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  • Rob Katz

    Rural Innovations Network and “Technology Outwards”

    Thanksto Jamais Cascio and his excellent World Changing weblog, I recently learned about India?sRural Innovations Network (RIN).RIN is a non-profit organization that functions as ?part business incubator,part fabrication and market research facility;? through partnerships...

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  • John Paul

    Job Creation to Eliminate Poverty

    Kurt Hoffman of the Shell Foundation wrote an interesting piece for the Guardian today that comments on one of the main conundrums facing current poverty reduction efforts: that job creation offers the best chance for poor people to escape poverty permanently, but the development community...

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  • Rob Katz

    Bush Won’t Double Aid for Africa

    In today’s New York Times, Elizabeth Becker and David Sangerreport that President Bush refuses to deviate from his administration’s policynot to increase aid for Africa, despite strong supportfor such a proposal from US allies including Great Britain.? Thus, in the run-up to the...

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  • An Alternative to Extremist Ideology and Terrorism

    Q. How can business strategy that you describe here provide an alternative to extremist ideology and terrorism?The leaders of terrorist organizations are, more often than not, driven by extremist ideologies. Militant Islam, for example, weaves together fundamentalist religious beliefs, moral...

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  • Al Hammond

    Big Thoughts on How to Reach the BOP

    My colleague and first mentor in BOP business strategies, Stuart L. Hart, is one of the world?s authorities on the implications of sustainable development for business strategy. Stu is S.C. Johnson Professor of Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell?s Johnson Graduate School of Management,...

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  • Generating the Industries of Tomorrow

    Q. So you really think this whole movement is going to drive itself?Yes. Eventually, the spoils will go to those who figure out how to do it. And if those who figure out how to do it come from the developing world, then those are the companies that are going to be the companies of the future.?...

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  • Al Hammond

    New energy options for the BOP ?

    I’m struck by the seeming convergence of a number of new options for providing/generating energy in rural BOP areas. Wind-up radios and pedal-power water pumps are already succeeding commercially in Africa. Photovoltaic packages look promising for powering cell phone and other mobile device...

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  • The Feasibility of a Business Shift towards Sustainable Global Enterprises

    Q. Are you optimistic that a real, widespread shift to sustainable global enterprise is feasible in today?s world, given the challenges inherent in political realities and the resistance prevalent in many corporate cultures?Those companies are there, the rigid, routine culture is there....

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