By Rob Whiting, May 18, 2009

Below are books that I’ve either found relevant to my project or ones that people have suggested to me. If you have an idea of a great book I’m missing, please let me know.

Currently Reading:


The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our

Time by Jeffrey Sachs

Yet To Be Read:

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz

boscover_win091Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics by William Easterly

The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So ¬†Little Good by William Easterly

The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Lynne Twist

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor by Paul Farmer

Already Read:


Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by CK Prahalad

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children by John Wood

A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Eric Thurman and Philip Smith

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