Building Social Business

The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100096125
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481569606
Narrator/s: Ray Porter
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Description

Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his world-changing efforts, here develops his revolutionary new concept that promises to redeem the failed promise of free enterprise: social business. Designed to fill the gap between profit-making and human needs, social business applies entrepreneurial thinking to problems like poverty, hunger, pollution, and disease, creating self-supporting enterprises that create jobs and generate economic growth even as they make the world a better place. Partnering with some of the world's greatest corporations, Yunus and his Grameen Bank have already launched several social businesses that are addressing challenges like malnutrition, lack of potable water, and endemic illness in Yunus' homeland of Bangladesh, while other organizations around the world are developing their own experiments in social business. In this book, Yunus traces the development of the social business idea and explains its lessons for entrepreneurs, social activists, and policy makers, and offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own.

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Author(s): Muhammad Yunus
Original Publish Date: May 11, 2010

Professional reviews

"Ray Porter authoritatively narrates the story of how microloans revitalized money-lending practices and female-owned businesses in Bangladesh. Porter also conveys the earnestness of Muhammad Yunus's journey from small-scale interventions in his village as a community money lender to renown as a Nobel Peace Prize winner. In places, the listener may feel the narration grows slightly plodding, an effect of the repetitive sentence rhythm. But this delivery style may be suited to the complexity of the text, which is a mixture of biographical, economic, and historical data. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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