Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn’t miss a beat: “It’s ‘Business Adventures,’ by John Brooks, ” he said. “I’ll... Read More | Share
Critics of microcredit and cash transfers as a panacea for poverty have posited that not everyone is a potentially successful entrepreneur; access to economic resources, they say, will therefore just benefit those self-employed individuals who are... Read More | Share
Getting healthcare to India’s poor or remote areas is hardly an easy task. GNRC is trying to do both.
It was founded in 1987 as the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre by Nomal Chandra Borah, a farmer’s son who studied medicine at the Guwahati... Read More | Share
Kill the mosquito and you kill the disease. That is the usual approach to controlling malaria. And if done properly, it works. The problem is that the insecticides employed to do the killing destroy lots of other things as well. An old dream of... Read More | Share
When we think of charitable giving, all too often that comes with judgment: We need to help these people because of their failings. The thinking goes that poor people are poor and need help because they are lazy, or ill-educated, or their political... Read More | Share
Bill Gates thinks about common misconceptions for poor countries giving his own views on their future, why he is optimistic about developing nations.
Poor countries are not doomed to stay poor!
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