Picture of the Week 2013-10-17

Designing products that enable poor farmers to boost their income requires a commitment to ruthless affordability and, in many cases, simplicity that will make it possible for them to be manufactured locally. For example, a simple product such as the …

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Picture of the Week 2013-8-9

  Living Goods, a nonprofit organization founded in the USA, manages a network of microentrepreneurs in Uganda who go door-to-door to educate consumers on critical health issues and sell high-impact health products like bed nets, deworming pills, antimalaria treatments, safe …

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Picture of the Week 2013-8-2

One company that has set out on the path described in The Business Solution to Poverty is d.light design, which was conceived in the Stanford course Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability. Solar lanterns like the one pictured here in Tanzania …

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The Next Digital Revolution

If the giants of global business had used some of the basic principles of appropriate technology effectively, Those giants and the companies they formed would have literally transformed business as it is today.

¡Viva la revolución

Five years ago, at the Aspen design summit, I said that 90% of the world’s designers spent all of their time addressing the needs of the richest 10% of the world’s customers. I also said that before I die I …

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