Social entrepreneurship is almost always too late. As practitioners of social enterprise, we hold the assumption that our responsibility is to exclusively act post-crisis in order to gradually chip away at a persistent problem, or to maintain a state of peace. The art of reaction is necessary, but the expectation of post-traumatic innovation as the singular starting point for an entire industry is limiting. What if social enterprise was also responsible for preemption? What if social entrepreneurs were also futurists? This is the message of our manifesto.
CONTENTS INCLUDE: A foreword by Stuart Candy, contributions from 20+ practitioners, interviews with leading futurists (including Bruce Sterling and Nathan Shedroff), a timeline of the history of social enterprise, scenarios, essays, workbook activities, and a manifesto for the future of social enterprise.
The full digital download is immediately available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis. Readers who contribute $30+ will receive a limited print edition of the book in Fall, 2016.