Business Strategies for the Bottom of the Pyramid (Collection) [NOOK Book]

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3 extraordinary books show how to build “bottom of the pyramid” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and profitable!

Three remarkable books help you overcome the pitfalls of “bottom of the pyramid” business, learn from the pioneers’ successes and failures, and build “BoP” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and consistently profitable! In Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation, Eric Kacou shows ...

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Business Strategies for the Bottom of the Pyramid (Collection)

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Overview

3 extraordinary books show how to build “bottom of the pyramid” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and profitable!

Three remarkable books help you overcome the pitfalls of “bottom of the pyramid” business, learn from the pioneers’ successes and failures, and build “BoP” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and consistently profitable! In Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation, Eric Kacou shows how to escape the “survival trap” that keeps many BoP businesses small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Drawing on his unique on-the-ground experience in Africa’s most challenging business environments, Kacou identifies new business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly and successfully. In Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value, Ted London and Stuart L. Hart share proven, “on-the-ground” insights for building “Base of the Pyramid” businesses that really are sustainable and green, really will help alleviate social ills, and really can scale. Finally, in Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Third Edition, Hart offers an up-to-the-minute primer on sustainable business for today’s executives, practical insights into what’s working and what isn’t, and expert insights for crafting and executing your company’s optimal sustainability strategy.

From world-renowned leaders in successful bottom-of-the-pyramid business innovation, including Ted London, Stuart L. Hart, and Eric Kacou.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132808545
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: FT Press Delivers Collections
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 868
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Ted London is Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) and faculty member at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. At WDI, he directs the Base of the Pyramid Initiative to champion innovations in creating more inclusive forms of capitalism. London is a leader in researching and designing enterprise strategies and poverty-alleviation approaches for low-income markets, developing capabilities for new market entry, building cross-sector collaborations, and assessing poverty-reduction outcomes. He has held senior management positions in the private, non-profit, and development sectors in Africa, Asia, and the U.S. Stuart L. Hart is Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management; Distinguished Fellow at WDI; and Founder and President of Enterprise for a Sustainable World. His McKinsey Award-winning Harvard Business Review article “Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World” helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. With C.K. Prahalad, he wrote the path-breaking 2002 article “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” which first articulated how business could profitably serve the needs of the world’s four billion poor. Eric Kacou’s passion is enterprise solutions to poverty. Actively engaged in consulting and investing across Africa, he has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and is completing a Mason Fellowship in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. An expert in postconflict economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, an initiative sponsored by President Paul Kagame that is credited with helping Rwanda revitalize its economy. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

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Table of Contents

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation

Foreword xvii

Part I Foundations or Why Mindsets Matter

Prologue Transformation in BoP Markets: Learning from Rwanda 1

Chapter 1 Identifying the Problem—And the Solution 5

Chapter 2 Rwanda’s Metamorphosis 27

Chapter 3 Why Mindsets Matter 37

Part II Solutions to Escape The Survival Trap

Chapter 4 A Framework to Escape The Survival Trap 59

Chapter 5 Foster an Archimedean Mindset 81

Chapter 6 Build Trust 101

Chapter 7 Focus on Solutions 119

Chapter 8 Operate Efficiently and Sustainably 139

Chapter 9 Enable Prosperity Ecosystems 157

Chapter 10 Seek Intelligent Capital 179

Chapter 11 Bridge the Leadership Gap 199

Part III Integration

Chapter 12 Insights on Mindset Change from Public Health 221

Chapter 13 Societal Innovations Through Mindset Change 239

Chapter 14 Rwanda’s Homegrown Solutions 255

Epilogue A Call to Action: Embrace Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity 271

Bibliography 285

Index 293

Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value

Acknowledgments xvi

About the Authors xvii

Dedication to C.K. Prahalad xxiii

The Big Picture by C.K. Prahalad xxvi

Foreword by Y.C. Deveshwar xxxiii

Introduction Creating a Fortune with the Base of the Pyramid 1

Part One: Roadmaps for Success

Chapter 1 Building Better Ventures with the Base of the Pyramid: A Roadmap 19

Chapter 2 Innovation for the BoP: The Patient Capital Approach 45

Part Two: Strategic Opportunities

Chapter 3 Taking the Green Leap to the Base of the Pyramid 79

Chapter 4 Needs, Needs, Everywhere, But Not a BoP Market to Tap 103

Part Three: Effective Implementation

Chapter 5 A Micro-Level Approach to Understanding BoP Markets 129

Chapter 6 Reframing Design for the Base of the Pyramid 165

Chapter 7 BoP Venture Formation for Scale 193

Conclusion A Continuing Journey 217

Appendix Attendees from 2009 Conference: Creating a Shared Roadmap 233

Index 239

CAPITALISM AT THE CROSSROADS: NEXT GENERATION BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR A POST-CRISIS WORLD, THIRD EDITION

About the Author xi

Acknowledgments xii

Preface: Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States xxiii

Foreword: Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. xxvi

PART ONE: MAPPING THE TERRAIN 1

Prologue: Reinventing Capitalism for the Post-Crisis World 3

Chapter 1: From Obligation to Opportunity 19

Chapter 2: Worlds in Collision 51

Chapter 3: The Sustainable Value Portfolio 79

PART TWO: BEYOND GREENING 109

Chapter 4: Clean Technology and Creative Destruction 111

Chapter 5: Innovation from the Bottom-Up 137

Chapter 6: Raising the Base of the Pyramid 171

PART THREE: BECOMING INDIGENOUS 201

Chapter 7: Broadening the Corporate Bandwidth 203

Chapter 8: Developing Native Capability 227

Chapter 9: Re-Embedding Innovation Strategy 253

Chapter 10: Building the Sustainable Global Enterprise 281

Epilogue: Looking Forward 307

Index 315

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