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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Resources

We partner with a number of organisations whose work and goals are closely aligned to those of the Skoll Centre. Some of these include

Founders Forum for Good videos

Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs podcasts

Please note the content here comes directly from these organisations, and is reposted here with their permission. 

Reading list

The Skoll Centre recommends readings in the following categories:

  1. Rethinking business and investment

  2. Great books for aspiring social entrepreneurs

  3. Top reads of entrepreneurs in action

1. Rethinking business and investment

2. Great books for aspiring social entrepreneurs

  • John Mullins and Randy Komisar.  Getting to Plan B: Breaking through to a Better Business Model.  Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2009.
  • Anthony Tjan, Richard Jarrington, Tsun-Yan Hsieh.  Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck: What it takes to be an Entrepreneur and build a great business.  Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
  • Paul Hawken.  Blessed Unrest: How the largest Social Movement in History is restoring grace, justice and beauty to the world.  New York: Penguin Books. 2007.
  • Frans Johansson.  The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics can teach us about Innovation.  Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2006.
  • Tom Szaky.  Revolution in a Bottle: How TerraCycle is Redefining Green Business.  Portfolio: 2009.
  • Daniel Isenberg. Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value.  Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.
  • Bo Peabody. Lucky or Smart: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life.  New York: Random House, 2005.

3. Top reads of entrepreneurs in action

 

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