Iqbal Quadir, founder of the Legatum Center at MIT and GrameenPhone in Bangladesh, traces the disconnects between innovations in the First World and the needs of people in the third world. Innovations must not only solve specific problems, but they need to do it in a way that is affordable relative to the benefits they bring, like how aspirin relieves a headache at a low cost.

Leading thinkers from around the globe look at how societal conditions foster successful innovations
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