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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Be a philanthropist first - Chasing money results in boredom....

This man barely speaks English but listen to him.  He makes some wise statements....basic needs supplied on a local basis, not by multinationals can be affordable for the poor people... solution provided.

 He is also funny.

He divides people into uneducated, little educated and 'surplus' educated.

He then asks the 'surplus educated' crowd,'What are you going to do for the society?'

He gave his design away on public domain and hopes to create 'an affordable sanitary pad movement' among the poor versus turning it into a corporate entity to make himself rich. 

He says chasing money results in boredom....

When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)

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Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - YouTube