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Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism

Author: Muhammad Yunus; Karl Weber
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2009.
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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world--and he tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them enormous potential for positive change. But traditional capitalism cannot solve problems like  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muhammad Yunus; Karl Weber
ISBN: 9781586486679 1586486675
OCLC Number: 209638602
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : starting with a handshake --
The promise of social business --
A new kind of business --
Social business : what it is and what it is not --
The Grameen experiment --
The microcredit revolution --
From microcredit to social business --
The battle against poverty : Bangladesh and beyond --
God is in the details --
One cup of yogurt a a time --
A world without poverty --
Broadening the marketplace --
Information technology, globalization, and a transformed world --
Hazards of prosperity --
Putting poverty in museums --
Epilogue: "Poverty is a threat to peace"--the Nobel Prize lecture.
Responsibility: Muhammad Yunus with Karl Weber.

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In this newly updated national bestseller, Nobel Peace Prize--winner Muhammad Yunus outlines his vision of a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more  Read more...

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A"An inspiring volume, full of practical information for people who are motivated to try out his ideas.A" Business Week

 
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