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How social entrepreneurs are reinventing business and society: The Disruptors by Kerryn Krige and Gus Silber

The DisruptorsFind out about a new style of social entrepreneurs who are changing the way business integrates with social settings in The Disruptors by Kerryn Krige and Gus Silber:

Can business change the world? Can the world change business?

For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must.

Meet the Disruptors: impassioned by purpose, and emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life.

Through these tales of daring, struggle, triumph, and innovation, you’ll learn their secrets as they blend business principles with social change. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.

Published in association with GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), National Treasury and the government of Flanders.

About the authors

Kerryn Krige heads up the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at GIBS, which focuses on achieving both social and economic change through social enterprise. Krige has worked in the social sector since 2001 with numerous UK charities, and began her career as a journalist for business news channel Summit TV. She holds a Masters in Development Studies.

Gus Silber is an award-winning journalist, editor, speechwriter and author, with a special interest in social entrepreneurship. He has penned several books, covering South African sociopolitical satire, innovation in business, entrepreneurship and mobile technology.

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CONTENTS

List of Acronyms
Foreword by Zanele Mbeki

INTRODUCTION
On the Flipside of Profit

DREAMING AND DISRUPTING: THE POWER OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LUDWICK MARISHANE
The Eureka Moment of Ludwick Marishane

JONATHAN LIEBMANN
The Maverick of Maboneng

THANDAZILE MARY RALETOOANE
A Mother of the Nation in a Place of Neglect

MIND OF THE MAVERICK: PERSONALITY TRAITS OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

YUSUF RANDERA-REES
A New Revolution on Constitution Hill

GARTH JAPHET
The Heart and Soul of Dr Garth Japhet

SHARANJEET SHAN
The Meaning of Love is Mathematics

ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE
A Game-Changer of the African Mind

NAVIGATING THE GREAT UNKNOWN: STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

SPARK SCHOOLS
SPARK of a Revolution

NEIL CAMPHER
Turning Waste into Worth in Helenvale

PAT PILLAI
Life is a Teacher

GREGORY MAQOMA
The Man Who Dances for Joy

CLAIRE REID
The Business that Grew in a Garden

KOVIN NAIDOO
A Man of Radical Vision

TADDY BLECHER
An Alchemist of Human Potential

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Jeffrey Robinson and Brett Gilbert (Rutgers Business School)

References and Further Reading
Acknowledgements

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