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  • Hammond vs. Karnani: Debating “Romanticizing the Poor” Part 1

    Editor’s note: In December, Professor Aneel Karnani published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled, "Romanticizing the Poor."? At the time, we posted about it here on NextBillion.net and suggested that our review of the article would be forthcoming; it has...

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  • Are the Poor Really Entrepreneurial?

    Last month, Aneel Karnani wrote in the Stanford Social Innovation Review an article entitled, "Romanticizing the Poor."? In it, he states, "...romanticized views of BoP people as value-conscious consumers and resilient entrepreneurs are not only false, but also harmful." I think a lot of what Karnani says in the article is true ...

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  • 3 Reasons Why Telcos Shouldn’t Abandon the BoP Just Yet

    Are there really enough profits to make telcos want to focus on the bottom of the pyramid?? A new report, released last Monday by the technology market research firm BDA, suggests the answer is no.Before we consider the case closed, let’s take a closer look.? After all,...

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