Be the Solution
How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's ProblemsBook - 2009
"In the past, many believed you either went into 'publicservice' to do good, or you 'went into business' to make money. Fewrealized that the long-term success of business depends on servingpeople, not making money. Few realized that perhaps the best way toserve the public was through free enterprise. Whole Foods Marketfounder John Mackey, visionary thinker Michael Strong, micro lenderMuhammad Yunus, and a few others understand these truths. Be theSolution is the best single book to read to understand the emergingways in which entrepreneurs can change the world."
?Gary Hoover, serial entrepreneur, founder of Hoover'sBusiness Information Service, Hooversworld.com
"Michael Strong speaks the truth. A must-read for our newAmerican government."
?Sam Wyly, founder, Green Mountain Energy; author of 1,000Dollars and an Idea
"This book is totally fantastic. Treat your mind to a feast. Useit to tune your vision towards what really works."
?Charles Harper, Senior Executive VP, Chief Strategist, JohnTempleton Foundation
"Perhaps more than ever before, young people today are motivatedby the desire to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, manyhave little idea about how to do it, and their educational studiesprovide them with little direction. In contrast, this book is aroad map about how we can get from where we are to where we want tobe?to a more peaceful, more prosperous, and moreenvironmentally sound world. Plus, it is exciting, uplifting, andadventurous. Indeed, it provides the recipe for a betterworld."
?Dr. James Gwartney, coauthor of Economic Freedom of theWorld: 2007 Annual Report ; Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chairat Florida State University
"This is a very thoughtful and timely book that asks us to lookaround?and to look within?the amazing opportunitiesthat entrepreneurship offers to the world. I recommend this book toanyone interested in finding solutions to the currentcrisis."
?Giancarlo Ibarguen, Executive President, UniversidadFrancisco Marroquin
"At last, a book about the heart of capitalism as a force forcreating good in the world for solving many of our tough societalproblems. I hope our political leaders read it."
?R. Edward Freeman, Olsson Professor of BusinessAdministration, Academic Director, Business Roundtable Institutefor Corporate Ethics, University of Virginia