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WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world

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Change the world and drive profit with smart, sustainable strategy

WEconomy introduces the modern evolution of business: profit for purpose and purpose for profit. Purpose is the business world's biggest advancement since the assembly line, and both top talent and quality consumers are making their preferences known. This book fuses social purpose with for-profit business m
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published March 7th 2018 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Kevin Mcbeath
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Listen, I love Craig Kielburger and the work he and his brother are doing. Everything they touch turns to gold. This book compels people to seek more from work. Whether an employee or owner, big or small business, the concept is simple: together we can do so much more.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
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My Rating: 3/10

I liked where the book was starting. A simple introduction and the steps they were taking to better themselves and change the world. But then it goes off, in my opinion. I think this book would be valuable for CEOs & high ranking management. It's going to CSR managers much more value than myself. I love C. Kielburger and all the things he's done, so I was looking forward to this book. But the readability is just frustrating, side notes with paragraphs ending on the following pages
Dave Manning
Like all the other 1- and 2-star reviewers, I wanted and expected to like this book but, try as I might, could not. I read the first third carefully (which, in retrospect, was out of anticipation more than warranted "gotta read this part" content), skimmed the middle third, and flipped over pages for the final third. Not very useful for someone just wanting to improve their job satisfaction or get involved on a small scale. Apart from "you can run a relay race" type of small suggestion, everythi ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If this book could be summarized in one phrase: "purpose-driven business." The basic premise is that government and NGOs alone cannot solve the world's problems because of insufficient funds. Enterprises will need to play a role. ...more
Monique Moon
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good book from a rich philanthropist's pov. ...more
Fabrizio Poli
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a business book with a heart! The main framework of this book is to show that if your business has a purpose that goes beyond making money for the shareholders but making a difference to the world, there is more power. If a business can generate good-power and make the world a better place this extends the win-win to an infinite win...

Great read and great ideas!
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Craig Kielburger is a Canadian activist for the rights of children. As a 12 year old he founded Free the Children, a non-profit organisation that now operates in 45 countries with more than one million young people involved in programs. More recently, Craig co-founded Me to We with his brother Marc. Me to We is a for-profit social enterprise that provides socially responsible products and services ...more

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