The Disruptors

  • Social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society
  • Author: Kerryn Krige , Gus Silber
  • ISBN: 9781928257172
  • Publication date: 4 June 2016
  • Recommended retail price: R280.00
  • Trade paperback 234x156mm two colour print
    208 pages

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.

THE AUTHORS

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.

Contributors:

DREAMING AND DISRUPTING: THE POWER OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LUDWICK MARISHANE

The Eureka Moment of Ludwick Marishane

 JONATHAN LIEBMANN

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

YUSUF RANDERA-REES

A New Revolution on Constitution Hill

 GARTH JAPHET

The Heart and Soul of Dr Garth Japhet

 SHARANJEET SHAN

The Meaning of Love is Mathematics

 ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE

A Game-Changer of the African Mind

NAVIGATING THE GREAT UNKNOWN: STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

SPARK SCHOOLS

SPARK of a Revolution

 NEIL CAMPHER

Turning Waste into Worth in Helenvale

 PAT PILLAI

Life is a Teacher

GREGORY MAQOMA

The Man Who Dances for Joy

CLAIRE REID

The Business that Grew in a Garden

 KOVIN NAIDOO

A Man of Radical Vision

 TADDY BLECHER

An Alchemist of Human Potential

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