Category Archives: BoP (Bottom of the Pyramid)

Grassroots Innovation | Lighting people’s lives with Kiran solar lamp

The Riau Islands, a string of more than 3,000 islands between Sumatra and Kalimantan, remains a relatively untouched part of Indonesia, where residents still follow a very traditional way of life. The province is also the main area of activity … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | The dichotomy of societies and their choices at different economic development stages

Same mode of transport, oceans apart, similar purpose, different meanings. I find it fascinating that in the developed world the movement to go green is essentially going back to where emerging economies are. Take the bicycle for example… in emerging … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Exela … Continue reading

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Severn Callis-Suzuki: The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes in 1992

Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO, The Environmental Children Organization. We’re a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference. Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg, and me. We’ve raised all the money to come … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots to explain India's business success

We all know that together with China, India is on a meteoric ascent. And there is a plethora of books that attempt to explain the reason why the world’s two biggest countries are giants on the move, and it’s merely … Continue reading

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