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Chinese Edition: 将才智与同情心付诸实践


Elfenworks Productions announces the Chinese-Language Edition of Intelligence & Compassion in Action, The Seven Pillars for Social Entrepreneurs, a book by Lauren Speeth, MBA, DBA, DMin.  

Now available from China Society Press!

将才智与同情心付诸实践 – 社会企业家的七大支柱


The book is already in use by students of Capital University of Economics & Business in Beijing, China, bolstering the nascent field of social entrepreneurship there.  It was originally released at Australian National University, where the author was invited to speak in 2012, garnering a “recommended read” by U.S. Review of Books and a Gold Medal from Living Now Books Award in the social entrepreneurship category.  It was later released in Russian and Portuguese language ebook editions. Now we’ve worked with a renowned publisher in China – China Society Press – and are pleased to announce a Chinese-language print edition, available in mainland China.

Written as a tool to empower the aspiring social entrepreneur, this book offers real guidance as to how, and why, social entrepreneurship really works. It expounds a new Seven Pillar methodology, inspired by the wisdom of former President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter. The book’s author is the founder of The Elfenworks Foundation, Dr. Lauren Speeth, who lives the lessons she teaches in this book daily. The insights within these pages have come from Speeth’s years of experience in technology, management, and the nonprofit world, as well as from insights gained in interviews with extraordinary social entrepreneurs.

The methodology can be of help in any cause, from poverty and inequality, to health and safety, or any number of daunting issues. It provides a framework for recognizing vision, focusing actions in ways that play to your strengths, and shepherding resources. It also provides insights into effective partnership, credit-sharing, and measuring for feedback and course correction. Finally, there are helpful suggestions on how to stay the course, for true effectiveness. A seven-part “roadmap for uncharted territories,” clearly explained and practically applied, the book also includes a worksheet for your immediate use in evaluating projects and partners. As an added bonus, Intelligence & Compassion in Action contains supplemental essays exploring great teachings, and their intersection with the Seven Pillar methodology.


Whether you are just discerning your vision or a CEO looking for practical steps to refresh your organization, you will find in these pages both a source of true inspiration and a plan for creating sustainable change. If applied and used correctly, it will also help you discover for yourself a pathway to joy, which Speeth explains is “the intersection, where your skills and affinities meet with the world’s needs.”
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