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Changing Your Company from the Inside Out offers you the tools you need to champion initiatives that are meaningful to you, socially responsible, and align with your company’s mission and strategy. Drawing on the lessons of dynamic social movements—from the Civil Rights Movement to the Arab Spring—and the real-world successes of corporate intrapreneurs, Davis and White present concrete strategies and tactics for effecting meaningful change in companies. This is an indispensable and practical guide for anyone seeking to create a sustainable venture within an existing enterprise.

What they are saying:

JUDITH F. SAMUELSON, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ASPEN INSTITUTE—
“Davis and White artfully unpack a set of tools and strategies for change agents who want to help their corporations adapt to new social norms and environmental expectations. Let’s hope this book finds its way into the hands of those who are poised to unleash the extraordinary capacity embedded in modern corporations. Both our nation and our world will be better off if they succeed.”

JOE MALCOUN, CEO, NUTSHELL—
“Davis and White provide a functional and actionable platform for social-minded employees interested in effecting social change without falling into the same vague estuary of ‘doing well by doing good.’ Thankfully, this book moves beyond a call to action and offers readers the information they’ll need to succeed in the field, where it matters most.”

JEFFREY PFEFFER, THOMAS D. DEE II PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS; AUTHOR, LEADERSHIP B.S.: FIXING WORKPLACES AND CAREERS ONE TRUTH AT A TIME
“Davis and White provide practical, research-based, smart suggestions for leveraging the resources of your existing workplace to do social good in ways that fit your values and do not jeopardize your career. What could be better?”

MICHAEL USEEM, WILLIAM AND JACALYN EGAN PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT, THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA—
Changing Your Company from the Inside Out provides a compelling road map for social intrapreneurs who want to persuade their companies to embrace agendas far beyond the bottom line. An essential companion for all who want to mobilize their organizations to help create a better world.”

JOHANNA MAIR, ACADEMIC EDITOR, STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW
“Davis and White masterfully integrate examples of successful social intrapreneurship and arguments from social-movement research to develop a guide on how to enact social change without formal authority. A truly empowering book for anyone who cares about business and social change.”

FRED KELLER, FOUNDER AND CHAIR, CASCADE ENGINEERING—
Changing Your Company from the Inside Out is a virtual fountain of ideas for how to increase the positive impact of companies as an employee and not a leader. It is extremely relevant to employees seeking to improve the positive impact of their institutions.”