You can hear me now: how microloans and cell phones are connecting the world's poor to the global economy

By: Sullivan, Nicholas P
Publisher: New Delhi Wiley India Pvt. Ltd 2007Description: xxxvii, 232ISBN: 9788126511945Subject(s): Technology and development | Global economyDDC classification: 384.535091724 Summary: Bangladeshi villagers sharing cell phones helped build what is now a thriving company with more than 200 million in annual profits. But what is the lesson for the rest of the world? This is a question author Nicholas P. Sullivan addresses in his tale of a new kind of entrepreneur, Iqbal Quadir, the visionary and catalyst behind the creation of GrameenPhone in Bangladesh. GrameenPhone-a partnership between Norway's Telenor and Grameen Bank, co-winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize-defines a new approach to building business opportunities in the developing world. You Can Hear Me Now offers a compelling account of what Sullivan calls the external combustion engine-a combination of forces that is sparking economic growth and lifting people out of poverty in countries long dominated by aid-dependent governments. The engine comprises three forces: information technology, imported by native entrepreneurs trained in the West, backed by foreign investors.
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Bangladeshi villagers sharing cell phones helped build what is now a thriving company with more than 200 million in annual profits. But what is the lesson for the rest of the world? This is a question author Nicholas P. Sullivan addresses in his tale of a new kind of entrepreneur, Iqbal Quadir, the visionary and catalyst behind the creation of GrameenPhone in Bangladesh. GrameenPhone-a partnership between Norway's Telenor and Grameen Bank, co-winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize-defines a new approach to building business opportunities in the developing world. You Can Hear Me Now offers a compelling account of what Sullivan calls the external combustion engine-a combination of forces that is sparking economic growth and lifting people out of poverty in countries long dominated by aid-dependent governments. The engine comprises three forces: information technology, imported by native entrepreneurs trained in the West, backed by foreign investors.

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