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Inspiring book about a better world where poverty only exists in museums,
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This is an inspiring book about overcoming poverty through social business.
If you are interested in learning the work of Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh, the Grameen Group, how Danone and Grameen created a social business that produces a nutritious yoghurt for the poor and how in a capitalist world is possible to fight poverty.
"Poor people are like bonsai trees. You pick the seed of the tallest tree in the forest and take the best seed out of it, and plant it in a flower pot. You get a tiny little tree, we call it a bonsai. Nothing wrong with the seed, you've got the best seed possible. Nothing wrong with the tree, because you actually picked the tallest tree in the forest. But actually it grows this far... why? Because we put them in the flower pot. The base. Society is the base. And society is so stingy it doesn't give the poor people the space to grow.
So I say, change the base! If you change the base, anybody will be as tall as anybody else! My belief is poverty is not caused by poor people. Poverty is caused by the system. Poverty is caused by the policies that we pursue."