Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the Worlds Greatest Business Case for Compassion
The Aravind Eye Care System, based in India, is the world's largest provider of high-quality eye care. This book explores Aravind's history and the distinctive philosophies, practices, and commitments that are the keys to its success.
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|Library of Congress
||History, 20th Century - India, Health Services Accessibility - history - India, Ophthalmology - India - History, Eye - Diseases - Treatment - India, Health services accessibility - India - History
||Management & Business: General
||General/trade;Professional and scholarly
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The Aravind Eye Care System, based in India, is the world's largest provider of high-quality eye care. It is also one of the world's most incredible and revolutionary organizations delivering surgical outcomes equal to or exceeding those in the developed world at less than one percent of the cost, treating more than half of its patients free of charge, and taking no grants or donations. Aravind's success is so perplexing it has been the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study. This is the first book to explore Aravind's history and the distinctive philosophies, practices, and commitments that are the keys to its success. Mehta and Shenoy share incredible stories about how Aravind grew from humble beginnings founded by a retired ophthalmologist with no money or prior entrepreneurial experience to the world-class organization it is today. They explain the mysteries of a model that integrates innovation with empathy, service with business principles, and inner change with outer transformation. And they show how choices that seem foolish and unworkable can, when executed with compassion and integrity, yield powerful results - results that literally light the eyes of millions.
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||<p>More Praise for Infinite Vision<p> In an increasingly complex world where making money and doing good are dichotomized, this thought-provoking story of Dr. V and the Aravind Eye Care System should be required reading for current and future business and charity leaders. Only by breaking down the false separation between business practices and community needs will our societies prosper. <br> --Dr. Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford, and coauthor of The Power of Unreasonable People<p> Most business books completely fail to communicate the human and intuitive side of organizational and business success. This book explores both very effectively while describing practical achievements as well. If you aspire to combine entrepreneurship and innovation with higher life purpose, then there can be no better guide than Infinite Vision and the life of Dr. V. But beware. Once you are ensnared it will be impossible to escape! <br> --Tim Brown,
Pavithra K. Mehta is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. She is a board member of the Aravind Eye Foundation and CharityFocus and coeditor of the latter's inspirational news service, DailyGood. Dr. V. is her granduncle. Suchitra Shenoy has more than a decade of experience in the social sector, most recently at the Monitor Group, where she was a founding member of Monitor Inclusive Markets.