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TedTalk – Iqbal Quadir: How mobile phones can fight poverty

Title and Link: How mobile phones can fight poverty (2005) Presenter: Iqbal Quadir is the founder of Gonofone and Grameenphone, which began as a phone service to empower rural women in Bangladesh.  The company started in 1997, and is currently the largest … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Title and Link: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (June 2013, Scotland) Presenter: Dambisa Moyo is a world-famous economist who studied at Harvard and  Oxford and worked at the prestigious Goldman Sachs and the infamous World Bank. She has written 3 … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Charles Robertson: Africa’s next boom

Title and Link: Africa’s next boom (2013) Presenter: Charles Robertson is an economist and a leading emerging markets specialist.  He is the Global Chief Economist and head of the macro-strategy unit at Renaissance Capital.  Robertson is also the author of The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Paul Collier: New rules for rebuilding a broken nation

Title and Link: New rules for rebuilding a broken nation (or as part of a great playlist called The Road to Peace) Presenter: Paul Collier is an economist, a professor at Oxford University and the author of The Bottom Billion, a book about … Continue reading

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Book – Ripples from the Zambezi by Ernesto Sirolli

Title: Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies Author: Ernesto Sirolli Published: 2009 Pages: 176 pages (paperback) I’ve been reading a few books in my free time… Unfortunately I skip around too much, and when I get a new … Continue reading

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