Based on in-depth interviews with founders, Profit & Purpose digs beneath the public stories of these social entrepreneurs’ success to reveal how they have harnessed the power of purpose. Taking readers behind the scenes, he shows how these leading social enterprises progressed from concept to scale, how they overcame common pitfalls, and how they managed to find an optimal balance between their mission and their business mandates.
Kyle Westaway reveals the secrets behind the success of purpose-drive market disruptors that have harnessed the power of innovative product and brand development. Profit & Purpose provides an essential roadmap for all those seeking to crush it with purpose. -Gary Vaynerchuck, CEO of VaynerMedia, New York Times bestselling author
Kyle Westaway has the unique ability to distill complex ideas into simple authentic truths, and he's created a masterful gift in Profit & Purpose. -Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise and New York Times bestselling author
Social businesses are uniquely positioned to deliver life-enhancing essentials to those the free market has traditionally left behind. Westaway's thought provoking book should be read by anyone who is interested in learning about how business can be harnessed as a force for good. -Jordan Kassalow, Founder, Co-Chairman, VisionSpring, on the Forbes Impact 30 List
Kyle Westaway is Managing Partner at Westaway & Co. - an innovative Brooklyn law firm that counsels social entrepreneurs - and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches a course on social entrepreneurship.
He is author of Profit & Purpose and writes on social innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging markets for The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Quartz. He launched socentlaw.com - a blog on the legal side of social enterprise, and careerinbeta.com - a blog on the future of work.
Kyle co-founded Biographe – a socially conscious fashion brand employing and empowering survivors of the commercial sex trade in Southeast Asia. He is Chairman of the Board for The Adventure Project and serves as a mentor for Harvard’s I-Lab and Praxis.