"The Business of Good" narrates the story behind social entrepreneurship as told by the individuals compelled to create a change in the world--not just another business. Serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and anecdotes that show how social entrepreneurship is creating jobs, growing the economy, and ultimately changing the world.
From Main Street to Wall Street, today's social entrepreneurs are rebooting capitalism, challenging the charity industrial complex, and disrupting business models. Haber envelops the reader in the foundation of social entrepreneurship, from Benjamin Franklin to what he calls The Great Convergence, the turn-of-the-millennium zeitgeist shift which provided the fuel for social entrepreneurship's surge to the forefront of business.
Haber shares the stories of inspiring young people that are disrupting established norms and changing the world. This is a must read book for Millennials, business executives, nonprofits, doers, and dreamers--The Business of Good brings a much-needed fresh and innovative look at social entrepreneurship.
I dare you to read this wild ride of a book and resist giving up your day job to become a Global Citizen. Jason Haber brilliantly captures the zeitgeist of today s social entrepreneur and shows you how to become a dynamic change maker.
Gail Sheehy, author of "Passages" and "Daring: My Passages"
Jason Haber has captured the energy, enthusiasm and inventiveness of millennials who have figured out how to contribute to the social good while doing well for themselves. Haber shows us where the heart of innovation lies. He persuasively explains that making a difference is good for business. Haber offers a dose of optimism just when we need it.
Frank Sesno, Director and Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs at The George Washington University, former CNN Anchor and Washington Bureau Chief
"A revelatory and vivid analysis on the rise of social entrepreneurship around the world. Jason Haber depicts the new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs that are forging a new paradigm based on opportunities that bring together market forces and a drive to make the world a better place"
Azadeh Tajdar, Social Entrepreneur Specializing in Emerging and Frontier Market Startups
Based on careful research and his own deep personal experience, Jason Haber tells the intriguing story of the emergence of a new model of doing good in the world, one that combines the business savvy of a startup with the social consciousness of a classic charity. "The Business of Good" is a must-read for social entrepreneurs looking for ways to create meaningful social change in the 21st century.
Steven Livingston, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs at The George Washington University
"The Business of Good" breaks important new ground as the first book that closely examines the why behind the increasing trend of businesses aiming to turn a profit while simultaneously transforming our world for the better. The author takes the reader on a thought-provoking journey using engaging examples with historical context to identify and uncover the roots of this phenomenon, and offers compelling evidence for its continuation and impact. This is a fun and engaging must-read for anyone interested in the evolving corporate landscape.
Rebecca Shin, Social Sector Marketing Strategy Leader & Generational Expert, generationevolution.com