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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional (1 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071481516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071481519
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.9 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,120,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The Business of Changing the World reveals exactly how and many other inspiring companies-are doing well by doing good.”-Larry Brilliant, MD, Executive Director, Google Foundation and

In The Business of Changing the World, 20 exceptional leaders share the untold stories of how their companies are making a real difference through corporate philanthropy-and how any other company can do the same. Through their compelling, instructive stories, these visionaries reveal how giving back to the community makes them better citizens, providing proven models and best practices for corporate responsibility.

  • Michael Dell and Kevin Rollins of Dell
  • Craig Barrett of Intel
  • Marc Benioff of
  • Steve Burd of Safeway
  • Steve Case of Revolution
  • Jim Donald of Starbucks
  • Mike Eskew of UPS
  • Larry Fish of Citizens Bank
  • Peter Gabriel of WITNESS
  • Jean-Pierre Garnier of GlaxoSmithKline
  • Alan Hassenfeld of Hasbro
  • Akinobu Kanasugi of NEC
  • Phil Marineau of Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Michael Milken of The Milken Institute
  • John Morgridge of Cisco Systems
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson of Carlson Companies
  • Laura Scher of Working Assets
  • Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum
  • Jeffrey Swartz of Timberland

About the Author

Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solution that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Under Benioff's direction, has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services.

Throughout his career, Benioff has also been committed to using information technology to produce positive social change. In 2000 he launched the Salesforce Foundation-now a multi-million global organization-that pioneered the "1 percent model,” whereby the company contributes 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves. Benioff is the author of two books, The Business of Changing the World and Compassionate Capitalism. Acknowledging his devotion to finding solutions to global challenges, the Members of the World Economic Forum named Benioff a "Global Leader of Tomorrow”-one of 100 leaders in business, politics, and the arts committed to addressing social issues.

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