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The Resource Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time, Leila Janah

Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time, Leila Janah

Label
Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time
Title
Give work
Title remainder
reversing poverty one job at a time
Statement of responsibility
Leila Janah
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Leila Janah, a dynamic social entrepreneur, shares the story of how she founded one of the hottest non-profit startups. Leila Janah has the solution for the world's bottom billions. She founded Samasource with the belief that giving dignified work to the world's poorest people is the most effective tool for fighting poverty. Fast Company named Samasource one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 because they go into communities lacking living-wage jobs--from the refugee camps of Sierra Leone to rural Arkansas--and train people to do digital work, such as verifying data that makes Google's search algorithms smarter. Inspired by and then partnering with cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies, Janah bridges the divide between the nonprofit world and the tech and private sectors to help the world's poorest lift themselves out of poverty. The steady salary from these jobs from companies like Google, Getty, and Microsoft enables people to move to better neighborhoods, attain more education, and send their children to school. It changes the lives of the poor permanently, offering them dignity and independence in a way that aid simply cannot. Give Work is based on Janah's firsthand experience in all corners of the world, from a school for the blind school in Ghana to the World Bank. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah applies the scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset of a Silicon Valley startup. She shares her entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of the thousands of people who have benefited from Samasource's work. Like Blake Mycoskie's Start Something That Matters, Give Work offers a blueprint for social entrepreneurs"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janah, Leila
Dewey number
338.7/61362584
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.D372
LC item number
D48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Janah, Leila
  • Samasource (Firm)
  • Electronic data processing personnel
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Poor
Label
Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time, Leila Janah
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the ground up -- Aid: what works, what doesn't, and why -- The capital of hustle -- Home, and the future of work -- Beauty for humanity: a new business -- The movement is now
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780735211896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017013323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994205961
  • (OCoLC)ocn994205961
  • 3076435
Label
Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time, Leila Janah
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the ground up -- Aid: what works, what doesn't, and why -- The capital of hustle -- Home, and the future of work -- Beauty for humanity: a new business -- The movement is now
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780735211896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017013323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994205961
  • (OCoLC)ocn994205961
  • 3076435

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