Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

Recommended Readings and Videos

We regularly share new and compelling articles about social entrepreneurship and innovation on our Facebook page.  Here are some of our picks from the last few years:


Recommended Articles

Putting the Liberal Arts to Work, Jon Isham.  The Middlebury Campus, 2012.

Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts, Jon Isham.  The Middlebury Campus, 2011.

The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship, J. Gregory Dees.  Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1998.

Social Change’s Age of EnlightenmentDavid Bornstein.  The New York Times, 2012.

“Only Connect…” The Goals of A Liberal Arts Education, William Cronon.  The American Scholar, Vol. 67, No. 4, 1998.

Entrepreneur DNAMark Suster.  Bothsides of the Table.

Social Entrepreneurship is Bringing Purpose to Higher EducationRobin Pendoley.  Forbes, 2013.

Not Everyone Should be a Social EntrepreneurLara Galinsky.  Harvard Business Review, 2012.


Recommended Books

Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein and Susan Davis. New York: Oxford UP, 2010.

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, David Bornstein. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.

The Blue Sweater, Jacqueline Novogratz. New York: Rodale, 2009.

Making Good, Billy Parish and Dev Aujla. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2012.

Social Entrepreneurship: New Models of Sustainable Social Change, Alex Nicholls. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006.

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, Van Jones. New York: HarperOne, 2008.

Why Nations Fail, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. New York: Crown, 2012.

Poor Economics, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo. New York: PublicAffairs, 2011.

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference, Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding–And How We Can Improve the World Even More, Charles Kenny. New York: Basic, 2011.

Get Paid for Who You Are, Davis Wood. Tiburon, CA: Ninja Firewalk, 2010.

The Art of Innovation, Jonathan Littman. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 2001.


Recommended Videos

Professor Jon Isham, Faculty Director at the MCSE, on Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts

TED: Ernesto Sirolli, Want To Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen

TED: Dan Pallota, The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

Sites DOT Middlebury: the Middlebury site network.