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Published on Oct 17, 2011
David Bornstein is the author of The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, which chronicles the worldwide growth of the anti-poverty strategy "micro-credit." The Price of a Dream, which drew on ten months of research in villages in Bangladesh, won second prize in the Harry Chapin Media Awards, was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best business books of 1996.
His second work, How to Change the World tells the fascinating stories of social entrepreneurs: the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up--and remake the world for the better.
These extraordinary stories highlight a massive transformation that is going largely unreported by the media: around the world, the fastest-growing segment of society is the non-profit sector, as millions of ordinary people—social entrepreneurs—are increasingly stepping in to solve the problems where governments and bureaucracies have failed. Like in his book, David shares with his audience that with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a surprising difference. For anyone seeking to make a positive mark on the world, David's presentation is inspiring. It will change the way you see the world.
Bornstein's articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, New York Newsday, Il Mundo (Italy), Defis Sud (Belgium) and other publications. He co-wrote the two-hour PBS documentary series ""To Our Credit,"" which focuses on "micro-credit"" programs in five countries.
Bornstein received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal and a Masters of Arts from New York University. In addition to writing, he has worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.