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March 10th 2012:The Business Case for Compassion: An interview with Pavrithra Mehta

This week Marianna interviews award-winning filmmaker and author Pavrithra Mehta. Mehta’s recent book Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion (2011) and her 2004 documentary film also titled Infinite Vision, follow the work of Dr. G. Venkataswamy, founder of the Aravind Eye Care System.

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Pavrithra Mehta

“Dr. V” as he his called, chose an impossible dream: to cure the world of blindness. The tiny clinic he founded in India defied conventional business logic and is now the world’s largest provider of eye care. Aravind has restored sight to over 32 million patients, the majority for free. Those who can pay cover the costs of those who cannot. Serving everyone from penniless farmers to the president with world-class care, Aravind’s model of compassionate medical care is now being replicated across the globe. The practices and values at the heart of Aravind’s improbable success – integrating innovation with empathy, service with business principles, and inner change with outer transformation
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