The Business Solution to Poverty

Editor/Author Polak, Paul and Warwick, Mal
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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ISBN: 978-1-60994-077-5
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Business
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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This title offers a unique perspective showing why business is better equipped to eradicate world poverty than nonprofits or governments.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: Eight Keys to Ending Poverty
  • PART ONE: Only Business Can End Poverty
  • Preface
  • 1 “The Poor Are Very Different from You and Me”
  • 2 What Is Poverty?
  • 3 What Can Government and Philanthropy Do?
  • 4 Why Business Is Best Equipped to Fight Global Poverty
  • PART TWO: Zero-Based Design and the Bottom Billions
  • Preface
  • 5 What to Do Before You Launch Your Business
  • 6 The Ruthless Pursuit of Affordability
  • 7 Zero-Based Design in Practice: Low-Cost Drip Irrigation
  • 8 Design for the Market
  • 9 Zero-Based Design in Practice: A Cautionary Tale
  • 10 Design for Scale
  • 11 Zero-Based Design in Practice: Safe Drinking Water for Small Villages
  • 12 Design for Delivery the Last 500 Feet
  • 13 Building a Mission-Driven Global Business
  • PART THREE: Opportunities Abound
  • Preface
  • 14 It's Your Turn Now
  • Resources: Takeaways
  • Resources: What We Say to Critics
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Discussion Guide