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TED Talk Thursday: Muhammad Yunus on Social Businesses


I love Professor Yunus’s advice – “Whatever the banks did, I did the opposite. And it worked!”

Prof. Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist and founder of the Grameen Bank, an institution that provides microcredit to help its clients establish creditworthiness and financial self-sufficiency. In 2006 Yunus and Grameen received the Nobel Peace Prize. Yunus himself has received several other national and international honors.
He is a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was a professor of economics at Chittagong University where he developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. He is the author of Banker to the Poor and two books on Social Business Models, and a founding board member of Grameen America and Grameen Foundation.


More links:

Grameen Foundation

4 Comments leave one →
  1. jay permalink
    2012/02/02 8:39 pm

    I love this man.

  2. 2012/02/02 8:56 pm

    He’s pretty inspiring, isn’t he?

  3. Munna permalink
    2012/10/10 11:05 pm

    This gentleman is awesome !! I admire him from bottom of my heart.

  4. 2012/10/11 8:48 am

    Have you heard that he is currently under attack by government of Bangladesh? They have fired Yunnis and are attempting to take over control of the bank. You can take action by signing a petition on

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