Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the World’s Poorest Citizens, Makes His Case – Knowledge@Wharton – “I have described poor people as like a bonsai — that little tree that grows in a flower pot. I said you pick the best seed of the tallest tree in the forest, and plant it in a flower pot, and it will grow into a tiny tree. Is there anything wrong with the seed? Nothing is wrong with the seed. It’s the best seed. Then why is it tiny? Because you planted it in a flower pot. You didn’t allow it to grow in the real soil.”