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International Social Entrepreneurship by Joseph Mark Munoz

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Chapter 2

Assess Personal and Corporate Citizenship

For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.

—Millard Fuller

International social entrepreneur Iqbal Quadir had a successful banking career in New York. After experiencing a computer breakdown in his office, he stumbled on the insight that connectivity leads to productivity. Originally from Bangladesh, Quadir had dreamed about making a technological impact in his home country. He transformed his career by establishing GrameenPhone in conjunction with Norway’s telecommunication giant, Telco. GrameenPhone introduced mobile phones to the rural villages of Bangladesh. Quadir’s objective was to make telecommunications affordable to the villagers ...

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