Just like our colleagues, we love the enterprises we’re running. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t see a few glimmers of hope roll off the metaphorical production lines of our enterprises. At the end of the year, we proudly tabulate these incremental glimmers into a set of metrics and a report that documents the social change we’ve created.
But there’s a brutal truth we’re not as fond of discussing. It is simply this: we’re not doing enough.
By any measure, the problems we’re trying to address are getting bigger, not smaller. All the while, the aggregation of power continues within a market system that does not recognize the common good as its ultimate master.
We’ve approached this book as a practitioner’s ...