Matthew Bishop
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  • "This is an important book... We have to transform [the world] into one of shared responsibilities, and a shared sense of community. Bishop and Green show us how to do it."
    -President Bill Clinton

  • "A terrific book about how private money can help solve even the most difficult public problems. Philanthrocapitalism is the definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world."
    -Mayor Michael Bloomberg

  • "Without question the best book now available on the global explosion of philanthropy, the new forms of giving and volunteering, and the many variations of social entrepreneurship. Indeed, it is the only book that provides a comprehensive, worldwide view of this new age of charity. In reader-friendly prose, notable not only for its felicity but also for its lack of jargon, Bishop and Green document the state-of-the-art practices with which the flood of philanthropic dollars is being turned toward the world’s critical social problems."
    -Joel Fleishman, author of The Foundation

Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist. Matthew was previously the magazine's London-based business editor. Matthew is the co-author of The Road From Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, with Michael Green, which rejects old orthodoxies and conventional wisdoms, setting an agenda for recovery that calls for a new, improved capitalism.

Philanthrocapitalism, his previous book (also with Green) on the global revolution under way in philanthropy, has been described as "terrific" by the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and hailed by both former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Bill Clinton. Matthew created the term 'philanthrocapitalism,' which refers to the forward-thinking practice of applying business methods and measures to philanthropy – in other words, harnessing the power of the economy to generate social change. Matthew is also the author of Essential Economics, the official Economist layperson's guide to economics.

Matthew is the author of several of The Economist's special report supplements, including most recently A Bigger World, which examines the opportunities and challenges of the rise of emerging economies and firms; The Business of Giving, which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; Kings of Capitalism, which anticipated and analyzed the recent boom in private equity; and Capitalism and its Troubles, an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. In 1994, he wrote an acclaimed special report on corporate governance, Watching the Boss.

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