Posted on February 26, 2019


A Fistful of Rice by Vikram Akula is not a book. At a mere pages, it is a fat pamphlet. The operative adage might be “don’t judge a book by its size,” because . Vikram Akula’s new book A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability is all set to hit the markets after November 9, I decided to read Akula’s A Fistful of Rice after returning from a recent trip to A Fistful of Rice is a quick and easy read taking the reader through Vikram Akula’s.

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A fast and important read.

Hardcoverpages. Jun 22, Amy O rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I also liked the way in which he along with a team mate used rangoli to s how microloans work. Inafter six months of lending, SKS, at the time a nongovernmental organization, had borrowers. A commendable effort by Vikram Akula inspired by Mohammed Younus Grameen Bank of Bangladesh which might be more important than many of the government led initiatives to alleviate poverty.

Corrupt governments try to close him down. As a result he had to go back to US and work for ckinsey just to sort things out. A truly heart touching book, For anyone who believes that life is about giving and helping fisftul, this book is a great lesson, Story of a real human who chose to help needy instead of being greedy, A man who discovered new frontiers in field of battling poverty.

Jan 26, Emily rated it really liked it. Lewis fsitful MicroCredit Enterprises in and today serves as its chair on a pro bono basis. Learn how your comment data is processed. Aug 31, G. And that too someone who did not fo to given he was fairly well-settled in US. He has made a real impact. If we’re talking about writing ability and readability, “A Fistful of Rice” is a success.


A Fistful of Rice by Vikram Akula

The chapter on akul economics is a useful way to understand how poor are able to pay microfinance loans that have high interest rates.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. There he began going through magazines hoping to find an NGO located in O, the impoverished region of his birth. He was so relieved to have received a reply, and he was if determined to convince Biksham to hire him that he bought a one-way plane ticket to Hyderabad and packed a single gym bag with clothes.

Overall, a great and quick read for anyone interested in microfinance, poverty, or entrepreneurism. By standardizing–and digitizing–the loan procedure in simple and elegant ways, Akula b A fast and important read. Their are personal leadership lessons here: Karen Macfarlane rated it liked it Dec o, You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Dec 27, Kelli rated it it was amazing.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He is in his 20s, a first-generation Indian American on a Fulbright Scholarship in a remote Indian hamlet talking with a solitary, desperately poor woman.

I enjoyed the personal stories, facts and context that Akula includes. Sanket Pandey added it Jun 01, But truly, vikramm and his company are doing noble things on a massive scale.

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Feb 01, Lily rated it really liked it Shelves: A Fistful of Rice by Vikram Akula is not a book. Reading A Fistful of Rice will also convince you that you can do well by doing good. So, I wasn’t surprised when the last few chapters became a place to drop names like Bill Gates, the Ghandi family, Bill Clinton, etc.

But this “problem” did not deter him. May 27, Karen rated it liked it.

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It’s an en Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Vikram Akula’s quest to end poverty rce India — at a profit. I also agreed with his argument that the poor are not children; they do not need or desire coddling.

I don’t want to comment about the positives and negatives of his mission, as I got only one-side vision. Hkhardeep9 akulaa it liked it Jan 29, Oct 09, Daniel Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: What I find most intersting is Vikram Akula’s argument that running his micro-finance concern SKS Finance as a for-profit entity rather than a not-for-profit entitiy ensures more access to funding for the poor from capitalist concerns.

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A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability

Vikram seems to have a chip on his shoulder re: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I guarantee you, this is a story you know nothing about.

This story opens your mind to the rich Indian culture and heritage, as well as the mind numbing scale of poverty. Want to Read saving…. Akula says he knew as a teenager, after having made several visits to Hyderabad, his hometown, that what he wanted to do more than anything else was to make a difference.

Employ cikram members Informal enterprises — so costs of registration etc not there Low infrastructure costs For above three, capital represents a small vikrma of overall input costs. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to otherwise browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies.