Creating a World without Poverty
Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
By (author) Muhammad Yunus
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Creating a World without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
Book DescriptionThe winner of the 2006 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 tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. Over 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 inequality and poverty, because it is hampered by a narrow view of human nature in which people are one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including the spiritual, the social and the altruistic. Welcome to the world of social 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" tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social business, including Yunus's own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already under way - and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of every human being.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586484934
(236mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Muhammad Yunus
Orbital Perspective, Hardback (February 2015)
Conveying that what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective at home, embracing partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and more.
Building Social Business, Paperback (June 2011)
The groundbreaking model for promoting good and social equality through business from Nobel Peace Prize- winner Muhammad Yunus
Creating a World without Poverty, Paperback (January 2009)
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 humane world.
Banker to the Poor, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Muhammad Yunus
Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize This autobiography of the world-renowned, visionary economist who came up with a simple but revolutionary solution to end world poverty--micro-credit--has become the classic text for a growing movement
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Author Biography - Muhammad Yunus
About the author: Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and studied economics at Vanderbilt University, USA. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He 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 are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
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