Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

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Portfolio #ad - Janah and her team go into the world’s poorest regions—from refugee camps in Kenya to the Mississippi Delta in Arkansas—and train people to do digital work for companies like Google, Walmart, and Microsoft. Give work, and you create infinite possibilities. We can end extreme poverty in our lifetimes.

She shares poignant stories of people who have benefited from Samasource’s work, and offers a blueprint to fight poverty with an evidence-based, where and why it hasn’t worked, economically sustainable model. In give work, steady, leila janah offers a much-needed solution to solving poverty: incentivize everyone from entrepreneurs to big companies to give dignified, fair-wage work to low-income people.

Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time #ad - Give work, and you give people the freedom to choose how to develop their own communities. We need a better solution. Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty. Leila shows how it’s possible to build a successful business that lifts people out of poverty—not by giving them money but by giving them work.

Her social business, samasource, connects people living below the poverty line—on roughly $2 a day—to digital work for major tech companies. An audacious, inspiring, and practical book. It’s required reading for anyone who’s passionate about solving real problems.

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Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

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PublicAffairs #ad - The inspirational story of how nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit, founded the Grameen Bank, and transformed the fortunes of millions of poor people around the world. The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is the moving story of someone who dreamed of changing the world -- and did.

Muhammad yunus was a professor of economics in Bangladesh, who realized that the most impoverished members of his community were systematically neglected by the banking system -- no one would loan them any money. Outside of bangladesh, micro-lending programs inspired by Grameen have blossomed, and serve hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty #ad - Ninety-seven percent of its clients are women, and repayment rates are over 90 percent. He founded grameen bank based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, and it now provides $24 billion of micro-loans to more than nine million families. PublicAffairs. Yunus conceived of a new form of banking -- microcredit -- that would offer very small loans to the poorest people without collateral, and teach them how to manage and use their loans to create successful small businesses.

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Social Capital and Poor Communities Ford Foundation Series on Asset Building

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Russell Sage Foundation #ad - A volume in the ford Foundation Series on Asset Building PublicAffairs. For example, community-based groups often become platforms for leaders hoping to run for local office. Social capital and poor communities examines civic initiatives that have built affordable housing, fostered small businesses, promoted neighborhood safety, and increased political participation.

As the contributors make clear, this task is neither automatic nor easy. Social capital and poor communities convincingly demonstrates why building social capital is so important in enabling the poor to seek greater access to financial resources and public services. At the core of each initiative lie local institutions—church congregations, parent-teacher groups, tenant associations, and community improvement alliances.

Social Capital and Poor Communities Ford Foundation Series on Asset Building #ad - The contributors explore how such groups build networks of leaders and followers and how the social power they cultivate can be successfully transferred from smaller goals to broader political advocacy. Social capital and poor communities shows the significant achievements that can be made through collective strategies, which empower the poor to become active partners in revitalizing their neighborhoods.

The impressive evidence in this volume offers valuable insights into how goal formation, leadership, and cooperation can be effectively cultivated, resulting in a remarkable force for change and a rich public life even for those communities mired in seemingly hopeless poverty. Used book in Good Condition.

Trust and cooperation among residents and local organizations such as churches, and unions form the basis of social capital, small businesses, which provides access to resources that would otherwise be out of reach to poor families. Church-based groups and interfaith organizations can lobby for affordable housing, job training programs, and school improvement.

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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

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Ecco #ad - He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities SHOFCO. Used book in Good Condition. With a foreword by Nicholas Kristof. This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, and Jessica Posner from Denver, the largest slum in Africa, Colorado.

Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. Find me unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. Then in 2007, wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO.

Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum #ad - But jessica and kennedy are just getting started—they have expanded their model to connect essential services like health care, clean water, and economic empowerment programs. When an american volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community.

They’ve opened an identical project in Mathare, Kenya’s second largest slum, and intend to expand their remarkably successful program for change. Ultimately this is a love story about a fight against poverty and hopelessness, the transformation made possible by a true love, and the power of young people to have a deep impact on the world.

PublicAffairs. Jess and kennedy founded kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls, bright blue building, a large, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place.

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The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

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Rodale Books #ad - That the sweater had made its trek all the way to rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions—and inaction—touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters—women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds.

Eleven years later in africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives.

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World #ad - The blue sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. Rodale Press. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.

PublicAffairs. It all started back home in virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill.

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A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

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PublicAffairs 2724677517446 #ad - They are bringing solar energy to millions of homes in bangladesh; turning thousands of unemployed young people into entrepreneurs through equity investments; financing female-owned businesses in cities across the United States; bringing mobility, shelter, and other services to the rural poor in France; and creating a global support network to help young entrepreneurs launch their start-ups.

Used book in Good Condition. He explains how global companies like mccain, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, Renault, Essilor, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations.

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions #ad - Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest. Rodale Press.

And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of. Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. A winner of the nobel peace prize and bestselling author of banker to the poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics.

In a world of three zeros, yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire.

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Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

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PublicAffairs #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Muhammad yunus, won the 2006 nobel peace prize, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business. The social business model has been adopted by corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across the globe.

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs #ad - In building social business, yunus shows how social business can be put into practice and explains why it holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise. PublicAffairs. Its goal is to create self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth as they produce goods and services to fulfill human needs.

Rodale Press. PublicAffairs. The nobel peace prize winner and bestselling author shows how entrepreneurial spirit and business smarts can be harnessed to create sustainable businesses that can solve the world's biggest problems.

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The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. #ad - Rodale Press. Used book in Good Condition. The book, an incisive and sometimes entertaining look at the back corridors of government, draws upon real-life regulatory episodes that illustrate the power and reach of the rule-making establishment in Washington. PublicAffairs. PublicAffairs. It's the first examination of the regulatory world, and the entities that interact with it, that is both accessible and indispensable to undergraduate, and law students, business, graduate, as well as regulatory practitioners and political junkies alike.

The regulators is a fresh look at how the regulatory system works in Washington and how it affects the life of every American. Used book in Good Condition.

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Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? how can we make the whole process easier? In this seminal book on the topic, explains why help is often not helpful, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful.

Used book in Good Condition. PublicAffairs. Isbn13: 9781605098562. Rodale Press. Schein helps us navigate that moment so we avoid potential pitfalls, mitigate power imbalances, and establish a solid foundation of trust. Using examples from many types of relationships—doctors and patients, husbands and wives—Ed Schein offers a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, consultants and clients, mutually satisfying helping relationships.

Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The moment of asking for and offering help is a delicate and complex one, fraught with inequities and ambiguities. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. He identifies three roles a helper can play, explaining which one is nearly always the best starting point if we are to provide truly effective help.

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Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion Bk Business

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Venkataswamy better known as Dr. It reveals the power of a model that integrates innovation with empathy, service with business principles,  and inner change with outer transformation. Its model is emulated by organizations everywhere from Rwanda to San Francisco. It shows how choices that seem naïve or unworkable, can, when executed with wisdom and integrity, yield powerful results - results that light the eyes of millions PublicAffairs.

Drawing inspiration from spirituality, and of all things, fast food franchises, Dr. V and his  team which now includes 21 ophthalmologists across three generations of his family have created a global phenomenon. V chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. Millions are treated for free, yet the organization remains stunningly self-reliant.

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Serving everyone from penniless farmers to the president, it delivers world-class outcomes at a hundredth of what similar services cost providers in advanced nations. Isbn13: 9781605098562. Rodale Press.

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Images of Organization

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781605098562. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. Gareth morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice.

PublicAffairs. The book is based on a very simple premise-that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. PublicAffairs. Rodale Press. Used book in Good Condition.

Images of Organization #ad - Condition: New. Sage publications CA. Used book in Good Condition.

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