Escaping the Survival Trap at the Bottom of the Pyramid
- By Eric Kacou
- Published Dec 15, 2010 by FT Press. Part of the FT Press Delivers Elements series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
- Pages: 15
- Edition: 1st
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-269498-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-269498-8
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Product Author Bios
Eric Kacou’s passion is enterprise solutions to poverty. Born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, he is actively engaged in consulting and investing across Africa. In 2010, Eric was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He is currently completing a Mason Fellowship in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, he served as Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness consultancy focused on emerging markets. An expert in post-conflict economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, an initiative sponsored by President Paul Kagame that is credited with helping Rwanda revitalize its economy.
This Element is an excerpt from Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation (9780137079261) by Eric Kacou. Available in print and digital formats.
Why the world’s poorest stay so poor: understanding the real root cause to create solutions that really work.
Finding ways to solve poverty while tapping into economic opportunity at the “Bottom of the Pyramid” requires that we discover why poverty persists. Getting to the root cause requires we look at the problem from the perspective of typical individuals in “Bottom of the Pyramid” markets. Let’s consider them.
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