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Rippling

How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation throughout the World
Narrated by: Glenda Morgan Brown
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Principles for driving significant change throughout an entire system....

Drawing 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. Rippling shows how to activate the type of change that is needed to address the critical challenges that threaten to destroy the foundations of our society and planet in these increasingly turbulent times.

These actionable principles are brought to life by compelling real-life stories. Schwartz provides a road map that allows anyone to become a changemaker.

  • Presents some of today's most innovative and effective approaches to solving social and environmental challenges. /li>
  • Offers a vision of social entrepreneurs as role models, catalysts, enablers and recruiters who spread waves system changing solutions throughout society.
  • The author offers a model of change that begins with the end result in mind.
  • This is the first book from an insider at Ashoka, the foremost global organization on social change through social entrepreneurship.

Rippling clearly demonstrates how and when empathy, creativity, passion, and persistence are combined, significant, life-altering progress is indeed possible.

©2012 Beverly Schwartz (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • m.seijner
  • berkel en rodenrijs, Netherlands
  • 14-04-13

this is serious business

This book is about serious business, it is not left wing talk or fuzzy and blurry thinking, these stories (the book is build on several unconnected stories), all, have a 'good for society' start, but these entrepreneurs doing good things for the community from creativity and courage that a lot of starting (or mature) entrepreneurs can learn a lot from. I am very glad that the stories are being told in the movie 'who cares?' coming out in april 2013. This is a book every business administration student should have on his or her list.

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  • Laura
  • 17-05-14

Excellent ... Novelty 100% & entertaining!

What made the experience of listening to Rippling the most enjoyable?

It is excellently written and every chapter is so inspiring that you cannot but keep reading. Learning NEW innovative things just gives a sense that ALL IS POSSIBLE.
Rippling is so inspiring and motivating that when you finish reading you wish there was a Rippling II!
Please write asap #2!! the world needs more books like this

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rippling?

Each chapter has a riveting story of a social entrepreneur described in such a plausible way ... that first you want to meet that Social Entrepreneur and second the reader is inspired to DO something and become a Social Entrepreneur

What about Glenda Morgan Brown’s performance did you like?

Great reader

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!
and one wants to listen to it again!!

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  • Mauro Locarnini
  • 12-11-19

Many beautiful examples of social entrepreurship

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 snobism around responsible products. Tempting purely profit minded people to green and social washing in the aim of chasing higher price tags for products that are trending in the consumer markets. A sad outcome of some well intended initiatives like fair trade.

The book lacks a bit of hard research to support some ideas and name drops some theories without really digging into how they made such examples possible.

More than a framework to learn and try, it is a collection of interesting stories that touch the heart of some people. Better curating the stories or showing the dark side of some of them would make it a much better book.