Better World Books[Scenario] by Nicolas Trimoulet

2012-05-18

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2012. Nicolas Trimoulet is a former student of the French Ecole Normale Supérieure and holds a degree in law and an "agrégation" in economics and management.

Better World Books is a global book store that harnesses the power of capitalism to bring literacy and opportunity to people around the world. Better World Books collects used books and recycle them in various ways: the books are sold on the Internet, some of those books are donated to deprived communities in the United States or to developing countries. Last but not least, they may also be sent to recycling centres. Better World Books uses the profits generated to fund literacy programs in the United States and in other countries, to build libraries and to buy school supplies for teachers...

Quote article  Nicolas Trimoulet, « Better World Books », 18 may 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Scenario]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/245.sls

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