• Creating a World Without Poverty

  • How Social Business Can Transform Our Lives
  • By: Muhammad Yunus
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-16-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.1 (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While free markets have brought positive change, traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as solely profit-driven. In fact, humans have other drives and passions, including spiritual, social, and altruistic. Welcome to the world of social business, where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social businesses, including Yunus' own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in an economic and social revolution that is already underway and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of every human being.
©2007 Muhammad Yunus (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The influential economist and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world." ( Bookseller)
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By A. shah on 03-12-09

excellent book

A great book to read. I have read authors prevouse book called bankers to poors. Both are insight into todays micro and macro economics.

The narratortion of this book is of very bad quality. The reader is not reading the book , he is giving a lecture. He is slow and boring.

The prevouse book quality is so good that it feels like you are driving on a smooth road the ipod is in your car and the information is downloaded to your cortex through a cable/DSL modem. This book is something like you are downloading through a 56k old modem. So slooooooooowwww.

still worth listening to.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

By Marie on 09-25-10

could not finish it

He spoke too lenghtily on Dannon yogurt. Too many un-necessary details. It felt tedious and boring, I kept saying get to the point. I wanted to learn something, but it was way too tedious for me. I got lost in a million little details.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By George on 06-21-11


Encouraging, enlightening, a grand journey and hope for us all, based on real successes and adventures. Bold thoughts and arguments that anyone can grasp and run with. Great stuff from a Nobel Peace Prize winning mind.

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