RIPPLING presents a collection of innovative social solutions that have the capacity to "ripple" through and break down the walls of "not possible," "never been done," "can't change that," " it doesn't matter," and "not my problem" thinking. Written to document the extraordinary gains achieved by changemakers around the world, and to give readers a radical problem-solving roadmap, Rippling is a recipe for progress — in your own life, and for those around you. So, what problem do you want to change? What wall do you want to break down? What will become possible for you? In which direction do you want to ripple out?Read More (+)
Rippling provides a colorfully illustrated blueprint for visionary thinking, and demonstrates how people everywhere can effectively serve their community and culture by driving meaningful change. By sharing over 20 personal narratives from Ashoka Fellows and people who work alongside them, the book provides an accessible, inspiring, and implementable resource that will help people transform their immediate environment and serve the greater good. Urgent social and environmental challenges require a profound, collective re-imagining to foster widespread, systemic change. The book offers you the opportunity to find your path while connecting more directly to your passion.
Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation lays out five principles that define successful models of changemaking for both organizations and individuals, including 1) restructuring industry norms, 2) changing market dynamics, 3) using market forces to create social value, 4) advancing full citizenship, and 5) cultivating empathy. The stories demonstrate how these principles work with moving accounts about social entrepreneurs who are applying them and literally re-structuring the world, creating a powerful, virtuous cycle. Each of the five sections includes reflections from thought leaders such as Arianna Huffington, Geeta Rao Gupta, Esther Dyson, William Jefferson Clinton and Peter M. Senge.
- Post changes you’d like to see,
- walls you want to tear down,
- possibilities for change you see in your future.