The Social Entrepreneur
When Andrew Mawson arrived in Bromley-by-Bow in the east end of London, in the 1980s, it was in a state of social, economic and material disrepair. Living there, getting to know the residents and institutions, he soon realized that by unlocking its untapped potential, the community could begin to turn itself around. The result: the Bromley-by-Bow Centre has encouraged lite...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Atlantic
(first published January 1st 2008)
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I thought this book illustrated both the power of people to change their own environments and the effect those environments have on the individuals. It didn't take long within the book though to get somewhat tired of Mr. Mawson's extreme appreciation for his own role in this. There is no doubt he does great work but he was and is supported by many many people on this journey and I think this book would have been better served by spending more time on them - on the community members involved - th...more