Social Entreprenuership in Print
October 9, 2007 10:49 PM   Subscribe

What are some good books and magazines related to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the Fourth Sector?

I've seen a lot of management/business books but they tend to focus on "MAKE MORE MONEY YAY" and not much on benefiting society or community development. Some I've found useful are:

* GOOD magazine
* Let's Not Screw It, Let's Just Do It by Richard Branson
* Occasional issues of Fast Thinking

any others?
posted by divabat to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I recently came across Fourth Sector website which seems to have a lot of useful info.
posted by mooders at 12:44 AM on October 10, 2007

I'd have thought that Anita Roddick's autobiography - Business as Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey - Profits with Principles would be an obvious choice (I haven't read it yet, but it's on my wishlist).

Also on my wishlist is How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein.

Finally, one I have read and although it's more big picture than business, I'd recommend it - The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken. It was out of print when I was looking for a copy, although it looks like it's going to be reissued next year.
posted by amcewen at 1:49 AM on October 10, 2007

Response by poster: amcewen: I didn't know that book existed! I have her other book, about activism, but that's a great rec. Thanks :)
posted by divabat at 2:44 AM on October 10, 2007

Two Utah-centered Entrepreneurship mags:

Launch Magazine (part of Grow Utah Ventures angel group)

Connect Magazine
posted by SlyBevel at 12:59 PM on October 10, 2007

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