How philanthropy, innovation, and entrepreneurship are transforming the social ecosystem

The social ecosystem. A pulsating, thriving community of very diverse, at times divisive players, all driven by a common mission: to change the world for the better. It is a potent force on the planet. And it is growing.

The World that Changes the World sets out, for the first time, a holistic, complete, and detailed view of the fascinating social ecosystem: what it is, what it could be, and where it could be going.

The World That Changes The World has put together for the first time, a holistic and comprehensive map of and insights into the social world. It’s a unique effort by 21 authors located across the globe who have managed to put their thoughts in a structure and manner that flows seamlessly from chapter to chapter. If there is an X PRIZE for collaborative thought leadership of the social ecosystem, this book would get it.”

Peter Diamandis
Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

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