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Microfinance, rickshaws and unending poverty

During the early 1980s as unemployment in the Coal fields and Steel towns of the UK grew, many miners and steelworkers ploughed redundancy money into small businesses such as taxis and hairdressing salons. It was enterprising – to a point – … Continue reading

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Let’s look at carpets …

Text books are fond of linear supply chains that move in a logical flow from concept to consumer; cow to fridge (dairy); from a sketch to the clothes rack (textiles) and, from a bauxite mine to the fridge (coke). Process mapping … Continue reading

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Small loans are not enough …

There are 13 million SMEs in India which accounts for 80% of all companies. They have a 40% share of industrial output and account for 45% of all exports mainly from sectors such as textiles, leather, jewellery, auto components and pharmaceuticals. They are … Continue reading

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Formal Economy demands new bubble to invest in

We have short memories. Not long ago, the Internet spawned a rush to invest in everything that would help out the money rich / time poor generation. Crash. This year we have seen both sides of a similar coin. First, … Continue reading

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