Venture Meets Mission: Aligning People, Purpose, and Profit to Innovate and Transform Society

Stanford Business. Jan. 2024. 280p. ISBN 9781503636286. $30. BUS
Recent events, including the COVID pandemic, have created public services/private sector partnerships. Venture capitalist Gupta (Mindcraft Modding with Forge) and scholars Gerard George (entrepreneurship and innovation, Georgetown Univ.; Models of Opportunity) and Thomas Fewer (postdoctoral fellow, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative) see the emergence of these new alliances as an opportunity to reorder business, government, and society through mission-driven capitalism. Their densely written book incorporates case studies to explore how this type of capitalist collaboration has generated progress in various industries, such cybersecurity, space, energy, and data analytics. The core of the book espouses a libertarian view that paints the government as no longer trustworthy and suggests that private enterprises embedded in society need to become responsible for the public’s well-being.
VERDICT For a specific business-minded audience that will find information on leveraging public/private alliances toward fulfilling an organization’s mission.
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