Paul Polak: Global Poverty Fighter

Paul Polak's strategy involves helping the world's poor earn more by seeing them "as customers rather than charity recipients"

Most of us look at the 1 billion men, women, and children in the world who live on less than a dollar a day and see poor people. Paul Polak sees market failure. He sees 1 billion potential entrepreneurs who would rather earn money than accept handouts, if given the opportunity. And if companies would develop the products these people needed, he sees 1 billion potential customers as well.

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