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  • Carol Sanford

Carol Sanford’s The Responsible Entrepreneur is for those who dream big, promise more and keep raising the bar for themselves and everyone else. 


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The Responsible Entrepreneur has been named:

  • Winner:  Best Business – Entrepreneurship Book Award from 800CEOREAD
  • Winner: International Book award for Entrepreneurs and Small Business
  • Winner:  Best Business Book in Entrepreneurship & Small Business by Beverly Hills Book Awards
  • 30 Best Business Books of 2014, Soundview Summaries
  • Finalist in 2014 USA Best Book Awards in the “Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business” category


Praise for The Responsible Entrepreneur

Businesses are arising all over the world that are designed as solutions to the biggest problems we face as human beings on this fragile planet in a time of great transition. Carol Sanford’s book looks deeply at these game-changing entrepreneurs and finds a pattern that I think makes sense that holds true to what I am seeing. She provides a systemic approach to intervention based on the concept of regeneration that I am finding useful as I examine the projects, partnerships and investments our businesses make to try to accelerate our ability to adapt to the great shift that is coming. It’s a book that’s worth spending time with, and reflecting on again and again. There is a secret inside.

Kevin Jones, Co-Founder of SoCap

Carol says that this book is about being responsible, and it is—but it’s also about being courageous. I dare you to read it and implement the bold, useful advice.

Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestselling author, The $100 Startup

The Responsible Entrepreneur is packed with insight. Like Jane Jacobs, observations from real life about how successful businesses and organizations actually work; without the gloss, the hype, the baloney. Carol brings a much bigger picture to enterprise.

Spencer B. Beebe, Chairman at Ecotrust, Co-Founder of Nature Conservatory, Founder of Conservation International

This is a book for people who create enterprises that create great good work in the world. They are members of an elite corps of people that is emerging everywhere, but so far under recognized and under rewarded, even though some of its members are stars. Carol Sanford, an extremely experienced member of that movement, has written a book that puts its leading figures (Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Tesla founder Elon Musk, Seventh Generation founder Jeffrey Hollender, and more) in context, and helps you realize: You’re in it with them.

Art Kleiner, Editor-in-Chief of Strategy+Business and Author of The Age of Heretics

If our society is to not only to survive but to flourish we will need a generation of entrepreneurs who are both fully aware of the fragility, complexity and interconnectedness of the world and committed to building outstandingly successful businesses. In this passionate and inspiring book Carol presents the stories of a wide range of entrepreneurs who are mastering this tension, and presents an actionable road map for everyone who is determined to follow in their footsteps.

Rebecca Henderson, John & Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University, Co-Chair, Business & Environment Initiative, Harvard Business School

Graduate students in school today aspire to make big changes in the world. While they draw on wisdom of great leaders, they strongly prefer to create their own path forward. Sanford, in The Responsible Entrepreneur, speaks directly to the current generation. She gives lessons and inspiration on finding the uniqueness in themselves to play a large role in the world. This book contains powerful stories, half from female entrepreneurs, who have contributed to a better world- as well as stories of women of color. It is perfectly suited to the new generation entrepreneurs and the people who coach and teach them.

Kellie A. McElhaney, Ph.D., Whitehead Faculty Fellow, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Author of Just Good Business

Carol opens her new book with a quote from Guy Kawasaki who reminds us that “Great companies start because the founders want to change the world, not make a fast buck.” this idea alone is transformative, but not enough. Entrepreneurs seeking to have meaningful impact need tools to be successful in their quest. The Responsible Entrepreneur is a necessary handbook for changemakers on the journey to use their business to help shape a future that is healthier and more satisfying for everyone.

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder/CEO, Sustainable Brands

Carol has produced a profound but simple framework for understanding and unleashing entrepreneurial talent. Offering unique insight into four types of entrepreneurship and the domains in which they provide the most leverage, this is a book to feed the entrepreneurial spirit and catalyze it toward more meaningful impact in the world.

Lara Lee, transformation leader, SVP Lowe’s Home Improvement Customer Experience Design, Past VP Harley-Davidson

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