The United States has problems. But we have the potential to create a country that is bursting with opportunity for us all. I see it in the courses I teach on social entrepreneurship (using entrepreneurial energy and business skills to better society). I see it in the organizations I work with. There is an energy that is bottom-up, searching, creative, and—yes, inclusive. It can take us far if we have the right perspective on the world we want to live in. And so the purpose of this book: to provide small glimpses of the world we must create so that we—all of us—can take inspiration and take action.
- Professor Michael Gordon
The very idea of the “United” States is based on the principles of inclusivity—all men and women are created equal under the law. But we seem to have lost our conviction that inclusivity is possible or even to be desired. The current divisive political climate, along with economic uncertainty, has fostered an atmosphere of fear and narrow-mindedness across the country.
What can we do in the face of this reality?
The choice is not easy, but it is clear. Either we will decide to be more inclusive, or we will turn against each other – finding reasons to divide ourselves, not just from each other as citizens, but also from a shared future. The USA, unless we decide otherwise, will become simply the SA.
- Christian Sarkar
Inclusivity: Will America Find Its Soul Again by Michael Gordon and Christian Sarkar includes the following sections:
- What Is INCLUSIVITY?
- Inclusive World
- Inclusive Entrepreneur
- Inclusive Economy
- Inclusive Cities
- Inclusive Education
- Inclusive Health
- Inclusive Leadership
- Inclusive Future
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Michael Gordon is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where is he a former associate dean. He is an award-winning educator and author, a social innovator honored by the Smithsonian Institution (three times), and an acclaimed public speaker.
His scholarship focuses on creating a better world, guided by working with cutting edge organizations. He is author of Design Your Life, Change the World: Your Path as a Social Entrepreneur; and he is completing another book based on the most complete, in-depth empirical study yet on how to create social enterprises. He is keenly interested in applying insights gleaned from around the world to address societal problems in the U.S. He blogs at profmichaelgordon.com
Christian Sarkar is the founder of several entrepreneurial ventures, a marketing consultant, and the co-founder of the $300 House Project. He is also the Director of Innovation for Enterprise for a Sustainable World.
Christian works with businesses, non-profits, and leading thinkers to challenge assumptions, grow good ideas, and develop ecosystematic business models. Learn more at christiansarkar.com
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