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In the river they swim : essays from around the world on enterprise solutions to poverty /

by Fairbanks, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Foundation Press, c2009Description: xviii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781599472515 (alk. paper); 1599472511 (alk. paper).Other title: Enterprise solutions to poverty.Subject(s): Poverty -- Prevention | Economic development -- Social aspects | Entrepreneurship -- Social aspects | Social responsibility of business | Servant leadershipOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The backbone of a new Rwanda / Paul Kagame -- Flight VS 56 : riding the cultural divide / Malik Fal -- A space alien in chaps / Anne Morriss -- A mind for the poor / Andreas Widmer -- Waiting for Mr. Anderson / Kenneth Hynes -- My faith in capitalism / Andreas Widmer -- Nature is destiny, and the more nature, the worse the destiny / Sally Christie -- Locomotives, needles, and aid / Malik Fal -- On globalization / Michael Fairbanks -- The merits of change / Luis Alberto Moreno -- Claver's wall / Malik Fal -- Leadership, in context / Ashraf Ghani -- Selling culture without selling out / Marcela Escobari-Rose -- The Afghan method / Diego Garcia Etcheto -- Global strategy in old Kabul / Robert Henning -- After God, it's customer relations / Aref Adamali -- The longest roundabout in the world / David I. Rabkin -- Alexander the Great, Mother Teresa, and Arse / Michael Brennan -- Archimedes' formidable dare / Eric Kacou -- On presidents / Michael Fairbanks -- The risk of dreams / David I. Rabkin -- Praying to the Virgin of Guadalupe / Marcela Escobari-Rose -- Our greatest fear / Michael Fairbanks, David I. Rabkin -- Changing mindsets / Donald Kaberuka -- Entire, unto himself / Elizabeth Hooper -- "When are you coming back?" / Diego Garcia Etcheto -- "That's my duck!" (the case for integration) / Michael Fairbanks -- "Mr. President, tear down the walls!" / Kwang W. Kim -- Deciding what not to do / Eric Kacou.
Summary: In the River They Swim is the antithesis to the search for solutions the next big theory of global poverty. From the perspective of advisors on the frontlines of development to the insight of leaders like President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Pastor Rick Warren, it tells the story of change in the microcosms of emerging businesses, industries, and governments. --from publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The backbone of a new Rwanda / Paul Kagame -- Flight VS 56 : riding the cultural divide / Malik Fal -- A space alien in chaps / Anne Morriss -- A mind for the poor / Andreas Widmer -- Waiting for Mr. Anderson / Kenneth Hynes -- My faith in capitalism / Andreas Widmer -- Nature is destiny, and the more nature, the worse the destiny / Sally Christie -- Locomotives, needles, and aid / Malik Fal -- On globalization / Michael Fairbanks -- The merits of change / Luis Alberto Moreno -- Claver's wall / Malik Fal -- Leadership, in context / Ashraf Ghani -- Selling culture without selling out / Marcela Escobari-Rose -- The Afghan method / Diego Garcia Etcheto -- Global strategy in old Kabul / Robert Henning -- After God, it's customer relations / Aref Adamali -- The longest roundabout in the world / David I. Rabkin -- Alexander the Great, Mother Teresa, and Arse / Michael Brennan -- Archimedes' formidable dare / Eric Kacou -- On presidents / Michael Fairbanks -- The risk of dreams / David I. Rabkin -- Praying to the Virgin of Guadalupe / Marcela Escobari-Rose -- Our greatest fear / Michael Fairbanks, David I. Rabkin -- Changing mindsets / Donald Kaberuka -- Entire, unto himself / Elizabeth Hooper -- "When are you coming back?" / Diego Garcia Etcheto -- "That's my duck!" (the case for integration) / Michael Fairbanks -- "Mr. President, tear down the walls!" / Kwang W. Kim -- Deciding what not to do / Eric Kacou.

In the River They Swim is the antithesis to the search for solutions the next big theory of global poverty. From the perspective of advisors on the frontlines of development to the insight of leaders like President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Pastor Rick Warren, it tells the story of change in the microcosms of emerging businesses, industries, and governments. --from publisher description.