Can business change the world? Can the world change business?
For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must.
Meet the Disruptors: impassioned by purpose, and emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life.
Through these tales of daring, struggle, triumph, and innovation, you’ll learn their secrets as they blend business principles with social change. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.
Kerryn Krige heads up the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at GIBS, which focuses on achieving both social and economic change through social enterprise. Krige has worked in the social sector since 2001 with numerous UK charities, and began her career as a journalist for business news channel Summit TV. She holds a Masters in Development Studies.
Gus Silber is an award-winning journalist, editor, speechwriter and author, with a special interest in social entrepreneurship. He has penned several books, covering South African sociopolitical satire, innovation in business, entrepreneurship and mobile technology.
DREAMING AND DISRUPTING: THE POWER OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Eureka Moment of Ludwick Marishane
The Maverick of Maboneng
THANDAZILE MARY RALETOOANE
A Mother of the Nation in a Place of Neglect
MIND OF THE MAVERICK: PERSONALITY TRAITS OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
A New Revolution on Constitution Hill
The Heart and Soul of Dr Garth Japhet
The Meaning of Love is Mathematics
A Game-Changer of the African Mind
NAVIGATING THE GREAT UNKNOWN: STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
SPARK of a Revolution
Turning Waste into Worth in Helenvale
Life is a Teacher
The Man Who Dances for Joy
The Business that Grew in a Garden
A Man of Radical Vision
An Alchemist of Human Potential