Monday, September 10, 2012

The Man who Dreamt. The Man who Did


Game-Changer is not a term I use often, but nothing describes Dr. Verghese Kurien better than that.
In a nation talking about socialism but doing little to implement it, he created a co-operative movement that successfully took on the might of multinational firms. Long before it became fashionable to talk about it, he realized that true change can only start with the financial empowerment of women. He brought about a paradigm shift by taking a model that worked in a few hundred villages and replicating it across the nation.
Visionary, Leader, Manager.
The Man who Dreamt. The Man who Did.
Verghese Kurien
(November 26, 1921 – September 9, 2012 )
Requiescat in pace

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2 comments:

Patricia Stoltey said...

It's those people who truly care about others who seem to accomplish great things. And women who work together to start small businesses are doing amazing things all around the world.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I'm so very glad you highlighted Kurien's life and work. He was a real architect of change for the better, and will be missed.

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