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

Suchitra Shenoy

Published by HarperCollins India, 2012
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Synopsis: Key features the awe-inspiring story of dr v and how he revolutionized eye care and surgery in india and all over the world works both as a business book, talking of the business model that makes aravind work, as well as a great human interest story of surviving and thriving against all odds has a great potential for sale in the corporate sector, the social sector, among nonprofit ngos, as well as the lay readership about the book: infinite vision: how aravind became the worlds: greatest business case for compassion in 1976, fifty-eight-year-old dr govindappa venkataswamy (or dr v as he is better known) founded aravind ? an eye clinic run out of a rented home, with no money, business plan or safety net all that the hospital had were eleven beds, a visionary doctor and a seemingly impossible mission: to eliminate curable blindness today, aravind eye care system is the largest and most productive blindness-prevention organization in the world it has performed over four million surgeries and treated over thirty-two million patients in india, which has more than twelve million visually handicapped persons, and where the majority live at bare subsistence level, aravind has made eye-restoring surgery affordable and accessible by treating a third of its patients free of cost and it has become the global benchmark in eye care, offering a comprehensive range of services, with a marketing strategy that targets those least able to pay so much so that a case study on aravind is mandatory reading for every mba student at the harvard business school infinite vision tells this extraordinary story the authors go beyond the facts and figures to delve deep into the ethos that drives the organization and the man who founded it in the process, they come up with a book that is as much a study of the business model behind aravind as it is an inspiring human interest story that will appeal to readers across the spectrum ? from management students to people in the social and cor

From the Back Cover: 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.

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