Infinite Vision

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-11-07
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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The Aravind Eye Care System, based in India, is the world#x19;s largest provider of high-quality eye care. It is also one of the world#x19;s most incredible and revolutionary organizations #x13; delivering surgical outcomes equal to or exceeding those in the developed world at less than one percent of the cost, treating more than half of its patients free of charge, and taking no grants or donations. Aravind#x19;s success is so perplexing it has been the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study. This is the first book to explore Aravind#x19;s history and the distinctive philoso-phies, practices, and commitments that are the keys to its success Mehta and Shenoy share incredible stories about how Aravind grew from humble beginnings-founded by a retired ophthalmologist with no money or prior entrepre-neurial experience-to the world-class organization it is today. They explain the mysteries of a model that integrates innovation with empathy, service with business principles, and inner change with outer transformation. And they show how choices that seem foolish and unworkable can, when executed with compassion and integ-rity, yield powerful results #x13; results that literally light the eyes of millions.

Table of Contents

The Aravind Family Treep. VIII
Meet The Familyp. IX
Introduction: The Power and Paradox of Aravindp. 1
Prologue: Climbing Everestp. 7
The 5-Minute, $15 Cure: On Efficiency and Compassionp. 9
Of Burgers and Blindnessp. 11
When Free Is Not Enoughp. 27
This Case Won't Flyp. 43
Do the Work and Money Will Follow: On Sustainability and Selflessnessp. 55
An Eye Doctor by Sheer Accidentp. 57
Get Less, Do Morep. 67
The Power of Creative Constraintsp. 72
You Don't Find People, You Build Themp. 92
The Question of the Greedy Doctorp. 106
A Vast Surrender: On Innovation and Inner Transformationp. 119
Humankind Is a Work in Progressp. 121
Dr. V's Practice of Perfect Visionp. 131
Manufacturing a Revolutionp. 145
Maximize Service, Not Profitp. 157
The Flip Side of a Visionaryp. 165
Training Your Competition: On Replication and Self-Awarenessp. 177
If We Can Do It, So Can Youp. 179
Aravind Is Like Kilimanjarop. 197
Business, Politics, and Prahalad's Darep. 208
Aravind in Americap. 226
How Do You Retire a Saint?: On Change and Integrityp. 233
Same Same but Differentp. 235
All Will Pass from the Earthp. 242
The Bottom Is Moving Upp. 254
A Place to Practice Truthp. 267
Epilogue: Death's Questionp. 282
Resourcesp. 287
Notesp. 298
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
Name Indexp. 311
About The Authorsp. 320
Connecting To Aravind's Workp. 322
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