Sally Osberg and Roger Martin
Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works
In this compelling book, Roger Martin and Sally Osberg describe how social entrepreneurs target systems that exist in a stable but unjust equilibrium and transform them into entirely new, superior, and sustainable equilibria. These leaders develop, build, and scale their solutions in ways that bring about the truly revolutionary change that makes the world a fairer and better place.
Getting Beyond Better demonstrates how and why meaningful change actually happens in the world and provides concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, policymakers, civil society organizations, and individuals who seek to transform our world for good.
Sally Osberg has been an entrepreneurial leader and catalyst for social change throughout her career. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and guides the organization in its search and support of innovators pioneering scalable solutions to pressing global problems. Under Sally’s leadership, the Foundation has invested in more than 100 ventures led by social entrepreneurs worldwide; created the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship; and brokered cutting-edge partnerships with organizations such as the Sundance Institute and the Social Progress Imperative. Sally’s work has appeared in CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and others. She has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Millennium 100 by the San Jose Mercury News and among the social sector’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times.
Roger Martin is well-known as a thinker who crosses over between the world of ideas and the world of practice. His books have made numerous Top Ten Business Book lists and won prizes, including 800-CEO-READ’s top business book and the Thinkers50 book award for Playing to Win. He has also written more than a dozen Harvard Business Review articles and numerous articles in leading newspapers and magazines. Roger has been internationally recognized for his work as a professor and former dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. In 2013 he was ranked third on the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. He has served on the Skoll Foundation’s board of directors since its formation in 1999. Roger also serves as Chair of The Bridgespan Group’s Knowledge Advisory Board.
"Social entrepreneurs are first and foremost entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs are agents of creative destruction."