Gift Ideas for the New Social Entrepreneur in Your Life

A couple of weeks ago I suggested five holiday gift ideas for a startup founder.  Here are a few more:

Management Training Courses

The Management Center does outstanding work. I’ve attended a training and put the lessons to work.  Good for managers at different levels and well priced.  Details and dates here.

If you’re looking for a cheaper option in this area, the book by the leaders of The Management Center, Jerry Hauser and Alison Green, is a must-read.  I had my team read it and I refer to it regularly.  Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results.

And if you’re looking for an even cheaper option, you can sign-up your special someone for their free newsletter.

Harvard Business Review Subscription

90% (maybe more) of the articles are not about social change explicitly.  But as French novelist Marcel Proust said, “The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”  That’s what the research, discussion of innovation, and lessons from other fields will do for a social entrepreneur and founder.

It’s one of the more expensive subscriptions, but you get both monthly magazine and complete online access.

Fast Company and Inc. Magazines

Want to give a thought-provoking magazine but less expensive than HBR.  These are two good options.


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