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Rippling reveals proven principles that drive significant change and draws on Beverly Schwartz's vast knowledge and experience of working with hundreds of the world's top social change leaders. Schwartz is vice president at Ashoka, the global organization that works to ensure that social entrepreneurs and their innovations inspire a generation of changemakers to help sustain and support large scale social change. In this groundbreaking book, she presents a time-tested model that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting, and systematic change, based on five principles:
Restructure Industry Norms
Change Market Dynamics
Use Market Forces to Create Social Value
Advance Full Citizenship
These actionable principles are brought to life by the book's compelling stories of everyday people who have made real changes around the globe. Throughout the book, Schwartz provides a blueprint to demonstrate how anyone, anywhere, can become an effective changemaker.
As Schwartz explains, the next-generation changemakers are in many ways the champions of this movement: the corporations that embrace new and more sustainable ways of doing business; the donors who want their money to effectively and ethically impact people's lives; and the citizens who are trying to make a better life for themselves, their families, their neighbors, and their communities.
Rippling presents some of today's most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challenges, and clearly demonstrates that when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined, significant, life-altering progress is indeed possible.
For many of us, "doing good for others" has simply meant writing a check or doing some volunteer work.
These social entrepreneurs and the "changemakers" they enlist are the characters in this collection of case histories by former Ashoka vice president Beverly Schwartz.
The 18 stories in Rippling shows us how these amazing people are the change and how all of us can also be.
Thank you so very much Beverly for writing such a gem filled with inspiration, and beautiful people. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gregory Valadie
Rippling is a thought-provoking quick read that shares stories of social entrepreneurs and how their projects are changing lives for the better. Read morePublished 12 months ago by PZM
This book tells you everything you need to know about social entrepreneurs and innovations. It gives some examples and it is written in an easy way to make you understand the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by New reader
From the slums of Lima to rural Kenya to the streets of New Delhi, ordinary people are accomplishing extraordinary feats and changing other people's lives forever. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rolf Dobelli
Social media has changed the way most of us do things in a huge way in the past 10 years.
I have been thinking about Twitter as a social media. Read more
For many of us, "doing good for others" has simply meant writing a check or doing some volunteer work. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Ann D.