Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion

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When a crippling disease shattered his lifelong ambition, Dr. Venkataswamy (better known as Dr. V) chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. The tiny clinic he founded in India defied conventional business logic and is now the largest provider of eye care on the planet.

At Aravind, patients choose whether to pay or not. Millions are treated for free, yet the organization remains stunningly self-reliant. Serving everyone from penniless farmers to the president, it delivers world-class outcomes at a hundredth of what similar services cost providers inadvanced nations. Its model is emulated by organizations everywhere, from Rwanda to San Francisco.

Drawing inspiration from spirituality, and of all things, fast-food franchises, Dr. V and his team (which now includes 21 ophthalmologists across three generations of his family) have created a global phenomenon.

Infinite Vision is the first book to probe Aravind's history for the distinctive practices and values that unleashed its improbable success. It reveals the power of a model that integrates innovation with empathy, service with business principles, and inner change with outer transformation. It shows how choices that seem naive or unworkable, can, when executed with wisdom and integrity, yield powerful results—results that light the eyes of millions.

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THE WISDOM OF AN IMPOSSIBLE ORGANIZATION
 

"Again, may I say, how profoundly I admire your work and how deeply gratifying it is for me to hear that you appreciate mine."
--PETER F. DRUCKER in a letter to Aravind's founder, Dr.V

When a crippling disease shattered his lifelong ambition, Dr. Venkataswamy (better known as Dr. V) chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. The tiny clinic he founded in India defied conventional business logic and is now the largest provider of eye care on the planet. 

At Aravind, patients choose whether to pay or not. Millions are treated for free, yet the organization remains stunningly self-reliant. Serving everyone from penniless farmers to the president, it delivers world-class outcomes at a hundredth of what similar services cost providers in advanced nations. Its model is emulated by organizations everywhere from Rwanda to San Francisco.

Infinite Vision uncovers the radical principles behind Aravind's baffling success. Charged with profound insights and stories, it draws readers to the heart of Dr. V's selfless vision, proving how choices that seem quixotic can, when executed with compassion and integrity, yield incredible results -- results that can light the eyes of millions.
 
"Reveals the power of a model that combines business discipline with compassion. May the wisdom of Dr. V and Aravind shared here inspire many such initiatives for the wellbeing of future generations." -MUHAMMAD YUNUS, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder, Grameen Bank
 
"A must-read for anyone interested in leadership, service, and the building of institutions that release the best energies of the human spirit." --JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ, Founder-CEO, Acumen Fund, and author of The Blue Sweater
 
"Aravind may be a case study for MBA students, and a model social business, but to me this book told a story, with elegance, clarity and intimacy." -FRED DE SAM LAZARO, PBS NewsHour
 
"In the world of blindness Dr. V has performed a miracle." -RAM DASS, Author, Be Here Now, Co-founder Seva Foundation
 
100% of the authors' royalties are being gifted to Aravind's sight-restoring work.

About the Author:

Pavithra Mehta is a writer and award-winning filmmaker who  has been collecting stories at Aravind ever since childhood. Suchitra Shenoy has over a decade of experience in the social sector and was a founding member of the Inclusive Markets team at the Monitor Group.

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