Book Review

April 24, 2014

Good to Great

Good to Great written by celebrated business consultant and author Jim Collin sought to find out what it takes for companies to move from being good to being great. Collins defined greatness as 3 times more cumulative stock return as compared to the market over a period of 15 years. Only 11 companies out of 1,435 fortune 500 companies made it the list studied by the author and research team. According to this book great companies had 1) Level 5 leaders who exhibited personal humility and strong will. These leaders had compelling modesty, looked at the mirror when they failed […]
April 24, 2014

Freedom from want- The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That’s Winning the Fight Against Poverty

This book tells the story of BRAC, an indigenous Bangladeshi NGO and its founder, Fazle Hasan Abed. BRAC, which is an acronym for Building Resources Across Communities, started as a relief organization to assist the victims of a hurricane in 1972 but has since grown remarkably; it owns a university, a commercial bank, 68,000 primary schools, a microfinance operation that loaned out over 1 billion dollars in 2008, and has started numerous commercial initiatives that have lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. Fazle Hasan- or Abed as he is widely known- enjoyed a privileged upbringing; he came […]
April 21, 2014

Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid has received praises from such great people as Bill Gates and Madeleine K. Albright for its unique view of wealth creation. It was voted the Best Book in 2004 by Amazon Editors, by Fast Company Magazine and as Top 25 Book by Economist Magazine. Authored by of bestselling author Competing for the Future, Professor of Business administration and Strategy at the University of Michigan this book provides an amazing way of looking at poverty and wealth creation among the world’s 4 billion poor. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) […]