Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aravind Eye Care + Women in Delhi

I wanted to share a couple of great segments from Al Jazeera's 101 East, both examples that fit nicely with this blog.

Aravind Eye Care in Madurai has been the subject of numerous business school case studies, but if you want an introduction to this amazing organization, the video below is a great place to start. This should be required viewing for anyone in the US Health Care sector:

The second story gives an overview of the challenges facing women in New Delhi (verbal, physical harassment) and the scrappy innovators who are doing something to improve the situation. My personal favorite is the "taxicab" service founded and operated by women, to help the women of Delhi travel safely across their city:

[Cross-listed in the Practical Quant.]