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The solution revolution : how business, government, and social enterprises are teaming up to solve society's toughest problems / William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan.

Eggers, William D. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781422192191
  • ISBN: 1422192199
  • Description: 292 pages : illustrations; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2013]

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Introduction : the power of the solution economy : the new trillion-dollar market for public good -- The wavemakers : the rising new players engaged in delivering societal solutions -- Disruptive technologies : creating the ability to mobilize massive resources -- Business models that scale : radical innovations in delivering public benefit -- The currencies : how new impact currencies fuel the solution economy -- Public-value exchanges : new platforms that match capital to social need -- The ecosystems : converging around big, hairy, audacious problems -- Creating your own solution revolution : a quick guide to changing the world- seriously.
Summary: "Deloitte's William Eggers and Paul Macmillan show that over the past decade, a variety of new and important players have entered the societal problem solving arena, operating within what they call a "Solution Economy." These innovators are closing the widening gap between what governments provide and what citizens need-an approach that promises better results, lower costs, and the best hope we have for public innovation in an era of fiscal constraints and unmet needs. We're still in the early stages of the solution economy's development, but Eggers and Macmillan compellingly lay out the contours of the phenomenon, as well as its primary features, dynamics, and players. They provide advice to business, government, and the social sector on what they can do to strengthen and spread the larger revolution, both locally and globally. The Solution Revolution provides a fascinating preview of our economic future, a system where choice, sustainability, and more adaptive ecosystems offer all of us the ability to collaborate towards better solutions. "-- Provided by publisher.
Macmillan, Paul. (Added Author).