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Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

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In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor.
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In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor.
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In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world’s poorest countries, Jessica Jackley’s Clay Water Brick will motivate readers to more deeply appreciate the incredible entrepreneurial potential that exists in every human being on this planet—especially themselves. “The heart of entrepreneurship is never about what we have. It’s about what we do.” Meet Patrick, who had next to nothing and started a thriving business using just the ground beneath his feet . . . Blessing, who built her shop right in the middle of the road, refusing to take the chance that her customers might pass her by . . . Constance, who cornered the banana market in her African village with her big personality and sense of mission. Patrick, Blessing, Constance, and many others are among the poorest of the world’s poor. And yet they each had crucial lessons to teach Jessica Jackley—lessons about resilience, creativity, perseverance, and, above all, entrepreneurship. For as long as she could remember, Jackley, the co-founder of the revolutionary microlending site Kiva, had a singular and urgent ambition: to help alleviate global poverty. While in her twenties, she set off for Africa to finally meet the people she had long dreamed of helping. The insights of those she met changed her understanding. Today she believes that many of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the world are not focused on high-tech ventures or making a lot of money; instead, they wake up every day and build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities, regardless of the things they lack or the obstacles they encounter. As Jackley puts it, “The greatest entrepreneurs succeed not because of what they possess but because of what they are determined to do.” In Clay Water Brick, Jackley challenges readers to embrace entrepreneurship as a powerful force for change in the world. She shares her own story of founding Kiva with little more than a laptop and a dream, and the stories and the lessons she has learned from those across the globe who are doing the most with the least.

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Meet the Author Alexa Clay is an economic historian turned futurist who directs a consultancy division within Ashoka Changemakers (Changemakers.com) and writes regularly for Fast Company and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Oxford University in Economic History. She has appeared on NPR’s The Takeaway, in Forbes, and at South by Southwest.

Kyra Choucroun is a political economist, writer, and futurist with extensive experience in innovation, sustainability, and global development. She directs innovation and strategic futures research at SustainAbility and works to implement innovation and collaboration strategies for large corporate clients, including Barclays Capital, ALDI, Nike, Clorox, and Cisco. She received a bachelor’s degree in both International Affairs and Conflict Resolution from IDC Herzliy and a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She wrote her MSc dissertation on the land reforms in post-independence Africa. She has appeared in Time magazine and The Guardian, and has spoken at TEDx, Stiglitz WOW, TATA Social Enterprise, and Influencer conferences.
ISBN-13 9780679643760
ISBN-10 0679643761
Product Dimensions 0.9" H x 9.5" L x 6.3" W
Pages 224
Format Hardcover
Publication Date Jun 15, 2015
Category Business & Economics
About the Author

Alexa Clay is an economic historian turned futurist who directs a consultancy division within Ashoka Changemakers (Changemakers.com) and writes regularly for Fast Company and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Oxford University in Economic History. She has appeared on NPR’s The Takeaway, in Forbes, and at South by Southwest.

Kyra Choucroun is a political economist, writer, and futurist with extensive experience in innovation, sustainability, and global development. She directs innovation and strategic futures research at SustainAbility and works to implement innovation and collaboration strategies for large corporate clients, including Barclays Capital, ALDI, Nike, Clorox, and Cisco. She received a bachelor’s degree in both International Affairs and Conflict Resolution from IDC Herzliy and a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She wrote her MSc dissertation on the land reforms in post-independence Africa. She has appeared in Time magazine and The Guardian, and has spoken at TEDx, Stiglitz WOW, TATA Social Enterprise, and Influencer conferences.

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