In my recent funk about the state of the world (especially after reading Deep Economy) I've been looking for some more empowering things to read and watch. (Such as Big Ideas for a Small Planet.) This search led me to How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. Overall, I found this book really inspiring. Bornstein profiles social entrepreneurs from around the world who are making a positive impact on the world around them. Its great to read that people really can make a difference (though none of them did this by making jewelry, but that's a whole other issue).
My one complaint is that you'd think a book title How to Change the World would be a little more pragmatic - giving some insight into how you too can make a difference. Bornstein talks about the traits that all these social entrepreneurs share, but mostly as skills that few of us will ever posses.
Verdict: Inspiring, but a little repetitive.