Video of Google Hangout on BOP design

Yesterday Business Solution to Poverty co-author Mal Warwick joined Zahid Torres-Rahman of Business Fights Poverty and Erik Simanis of Cornell University in a one-hour Google Hangout on the topic “The Business Model Behind the Bright Idea.” The emphasis, like that …

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Turning a bright idea into a business

You are invited to join Mal Warwick, co-author of The Business Solution to Poverty, and Erik Simanis, Managing Director, Market Creation Strategies at Cornell University, in a Google Hangout tomorrow, Monday, June 9. The Google Hangout, entitled “The Business Model Behind the …

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Join Mal Warwick on Monday June 9

You are invited to join impact investor Mal Warwick, co-author of The Business Solution to Poverty, and Erik Simanis, Managing Director, Market Creation Strategies at Cornell University, in a Google Hangout on Monday, June 9. The Google Hangout, entitled “The Business Model …

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Google Hangout with Mal Warwick

You are invited to join impact investor Mal Warwick, co-author of The Business Solution to Poverty, and Erik Simanis, Managing Director, Market Creation Strategies at Cornell University, in a Google Hangout on Monday, June 9. The Google Hangout, entitled “The Business …

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Mission? Vision? Values? Forget It.

By Cheryl Heller We’re reprinting the following post because it probes the heart of the question faced by any entrepreneur setting out to design a new business venture: how do you determine what is paramount in the enterprise, and how …

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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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Want innovation? Look beyond Silicon Valley

Today Mal Warwick’s article, “Want innovation? Look beyond Silicon Valley,” was posted on the Virgin Disruptors website, one of Richard Branson’s innumerable efforts to promote entrepreneurialism. Guy Kawasaki moderates the debate, with a team that includes Branson and a handful of …

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Pay-as-you-go technology for the rural poor

“How M-KOPA unlocked pay-as-you-go solar in rural Kenya” is a recent article for the website Gigaom by Katie Fehrenbacher about the growth of a fascinating rural solar business that uses Kenya’s home-grown banking-by-text system, M-PESA. The cost reported in this article (US$0.46 per …

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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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