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Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World
     

Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

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by Beverly Schwartz, Bill Drayton, Glenda Morgan Brown (Read by)
 

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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system.…

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds of the world's top social change leaders in all fields, Beverly Schwartz presents a model for change based on five proven principles that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting, and

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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system.…

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds of the world's top social change leaders in all fields, Beverly Schwartz presents a model for change based on five proven principles that any individual leader or organization can apply to bring about deep, lasting, and systematic change. Rippling shows how to activate the type of change that is needed to address the critical challenges that threaten to destroy the foundations of our society and planet in these increasingly turbulent times.

These actionable principles are brought to life by compelling real-life stories. Schwartz provides a road map that allows anyone to become a changemaker.

  • Presents some of today's most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challenges.
  • Offers a vision of social entrepreneurs as role models, catalysts, enablers and recruiters who spread waves system changing solutions throughout society.
  • The author offers a model of change that begins with the end result in mind.
  • This is the first book from an insider at Ashoka, the foremost global organization on social change through social entrepreneurship.

Rippling clearly demonstrates how and when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined, significant, life-altering progress is indeed possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511383660
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/22/2016
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Beverly Schwartz is vice president of global marketing at Ashoka, the world's largest association of leading social entrepreneurs. Schwartz is an "entrepreneurial" behavioral scientist and has made her career in the field of social marketing. She has devoted her career to working on some of the world's most challenging societal issues, including smoking and drug prevention, gender equity, educational and environmental reform, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. She holds an MS degree from Queens College, City University of New York. Please visit her at www.changemakers.com/Rippling.

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Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bev Schwartz’s RIPPLING is an utter joy to read. Bev’s organization is systematic and anecdotal. Everything about RIPPING soars and inspires. I picked it up from Amazon as soon as it was published, thinking to myself “here we go again - yet another incomprehensible attempt (for the layman) at what we mean by applied social entrepreneurship, the network effect, and RIPPLING to make matters even more confounding). Rather like looking at a mirrored image of a mirrored image or reading the ripples spawned by a pebble cast across a pond. Even though I knew Bev had made a huge investment of time, personal funds, energy, and sheer nerves of steel into writing this tomb, I was still expecting the same-old same-old. Much to my surprise and delight, I picked the book up and did not put down until some four or five hours later, I had completely devoured it. We have not seen an explanation as coherent and comprehensively organized as this - let alone one as inspiring as RIPPLING is - at least since Bornstein’s HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD and frankly because this is more concise, more coherent, and does a much better job of really explaining the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship plus the wondrous RIPPLING phenomena, I believe for the general reader who isn’t interested in the ins and outs of the sociologic or advanced intricacies of philosophic business models supporting social entrepreneurship (both of which can become very weighty topics), this is the PERFECT book!  It even contains a short chapter by President Bill Clinton. Buy RIPPLING. Read RIPPLING. Pass it around to everyone you know. Keep those books in motion because the more people who read and get RIPPLING, and are turned on by the promise and hope and wondrous magic Bev has so aptly captured here (which you really have to be Genghis Khan, Scrooge, or the Grinch not to be), the MORE RIPPLING ... An absolutely joyful book that teaches, inspires, and is c ertain to be Rippling for a very long time to come written by one a true social change-making genius with inestimable warmth, love, and heart. RIPPLING and its author simply cannot be appreciated enough. - Tom Boone, Frederick, MD
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
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. These social entrepreneurs and the “changemakers” they enlist are the characters in this collection of case histories by former Ashoka vice president Beverly Schwartz. Ashoka, an organization that pioneered social entrepreneurship, has a support network of more than 3,000 fellows working around the world. Schwartz, a behavioral scientist, tells the stories of 18 fellows and outlines their approaches to social entrepreneurship. getAbstract finds her profiles truly inspiring portraits of people who tackled the most pervasive, seemingly insurmountable problems in the very places where they affect the world’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and disenfranchised peoples.