Let My People Go Surfing

The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption tat is at the hear of the global ecological crisis." --From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Patagonia Business Library

Including Let My People Go Surfing / the Responsible Company / and Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activists

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 724

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew Christian Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 783

View: 333

This book explores the methodology of environmental history, with an emphasis on the field's interaction with other historiographies such as consumerism, borderlands, and gender. It examines the problem of environmental context, specifically the problem and perception of environmental determinism, by focusing on climate, disease, fauna, and regional environments. It also considers the changing understanding of scientific knowledge.

180¡ South

Conquerors of the Useless

Author: Yvon Chouinard

Publisher: Patagonia

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 865

180° South takes readers behind the scenes of the film, 180° South, made by Chris Malloy, to learn more about the people who made the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that inspired Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Tompkins to choose paths committed to saving what's left of the wild world. Open it anywhere and enjoy the photographs by the world’s leading surf and climbing photographers Jeff Johnson, Jimmy Chin, Scotty Soen, and Danny Moder.

All Is Grace

A Ragamuffin Memoir

Author: Brennan Manning

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 359

It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme – “Yes, Abba is very fond of you!” But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who’ve known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it – All Is Grace.

Look at More

A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change

Author: Andy Stefanovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 247

Praise for Look At More "Andy Stefanovich is a masterful storyteller and a true 'curator of inspiration.' Look At More gives you a dose of Andy's adrenaline and creative can-do spirit, and it provides you with a powerful how-to guide for inspiring workplace innovation that lasts."—Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE "Andy Stefanovich has always exhorted his clients to 'look at more stuff, think about it harder.' With this inspired and inspiring book, he shares dozens upon dozens of ways to put that principle to work. Look At More offers a way to real business transformation." —Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind and Drive "Andy offers the reader a unique insight into what it really takes to create innovation within the structure of a corporate environment today. Andy doesn't think outside the box. He blows it up and starts again, helping large corporations think and behave like start-ups." —Duncan Wardle, vice president, Creative Inc., Disney Company "Andy Stefanovich delivers a host of innovative approaches to transform you and your business. The addictive narrative, while informative and actionable, is as creative as he wants us all to be."—Ivy Ross, executive vice president, marketing, Gap Brand at Gap Inc. "Look At More gives business leaders a practical and comprehensive framework to build, maintain, and most importantly inspire innovation not only at work but in all parts of life."—Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and author, Total Leadership

Learn or Die

Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

Author: Edward D. Hess

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 146

To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

Liars and Outliers

Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 547

In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.

Simply Seven

Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business

Author: E. Schlie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 927

Published as part of Palgrave Macmillan's IE Business Publishing Series, Simply Seven is a practical guide to Internet business for students, entrepreneurs and executives. The book presents a practical blueprint created to get entrepreneurs and executives started on finding the right Internet business model for their web site.

The Story of Purpose

The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy

Author: Joey Reiman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 435

A proven methodology for building a purpose-poweredorganization Some ideas are bigger than others, and the MasterIdea—your company's purpose—is the biggest. Whetheraddressing communication between leadership and associates,suppliers to manufacturers, sales force to customers, or brand toconsumers, The Story of Purpose details a proven methodologyfor businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspiredorganization to positively impact employees, customers, and thebottom line. It reveals the process for uncovering what makes acompany distinctive and guides you to discover the fundamentalforce behind the organization that no competitor can replicate orreplace. The Story of Purpose incorporates stories of purposefrom Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Newell Rubbermaid and manymore purpose-driven companies. These stories come to life in acomprehensive book that promises to guide, inspire, and transformyour organization Offers a blueprint for creating powerful internal and externalmessages for current and future customers, employees, andshareholders The Story of Purpose will leave you asking yourself "whatgets me up in the morning?" instead of "what keeps me up atnight?"