A review on muhammadyunus.org

May 24, 2008

A Review from muhammadyunus.org:

In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families. But Yunus remained unsatisfied. Much more could be done, he believed, if the dynamics of capitalism could be applied to humanity’s greatest challenges.

Now, in Creating a World Without Poverty, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of social business––a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from poverty and pollution to inadequate health care and lack of education. This book describes how Yunus––in partnership with some of the world’s most visionary business leaders––has launched the world’s first purposely designed social businesses. From collaborating with Danone to produce affordable, nutritious yogurt for malnourished children in Bangladesh to building eyecare hospitals that will save thousands of poor people from blindness, Creating a World Without Poverty offers a glimpse of the amazing future Yunus forecasts for a planet transformed by thousands of social businesses. Yunus’s “Next Big Idea” offers a pioneering model for nothing less than a new, more humane form of capitalism.

“ By giving poor people the power to help themselves, Dr. Yunus has offered them something far more valuable than a plate of food––security in its most fundamental form.”

––Former President Jimmy Carter

“ Muhammad Yunus is a practical visionary who has improved the lives of millions of people in his native Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world.” ––Los Angeles Times

“ [Yunus’s] ideas have already had a great impact on the Third World, and…hearing his appeal for a ‘poverty-free world’ from the source itself can be as stirring as that all-American myth of bootstrap success.” ––The Washington Post

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Yunus Goes Beyond `Microloans’; Grisham, King’s Big Print Runs
Bloomberg – USA
7 (Bloomberg) — In 1976, Bangladeshi banker Muhammad Yunus took $27 from his own pocket and loaned it to a group of bamboo-stool makers to help them buy …
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Thursday’s Talk Shows
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
7 and 11 pm KCET 90749, 48497 Charlie Rose Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank. (N) 11:30 pm KCET 209045 Late Show With David …
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The Man Who Is Creating a World Without Poverty
The Santa Barbara Independent – Santa Barbara,CA,USA
By Richard Appelbaum Muhammad Yunus is the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize or his path-breaking work in bringing microcredit (tiny loans for small …
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A different approach to philanthropy
Daily O’Collegian – Stillwater,OK,USA
Nobel Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus helped me to put things in perspective. According to the Nobel Foundation, Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank were the …
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Literary Calendar 1/13
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
Thursday: “Creating a World Without Poverty,” Muhammad Yunus. 2 pm Friday: “The Kept Man,” Jami Attenberg. Saturday: “Digital Dharma: A User’s Guide to …
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Nobel laureate urges creation of more socially responsible businesses
Houston Chronicle – United States
By JENALIA MORENO Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus founded a bank that has helped 7.5 million beggars and borrowers escape abject poverty in his …
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate spreads message of aiding the poor to …
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has partnered with Whole Foods to fight third-world poverty. By Patrick George Muhammad Yunus has been …
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Plenty of demand in the United States for ‘social businesses’ that …
Houston Chronicle – United States
But Grameen’s founder, economist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, proposed a new narrative ­ this one for Americans ­ at the World Affairs …
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From poets to politicians, a great week for author readings
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (Muhammad Yunus). Three local black poets (Colleen J. McElroy, Gloria Burgess, Lauri Conner). A humor writer for “Saturday …
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Business Books: Banker to poor goes beyond microlending
Reuters – USA
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel prize for inspiring a global microfinance movement, is now pioneering an …
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Nobel Peace Prize winner visits Santa Barbara
KSBY – San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
Muhammad Yunus hosted a lecture Wednesday evening. The Bangladesh native is on a mission to wipe poverty off the face of the earth. …
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‘Banker to the poor’ finds way to branch out
Boston Globe – United States
Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel prize for inspiring a global microfinance movement, is now pioneering an idea he calls “social business” as a way to fight …
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Success that takes society into account
The Times – Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus founded a bank that has helped 7.5 million beggars and borrowers escape abject poverty in his native Bangladesh. …
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Creating a World Without Poverty
Chicago Public Radio – Chicago,IL,USA
But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. As founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program …
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Business.view Unreasonable people power
Economist – UK
Social entrepreneurs now have a reputation for being able to deliver, especially since the grand-daddy of social entrepreneurship, Muhammad Yunus, …
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Muhammad Yunus
Forbes – NY,USA
The process of imagining a future world of our liking is a major missing element in our education system. We prepare our students for jobs and careers, …
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Davos 2008: Bill Gates’ Creative Capitalism and Muhammad Yunus …
Huffington Post – New York,NY,USA
These words have been stated time and again by Professor Muhammad Yunus’, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and they are put forth in his latest book, …
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Nobel Prize winner banker to poor
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
WASHINGTON–Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel prize for inspiring a global microfinance movement, is now pioneering an idea he calls “social business” as a way …
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Who’s the host with the most?
StarPhoenix – Saskatoon,Saskatchewan,Canada
The Colbert Report recently featured the irascible host grilling Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus over the perceived shortcomings of micro-credit, …
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Doing Good Business
TIME – USA
Muhammad Yunus, the microfinancier who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for helping prove that making tiny loans to poor people can be profitable, …
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Free market beats free food in fight against poverty
Scotsman – United Kingdom
But in Creating A World Without Poverty, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus argues convincingly that social business is an achievable way of exploiting …
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Yunus calls people ‘bottom line of social business’
Earth & Sky – Austin,TX,USA
Economist Muhammad Yunus is on a mission to promote a new type of business for the 21st century. A social business – according to Yunus’ definition …
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Muhammad Yunus on a 21st century business model
Earth & Sky – Austin,TX,USA
Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus is convinced that global poverty can be overcome. He spoke with Earth & Sky about what he calls a “social business” …
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Davos: Par Deux
CSRwire.com (press release) – USA
Bill Gates made a public plea for more “compassionate capitalism” and Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize winner) gave us the phrase “social business”. …
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Lessons from Davos: Gates’ Creative Capitalism can also Work at …
Huffington Post – New York,NY,USA
The fact is that where “Creative Capitalism” or Social Business, as Clinton’s friend, Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi professor he nominated for the 2006 …
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