David Bornstein just wrote a new book with Susan Davis called Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know.
I just finished it a couple of days ago and I’ve already sent 25 copies to the Unreasonable Institute and ten copies to Sparkseed (two awesome groups that are helping young social entrepreneurs from around the world).
I’m not going to attempt to do any kind of summary of the book. I would recommend, encourage and urge anybody in our For Impact world to order this book and read it immediately.
Nick, Kerry and I are always encouraging everyone we’re with to THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR. (Entrepreneur’s Mantra: THINK BIG. BUILD SIMPLE. ACT NOW.)
This book gives you some great ways to understand and apply the whole idea of entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship.
DISCLAIMER: Urging you to buy this book is somewhat self-serving. It’s all about IMPACT! “Social impact!” “Impact investors.” “Impact investing.” “High impact”, etc.
Plus, on the first page (Note On Terms), before the introduction and in the very first line:
“No field of work should be defined in the negative.”
WOW! As you all know, this has been driving us for the last ten years.
Impact Drives Income. Stop defining yourself in the negative.
***If you’re a young social entrepreneur… looking to change the world… just drop me an email and I’ll have David’s and Susan’s book shipped to you from Amazon.