Here are some good reads we are currently reading or have read ourselves about the social enterprise world. We all got our own reading style, so we have some of our favorite magazines, websites, books and audiobooks listed. Full warning: you may get inspired!
Kind of like Entrepreneur Magazine but all about the social entrepreneur. Arriana Huffington and Tony Robbins are among those who have graced the cover. They also highlight newbie social good entrepreneurs giving them a platform they may not otherwise get. Change Creator is also listed as one of our podcasts we listen to.
An international print and digital biannual magazine covering all topics of the conscious culture from arts, travel, food and style. They also highlight entrepreneur stories and other global initiatives that would be of interest to those living the conscious lifestyle. Their asthetic is very minimalist which goes in line with the conscious individual.
Written by purpose-driven entrepreneurs for purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Articles covered are all about the journey of those doing business with purpose. Simon Senek and Jessica Honneger of Noonday Collection are among those on the cover. Their platform is all digital right from their website. Quality writing in a user-friendly experience.
The Huffington Post of the social enterprise world, Cause Artist covers industry news, social good entrepreneurs and their brands. They are really a news site but we have them listed here because of their magazine style platform.
Now if you are not much of a reader, and if you aren't already an audiobook fan, Audible has allowed us to listen to books in our commute, while doing laundry, and waiting in line while giving us a rest on our eyeballs. It has really helped us knock down our reading list. All these listed are also available in the audio version.
The Business of Good
Jason Haber's writing style is conversational making The Business of Good an easy read. He really nails the meaning of what it means to do good and be good in business beyond the obvious social entrepreneur models.
Do the KIND Thing
An autobiography of sorts, Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO of KIND (a nut snack bar company) takes you through his entrepreneurial journey and how purposeful and intentional he and his company is in making a mark in the world by being kind.
Getting Beyond Better
Academic at times in that the authors take you throughout history in what social entrepreneurship looked like and modern examples of how it continues to evolve and define itself.
Start Something That Matters
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS, the shoe company that made the "one-for-one" model popular gives you insight and takes you on his journey that started the iconic TOMS shoes. Oh, and of course if you buy they provide a book to a child in need.
People Over Profit
Co-Founder of Sevenly turned solo entrepreneur discusses what people over profit in business actually looks like. He also gives you behind-the-scenes insights at his career at Sevenly all in the attitude of grace and appreciation.
The Promise of a Pencil
Inspiring and insightful, Adam Braun shares his journey on how on a trip, one boy on the streets of India begged him for a pencil and how that affected him and ultimately led to his calling in building schools in India with his organization "Pencils of Promise".