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Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, is the founder of Grameen Bank and the father of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, and Yunus won the Presidential mostra'n més Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2013. mostra'n menys

Obres de Muhammad Yunus

Essential Message of Islam (2009) 2 exemplars
Grameen Bank (2013) 2 exemplars
A WORLD OF THREE ZEROS (2018) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Elders : interviews with Andrew Denton (2010) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
One peace at a time (2009) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Dhaka University
Vanderbilt University
Grameen Bank
Premis i honors
Nobel Prize (Peace, 2006)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)



Light on ideas, heavy on preaching and a more than a little aggrandizement, but certainly a topic worth of attention. The book is a quick read and is inspiring even when it is banal. I wouldn't have minded a bit more depth into How Things Work and Why They Do, but the people aspect and personal anecdotes that illustrate the story Grameen are fascinating in and of themselves.
emmby | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Oct 4, 2023 |
My face to face book club is reading this one for May. I'll say this for it, I never would have picked this book up on my own.

On the plus side, Yunus' passion for eradicating poverty does come through, and I think he is the real deal. He has worked with many politicians and philanthropists, and he names names. As an economist, he is good at explaining what could have been complex concepts and bringing them down to terms that are very understandable and clear. I admire his devotion to working with the poor in a way that is very respectful and preserving of their dignity. It really is a tale of what one man can do to make change, and in that regard, it is extremely compelling.

On the less good side, while the book was a fast read, it also was somewhat boring. I mean how interesting can you make a book about loans be? The answer - - not very. I sort of felt that the book lacked some soul, but I really forgive Yunus because you can't make the truth be something that it isn't. The truth is that if you loan very poor people some money, some industrious ones will develop a cottage industry that is enough to ensure that they eat and that they have a roof over their heads. And in Bangladesh, that's saying a lot. But it isn't really a rags to riches story . . .it's more like a rags to better rags story.

Yunus also feels compelled to share many numerical specifics - - and frankly I think that is appropriate because it lends substance to his book. It's also - - not that interesting.And there is the fact that he has a certain air of self importance that while it may be justified is still slightly annoying.

So all in all, he takes a tough-to-write about topic and does a good enough job with it to publish a book the mainstream public can enjoy. That's pretty impressive. And my hat is off to him for the good he has done for poverty stricken people worldwide.
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Anita_Pomerantz | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2023 |
> Babelio :

> Aux éditions Lattès : Le Banquier des pauvres de Muhammad Yunus. Reconnaître le micro-crédit comme un droit fondamental, tel est le projet de la Grameen Bank fondée au Bangladesh par Yunus. Le projet a été étendu à quarante-trois pays et l’on considère désormais cette méthode comme une arme décisive dans le combat contre la pauvreté.
Nouvelles Clés, (15), Automne 1997
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Joop-le-philosophe | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Mar 14, 2023 |
Though solidly grounded in the practical applications it still seems somehow idealistic. Yunus covers many examples of expansion or the adaptation of his model in other countries, even the US. I still wonder if the US is too large a country.

Follow up:
bureaucratic waste
Millennium Development Goals from the UN
socially conscious entrepreneurship
mentally incapacitated/not able to make their own way?
cziering | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Nov 27, 2022 |


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