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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Eggers, Paul Macmillan Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781622314447
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World hunger. Climate change. Crumbling infrastructure. It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock the government alone can no longer tackle these and other towering social problems. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The Solution Revolution brings hope—revealing a new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value.

By erasing public-private sector boundaries, the solution economy is unlocking trillions of dollars in social benefit and commercial value. Where tough societal problems persist, new problem solvers are crowdfunding, ridesharing, app-developing, or impact-investing to design innovative new solutions for seemingly intractable problems. Providing low-cost health care, fighting poverty, creating renewable energy, and preventing obesity are just a few of the tough challenges that also represent tremendous opportunities for those at the vanguard of this movement.

Government cannot handle alone the huge challenges facing our global society—and it shouldn’t. We need a different economic paradigm that can flexibly draw on resources, combine efforts, and create value, while improving the lives of citizens. The Solution Revolution shows the way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Citizens and businesses are creating a ‘solution economy’ that blends market forces and altruism to get good things done…Watch out. This book may inspire you to join the revolution!”

    Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Steve Jobs

  • “With a global population approaching nine billion and governments so indebted that their only answer is to beggar succeeding generations, the current path is clearly unsustainable. Eggers and Macmillan seek a better way.”

    The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada

  • “Pulsating with fresh ideas about civic and business and philanthropic engagement…The breadth of examples is impressive and global.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Eggers and Macmillan’s work succeeds…as a guide to new opportunities to profit from ‘socially impactful’ activities once thought unprofitable.”

    Financial Times

  • “Another good read, The Solution Revolution explores how business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise are converging to solve big problems and create public value…The innovations Eggers and Macmillan outline, and the possibilities they imagine, are fascinating and tantalizing.”

    Washington Post

  • “Worth reading because it is vital to comprehend how, to an astonishing extent, this convergence is already changing the world.”)

    Vancouver Sun (Canada)

  • “A pick for social issues and business collections alike. Business collections will find this a specific, inspirational guide.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “These stories along with substantive advice for individuals and governments alike present a persuasive argument that the future of global change rests squarely in the hands of ordinary citizens.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With his documentary vocal style dominating his approach to this important book, narrator Rick Adamson gets the phrasing right and makes everything clear.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

William Eggers is the Global Research Director for Deloitte’s Public Sector practice, columnist, and author or coauthor of seven books, including the Washington Post bestseller If We Can Put a Man on the Moon.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.