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You might be new to the #SocEnt space, a serial social entrepreneur or someone who likes to shop with a socially-conscious mindset, but here are 5 books that you might enjoy:

  1. The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World by John Elkington, Pamela Hartigan & Klaus Schwab (Foreword)
  2. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by C.K. Prahalad
  3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (Similarly, read Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder)
  4. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
  5. Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus (also read Building Social Business & A World Without Poverty)
Of course these are just some of our top picks, each book blends a mixture of story telling, social enterprise strategy and case study/studies to discuss how social entrepreneurs can use the triple-bottom line to change the world.
What are your picks? Tweet at us @enablechange. Also make sure you register for our event on June 16th!