On our bookshelf: Givenomics

On our bookshelf: Givenomics

The Book: Givenomics: How giving creates sustainable success for companies, customers and communities, by Richard Morris, published by Anoma Press. The Blurb: Same old, same old is not proving effective in the world of business. “These models may hit short-term...
Scaling your social venture: Becoming an impact entrepreneur

Scaling your social venture: Becoming an impact entrepreneur

Paul Bloom’s latest book, Scaling Your Social Venture, provides a toolkit of lessons and best practices for scaling social entrepreneurship initiatives. In a well laid out, practical voice, Bloom introduces the SCALERS model, which stresses that successful scaling...
Hot Docs: Social Change on Film

Hot Docs: Social Change on Film

SEE Change was at Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival, showcasing acclaimed documentaries from around the world. Two films, in particular, caught our eye. Depicting very different stories of social change, they share a common narrative—entrepreneurs dedicated to...
Rebuilders unite to make good

Rebuilders unite to make good

Review: Making Good: Finding meaning, money and community in a changing world It feels like we live in a time of unprecedented celebration of youth. Not since the early 70s has the under-35 demographic been so prominent. From launching IPOs and becoming instant...
Bonsai People: How microcredit unleashes human potential

Bonsai People: How microcredit unleashes human potential

When I was approached by filmmaker Holly Mosher to consider reviewing her film about Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, it was a no-brainer. Not only is Yunus the founder of microlending pioneer, the Grameen Bank, he is also a great promoter of the “social...

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