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This review is from: How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition (Paperback)
The stories of individuals told in Bornstein's "How to Change the World" showcased the unbelievably adaptive and responsive spirit social entrepreneurs possess, changing what could have been a tiresome "how-to" (as the title might imply) into a very inspiring and compelling read. Fabio Rosa was one story in particular that I found both fascinating and encouraging. Rosa's parents both came from farming families, and Rosa grew up listening to the stories. As someone who took a long and winding road to not only bring electricity to poverty-stricken Brazil, but to also single-handedly bring farming into the 21st century and improve the lives of the lower class, his connection to those farmers struggling to make a living with no electricity and outdated farming methods seemed to be a very large part of what kept him focused and motivated through all the difficulties he encountered. For those interested in entering the social entrepreneurship field this book is both inspiring and motivating. As social entrepreneurs, we all need to find that one reason to keep us focused, keep us motivated, and keep us working.