The Prosperity Paradox

How innovation can lift nations out of poverty

The Prosperity Paradox: How innovation can lift nations out of poverty

Global poverty is one of the world’s most vexing problems, but there is a paradox at the heart of our approach to solving poverty. While noble, our current solutions are not producing consistent results, and in some cases, have exacerbated the problem. Applying the rigorous and theory-driven analysis, the Prosperity Paradox suggests a better way. We assert that the right kind of innovation can not only build companies--but build countries. 


In The Prosperity Paradox, we identify the limits of common economic development models, which tend to be top-down efforts, and offer a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation. 


The ideas in this book will help companies desperate for real, long-term growth see actual, sustainable progress where they’ve failed before. But The Prosperity Paradox is more than a business book; it is a call to action for anyone who wants a fresh take for making the world a better and more prosperous place.


  

Authors

Clayton M. Christensen

Efosa Ojomo

Karen Dillon

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