I’m reading Michael Strong’s BE THE SOLUTION. It’s co-written with the most exciting entrepreneurial thinkers around, like Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank, John Mackey the CEO of Whole Foods, Hernando de Soto the visionary Peruvian advocate of property rights, and others. I don’t usually like how-to books, and this is a how-to book about the whole world’s economy and is insanely ambitious. But this book has the goods. It’s popping with good ideas about do-gooder business, entrepreneurial education, free enterprise zones, prediction markets, microfinance, the rule of law, and poverty. The book blows the usual Left-Right, Conservative-Liberal divide right out of the water, and it has all the audacity of hope. Obama should read it. He’d like it, I think.