Posts Tagged ‘Creating a World without Poverty’

Every society needs visionaries. Individuals who see clear potential for a “better” future while recognizing the complexity of today’s limitations. Individuals who can see the big steps needed to get entire health care and economic systems back on track. Individuals who quietly push those around them to think and act outside the norm.

These folks aren’t exactly a dime a dozen. While innumerable armchair philosophers can offer grandiose visions of a better tomorrow, few can back it with enough intelligence, passion, and some degree of pragmatic know-how to make it credible. And even fewer can do it well enough (and be lucky enough) to start an international movement and effectively change life forever after.

After considerable internal debate, I believe that Mohammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, may be one of today’s best living examples of a true visionary. (more…)


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