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The Resource The business solution to poverty : designing products and services for three billion new customers, by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick

The business solution to poverty : designing products and services for three billion new customers, by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick

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The business solution to poverty : designing products and services for three billion new customers
Title
The business solution to poverty
Title remainder
designing products and services for three billion new customers
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick
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Language
eng
Summary
The nearly three billion people living on $2 a day are not just the world?s greatest challenge?they represent an extraordinary market opportunity. The key is what Paul Polak and Mal Warwick call Zero-Based Design: starting from scratch to create innovative products and services tailored for the very poor, armed with a thorough understanding of what they really want and need and driven by what Polak and Warwick call?the ruthless pursuit of affordability.? Polak has been doing this work for years, and Warwick has extensive experience in both business and philanthropy. Together, they show how their design principles and vision can enable unapologetic capitalists to supply the very poor with clean drinking water, electricity, irrigation, housing, education, health care, and other necessities at a fraction of the usual cost and at profit margins comparable to those of businesses in the developed world. Promising governmental and philanthropic efforts to end poverty have not reached scale because they lack the incentives of the market to attract massive resources. This book opens an extraordinary opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives that will result not only in vibrant, growing businesses but also a better life for the world?s poorest people.?One of the most hopeful propositions to come along in a long time. Paul Polak and Mal Warwick?s approach is original, ambitious, and practical?and it just may be the key to reducing the number of people in poverty on a very large scale. Polak and Warwick lay out a practical and systematic way to work on a global scale, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of poor people.??President Bill Clinton
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YDXCP
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Polak, Paul
Dewey number
658.5/038
Index
index present
Language note
This edition in English
LC call number
HC79.P6
LC item number
P6595 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Warwick, Mal
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Poverty
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Industrial management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Industrial management
  • Poverty
  • Social responsibility of business
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The business solution to poverty : designing products and services for three billion new customers, by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: eight keys to ending poverty -- Only business can end poverty -- "The poor are very different from you and me" -- What is poverty? -- What can government and philanthropy do? -- Why business is best equipped to fight global poverty -- Zero-based design and the bottom billions -- What to do before you launch your business -- The ruthless pursuit of affordability -- Zero-based design in practice : low-cost drip irrigation -- Design for the market -- Zero-based design in practice : a cautionary tale -- Design for scale -- Zero-based design in practice: safe drinking water for small villages -- Design for delivery the last 500 feet -- Building a mission-driven global business -- Opportunities abound -- It's your turn now -- Resources : takeaways and what we say to critics -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
851430575
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299687080
Lccn
2013015980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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39175bf7-f84d-4f66-a460-9c67b5d67a50
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851430575
Label
The business solution to poverty : designing products and services for three billion new customers, by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: eight keys to ending poverty -- Only business can end poverty -- "The poor are very different from you and me" -- What is poverty? -- What can government and philanthropy do? -- Why business is best equipped to fight global poverty -- Zero-based design and the bottom billions -- What to do before you launch your business -- The ruthless pursuit of affordability -- Zero-based design in practice : low-cost drip irrigation -- Design for the market -- Zero-based design in practice : a cautionary tale -- Design for scale -- Zero-based design in practice: safe drinking water for small villages -- Design for delivery the last 500 feet -- Building a mission-driven global business -- Opportunities abound -- It's your turn now -- Resources : takeaways and what we say to critics -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
851430575
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299687080
Lccn
2013015980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
39175bf7-f84d-4f66-a460-9c67b5d67a50
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851430575

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