22 June 2007

Social Entrepreneurs: David Bornstein Interview on "Global X"

I'm a big fan of David Bornstein. His book, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of Ideas is a powerful and inspirational work of journalism and the book I'd recommend to anyone interested in social change.

I've been reading his first book, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, which is an engaging look at Muhammad Yunus, how he fell into banking for the poor, and the idea of microfinance.

Global X, on the Skoll Foundation's Social Edge website, is posting short (3-7 minutes) interviews with leading social entrepreneurs telling stories about the significant impacts on their lives and how they see the world in 2017. The interviews were shot at the 2007 Skoll World Forum at Oxford from the Skoll World Forum.

Bornstein's interview is wonderful, especially the story about his Aunt Suzan, who told him to "climb the fence of the playground" and not follow the rules all the time. Good advice for anyone seeking social change.

Watch the interview here: David Bornstein on "Global X"

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