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

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

by Eric Kacou
     
 

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There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough business models, operational techniques, and leadership

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There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly, successfully, and profitably.

Drawing from his immense on-the-ground experience in Africa’s most challenging business environments, Kacou shows how companies can overcome the Survival Trap mindset that breeds dependence, mistrust, and failure. Next, he takes readers inside the Rwandan metamorphosis: the economic miracle that CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calls Africa’s biggest success story. Kacou shows how to address the needs of all core stakeholders. He concludes with integrated recommendations for local entrepreneurs, global businesses, governments, and international organizations: guidance that can truly launch a "virtuous cycle" of prosperity creation.

For all entrepreneurs, policymakers, NGO professionals, and leaders who want to make BoP businesses work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132101516
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, Eric Kacou’s passion is enterprise solutions to poverty. Eric is actively engaged in consulting and investing across Africa. In 2010, Eric was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

 

Eric Kacou is currently completing a Mason Fellowship in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to this fellowship, Eric served as Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness consultancy focused on emerging markets. An expert in postconflict economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, an initiative sponsored by President Paul Kagame. The RNIC is credited with helping Rwanda revitalize its economy, fostering the renaissance of the country’s private sector, and fueling the growth of the country’s main exports.

 

At OTF Group, Eric served leaders of a dozen developing countries and consulted with international development partners.

 

Prior to joining the OTF Group, Eric worked a strategy consultant with Monitor Company in Toronto and Paris advising Fortune 500 executives. Eric earned his MBA at the Wharton School.

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