Taking a businesslike approach to social woes

Monday, December 16, 2013

Like many revolutionary manifestoes, “The Solution Revolution” seeks the overthrow of government as we know it.

But for authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan — who work in public-sector practice at Deloitte — this is a revolution very much in the interests of business, not against it.

The book, “The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems,” is a compendium of case studies of entrepreneurial individuals and organizations taking on some of the most intractable social problems.

The authors argue that “private enterprise for public gain no longer need be an oxymoron” and that social enterprises can “backfill public services.” The book is published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Source: Los Angeles Times (link opens in a new window)

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