Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My New Book: Eco-Stacking - from IAP Press

IAP: Information Age Publishing
A new book "Innovative Approaches to Reducing Global Poverty" Editors Charles Wankel and Jim Stoner is now available. Quote: "The innovative programs and projects described in these chapters are reducing poverty not just in Bangladesh, India, and Kenya, but also in the UK and the USA. They remind us that poverty is everywhere – in developed and under-developed countries. They remind us that just as poverty is in some sense almost everywhere, the opportunities to reduce poverty are also almost endless. They remind us how important a few committed individuals can be in pioneering new ways of reducing poverty and enhancing social justice. They point to the need for contributions by for-profit companies and not-for-profit social enterprises. They support and remind us of Peter Drucker’s framing of the poverty issue in terms not of seeking to make the poor wealthy, but instead in helping the poor find work that is productive and sustainable. And they remind us that reducing poverty, whether on a large scale or on a small scale, requires commitment, energy, and persistence, and a profound caring for others." PART I: SOCIAL VENTURES FOR REDUCING POVERTY— CREATING SKILLS AND JOBS ... AND PERHAPS MODELS has the chapter "Eco-Stacking: A Strategy for Success in Social and Business Agendas" by Neerja Raman. This chapter is based on the research I did during my Reuters DV Fellowship at Stanford in 2006-2007

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