You Can Hear Me Now: How Microloans and Cell Phones are Connecting the World's Poor To the Global Economy
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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You can hear me now: how microloans and cell phones are connecting the world's poor to the global economyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Until recently, the outlook for many of the poorest people in Bangladesh was dismal. Despite previous long-term aid from the international community to improve the country's infrastructure and economy ... Read full review
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The further adventures of the Nobel-prize winning Grameen Bank (pioneer of microfinance in India and South Asia)--this time working a major international deal to not only get cell-phone coverage for ... Read full review