One of my favorite sites is Social Edge, a program of the Skoll Foundation that was inspired by Jeff Skoll’s commitment to connecting people with shared passions. The Social Edge site was launched in June 2003 with the mission to: A) connect social entrepreneurs, their partners and allies to discuss cutting-edge issues shaping the field; B) foster frank dialogue, mutual respect and a sense of community among all in the sector; and C) promote learning from the best, promising, and disastrous practices.
This week Social Edge is asking its readers to participate in a discussion about their favorite books. According to the site, these books don’t have to be about social entrepreneurship, business, or even philanthropy — you can talk about inspiring biographies, books that describe a particular global or local problem, books on communication, textbooks, history books, even works of fiction. What better discussion for those of us working to change the world by distributing books to be a part of?