Creating a World without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Our Lives

Creating a World without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Our Lives

by Muhammad Yunus, Patrick Girard Lawlor
     
 

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In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most

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Overview

In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.

Editorial Reviews

With its idealistic title, this book seems like a prime candidate for knee-jerk dismissal. But consider the author's credentials: Economist Muhammad Yunus is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and the founder of the highly successful Grameem Bank, which specializes in making loans to the poor. Creating a World Without Poverty outlines a new business model that utilizes the power of free markets to truly unleash human potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433208386
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
7
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank were the recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

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