The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty
Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator’s Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change.
But hope is not an effective strategy.
Clayton M. Christensen and his co-authors reveal a paradox at the heart of our approach to solving poverty. While noble, our current solutions are not producing consistent results, and in some cases, have exacerbated the problem. At least twenty countries that have received billions of dollars’ worth of aid are poorer now.
Applying the rigorous and theory-driven analysis he is known for, Christensen suggests a better way. The right kind of innovation not only builds companies—but also builds countries. The Prosperity Paradox identifies the limits of common economic development models, which tend to be top-down efforts, and offers a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation. Christensen, Ojomo, and Dillon use successful examples from America’s own economic development, including Ford, Eastman Kodak, and Singer Sewing Machines, and shows how similar models have worked in other regions such as Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Rwanda, India, Argentina, and Mexico.
The ideas in this book will help companies desperate for real, long-term growth see actual, sustainable progress where they’ve failed before. But The Prosperity Paradox is more than a business book; it is a call to action for anyone who wants a fresh take for making the world a better and more prosperous place.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - GShuk - LibraryThing
Must read if you are interested in this topic. Presents a different lens for looking at the issue of nation poverty. With many real world examples. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Povertyمعاينة المستخدمين - Publishers Weekly
Harvard Business School professor Christensen (How Will You Measure Your Life?), Ojomo (a research fellow at Christensen’s research institute), and Dillon (Christensen’s coauthor on several books ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
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