Visions of a new world – a new, inclusive ecosystem with innovator’s, creatives and ground-breaking entrepreneurs
A new five- year book series which offers insights and solutions to tackle a troubled and broken world
Written by an expert and legendary social entrepreneur and an up-and-coming millennial voice with respective accolades in their fields
A re-examination of modern society and its social systems, with a view to improve the economy and the conditions of its people
A fascinating book on the future of business, and it’s social and ethical responsibilities
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 120 x 175mm
Page count: 208pp
Mel Young is a social entrepreneur and founder of several successful social enterprises including the Homeless World Cup, which uses football to inspire people who are homeless to transform their own lives; more than a million people have been positively impacted. He has won several awards and is the author of two books.
Alexandra Matthew’s background is in writing and marketing; she also worked at Ashoka UK, a network of leading social innovators, where Mel is a Fellow. Together, they have created The New Ism, a discussion forum with a huge ambition: to create a new, more inclusive and sustainable global system that brings together the efforts of social innovators across the world.
Social entrepreneurs are remarkable people with an ability to not only envisage change, but create the systems to implement it. We need them more than ever before. It makes perfect sense that they should lie at the heart of a new global system, and Mel and Alexandra make a case that would convince even the most sceptical.
François Bonnici, Head of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
A clear, comprehensive and convincing look at the people and the systems that can make the world a better place for all. There is a clear case for a complete system change which will make sure that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are achieved by 2030 and social entrepreneurs can provide the leadership and ideas to make that change possible.
Jeroo Billimoria, Global social entrepreneur and founder of Catalyst 2030
The first book by wildlife photographer and writer, Larry Laverty, Power and Majesty, features extraordinary images and informative text that captures the life of African elephants. The book focuses on these majestic animals and features stunning photographs from the most remote corners of Africa, from the savannahs and deserts, to the rivers and jungles. The text introduces various elephant habitats, explores the magical qualities of elephants and underscores the immense challenges they face for survival in a world dominated by humans.
The photographs and information showcased in this book will help increase our appreciation and understanding of the African elephant's significant place in the animal kingdom, and Larry Laverty will be donating all of his profits to this worthy cause. Their abilities to love, to remember, to function as families and to survive under some of the harshest conditions will change the way we think about elephants, with the hope that this knowledge will encourage more people to help save those who remain in the wild.Author: Larry Laverty
From Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against China, to the escalating trade war with tit for tat responses, and China’s 2025 initiative that threatens the US global leadership in advanced technologies, tensions between the US and China (the two dominant forces of today’s world) have never been higher.
This book provides a timely analysis of the US-China relationship. Each model is deeply rooted in their respective histories and cultures, with both models highly successful in achieving their main goals and highly resilient over time. It explores the core misconceptions on governance, economic, social and military issues, and the root causes of these misconceptions. If China and US could close the gap by each understanding those differences and their implications, the author argues, they could work together to overcome global issues to the benefit of all.