The search for a solution to world poverty has been a permanent fixation in the minds of thousands of analysts and specialists for centuries. This search has been particularly more intense during recent decades, as new knowledge and tools have been developed and as current conditions had made that search more imperative than ever.
HOW TO ACHIEVE HIGH WORLDWIDE SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE, LASTING MANNER
A chain-sequence of external events in my professional life culminated with a most compelling urge to deal with that most fascinating, yet deeply heartbreaking reality. Being external events, naturally I had no control over them. The most I could do, and did, was to react to those events:
- First, in the summer of 2009 I was approached by the Mexico City office of Deutsche Bank, to jointly conduct an institutional promotion campaign about a remarkable global investment platform Deutsche Bank (DB), in a concerted effort with the Mexican Stock Exchange, developed and implemented, the SIC; through that investment platform, Mexican investors can directly invest in over 800 foreign securities (stocks, bonds, ETF) from the local bourse, settling those investments in Mexican Pesos, in their usual investment contracts.
- Second, a few months later, a publisher friend from Spain visited me; during the conversation, I commented about the joint institutional promotional campaign with DB; he strongly recommended me to write a book about it; I accepted, but …
- Third, when getting started with the tentative table of contents, it occurred to me that I should better take full advantage of the great opportunity in front of me: write about globalization as a whole, not only about that particular sui generis and outstanding specific manifestation of globalization in the Mexican financial markets. The challenge then substantially evolved to how to board globalization from the most relevant, comprehensive, multidisciplinary angles: social, historical, philosophical, geo-political, economic, financial, and strategic. By that time, the book’s title was: Globalization, Opportunities and Implications.
- Fourth, and final, when analyzing the brutal contrast in output per capita between the most developed and the poorest nations on earth, the customary powerful shock I always experienced when confronting that most sad reality, this time took a different turn. The inner social entrepreneur that started to grow inside me since the early 90s made a compelling demand: if globalization won’t provide the solution to the world poverty monumental problem… then, from the social entrepreneurship standpoint, globalization had a rather limited beneficial reach.
Intuitively, I strongly felt that globalization had within itself the keys to solving that foremost challenge.
Feeling so strongly about it, I took on the challenge to try to unlock the doors towards the solution of that paramount objective. At that point in time I added the second subtitle to the book: The ABCs to a Global Social Revolution, to reflect the new development, the book’s conclusion.
Humbly, but with high confidence, I am profoundly convinced that the connecting-the-dots process I structured unlocks the doors towards solving the world’s poverty problem.
That strong confidence is based not upon my rather average intellectual abilities, but upon:
- Basing the solution to the world poverty puzzle in extremely solid elements and pillars that have been developed and/or matured in the past three decades. That is, the solution to the world poverty challenge builds upon some of humanity’s greatest intellectual assets and achievements in the socioeconomic area.
- The proposed solution is based in a truly multidisciplinary approach, heavily relying, for instance, on very high caliber leadership and management inputs, in addition to the usual, indispensable tools and methodologies required in all socio-economic endeavors.
At present, the initiative I propose is a blueprint for action. Being a multidisciplinary enterprise, with multiple nations, institutions and specialists to be involved, it is only appropriate to leave all further planning, detailed work, and fine-tuning for the time when the first of the philanthropic institutions jumps on board.