Business as usual won’t end poverty

By Mal Warwick Business as usual won’t cut it. Nor will a traditional company reformed by adopting CSR as a guide to its business policies and practices. Private sector enterprises can’t succeed in ending poverty unless they recognize vision, leadership, …

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The business case for ending poverty

By Mal Warwick You may feel, as I do, that poverty is humankind’s greatest shame. But there are numerous practical considerations, too: the horrendous waste of human talent; the prospect that the end of wide-scale poverty might lower the level …

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How to end poverty

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick’s award-winning book, The Business Solution to Poverty, highlights 20 “takeaways” that encapsulate much of the book’s essence. Today we’re featuring the first of those takeaways. Future posts will include others.  We believe there is one …

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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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Business Can Feed the Hungry

By Amy Alexander for Investors Business Daily At Thanksgiving, Americans are challenged: Feed the hungry. Clothe the poor. The best way to do it? Capitalism, say Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, authors of “The Business Solution to Poverty.” “The endless possibilities that can …

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A Frontier Economy for Adventurous MBAs

An interview with Paul Polak By Lauren Everitt If extreme entrepreneurship were a sport, Paul Polak would be at the top of his game. From turning Somali entrepreneurs into millionaires (by in-country standards) with a lucrative donkey cart enterprise to creating …

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