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  • If there ever was a book whose philosophy and principles could push Memphis forward, it would be Stephen Goldsmith's The Power of Social Innovation
    - Andre Fowlkes, The Commercial Appeal, April 24, 2011
  • This book is a sort of bible of social innovation... It sets out both the potential of the partnership approach and the huge difficulties it will have to overcome.
    - The Economist, August 12, 2010
  • Stephen Goldsmith is the right man to write this book.
    - Perla Ni, Philanthropy, July 1, 2010
  • When it comes to doing good, Stephen Goldsmith is as disruptive an innovator as we've seen.
    - Clayton M. Christensen, professor, Harvard Business School and author, Disrupting Class
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If there ever was a book whose philosophy and principles could push Memphis forward, it would be Stephen Goldsmith's The Power of Social Innovation

- Andre Fowlkes, The Commercial Appeal, April 24, 2011

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This book is a sort of bible of social innovation... It sets out both the potential of the partnership approach and the huge difficulties it will have to overcome.

- The Economist, August 12, 2010

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Stephen Goldsmith is the right man to write this book.

- Perla Ni, Philanthropy, July 1, 2010

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Goldsmith guided us in Florida on our successful faith-based initiatives. His bold approaches continue to inspire public officials and community groups alike with keys to activating citizens and expanding opportunity for all.

- Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida

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Reminds each of us that we can and must work together to ensure the full fulfillment of the American Dream.

- Alma J. Powell, chair, America’s Promise Alliance

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The Power of Social Innovation is a must read for social innovators who want to make a powerful impact.

- Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone

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Goldsmith provides a useful toolkit for entrepreneurial public executives and innovative nonprofits and foundations.

- Mark R. Warner, United States Senator, Virginia

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When it comes to doing good, Stephen Goldsmith is as disruptive an innovator as we've seen.

- Clayton M. Christensen, professor, Harvard Business School and author, Disrupting Class

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Social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and policymakers alike will find Goldsmith’s exploration of the systems that constrain innovation illuminating, and his prescriptions for transforming the way we solve problems as a nation informative and inspiring.

- Vanessa Kirsch, President and Founder, New Profit Inc.

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Shot through with experience and wisdom, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the messy but invigorating ways in which creative individuals work both with and against big systems to change the world.

- Geoff Mulgan, Director, The Young Foundation

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The Power of Social Innovation is a terrific book. Steve Goldsmith is a public figure who actually practices what he preaches in the volume, and so has a firm understanding of the promise and pitfalls of making social innovation happen through the devices of government.

- William Schambra, Director, Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal

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