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Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation Paperback – March 28, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0132330763 ISBN-10: 0132330768 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (March 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132330768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132330763
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arthur C. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute. Until January 1, 2009, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. Throughout his career, Arthur has conducted research on the connections between culture, politics and economic life, and has published hundreds of articles and 10 books on subjects ranging from the economics of the arts to military operations research.

Born in 1964, Arthur grew up in Seattle in a family less interested in free enterprise than in the arts. At age 19, he dropped out of college to pursue a career as a professional French hornist. Arthur performed with the Annapolis Brass Quintet, toured with famed jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd, and spent several years with the City Orchestra of Barcelona. In Barcelona in 1991, he married Ester Munt-Brooks.

In 1992, Arthur and Ester moved to the U.S., where Ester taught languages and Arthur returned to college at night while teaching music during the day. He studied economics, math and languages, eventually earning bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and a Ph.D. in public policy. After finishing his doctorate, Arthur spent 10 years as a university professor, teaching economics, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship.

At the end of 2008, he left academia to join AEI as the institution's eleventh president. He speaks widely on behalf of AEI and the free enterprise movement all around the United States and world, and continues to write books and articles.

Arthur and Ester currently reside in Bethesda, Maryland, with their three children Joaquin, Carlos, and Marina.

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A great, informative book for those considering entrepreneurship for non-profit or profit businesses. I recommend this book for those going that direction.
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By Amarsh on February 6, 2013
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank on March 4, 2013
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