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The Resource A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula

A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula

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A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability
Title
A fistful of rice
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my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability
Statement of responsibility
Vikram Akula
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance, small loans to impoverished individuals, initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed with the author's creation of SKS Microfinance. In this work, he reveals how he pieced together the best of both philanthropy and (to his surprise) capitalism to help millions of India's poor transition from paupers to customers to business owners. His story shows how traditional business principles can be brought to bear on global problems in new ways. This book offers not only inspiration but also lessons for anyone seeking to transform tenacity, creativity, and innovation into potent tools for fighting even the most seemingly intractable human burdens
Summary
Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance, small loans to impoverished individuals, initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed with the author's creation of SKS Microfinance. In this work, he reveals how he pieced together the best of both philanthropy and (to his surprise) capitalism to help millions of India's poor transition from paupers to customers to business owners. His story shows how traditional business principles can be brought to bear on global problems in new ways. This book offers not only inspiration but also lessons for anyone seeking to transform tenacity, creativity, andinnovation into potent tools for fighting even the most seemingly intractable human burdens
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377556
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DLC
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Akula, Vikram
Dewey number
  • 332
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HG178.33.I4
LC item number
A48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Akula, Vikram
  • Microfinance
  • Poverty
Target audience
adult
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my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability
Label
A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Am I not poor, too?" -- Putting the last first -- The story of my experiments with Grameen -- Rangoli powder and handfuls of seeds -- The McDonald's of microfinance -- Goat economics -- Google territory
Control code
18862419
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781422131176
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn406118117
  • (OCoLC)406118117
Label
A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability, Vikram Akula
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Am I not poor, too?" -- Putting the last first -- The story of my experiments with Grameen -- Rangoli powder and handfuls of seeds -- The McDonald's of microfinance -- Goat economics -- Google territory
Control code
18862419
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781422131176
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn406118117
  • (OCoLC)406118117

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