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Think Like a Commoner

A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures – relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the Market and State. Think Like a Commoner … 211 View
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Introduction

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The point of this book is to gently dispel such prejudices and provide a short introduction to the commons. After encountering so much confusion about the commons over the years — and … 8 $0.80 Add
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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

From: In The Business of Change

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Whether working on a single issue at a time or adopting a larger, far-reaching lens of advocacy, policy and systems change, these entrepreneurs are establishing ventures with a comprehensive … 16 $1.60 Add
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The Rediscovery of the Commons

From: Think Like a Commoner

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The title of this chapter, “The Rediscovery of the Commons,” has a certain ironic edge because for hundreds of millions of people around the world, the commons has never gone away. It … 12 $1.20 Add
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Innovate or Bust

From: In The Business of Change

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Leveraging what already exists and adopting new ideas into the mix can prove effective — and profitable. As we’ll see in this chapter, for social entrepreneurs it’s more than … 15 $1.50 Add
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The Tyranny of the “Tragedy” Myth

From: Think Like a Commoner

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For at least a generation, the very idea of the commons has been marginalized and dismissed as a misguided way to manage esources: the so-called tragedy of the commons. Over the past several … 15 $1.50 Add
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Enclosure and the Commons

From: Think Like a Commoner

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What happens when markets become so powerful that they disrupt natural ecosystems, reorder how people conduct their lives and claim ownership of life-forms? It is sometimes difficult to step … 17 $1.70 Add
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From Crisis to Opportunity

From: In The Business of Change

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What often emerges out of these crisis situations — and their driven response — is opportunity unparalleled. After all, what greater inspiration for social, environmental and business … 16 $1.60 Add
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The Power of Partnerships

From: In The Business of Change

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Working in tandem with companies, suppliers, designers, anyone down the supply chain, to educate and influence their behavior would be key to her success. It’s become key for many social … 16 $1.60 Add
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Community Engagement

From: In The Business of Change

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A lesson they’ve learned is the importance of creating opportunities for empowerment and sustenance for the people they’re trying to help. Giving away free items without being mindful … 16 $1.60 Add
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Homes, Jobs and Friends

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes what how homeless shelters should be assisting homless people in three areas: finding a home, preparing for work, and developing friendships. Analyzes how the Gateway Shelter (Salvation … 16 $1.60 Add
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Perchance to Scale

From: In The Business of Change

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Though many social entrepreneurs are proponents of scale, the goal is a more difficult one for them to achieve than for traditional enterprises. For one thing, balancing the objectives of profit … 16 $1.60 Add
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Towards Financial Sustainability

From: In The Business of Change

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If you took a survey of social entrepreneurs, particularly those in the startup phase, and asked them about their top challenges, you’d no doubt hear one constant refrain: funding. That is … 16 $1.60 Add