October 18, 2006

News & Opinion: Banker to the Poor

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 4:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I used to feel a thrill at teaching my students the elegant economic theories that could supposedly cure societal problems of all types. But in 1974, I started to dread my own lectures. What good were all my complex theories when people were dying of starvation on the sidewalks and porches across from my lecture hall? My lessons were like the American movies where the good guys always win.
- Muhammad Yunus

The must-read intro to Yunus' autobiography.