Business, CSR And Nonprofit Leaders: What They're Reading This Summer - Part II

Jun 20, 2011 2:00 PM ET

Alice Korngold's Blog

Part I featured books with pirates, philosophers, and innovative solutions for a better world. Here are more summer reading ideas from leaders in nonprofits, social impact investing, business, and corporate social responsibility.

Sal Giambanco, Partner, Omidyar Network: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo: Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo is fascinating and captivating. Their work reads like a version of Freakonomics for the poor. There are insights into fighting global poverty from the remarkable and vital perspective of those whom we profess to serve. Great insights like, "It is no surprise that the poor choose their foods not mainly for their cheap prices and nutritional values, but for how good they taste." They remind us, I think, of our shared humanity and how at some fundamental levels we really do think alike.

For continuation, see here on Fast Company...


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