2010 has been a good year for books touching on philanthrocapitalism. In no particular order, here are our 15 favourites (not including our own “The Road From Ruin“): “The Power of Social Innovation“, by Stephen Goldsmith. This is a terrific look at some of the best examples of trying to take the ideas of social […]
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Books of the Year, Part 3
2010 has been a good year for books touching on philanthrocapitalism. In no particular order, here is our final batch of favourites (not including our own “The Road From Ruin“). We will highlight our worst books of the year and remind you of some must-read classics in later posts. “Waiting for ‘Superman’,” by Karl Weber […]
Has Superman Left The Building?
The voters of Washington DC dealt a painful blow to the cause of school reform on September 14th. Adrian Fenty, the current mayor of America’s capital, was defeated in a Democratic primary election, which means he will be out of a job at the end of the year. Almost certainly, though there is some debate […]
Gates or Superman?
Bill Gates stole the show this week with his debut at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. He appeared first in a cameo role in an advance screening of a forthcoming movie, “Waiting for Superman“. (No, he did not appear sporting a cape and red underpants, we are happy to say – and the movie did […]
London is currently full of stranded social entrepreneurs, prevented by volcanic ash from returning home from this week’s Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford. This has prompted all sorts of initiatives to make their enforced ‘volcation’ in London more bearable. The Global Impact Investing Network, for instance, is holding its ‘First Annual GIIN Volcanic Ash Refugees […]
Jeff Skoll has had perhaps the greatest impact so far of the generation of philanthrocapitalists that emerged from the internet era. As we write in the book, Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, who hired Skoll as the website’s first ceo, has struggled to find an effective strategy for his philanthropy, Omidyar Networks (although things […]