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Infinite Vision

Author : Pavithra K. Mehta
ISBN : 9781605099798
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don't), it delivers services for one percent of the cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is completely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story.

Infinite Vision

Author : Pavithra Mehta
ISBN : 9781605099811
Genre : Business & Economics
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When a crippling disease shattered his lifelong ambition, Dr. V (Venkataswamy) chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. The tiny clinic he founded in India defied conventional business logic and is now the largest provider of eye care on the planet. At Aravind, patients choose whether to pay or not. Millions are treated for free, yet the organization remains stunningly self-reliant. Serving everyone from penniless farmers to the president, it delivers world-class outcomes at less than a hundredth of what similar services cost in advanced nations. Its model is emulated by organizations everywhere from Rwanda to San Francisco. Infinite Vision uncovers the radical principles behind Aravind’s baffling success. Charged with profound insights and stories, it draws readers to the heart of Dr. V’s selfless vision, proving how choices that seem quixotic can, when executed with compassion and integrity, yield incredible results—results that can light the eyes of millions.

Integral Development

Author : Alexander Schieffer
ISBN : 9781317115632
Genre : Business & Economics
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Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem introduce a groundbreaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac, a new, integral form of development is emerging around the world. Integral Development uniquely articulates this emergent approach, and invites us to fully participate in this process. The integral approach has been researched and framed over decades of in-depth experience in transformative development education and practice all over the world. It uniquely combines four mutually reinforcing perspectives: nature and community; culture and spirituality; science, systems and technology; and enterprise and economics. Conventional development theory and practice has prioritized the latter two perspectives, neglecting the former two. This has caused massive imbalances in today’s world. The four interconnected perspectives allow for a transformative and integrated engagement with core development issues in a way that is locally relevant and globally resonant. Throughout, the practical impact of Integral Development is brought to life through highly innovative cases from around the globe, drawing on the authors` first-hand experience. This makes the book a living demonstration of the power of this pioneering approach. Integral Development shows how individual, organizational and societal developments need to be interconnected to release a society’s full potential. It shifts the responsibility for large-scale development from often-distant experts and organizations to each individual, community, enterprise and institution within the society. It is essential reading - and a call to action - for everyone concerned with the current state of local and global development.

Mindful Parenting The First 1 000 Days

Author : Suchitra Shenoy
ISBN : 9789352641802
Genre : Health & Fitness
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'What do I do?' - every first-time parent's constant question - is a pressing one nowadays. But no book on parenting can be definitive or cover the ground exhaustively. All it can do is share stories and hope to offer lessons through common experiences. Suchitra Shenoy has much to share from all that she found helpful in her own 1,000 days - from pregnancy to when her newborn turned two - in Mindful Parenting. It draws on her experience and personal research to answer some common questions: What should you know during your pregnancy? What are the signs of hunger in an infant? What are the ideal positions for breastfeeding? And that most desperate of all: Can my newborn recognise me? As any new parent will testify, the first 1,000 days are filled with aching backs, sleepless nights and stinky diapers, but they are also blessed with giggles, unbounded love and the joy of giving. Mindful Parenting will help you embrace it for what it is.

Labors Of Love

Author : Jason Rodriquez
ISBN : 9781479839407
Genre : Medical
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Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention—and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In Labors of Love, Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing elder care industry, providing a nuanced and balanced portrait of the day-to-day lives of the people and organizations that devote their time to supporting America’s aging population. Through extensive ethnographic research, interviews with staff and management, and analysis of internal documents, Rodriquez explores the inner workings of two different nursing homes—one for-profit and one non-profit—to understand the connections among the administrative regulations, the professional requirements, and the type of care provided in both types of facilities. He reveals a variety of challenges that nursing home care workers face day to day: battles over the budget; the administrative hurdles of Medicaid and Medicare; the employees’ struggle to balance financial stability and compassionate care for residents. Yet, Rodriquez argues, nursing home workers give meaning and dignity to their work by building emotional attachments to residents and their care. An unprecedented study, Labors of Love brings new insight into the underlying structures of a crucial and expanding sector of the American health care system.

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

Author : Jill Kickul
ISBN : 9781317444534
Genre : Business & Economics
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Understanding Social Entrepreneurship is the leading textbook that provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship into the social sector to present innovative solutions to today’s vexing social issues. Kickul and Lyons cover all the key topics relevant to social entrepreneurship, including a detailed examination of each of the steps in the entrepreneurial process. This edition includes several new features: New international cases and examples – providing students with a broader understanding of social entrepreneurship globally Updated ‘voices from the field’ boxes – this popular feature shows how social entrepreneurship functions in the real world Four new chapters – covering the emerging topics of lean start-up, support ecosystems, social intrapreneurship, and social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability Bringing together a rigorous theoretical foundation and a strong practical focus, it is the go-to resource for students of social entrepreneurship. The companion website includes an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

Biotechnology And Biopharmaceuticals

Author : Rodney J. Y. Ho
ISBN : 0471450278
Genre : Science
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Cell Culture Technology For Pharmaceutical And Cell Based Therapies

Author : Sadettin Ozturk
ISBN : 0849351065
Genre : Science
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Edited by two of the most distinguished pioneers in genetic manipulation and bioprocess technology, this bestselling reference presents a comprehensive overview of current cell culture technology used in the pharmaceutical industry. Contributions from several leading researchers showcase the importance of gene discovery and genomic technology development in the production of biotechnology products, tissue engineering, and cell-based therapies. Offering detailed guidance, they cover the steps leading up to the creation of viable therapies including host cell selection, cloning and gene amplification, bioreactor design and operation, protein purification, optimization, scale-up, and facility design.

Understanding Social Enterprise

Author : Rory Ridley-Duff
ISBN : 9781473943520
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 63. 75 MB
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The emergence of social enterprises over the past 35 years has been an exciting and significant development in the economy at a local, national and international level. How should we understand the growing popularity of social enterprise and the wider social economy? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? Do they provide a robust response to periods of state 'austerity'? How do social enterprises contribute to global initiatives to improve the sustainability and responsibility of the business community? Through discussion of theoretical and practical considerations for the field, and a wealth of learning features, this 2nd edition of Understanding Social Enterprise: Focuses on the distinct pathways that social enterprises follow, critiquing the competencies and practices that contribute to a successful social economy Contains updated coverage on sector issues, including the recent development of the social investment industry Explores how private, voluntary and public sector agencies engage the social economy, and how distinctive new forms have emerged from it Examines the management of social enterprises in different contexts within the social economy Contains updated coverage of international issues informed by global studies of the social economies. Revisions include a new, tripartite structure and two new chapters on 'Marketing and Measuring Social Value' and 'Social Investment and Crowd Funding'. Visit the companion website for sample curricula, instructors’ manual, PowerPoint slides and extra case studies for lecturers, and access to full-text journal articles for students.

Leaving Microsoft To Change The World

Author : John Wood
ISBN : 1408261286
Genre : Education, Rural
File Size : 47. 50 MB
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'Penguin Readers' are edited into simplified text together with audio CD recordings containing the full simplified text. They are ideal for all English language students.

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