The Guardian reports on SunWater

In an article entitled “Cleantech in the developing world: from solar power to refrigeration” in theguardian.com, Kristine A. Wong refers to the new technology at the core of Paul Polak’s company, SunWater, as a dramatically cheaper alternative to diesel engines and …

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Innovation in Africa

Recently Mal Warwick posted an article here highlighting the widespread innovation in sub-Saharan Africa (“Who are the innovators?” May 10, 2014).  In the same vein, a South African technology writer named Toby Shapshak (pictured at right) recently delivered a TED …

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Who are the innovators?

By Mal Warwick Innovation is alive and well among entrepreneurs – but not so much where you’d expect. Take Silicon Valley, for example – a place long considered virtually synonymous with innovation. Twelve companies originating from that hotbed of invention …

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Paul and Mal are on the road

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, coauthors of The Business Solution to Poverty, are attending the annual conference of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), in San Jose, California. On March 20, they delivered the keynote to a pre-conference …

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And the winner is . . .

Rob Lavoie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has won the Net Impact $5,000 Business Solution to Poverty Challenge. His entry was the unanimous choice of the three judges, Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, coauthors of The Business Solution to Poverty, and …

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Eyeglasses for the world

By Paul Polak and Mal Warwick On January 2 this year, The Guardian revealed that a German physics teacher had been inspired by Paul’s book, Out of Poverty, to produce $1 eyeglasses and market them in Rwanda.   Martin Aufmuth, …

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The Design Revolution is underway

By Mal Warwick A lengthy article in yesterday’s New York Times (“Solving Problems For Real World, Using Design“) called attention to the sea change underway in the field of design.  Not so very long ago, designers trained for specialization in a …

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Winter Newsletter

For the latest news about Spring Health and SunWater, two of the companies Paul is building to combat poverty on a global scale — plus a handy guide to some of the many articles that have appeared about The Business …

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Sun-Powered Irrigation

By Jack Keller, P.E., Paul Polak, Paul Storaci, and Robert Yoder A note from Paul Polak: This is the last paper my dear friend and soul brother, Jack Keller, wrote, He died recently at the age of 85 at an …

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