The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

by Paul Polak

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482942200
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Polak, widely considered the father of market-based solutions to poverty, is founder and CEO of Windhorse International, a for-profit social venture launching new businesses to serve the poor and the latest of three organizations he has founded. He is the winner of numerous awards, including being named one of The Atlantic’s 27 “Brave Thinkers” in 2009.
Mal Warwick, former chairman of Social Venture Network and a co-founder of Business for Social Responsibility, is founder and chairman of Mal Warwick | Donordigital, a fundraising agency serving nonprofits nationwide. He is one of three partners in One World Futbol Project LLC

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction--Eight Keys to Ending Poverty
PART ONE: ONLY BUSINESS CAN END POVERTY
Chapter 1--“The Poor Are Very Different From You and Me”
Chapter 2--What Is “Poverty?”
Chapter 3--What Can Government and Philanthropy Do?
Chapter 4--Why Business Is Best Equipped to Fight Global Poverty
PART TWO: ZERO-BASED DESIGN AND THE BOTTOM BILLIONS
Chapter 5--What to Do Before You Launch Your Business
Chapter 6--The Ruthless Pursuit of Affordability
Chapter 7--Zero-Based Design in Practice: Low-Cost Drip Irrigation
Chapter 8--Design for The Market
Chapter 9--Zero-Based Design in Practice: A Cautionary Tale
Chapter 10--Design for Scale
Chapter 11--Zero-Based Design in Practice: Safe Drinking Water for Small Villages
Chapter 12--Design for Delivery the Last 500 Feet
Chapter 13--Building a Mission-Driven Global Business
PART THREE: OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND
Chapter 14--It's Your Turn Now
Takeaways
What We Say to Critics
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors
Discussion Guide

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