The World that Changes the World

“Book Review: The World That Changes the World”

Book Review by Chung Ah Young, The Korea Times 
8 October 2010

This new book explores a detailed view of the social ecosystem by 21 international authors, including world and business leaders and experts in various fields, who share their perspectives with powerful insight.

The authors examine new ways, practices and possibilities of the social ecosystem that is seeking to change by some neo-philanthropists and social entrepreneurs and other innovators. The book argues that they bring new market and business practices that are transforming current social models and structures.

“Neo-philanthropists entering the social space bring along new market and business practices, some of which appear to be at odds with the values of the social world. From within the sector, new heroes ― the social entrepreneurs ― are emerging to create social change on an unprecedented scale in new pattern-changing ways. Meanwhile, the power of technology and innovation to foment disruptive change is enabling new possibilities and outcomes. The demands of accountability placed by civil society players on corporations and governments are also rebounding on them. All these factors, and more, are transforming the social ecosystem even as it seeks to transform the larger world,” the editors say in the book.