Will Google take the lead in ending world poverty?

Recently Paul Polak wrote open letter to Google CEO Larry Page. Paul called for the company to spearhead an intensive, 15-year-long effort to build a network of businesses serving 100 million $2-a-day customers in one region or country, employing Google technology as infrastructure …

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An Open Letter to Larry Page

Dear Larry, In your recent conversation with Charlie Rose at TED, you said you’d rather hand over your cash to Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City) instead of donating it to a philanthropic organization.  I understand the sentiment. The nonprofit …

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Paul Polak on Learning from Mistakes

Here is a short video clip from Paul’s keynote presentation at the annual conference of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), sponsored by The Lemelson Foundation. Click on the headline above to view the video.  

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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Book award!

We are proud to announce that The Business Solution to Poverty by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick has won a Gold Award in the seventh annual Axiom Business Book Awards. The Axiom awards are given by Independent Publisher, an online magazine with …

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“How did you two guys get together?”

By Mal Warwick The query in the title is one of the questions I’ve encountered most frequently over the past several months as Paul Polak and I have been promoting The Business Solution to Poverty around the country. So, to …

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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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Starred Review in Publishers Weekly

This inspiring manifesto from Windhorse International CEO Polak (Out of Poverty) and entrepreneur Warwick (Fundraising When Money Is Tight) features a comprehensive roadmap for executives and entrepreneurs who wish to address the needs of the “bottom billions” who live on …

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How to solve India’s poverty crisis

By Paul Polak and Mal Warwick Economic debate swirls around the question of how to end poverty, and no wonder: today there are still 2.7 billion people living on $2 a day or less. How should a nation that contains …

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