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Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire systemDrawing on the knowledge and experience of working with hundreds 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. "Rippl ...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 1st 2012)
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Fred Rose
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: global-issues
Just a collection of short case studies of Ashoka Fellows, written in breathless style. Just an extended puff piece.
Allan Sarti
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hablando con sinceridad antes de leer este libro nunca había escuchado el término emprendedor social y una vez terminándolo, no solo he conocido su significado, sino que he entendido el camino a recorrer si se quiere ser nombrado con este mote.

Efecto dominó puede clasificarse como una compilación de ejemplos, todos verídicos, de personas que han logrado el éxito empresarial sin perder de vista su humanidad, es decir, siempre pensado en como apoyar al prójimo, todos comenzando por sus comunidade
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Sourav
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
(This review was done for an academic purpose)

The word ‘Change’, is quite the buzzword these days. Change the system, change the society, change the rules, change the game or change yourself- every change has a context, a story.
Rippling, by Beverly Schwartz is about the stories behind change! It depicts, very successfully, the stories of eighteen different social innovations in different parts of the globe. It tries to illustrate the context behind all these innovations. It quickly recapitulate
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Mauro Locarnini
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Many beautiful examples of social entrepreneurship

More than a formula to spread the benefits of social entrepreneurship the book reinforces a few negative trends in the field.

On the one hand it may renonce the heropreneurship mindset that undermines social innovation which could thrive through open source, experimentation, and new small open organizations instead of globalized solutions which are less sustainable.

On the other it may also reinforce the snobbism around responsible products. Tempti
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Mal Warwick
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Hiding behind the abstract title of this book is an engrossing account that might better have been subtitled “How Ashoka Fellows Spread Innovation Throughout the World.” (I won’t venture to suggest a better title.) The social entrepreneurs in question are, indeed, all Ashoka Fellows, the author served Ashoka as global marketing director for eight years, and Bill Drayton, Ashoka’s founder and chair, wrote a foreword. But I guess “social entrepreneurs” is more inclusive and thus presumably sells m ...more
Thom Boone
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
from addendum to STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATIONS REVIEW OF
BEVERLY SCHWARTZ's RIPPLING
comments written by C. Thomas Boone

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
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Dave
Great stories of really amazing social entrepreneurs, their big ideas and inspirational, impressive abilities to make them succeed and change the world for the better. Each one is a tasty story and Bev does a great job breaking down what issues they address, how, and why they're special.

Another great addition to the few must-reads about social entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurs. Goes great with "How to Change the World" by David Bornstein.
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Lauren
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: innovation
Very inspiring book. I've read two books recently on social entrepreneurship and out of those two, this one felt more realistic in how it presented its stories. I think sometimes social change books don't express the failures and risks accurately, but I know that the goal of the book is meant to be inspiring-- "if they did it, you can too!" ...more
Alexey
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Motivational yet rather shallow book on various examples of social entrepreneurship around the world.
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