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Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion

Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion
 

The extraordinary true story of the largest blindness-prevention organisation in the world. In 1976, 58-year-old Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (or Dr V as he is better known) founded Aravind - an eye clinic run out of a rented home, with no money, business plan or safety net. All th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789351160021
Barcode 9789351160021
Published 25 May 2015 by HarperCollins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Shenoy, Suchitra
By Mehta, Pavithra K.
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ISBN-13 9789351160021
ISBN-10 9351160025
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Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins India
Publication Date 25 May 2015
International Publication Date 9 May 2013
Publication Country India India
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shenoy, Suchitra
By Mehta, Pavithra K.
Category Business & Management
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 332g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
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The extraordinary true story of the largest blindness-prevention organisation in the world. In 1976, 58-year-old Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (or Dr V as he is better known) founded Aravind - an eye clinic run out of a rented home, with no money, business plan or safety net. All that the hospital had were eleven beds, a visionary doctor and a seemingly impossible mission: to eliminate curable blindness. today, Aravind Eye Care System is the largest and most productive blindness-prevention organisation in the world. It has performed over 4 million surgeries and treated over 32 million patients. In India, which has more than 12 million visually handicapped persons, and where the majority live at bare subsistence level, Aravind has made eye-restoring surgery affordable and accessible by treating a third of its patients free of cost. And it has become the global benchmark in eye care, offering a comprehensive range of services, with a marketing strategy that targets those least able to pay. So much so that a case study on Aravind is mandatory reading for every MBA student at the Harvard Business School. INFINItE VISION tells this extraordinary story. the authors go beyond the facts and figures to delve deep into the ethos that drives the organization and the man who founded it.

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Author's Bio

Suchitra Shenoy has worked on innovative market-based approaches to poverty, and was the founding member of the Inclusive Markets team at the Monitor Group. She is on the advisory board of Youth 4 Jobs Foundation, which works with companies to give impoverished young people the skills they need for meaningful employment. Suchitra is deeply interested in issues of healthcare, education and financial services for the poor. She holds degrees from Brandeis University and the London School of Economics.

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