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2007 Fourth Annual Pace Pitch Contest - David Bornstein


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David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

David Bornstein specializes in writing about social innovation. He is the author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, which was described by The New York Times as a "bible in its field" and a "must-read" for "anyone who cares about building a more equitable and stable world." The book, which has been published in 16 languages, chronicles and analyzes the work of social innovators who are successfully addressing social problems at scale in several countries. Bornstein's first book, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, traces the history of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Grameen Bank during its first 20 years and describes the global emergence of the now-famous anti-poverty strategy known as "micro-finance." The Price of a Dream won second prize in the Harry Chapin Media Awards, was a finalist for the New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best books of 1996. Bornstein's writing and interviews have appeared in leading publications in the U.S., Canada, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Colombia. He co-wrote the two-hour PBS documentary series To Our Credit, which focuses on micro-credit in five countries. Since 2004, he has given keynote addresses, presentations and workshops on social entrepreneurship to more than 175 audiences. Bornstein grew up in Montreal, Canada and now lives in New York City with his wife, Abigail, and son, Elijah. He is currently at work on a book exploring the growth and implications of social entrepreneurship in the United States and Canada.

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