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Books for Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs

Books are a source of information, knowledge, entertainment, inspiration. Books on social entrepreneurship can be a source of all these. Right now there are millions of young people all over the world that are reading by kerosene lamps or candles. If they read the right book, they will think about a solution to the kerosene problem.

April 23rd is World Book Day, also known as the World Book and Copyright Day. On this day we propose you a selection of some of the best books on social entrepreneurship that will inspire you to make a change.

“In these turbulent times, books embody the diversity of human ingenuity, giving shape to the wealth of human experience, expressing the search for meaning and expression we all share, that drive all societies forward. Books help weave humanity together as a single family, holding a past in common, a history and heritage, to craft a destiny that is shared, where all voices are heard in the great chorus of human aspiration.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO on Book Day

Brains versus Capital by Guenter Faltin  (The content of our free online training comes from this bestselling book)

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs
By Muhammad Yunus

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
By David Bornstein

By Jason Fried

The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World
By John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan

The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line
By Jason Haber

51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship
By Neetal Parekh

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
By: Peter H. Diamandis

Start Something That Matters
By Blake Mycoskie

Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact
By Michel Gelobter

Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World
By Billy Parish

Creating Room to Read- A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy
By John Wood

By Craig Kielburger, Holly Branson and Marc Kielburger

The Art of Social Enterprise: Business as If People Mattered
By Allen Bromberger and Carl Frankel

Social Enterprise: Developing Sustainable Businesses
By Frank Martin and Marcus Thompson

April 23 is observed worldwide as the World Book and Copyright Day. April 23 is a symbolic date in literature because, on this date in 1616 Shakespeare, Cervantes and El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.

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  1. A world that values the dollar more than lives would very soon cease to exist.

    Social entrepreneurship promotes the creation of enterprises that engender collective social well-being rather than mere self enrichment and personal aggrandizement.

    • As much as knowledge is power so are books. Books are the master keepers of knowledge,for us to gain past knowledge we need to use books this means that we need to read more to increase our knowledge in everything. As entrepreneurs,we can not run away from reading books to this world book day it’s wealth recognition because through books we are able to share and receive knowledge from different amazing writers.
      So as entrepreneurs,we need to read right books for us to come up with innovative ideas. As the saying goes no man is an island,we can rely in books for problem solutions

  2. “Social entrepreneurs and the power of New ideas ”
    I’m very much interested with the content, I do believe social entrepreneurs and with new ideas to transform communities to social well-being through innovative social businesses or ideas.

    Social entrepreneurs with new innovative businesses or services ideas have potentials to change the world.

  3. Les livres sont des sources sûr. Les entrepreneurs social sont des leaders dans Leur communautés.

  4. Interesting. It is said reading the right books brighten the mind and exposes one to several ways on how to solve societal problems. But this day, some youths find it difficult to read due to the distraction that surrounds them or they have involve themselves. But as leaders, the best way to the top is to read some good books. Leaders are readers…

    But how and where can we get some of these books? I will be glad if I can get some help. Thanks for sharing

  5. well thank you for this amazing books you shared with us, i hope all of us make use of them and put ideas into action not just reading!

  6. Books changed my life for good. As a matter of fact they still are. More donations should be made to schools in Asia and Africa most of the schools have obsolete books.

  7. Do vote for my idea “THE PITCHING APP”
    1. Click on my name
    2. View my profile, read about my idea drop comments
    3. Vote for my idea guys.

  8. Thank you very much as a social entrepreneur I really learned

  9. Thank you for exposing me to this powerful knowledge. God bless you.

  10. It is said that ” the day you stop reading, you start dieing”. Thanks for sharing these great books. I’ve been more of a motivational book reader now i have an idea on new book to set me up in my career.

  11. Sincere appreciation to Campus Manager for sharing this VITAL INFORMATION with us.

    Readers are Leaders and this has been proven to be valid because many wisdom are kept hidden in books.Only the readers can unravel what is in there…

  12. Start Something That Matters – I can relate really well to this.

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