How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of social entrepreneurs. 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.
David Bornstein is a journalist and author who specializes in writing about social innovation, a style called solutions journalism. He has written three books on social entrepreneurship. He is the founder of dowser.org, a news site that reports on social innovation. He writes for the Fixes blog for the New York Times website and is one of the co-founders of the Solutions Journalism Network. He is currently working on a book focusing on the growth and impact of social entrepreneurship in the US and Canada while also developing a website to be used towards providing solutions to major social issues. Bornstein also contributed to the first conference on social entrepreneurship in China. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Newsday, the European Business Forum, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and many others. His works have been published in fifteen different countries