Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Anyways, me and Mr. Yunus are best friends because once he spoke at the library in Salt Lake City, and when I heard about it I drove down and sat shyly on the back row of the auditorium and clapped really hard for him. Then after it was all over, I saw him just kind of hanging out all alone on the stage, and thought, "Maybe I could go and meet him and we could be best friends!" So ...more
Really cool book. Yunus won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of work. He is an academic who roles up his sleeves and produces something practical. His book should be embraced by Christians, conservatives, liberals, libertarians, and Dave Ramsey.
The importance of open access to resources is indispensable. Hence, I agree with Muhammad Yunus that the current financial system has inevitably, and is successful in sidelining the neediest, which eventually gives birth to the need to establish alternative institutions that work on social benefits as the underlying ...more
Yah, Pak Yunus dengan sangat rendah hati telah mengubah dirinya dan lingkungan akademisnya untuk mau menjadi mahasiswa di ...more
This weekend I attended the Bottom Billions | Bottom Line Conference hosted by Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Integrity in Business. The event served as a convergence zone between business, nonprofit organizations, and the academy seeking to better understand ways that business can help alleviate world poverty.
Of the many interesting subjects discussed at the conference, the topic of microfinance seemed to continuously echo through my head. For those unfamiliar w ...more
Just an amazing story, how an economics professor from Bangladesh, trained in the U.S., goes back to his country to do "nation-building" and finds enormous untapped potential among the poor. Harnesses a stripped-down, modified version of traditional banking to start a bank that eventually gains a client base of over 2 million people. That's nuts! How do you start anything that big? One person at a time, apparently - that's how he did it. At a certain point the book stops being a life story and s ...more
Forget theories, classrooms, and endless postulating. Acting on a desire to help others will go so much further than all of aggrandized theories and reticent intentions.
Muhammad Yunus changed the world with a simple idea spurned from his moral sense.
Simple goodwill is undervalued.
This is a story of a miraculous work done by Dr Yunus for the upliftment of downtrodden Bangladeshis through his exceptionally creative Grameen Bank which was a path breaking experiment.
The book also gives glimpses of the contemporary rural society of Bangladesh.
A book like this should be read by everyone. I believe, they should put this in school curriculum so as to teach kids about - social-conciousness as a motivational force. As kids, we once always dream about growing up and changing the world for better. Unfortunately, so called practicality and rationality makes us leave all such thoughts and work for ourselves.
This book provides a real-life example of how one man's wish to lift the poorest out of the poverty and that too, not by doing something...more
Second thing i liked in this book is the unapologetic nature of the author in criticizing academicians. Yes, academicians should be able to offer critique on the policies based o ...more
How often does it happen that a person has an epiphany, a revelatory moment that changes their lives? For Muhammad Yunus, brought up in a merchant family, and as a Fulbright scholar representing the "best and brightest" of a Bengali elite that would achieve independence in Bangladesh, the future ...more
[ Winners of Nobel Prize - Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank ]
An inspiring book indeed. Mengisahkan tentang the pioneer of *microcredit*. Basically, microcredit ni berikan small loans to individuals/groups of people without collateral.
Besarnya pengaruh bank dan individu ini sehingga tertubuh beratus-ratus brach bank-nya di seluruh dunia, sama ada directly under Grameen atau mengambil model perbankan-nya.
Sangat memberikan inspirasi, terutama bagi mereka yang nak terlibat s ...more
Muhammad Yunus is certainly an outstanding thinker and leader. he has a clear view of what he wants to achieve and is a real revolutionary in the way he works to help his society and humans all over. he's highly passionate when it comes to the poor, and he really shows us how we can do a lot of good though social activity rather than going into politics.
the book starts with the an account of his typical childhood and his memories of those days. he finishes school, gets ...more
Professor Yunus is a capitalist and thinks that the capitalist economy is a positive thing, even for the poor. He believes in competition rather than cooperation. He believes ...more
Professor Yunus was an economics professor teaching at a university in what is now known as Bangladesh. In the late ‘70’s, he came to the conclusion that his students needed more hands-on experience in the economics of being poor. He discovered that the very poorest people, mostly women, could never get beyond being poor because no ...more
His questions on how academic world can give real impacts to the community is the question that remains in many p ...more
I always fin ...more
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