For the greatest returns, invest in humanity "Phil and Eric have done us a favor by breaking down the challenges of growth for microfinance into bite-sized elements any reader can benefit from, and have challenged and inspired us all to get more involved ... they have done an admirable job showing us what is happening, what is possible, and what we can do from their perspective as successful business people."-Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, from the Foreword "A Billion Bootstraps shows how successful people in the West can use sound business practices to create economic opportunities for poor families in other parts of the world."-Sir John Templeton, legendary investor and founder of the John Templeton Foundation "True charity attacks life's greatest injustices, demands major, demonstrable results, and avoids ego gratification. In A Billion Bootstraps, Phil Smith and Eric Thurman make an effective case that microcredit is the purest charitable strategy."-George Kaiser, founder of the multi-billion dollar Tulsa Community Foundation and chairman of BOK Financial Corp.Thurman, Eric is the author of 'Billion Bootstraps Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty', published 2007 under ISBN 9780071489973 and ISBN 0071489975.