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Business Strategies for the Bottom of the Pyramid (Collection)

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3 extraordinary books show how to build “bottom of the pyramid” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and profitable!

Three remarkable books help you overcome the pitfalls of “bottom of the pyramid” business, learn from the pioneers’ successes and failures, and build “BoP” businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and consistently profitable! In Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation, Eric Kacou shows how to escape the “survival trap” that keeps many BoP businesses small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Drawing on his unique on-the-ground experience in Africa’s most challenging business environments, Kacou identifies new business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly and successfully. In Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid: New Approaches for Building Mutual Value, Ted London and Stuart L. Hart share proven, “on-the-ground” insights for building “Base of the Pyramid” businesses that really are sustainable and green, really will help alleviate social ills, and really can scale. Finally, in Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Third Edition, Hart offers an up-to-the-minute primer on sustainable business for today’s executives, practical insights into what’s working and what isn’t, and expert insights for crafting and executing your company’s optimal sustainability strategy.

From world-renowned leaders in successful bottom-of-the-pyramid business innovation, includingTed London, Stuart L. Hart, and Eric Kacou.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Contents
    3. Praise for Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets
    4. Foreword
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Author
    7. I. Foundations or Why Mindsets Matter
      1. Prologue: Transformation in BoP Markets: Learning from Rwanda
      2. 1. Identifying the Problem—And the Solution
      3. 2. Rwanda’s Metamorphosis
      4. 3. Why Mindsets Matter
    8. II. Solutions to Escape The Survival Trap
      1. 4. A Framework to Escape The Survival Trap
      2. 5. Foster an Archimedean Mindset
      3. 6. Build Trust
      4. 7. Focus on Solutions
      5. 8. Operate Efficiently and Sustainably
      6. 9. Enable Prosperity Ecosystems
      7. 10. Seek Intelligent Capital
      8. 11. Bridge the Leadership Gap
    9. III. Integration
      1. 12. Insights on Mindset Change from Public Health
      2. 13. Societal Innovations Through Mindset Change
      3. 14. Rwanda’s Homegrown Solutions
    10. Epilogue: A Call to Action: Embrace Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity
    11. Bibliography
    12. Index
  3. Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Contents
    3. Praise for Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Dedication
    7. The Big Picture
    8. Foreword
    9. Chapter . Introduction: Creating a Fortune with the Base of the Pyramid
    10. Part One: Roadmaps for Success
      1. Chapter 1. Building Better Ventures with the Base of the Pyramid: A Roadmap
      2. Chapter 2. Innovation for the BoP: The Patient-Capital Perspective
    11. Part Two: Strategic Opportunities
      1. Chapter 3. Taking the Green Leap to the Base of the Pyramid
      2. Chapter 4. Needs, Needs Everywhere, But Not a BoP Market to Tap
    12. Part Three: Effective Implementation
      1. Chapter 5. A Microlevel Approach to Understanding BoP Marketplaces
      2. Chapter 6. Reframing Design for the Base of the Pyramid
      3. Chapter 7. BoP Venture Formation for Scale
    13. Conclusion: A Continuing Journey
    14. Attendees at the “Creating a Shared Roadmap” Conference
    15. Index
    16. Financial Times Press
  4. Capitalism at the Crossroads
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Contents
    3. Praise for Capitalism at the Crossroads
    4. About the Author
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Preface: Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States
    7. Foreword: Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    8. Part One. Mapping the Terrain
      1. Prologue: Reinventing Capitalism for the Post-Crisis World
      2. 1. From Obligation to Opportunity
      3. 2. Worlds in Collision
      4. 3. The Sustainable Value Portfolio
    9. Part Two. Beyond Greening
      1. 4. Clean Technology and Creative Destruction
      2. 5. Innovation from the Bottom-Up
      3. 6. Raising the Base of the Pyramid
    10. Part Three. Becoming Indigenous
      1. 7. Broadening the Corporate Bandwidth
      2. 8. Developing Native Capability
      3. 9. Re-Embedding Innovation Strategy
      4. 10. Building the Sustainable Global Enterprise
    11. Epilogue: Looking Forward
    12. Index
  5. Africa Rising
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Table of Contents
    3. About the Author
    4. Preface: Consumer Safari
    5. Part I. The African Opportunity
      1. 1. Baking Bread in Zimbabwe
      2. 2. Africa Is Richer Than You Think
      3. 3. The Power of Africa Two
    6. Part II. Realizing the Opportunity
      1. 4. Harnessing the Hanouti: Opportunities in Organizing the Market
      2. 5. Building Mama Habiba an Ice Factory: Opportunities in Infrastructure
      3. 6. Running with the Cheetah Generation: Opportunities in Africa’s Youth Market
      4. 7. Hello to Nollywood: Opportunities in Media and Entertainment
      5. 8. Coming Home: Opportunities in the African Diaspora
    7. Conclusion: Ubuntu Market
    8. Endnotes
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. Africa Rising
    11. Index