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International Social Entrepreneurship by Joseph Mark Munoz

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Chapter 7

Adjustment and Reinvention

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.

—James Truslow Adams

In the case of William Browder, turning wrongs into rights might be an overly simplistic motto for him, but this is exactly what he claims to do in life. A BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford Business School set a solid framework for his career in finance. The typical roller-coaster ride in international finance led Browder to lose 90% of the value of his company, Hermitage Fund, at the height of the ruble crisis in Russia. However, he never gave up on the country of his grandmother’s birth. He decided to live in Russia and initiate a crusade ...

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