The myth of ending 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 feature the second of those takeaways. Future posts will include others.  Conventional approaches to end poverty have …

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Are small projects worthwhile?

By Mal Warwick In The Business Solution to Poverty, Paul Polak and I advocate the “Don’t Bother Trilogy,” which reads as follows: a)    If you haven’t talked to at least 100 customers in some depth before you start [your venture], …

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“Technology can fix India’s problems”

By Vivek Wadhwa The following article was first published on May 12, 2014, in the Washington Post. Though we don’t share the author’s unalloyed optimism about the potential of technology, we’re reprinting the piece here as it represents an important emerging …

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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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