By Michael Strong
Compliment for Be the Solution"In the earlier, many believed you both went into 'public provider' to do reliable, otherwise you 'went into company' to generate income. Few discovered that the long term good fortune of industrial will depend on serving humans, now not earning money. Few learned that maybe how you can serve the general public used to be via unfastened company. entire meals marketplace founder John Mackey, visionary philosopher Michael powerful, micro lender Muhammad Yunus, and some others comprehend those truths. Be the answer is the simplest unmarried ebook to learn to appreciate the rising ways that marketers can switch the world."—Gary Hoover, serial entrepreneur, founding father of Hoover's company details provider, Hooversworld.com"Michael robust speaks the reality. A must-read for our new American government."—Sam Wyly, founder, eco-friendly Mountain power; writer of 1,000 money and an Idea"This booklet is completely awesome. deal with your brain to a banquet. Use it to song your imaginative and prescient in the direction of what particularly works."—Charles Harper, Senior government vice chairman, leader Strategist, John Templeton Foundation"Perhaps greater than ever prior to, youth this day are influenced via the will to make the realm a greater position. regrettably, many have little suggestion approximately easy methods to do it, and their academic experiences offer them with little path. against this, this publication is a highway map approximately how we will get from the place we're to the place we wish to be—to a extra peaceable, extra wealthy, and extra environmentally sound global. Plus, it truly is fascinating, uplifting, and adventurous. certainly, it offers the recipe for a greater world."—Dr. James Gwartney, coauthor of monetary Freedom of the realm: 2007 Annual document; Gus A. Stavros Eminent pupil Chair at Florida nation University"This is a really considerate and well timed ebook that asks us to seem around—and to seem within—the awesome possibilities that entrepreneurship bargains to the area. i like to recommend this publication to an individual drawn to discovering recommendations to the present crisis."—Giancarlo Ibarguen, government President, Universidad Francisco Marroquin"At final, a ebook concerning the center of capitalism as a strength for developing solid on this planet for fixing a lot of our difficult societal difficulties. i am hoping our political leaders learn it."—R. Edward Freeman, Olsson Professor of commercial management, educational Director, enterprise Roundtable Institute for company Ethics, collage of Virginia
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Encourage your friends and family to do likewise, and the amount of resources devoted to health care will decrease dramatically. Goodness and Beauty as the Growth Industries of the Twenty-First Century Moreover, a significant and growing portion of our population is actively engaged in doing good. Many of the fastest growing companies, and the most desirable corporations to work for, are explicitly committed to doing good: Google, Whole Foods Market, eBay, Southwest Airlines, and Toyota are all socially responsible corporations, and they are just the tip of the iceberg.
We intend to help show the way to create an everincreasing supply of such work so as to create a virtuous circle in which all benefit. Whether people work for themselves or for others, they increasingly want to understand how their actions are contributing to a greater good. They will want to be engaged in work that contributes to society. Many will create new enterprises that are explicitly dedicated to doing good—the current social entrepreneurship movement is the tip of the iceberg in this respect.
At present, even though there are clearly niches in which Conscious Individuals and Conscious Capitalists can succeed, aren’t there also many niches in which not merely unconscious individuals and capitalists, but actively evil individuals and capitalists are also succeeding? How can we change the rules of the game so that we create an operating system for capitalism in which we ever more closely approximate a world in which only those who make positive contributions succeed in the world? At the same time, we want to make the world a better place; we want to create sustainable peace, prosperity, happiness, and well-being for all.