Apr 12, 2016 • 29M

#396: New Cookstove Yields New Model For Social Entrepreneurs

 
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Devin Thorpe
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/25WbFli. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. In the past, I’ve covered cookstoves five times, excluding the time I went to Nepal to help locals install cleaner cookstoves in village homes up in the Himalaya. We’re here again, but we’re turning our focus on the business model rather than the cookstove. For social entrepreneurs who really want to make a difference for people in the developing world, helping locals to import technology from elsewhere can be counterproductive because cash leaves the local economy and opportunities for entrepreneurs may be limited. Anthony “Tony” Robinson, not to be confused with Tony Robbins, is a professor at undefinedTrinity College Dublin in Ireland; his research into energy and thermal conduction has helped him design a simple stove that generates electricity while a family cooks on the stove. More importantly, he’s developing a new way to get the stoves into local consumers hands in Malawi. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/25WbFli. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.