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Infinite Vision: The World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion

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May 25, 2012 - 12:00pm PDT

About the Webinar

When a crippling disease shattered his lifelong ambition, Dr. G Venkataswamy chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. His tiny clinic in India defied conventional business logic and is now the largest provider of eye care on the planet. At Aravind Eye Care System, patients choose whether to pay or not. Millions are treated for free, yet the organization remains stunningly self-reliant. Treating everyone from penniless farmers to the president, it delivers world-class outcomes at less than a hundredth of what similar services cost in advanced nations. Its business model is now being emulated everywhere from Rwanda to San Francisco. Learn about Aravind’s compassion-driven approach to service delivery, and the insights and principles that unleashed its phenomenal success.

Pavithra Mehta
Author
Infinite Vision

Pavithra K. Mehta is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. She is the lead author of the book Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion [Berrett Koehler, 2011]. Her 2004 documentary film followed the work and vision of Dr. G. Venkataswamy, founder of the Aravind Eye Care System in India. Aravind has restored sight to over 32 million patients, the majority for free or at ultra-subsidized rates through a revolutionary self-sustaining model now being widely replicated across the globe. She founded Aravind's story archive in 2002 and currently serves on the boards of both the Aravind Eye Foundation, and Service Space - a 100% volunteer-run non-profit that leverages web technology to catalyze transformative giving. Her previous roles include heading the volunteer program at Benetech, a non-profit technology company in Silicon Valley.