President of School Development for K12 Inc."

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Mission, Inc. - Kevin Lynch; Julius Walls
Call Number: HB 615 .L96 2009
ISBN: 9781576754795
Publication Date: 2009
Until recently, most business thinkers have thought of "social responsibility" as limited to noble best practices in areas like charitable partnerships, environmental impact, and employment practices. But the tide is turning. Business leaders today understand there is much more to do, while nonprofits are coming to understand that earned income may be the only means to survive deep cuts in other sources of funding. For organizations and leaders looking to make a deep impact, social enterprise--profit-earning business ventures that prioritize their social mission impact--has become the strategy du jour. Unfortunately, the path to success in this arena has been, until now, unclear. Motivated leaders yearn to do more, but they neither understand what their social impact can be nor how to deliver it. More and more traditional business leaders are attracted to the idea of launching a socially responsible enterprise or operating as a social enterprise, but they adequate knowledge of the social issues they will face. They do not know how to reconcile these social issues with daily "pure" business issues or how to address them strategically. On the other hand, many non-profits with a clear understanding of the social issues they are confronting don't know how to handle the myriad of operational challenges that will come their way with the launch of an earned income venture. A swarm of consultants has eyed this marketplace and descended to dispense off-the-shelf strategic business planning services. But there is a dearth of pragmatic, hands-on, bare-knuckled advice for and from the people in the trenches. In this groundbreaking book, Julius Walls and Kevin Lynch have filled the gap. Instead of simply profiling businesses that have had some success, or dispensing high-level strategic advice from afar, they draw on their own extensive experiences with successful social enterprises to focus on the fundamental blocking and tackling tactics that make the difference between success and failure. Exploring the many paradoxes that can hamstring social enterprises, the authors explain how starting and running a social enterprise requires leaders to adopt an entirely different mindset, and often a wholly different perspective on the day-to-day choices they're forced to make. Likewise, Walls and Lynch help readers grapple with a different set of expectations from employees, funders, and the community. For social enterprise executives, these expectations present an added layer of difficulty in managing their enterprises--a especially tricky thing when backing away from a social commitment is not an option. Whether readers are looking for guidance on handling employee turnover, mission marketing, finding the right scale, or working well with the local community, this practical, accessible guide offers clear and compelling answers that light the way.

Leadership Training Course on CD - Frank Hamrick
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Publication Date: 2002
Frank Hamrick shares the biblical philosophy of youth ministry that has impacted hundreds of churches and thousands of teenagers over the past 30 years.

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The Power of Unreasonable People - John Elkington; Pamela Hartigan
Call Number: HD 60 .E45 2008
ISBN: 9781422104064
Publication Date: 2008
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 stories, 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 disrupting existing industries, value chains, and business models - and in the process creating fast-growing markets around the world.By understanding these entrepreneurs' mindsets and strategies, you gain vital insights into future market opportunities for your own organization. Providing a first-hand, on-the-ground 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 define.

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Saris on Scooters - Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos; Mary Ellen Iskenderian
Call Number: HG 178.33 .I4 A75 2010
ISBN: 1554887224
Publication Date: 2010
Renowned author and journalist Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos uses her talent for investigative reporting to take us deep into the poorest villages in India. Yet, far from being passive victims of their circumstances, the women who live there have joined forces and are making astute use of microcredit to break the cycle of poverty. Microcredit was made famous by Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and consists of very small loans made primarily to women for the production of essential commodities or to start small businesses. Basing the book on a number of trips to India between 2001 and 2008, Arnopoulos shows her sense of solidarity and desire for authenticity by sharing the daily life of these villagers. The first-person account of her extensive travels focuses primarily on these women's inspiring success stories. After witnessing many such situations first-hand, she believes that these villages have a potential strength equal to that of the modern, high-tech cities in India.

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The Search for Social Entrepreneurship - Paul C. Light
Call Number: HD 60 .L544 2008
ISBN: 9780815752103
Publication Date: 2008
"The book examines the four main components of social entrepreneurship: ideas, opportunities, organizations, and the entrepreneurs themselves. The copious information available about each has yet to be fully mined for lessons on social entrepreneurship. Light introduces the notion that these elements can be treated as separate, yet interactive, components of social entrepreneurship, and he considers strategies for making them more effective. A subsequent section draws on Light's original survey research on 131 high-performing nonprofits, exploring how they differ across the four key components."--BOOK JACKET.

Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work - Andrew Mawson
Call Number: HN 49 .C6 M3296 2008
ISBN: 1843546612
Publication Date: 2008

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Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation - Arthur C. Brooks
Call Number: HD 62.6 .B745 2009
ISBN: 9780132330763
Publication Date: 2008
This text brings together the established pedagogy of entrepreneurship with cutting edge nonprofit and public management tools. Measuring social value, earned income, donations and government income, entrepreneurial fundraising and marketing, and social enterprise business plans. For the entrepreneur who seeks to understand the social and non-for-profit sectors.

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Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change - Alex Nicholls (Editor)
Call Number: HD 60 .S593 2006
ISBN: 9780199283873
Publication Date: 2006
This study examines "Social Entrepreneurship," a term that has come to be applied to the activities of grass-roots activists, NGOs, policy makers, international institutions, and corporations, amongst others, which address a range of social issues in innovative and creative ways.

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Social Entrepreneurship: The Art of Mission-based Venture Development - Peter C. Brinckerhoff
Call Number: HD 59.5 .B75 2000
ISBN: 9780471362821
Publication Date: 2000
Until very recently, popular belief held that business skills were not needed at charitable organizations. No longer. Far from interfering with an organization s ability to provide needed services, techniques such as marketing, cash flow analysis, property management, and good use of technology all contribute to a charitable organization s mission capability. Unlike a not-for-profit that thinks of itself as a charity, the successful not-for-profit is really a mission-based business. In an era of rapid change, increasing competition, and the need for more accountability to governments, foundations, insurers, and donors, knowing how to innovate, compete, and take reasonable risks on behalf of the mission is critical. It is, in short, the era of the social entrepreneur. The skilled social entrepreneur has the ability to get the most mission out of the resources at hand including traditional business techniques. Finally, here is a book that will help you learn their techniques. In Social Entrepreneurship, you will learn how successful social entrepreneurs: ∗ Focus on community wants and needs ∗ Match those with core competencies to provide the quality services ∗ Assess risk and gauge opportunity ∗ Develop new project ideas and test their feasibility ∗ Write a business plan ∗ Project finances in the plan ∗ Tap into new sources of funding ∗ Develop the idea of social entrepreneurship throughout the organization ∗ Make sure that mission, not money, is the bottom line Also included are the seven essential steps of the not-for-profit business development process, real-world case studies, sample business plans, and a self-assessment process to determine if your organization is ready for social entrepreneurism. In addition to entrepreneurs, middle managers, policy setters, volunteers, and a host of other important staff members will get value from the mission-beneficial information in this book. Most important, Social Entrepreneurship will help you to help your organization succeed and thrive and make your job more interesting and productive. Praise for Social Entrepreneurship The Art of Mission-Based Venture Development "A great read . . . contains both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications that those of us in nonprofit leadership badly need. I will share it with my management team and board." Joseph M. Hafey, President and CEO, Public Health Institute "A sound, practical guide for developing social entrepreneurs. Brinckerhoff makes taking mission-related business risks on behalf of the people served less risky with the step-by-step application of business ideas and techniques. Warnings, real-world examples, and hands-on advice keep the reader on track to sensible risk taking." Connie Kirk, President and CEO, Tommy Nobis Center "Peter C. Brinckerhoff s new and masterfully written book has a lot of practical information in it for any organization that wants to learn how to become and stay entrepreneurial. Brinckerhoff provides the right kind of information to any organization interested in succeeding in a highly competitive and service-oriented environment . . . [and] stresses the importance of an organization s encouraging innovation and risk only if it does not lose sight of its core values, its strengths, and its mission. That is excellent advice for any organization and for anyone who ventures into entrepreneurial waters." Andrew H. Souerwine, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization The School of Business Administration, University of Connecticut

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Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know - David Bornstein; Susan Davis
Call Number: HD 60 .B67 2010
ISBN: 9780195396331
Publication Date: 2010
In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before--a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world. David Bornstein's previous book on social entrepreneurship, How to Change the World, was hailed by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times as "a bible in the field" and published in more than twenty countries. Now, Bornstein shifts the focus from the profiles of successful social innovators in that book--and teams with Susan Davis, a founding board member of the Grameen Foundation--to offer the first general overview of social entrepreneurship. In a Q and A format allowing readers to go directly to the information they need, the authors map out social entrepreneurship in its broadest terms as well as in its particulars. Bornstein and Davis explain what social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, and what challenges they face. The book will give readers an understanding of what differentiates social entrepreneurship from standard business ventures and how it differs from traditional grant-based non-profit work. Unlike the typical top-down, model-based approach to solving problems employed by the World Bank and other large institutions, social entrepreneurs works through a process of iterative learning--learning by doing--working with communities to find unique, local solutions to unique, local problems. Most importantly, the book shows readers exactly how they can get involved. Anyone inspired by Barack Obama's call to service and who wants to learn more about the essential features and enormous promise of this new method of social change, Social Entrepreneurship is the ideal first place to look.

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Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhnacing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit - J. Gregory Dees; Peter Economy; Jed Emerson
Call Number: HB 615 .D435 2002
ISBN: 0471150681
Publication Date: 2002
A complete set of tools for applying entrepreneurial strategies and techniques to your nonprofit As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authors of Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set of practical tools for putting the lessons of business entrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offers hands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone their entrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions more effectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use book is filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action steps that bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailed explanations of all the tools and techniques will help you personalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization-making it stronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of our communities. Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs "I search constantly for resources that can help provide insight and guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takes the best practices of for-profits and social enterprises and adapts them to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission-driven nonprofits. Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendous contribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofit sector-many thanks to the authors for identifying this need and filling it!" -Wendy Kopp Founder and President, Teach For America All of the royalties from this book will be used by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on social entrepreneurship.

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Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World - Wilford Welch; David Hopkins (As told to); Desmond Tutu (Foreword by)
Call Number: HD 60 .W43 2008
ISBN: 1601090145
Publication Date: 2008
"The Tactics of Hope" is a call to action for individuals around the world who are concerned about global issues such as poverty, human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability, but are not clear what steps they might best take to move from concern to effective action. The book recounts the inspiring stories of twenty-seven social entrepreneurs, offering readers innovative approaches to tackling the pressing issues of our time themselves. Wilford Welch's global mosaic brings together stories of disparate individuals who are, each in their own way, helping to create a shared vision of progress. Social entrepreneurs see opportunities where others see barriers. Daring to think outside the box, they are part of the fastest-growing grassroots movement in human history. This book is both a celebration of the individual successes of today and a guide for what is possible tomorrow.

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations - One School at a Time - Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin
Call Number: LC 2330 .M67 2006
ISBN: 9780670034826
Publication Date: 2006
In 1993, following a failed attempt to ascend K2, Greg Mortenson was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers in Pakistan and promised to build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. Over the following decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring story of how one man really is changing the world--one school at a time. Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code MORTENSONTHREE at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. Watch a Video

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Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity - Francis Fukuyama
Call Number: HB 72 .F85 1995
ISBN: 0029109760
Publication Date: 1995-08-01

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Vision for A Change: A Scoial Entrepreneur's Insights from the Heart - Lynn S. Price
Call Number: HD 60 .P737 2007
ISBN: 1592992412
Publication Date: 2007
Vision For A Change, A Social Entrepreneur's Insights From the Heart is a thought-provoking, problem-solving blend of relatable stories that serve as the catalyst for change and sustainability. Lynn Price reveals the formulas to plant seeds and grow forests, incorporating small action steps to large visionary landscapes, from an entrepreneurial mindset of big corporations, private businesses and non-profit organizations. Her laser-sharp focus regarding ideas, inside-preneurial skills, impact and I-ethical fiber introduces powerful and compelling leadership lessons for taking action and making a difference in our world.

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We Are the New Radicals - Julia Moulden
Call Number: HN 18.3 .M68 2008
ISBN: 0071496300
Publication Date: 2007
Around the world, thousands of people who've found success in their chosen careers are getting the call to do something more with their lives--to give something back to a world in desperate need of their help. And you don't have to be a billionaire to do so. You can be an ordinary person, like: Melissa Dyrdahl, who left her job as senior vice president of marketing at Adobe Systems to create Bring Light, Inc., a nonprofit Web site that offers a revolutionary new way for connecting donors with hundreds of charities. Rocco Rossi, a top Canadian executive and entrepreneur, who experienced a rude awaking in his late 30s that led to him becoming CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Chef Jamie Kennedy, who knew that there was something deeply crazy--and completely unsustainable--about the way restaurants source ingredients. He is now leading the movement toward local, sustainable cuisine. These are just three of the many unsung heroes of the New Radicals movement. Bestselling author Julia Moulden, a consultant who counsels clients in search of more meaningful career paths, helps you determine if you are ready to follow their example, and offers her expert guidance on how to make the transition into your new life. Julia describes the three main paths to becoming a New Radical-Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Activism. And she helps you to Understand your motivations Determine what skills you can leverage Identify the options that are open to you Envision your new role and establish realistic goals Create an action plan for embarking on your new life You don't have to be a Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, or Al Gore to make the world a better place. With Moulden's guidance, you can transform how you earn your daily bread and make a real difference.

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We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Meida to Build a Better World - Simon Mainwaring
Call Number: HD 60 .M327 2011
ISBN: 0230110266
Publication Date: 2011
A social media expert with global experience with many of the world's biggest brands - including Nike, Toyota and Motorola - Simon Mainwaring offers a visionary new practice in which brands leverage social media to earn consumer goodwill, loyalty and profit, while creating a third pillar of sustainable social change through conscious contributions from customer purchases. These innovative private sector partnerships answer perhaps the most pressing issue facing business and thought leaders today: how to practice capitalism in a way that satisfies the need for both profit and a healthy, sustainable planet. Mainwaring provides case studies from companies such as P&G, Walmart, Starbucks, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Nike, Whole Foods, Patagonia, and Nestle as well as a bold plan for how corporations need to rethink their strategies.

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Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century: Innovation Across the Nonprofit, Private, and Public Sectors - Georgia Levenson Keohane
Call Number: HD 60 .K4823 2013
ISBN: 9780071801676
Publication Date: 2013
ARE YOU READY FOR THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP REVOLUTION? "In her book Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, Georgia Levenson Keohane provides a great insight into the emergence of social business and entrepreneurship. Her work provides a clear-sighted analysis of the many different dynamics at play as we test new models and solutions for global economic change." --MUHAMMAD YUNUS, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, author of Banker to the Poor "Entrepreneurship and venture thinking don''t reside only in Silicon Valley; they can be found in the nonprofit sector, and they are changing the social fabric of nations and cultures around the world. Just how the nonprofit sector has evolved into a powerful agent of social change is the story expertly told by Georgia Levenson Keohane in Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. This is a hugely important book for those who want to understand the nonprofit world and its evolving role." --ELIOT SPITZER, former governor of New Yorkand host of Current TV''s Viewpoint "A timely, comprehensive, and well-written perspective on one of the most powerful, positive forces for social change in our world today. Keohane''s book not only synthesizes her state-of-the-art knowledge of the field, but brings new insight into impact investing, the growing role of the social capital markets, the essentiality of valid performance measures, and the blurring of the lines between the social, public, and private sectors." --WILLIAM F. MEEHAN III, Raccoon Partners Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company "There''s been much talk of a ''social entrepreneurship'' movement over the past decade. But what is it? How new is it? How has it influenced nonprofits as well as the private and public sectors? What are its virtues and its limitations? What risks are there in its embrace? Georgia Levenson Keohane has provided the most comprehensive, deeply researched, critical examination of social entrepreneurship to date." --PHIL BUCHANAN, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy Modern social entrepreneurship is transforming the way we invest our money and change the world. Within 10 years, investors will channel hundreds of billions of dollars to achieve positive social and environmental impact in housing, health, education, energy, and financial services across the globe. While there are extraordinary financial and social gains to be made, many unanswered questions remain. What''s the best way to harness markets to promote social change? And what kinds of investments can we make across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors to achieve a more shared prosperity? This book demystifies the complex world of social entrepreneurship, providing all the information you need to understand social investment and innovation, whether you''re a private investor, policymaker, nonprofit manager, or passionate and engaged donor. In clear and straightforward language, former McKinsey executive Georgia Levenson Keohane charts the development of what the New York Times calls "the emerging hybrid of philanthropy and private equity." In Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, a must-read for anyone interested in innovative solutions to social problems, Keohane: Shows how social entrepreneurship has radically transformed the nonprofit, private, and public sectors Explores the promise of impact investing--what it really is and how it works Illuminates the challenges of bringing billions of dollars in private capital to bear on social problems Identifies smart public policies that promote social innovation at the local and national levels Recommends specific investment opportunities you can act on now With in-depth coverage of cutting-edge social programs and philanthropic initiatives, Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century provides the knowledge and tools you need to be a responsibly engaged investor and citizen in the coming decades.

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