Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World [NOOK Book]

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For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists-the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give-it's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading the way: he has promised his entire fortune to finding a cure for the diseases that kill millions of ...
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Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World

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Overview

For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists-the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give-it's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading the way: he has promised his entire fortune to finding a cure for the diseases that kill millions of children in the poorest countries in the world.

In Philanthrocapitalism, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green examine this new movement and its implications. Proceeding from interviews with some of the most powerful people on the planet-including Gates, Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Bono, among others-they show how a web of wealthy, motivated donors has set out to change the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608192434
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 765,769
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Bishop is the U.S. business editor and chief business writer of The Economist. He was on the faculty of London Business School. Educated at Oxford University, he served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st Century. Matthew is the co-author, with Michael Green, of Philanthrocapitalism: How The Rich Can Save The World (A & C Black, 2008).

Michael Green was educated at Oxford University and writes about business and economics for The Economist. He is the co-author, with Matthew Bishop, of Philanthrocapitalism: How The Rich Can Save The World (A & C Black, 2008).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Bill Clinton vii

Preface ix

1 The Age of Philanthrocapitalism 1

2 Carnegie's Children 13

3 The Spirit of Philanthrocapitalism 30

4 Billanthropy 51

5 Investors for Good 75

6 The Vision Thing 98

7 Philanthropreneurship the eBay Way 116

8 Picassos, Genomes, and Ivory Towers 138

9 The Return of the Living Dead 151

10 The Good Company 172

11 Enter the Celanthropist 194

12 Virtue's Middlemen 214

13 We Are All Philanthrocapitalists Now 239

14 The Age of Plutocracy? 247

15 The Gospel of Wealth 2.0 267

Acknowledgments 287

Source Notes 289

Index 297

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