Until now, the social enterprise bookshelf contained mostly two types of books—studies of what works, and studies of what’s broken. David Bornstein’s How to Change the World, which chronicles the inspiring work of Ashoka Fellows, best represents the first type. The writings of Jeffrey Sachs, Hernando De Soto, and William Easterly fall into the second group, though each of these economists has a markedly different perspective on what’s broken and what should be done.

Paul Polak is helping to create a third genre by writing one of the first how-to social enterprise books: Out of Poverty, which draws on Polak’s 25 years of using entrepreneurial approaches to increase the income of the rural poor in Asia and Africa.

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