The image above shows Proximity Designs staff developing new products.
This episode is part of a podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above.
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Jim Taylor, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive (CEO) of Proximity Designs a Burmese company that designs and distributes products to increase earning potential and improve livelihoods for the worlds poorest.
You will learn:
- How a job in Mississippi started Jim’s international social venture career
- The History of Proximity Designs
- How agriculture pumps and livestock loans can change lives
- Developing an international corporate culture in an Emerging Market
- Managing distribution and regional staff in a rapidly changing Burma
- Fun Question: Jim’s favourite vacation destination in Burma
[bctt tweet=”You exist to serve a customer @ProximityDesign #Tech4Dev”]
[bctt tweet=”Myanmar is experiencing an uncorking of potential @ProximityDesign #SocEnt”]
[bctt tweet=”The difference between a company and an NGO: After-sales service #Impact “]
- Treadle Pump Wiki page
- Stanford d.School
- Fast Company Article on Proximity Designs
- Josh Pierce – Off.Grid:Electric
- Greenlight Planet
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