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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Muhammad Yunus Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Over the last few decades, free markets have swept the globe and brought positive change. Nevertheless, traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including spiritual, social, and altruistic.

Welcome to the world of social business, where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World without Poverty tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social businesses, including Yunus own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in an economic and social revolution that is already underway and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of every human being.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The influential economist and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world.” 

    Bookseller (UK)

  • “Muhammad Yunus argues convincingly that social business is an achievable way of exploiting capitalism to help the poor. Yunus moves the debate beyond the tired argument that the rich should simply donate to those less privileged, and demonstrates that the free market can in fact be used to the advantage of the less well off...This book is a must-read for policymakers or philanthropists, and its conversational style and straightforward logic also make it appealing to the layperson.”

    Scotland on Sunday

  • “In this excellent work of popular economics, he tells the story of how he came to the idea and the impressive results it has generated.”

    Winnipeg Free Press

  • “Infused with entrepreneurial spirit and the excitement of a worthy challenge, this book is the opposite of pessimistic recitals of intractable poverty's horrors.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of a Nautilus Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim | 2/16/2014

    " Inspiring and full of good ideas - his Nobel Speech is included in the epilogue, which sums up his work and beliefs quite nicely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mylinda | 2/15/2014

    " Found this book to be very inspiring. It is amazing what he has done. Gives hope that it can be done elsewhere if people approach the solutions with the right attitude. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Paula | 2/12/2014

    " Great concept. Love the meat of the book, but OY! pedestrian writing. Such a good idea should have a better representative (Yunus didn't write it....)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Hess | 2/8/2014

    " Very inspiring- microcredit and social business. Audio has mistakes though. "

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