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Calling for a Revolution -- the Entrepreneurial Kind

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.03.2016 | Books
Steve Mariotti

The purpose of this article is to start a revolution. A non-violent one, based on voluntary change in civil society.

Seeding Happiness: Two Years of Social Business in Albania

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

I'm excited about ideas for community-based rural tourism, mobile services for smallholder farmers, and turning waste materials into furniture and jewelry, amongst others.

Impact Measurement : The Faultlines

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is argued that the active pursuit of output data may distract or detract a social enterprise from its impact objectives. It is also argued that impact accounting imposes a compliance burden that acts as unnecessary overhead.

Social Entrepreneurs in Egypt

Mark Thornton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Mark Thornton

Can social entrepreneurship help today's youth in Tahrir Square? Can it help Coptics, Muslims, young, old, educated, uneducated and create massive social change?

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

Review: Bonsai People: Celebrating the Work of Muhammad Yunus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

In a destitute country facing famine, natural disasters, and a beleaguered government, Muhammad Yunus saw an opportunity to help people one by one, and built an organization of others helping poor people help themselves

With Bonsai People, a Closer Look at the Work of Muhammad Yunus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
John Wellington Ennis

Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Grameen Bank, which started out by offering small loans to Bangladesh's poor women to help encourage self-enterprise and foster community development.

Banking on the Poor

Scott Baker | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Scott Baker

Would banking on the poor be any more risky than banking on the money-leveraging banks that have already failed and had to be bailed out -- for trillions?

Nobel Peace Winner Slams Poverty Profiteering

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

With almost biblical scorn, Yunus implicitly casts market fundamentalists out of the temple of microfinance.

An Increasingly Important Debate: Microfinance as a Non-Profit or Possible IPO?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Nonprofit Microlending is based on trust. For profit lending is not. This is a huge difference, and it's possible the latter could turn into a repeat of the villager loan shark mode

Film as a Message to the World: Yunus and Sundance 2010!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

I want to congratulate filmmaker, Gayle Ferraro, whom I met when she first began this journey of making To Catch a Dollar, which premiered Saturday night at Sundance with Dr. Muhammad Yunus present.

A Near-Zero-Cost Approach to Do-Gooding: My 375th Kiva Loan

Bob Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Harris

Metaphorically, micro lending is not giving someone a fish, and it's not teaching someone to fish; it's helping a fisherman patch a hole in his rowboat so he can get on with life.

Trust Is the Answer: Yunus and the Future of Everything

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If you give up on trusting your fellow human beings, then the Bastards win. They make you mistrustful like they are.

Entrepreneurship Will Lead Us Out of This Mess: Yunus' World From Micro to Macro

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

This time, instead of believing in the same old trickle down economics, know that it will be grassroots bottom of the pyramid building up.

Muhammad Yunus: Social Business, the Financial Crisis and the Little Engine that Could

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Muhammad Yunus, the poor, and countries which we have always considered "underdeveloped" have a lot to teach us about sustainability!

Bernanke Approves Savings Banks for the Poor in the US

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Grameen will apply to act as a savings bank and will be partners with the largest Credit Union in the country to provide microcredit for the poor in the US.

Microcredit As Part of the Solution: Yunus Spreads Grameen in the U.S.

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The crowds in the U.S. waiting to hear Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and founder of the Grameen bank for the poor, are growing la...

President Obama's Mother, Hillary Clinton and Muhammad Yunus: Microcredit and Grameen in the U.S.

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Microcredit is the one banking system that is actually working. What other bank these days is made up mostly of women borrowers and can claim a 98-99% payback rate? Surely not Citibank!

Toasting a Very Optimistic 2009!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The events of these past months are showing us what to avoid in the future and how our actions and votes can make a difference.

Crisis = Disaster + Opportunity: Yin And Yang, And What China Knows About The Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

This lack of balance is why we need more women involved in leading the world's economy. There is simply too much of a male-focused approach and it is not working!

President-Elect Obama: A Lesson from Your Mother-Put Women in Charge of the Economy!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vivian Norris

Obama's mother knew a thing or two about how women, when in charge of the economy, be it of a household, a bank, or a country, can make a real difference.

Poverty in America: The Problems and Solutions

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

We need to make communities strong again. Our local money does not need to be mixed in with some guy's hedge fund abstract tranche of nothing all to make a fee for some banker in New York.

Reading List for a Financial Meltdown

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Since some people will have more reading time in the days, weeks and months ahead, here are a few suggested reads. They have helped me during these past two years.