The Resource The Business Solution to Poverty, Polak, Paul

The Business Solution to Poverty, Polak, Paul

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The Business Solution to Poverty
Title
The Business Solution to Poverty
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Polak, Paul
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Right now the number of people living on $2 a day or less is more than the entire population of the world in 1950. These 2.7 billion people are not just the world's greatest challenge-they represent an extraordinary market opportunity. By learning how to serve them ethically and effectively, businesses can earn handsome profits while helping to solve one of the world's most intractable problems. The key is what Paul Polak and Mal Warwick call Zero-Based Design: starting from scratch to create innovative products and services tailored for the very poor, armed with a thorough understanding of what they really want and need and driven by what they call "the ruthless pursuit of affordability."Polak has been doing this work for years, and Warwick has extensive experience in both business and philanthropy. Together, they show how their design principles and vision can enable unapologetic capitalists to supply the very poor with clean drinking water, electricity, irrigation, housing, education, healthcare, and other necessities at a fraction of the usual cost and at profit margins attractive to investors. Promising governmental and philanthropic efforts to end poverty have not reached scale because they lack the incentives of the market to attract massive resources. This book opens an extraordinary opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives that will result not only in vibrant, growing businesses but also a better life for the world's poorest people
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Polak, Paul
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dictionaries
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  • Warwick, Mal
  • O'Reilly Media Company
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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success in business
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The Business Solution to Poverty, Polak, Paul
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https://databases.mvlc.org/connect/oreilly?ID=9781609940775
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
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online
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Made available through: O'Reilly Media Company.
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(CaSebORM)9781609940775
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Business Solution to Poverty, Polak, Paul
Link
https://databases.mvlc.org/connect/oreilly?ID=9781609940775
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(CaSebORM)9781609940775
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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