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‘The Business of Building a Better World’ a new book by David Cooperrider

Posted 11.9.2021

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is pleased to announce the publication of Faculty Director, David Cooperrider's new book: The Business of Building a Better World.

Here’s your chance to learn more about the Leadership Revolution that is changing everything! In this novel, 29 leading scholars and executives provide a visionary look at the future of business; propelling past industrial-age values to uncover the key ingredients of humanistic, ecologically sustainable, and intergenerational prosperity.

Through the exploration of robust cases and stories packed with deep insight and vital science, this extraordinary collection explores how we can adapt our notions of value, markets, and models of cooperation and collective action to create a world where economies and businesses excel, all people thrive, and nature flourishes.

In part I, “The Business of Business Is Betterment,” the contributors show how enterprises today are further developing—and even taking a quantum leap beyond—the multi-stakeholder logic of “shared value creation.” Part II, “Net Positive = Innovation’s New Frontier,” is focused on what companies can and are doing to move away from “doing no harm” to playing an active role in solving environmental, social, and economic problems. The final section, “Ultimate Advantage: A Leadership Revolution That Is Changing Everything,” looks at new leadership paradigms—characterized by unexpected qualities like virtue, love, compassion, and connection—that are crucial to creating engaged, empowered, innovative, and out-performing enterprises.

This book is designed to galvanize change and unite a global community of inquiry and action. It establishes the conceptual cornerstones for a new kind of business practice that will lead the way to an equitable, sustainable, and flourishing future.

The Business of Building a Better World is published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers and contains a foreword by Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group (IKEA) and Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO of B-Team.

Interested in receiving a hardcover copy? Contact the Fowler Center at fowlercenter@case.edu or 216.368.2160 or purchase online here.



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