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  • Rob Katz

    Tomorrow’s Company

    What will tomorrow?s companies look like? What impact, if any, will innovation blowback have? PSDBlog?s Michael Jarvis points to a new effort, called Tomorrow?s Global Company, that attempts to arrive at some answers: Now, a UK-based think tank, Tomorrow?s Company, has teamed with...

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  • Ethan Arpi

    Enterprises on the Move

    If I?m not scouring obscure newspapers for BOP related stories, staring aimlessly off into space, clipping my toe nails, or thinking about integrating a word like phallogocentrism into a blog about microfinance, then chances are I?m adding new activities to Nextbillion?s activity...

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    Education, Entrepreneurship
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    academia, World Resources Institute
  • Rob Katz

    BOP Learning Lab India

    The BOP Learning Lab, an on-the-ground research project run through Cornell?s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, will soon have an Indian arm. NextBillion ally Reuben Abraham (photo) reports on his Zoo Station weblog: I have a joint appointment with the Cornell Center for...

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  • Rob Katz

    Commitment to (Private Sector) Development

    How do you determine a country?s commitment to international development?? I wouldn?t know where to start, but thankfully, researchers at the Washington, DC-based Center for Global Development have published an index to help us sort it out.? The Commitment to Development Index, published...

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  • Ethan Arpi

    India’s Amul Dairy Cooperative

    Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times reported that over 100,000 cooperatives have been formed in Venezuela in the last year, forming ?the centerpiece of President Hugo Chavez’s new socialist model to create jobs and redistribute this oil-rich country’s wealth.? By providing tax...

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    academia, World Resources Institute
  • Al Hammond

    Response to “Mirage at the Bottom of the Pyramid”

    Dr. Aneel Karnani has posted a critique of Professor Prahalad?s book, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid and its thesis?as Karnani describes it?that multi-nationals will enrich themselves and the poor by participating in the base of the pyramid (BOP) market. Karnani describes this...

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  • Derek Newberry

    Rising Ventures: Linax As the Anti-Body Shop

    Continuing discussions of “eco-chic,” I’m turning this week to another Brazilian company, Linax, that works with perfume and oil ingredients. Of course the concept of sustainable cosmetics is hardly original, but the sector deserves a little good news after having been ravaged by...

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  • Derek Newberry

    PEOPLink Ensures Cash Remittances Will Go ?ParaMiPueblo(.com)?

    Is it my imagination or are targeted remittances the next leap in private sector-led development? Enterprises large and small like SMART Communications and FirstMile Solutions have considered implementing programs to tap into this over $170 billion a year industry. But one local NGO, PEOPLink,...

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