Released in October 2015, Roger L. Martin and Sally R. Osberg’s Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works explores how social entrepreneurs transform society.
This free syllabus uses Getting Beyond Better as the backbone textbook to a post-secondary course that looks “under the hood” of social entrepreneurship. Each class dives into the underlying theories to explain how social entrepreneurs enable change in the world. The course weaves together themes of wicked problems and mindsets, coupled with the thinking tools of design thinking, integrative thinking, and systems thinking. This course is intended to highlight who social entrepreneurs are and how they think.
The course is divided into two parts. The first examines the context in which social entrepreneurs work. The second looks at how they do what they do. The course ends with an exploration of social impact measurement.