Let My People Go Surfing

Author : Yvon Chouinard
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101992531
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File Download : 272 page

"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel 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.

Summary Let My People Go Surfing The Education Of A Reluctant Businessman By Yvon Chouinard

Author : Shortcut Edition
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the extraordinary destiny of the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, who managed to reconcile passion for sport, preservation of the planet and business. You will also learn that : Doing business while respecting humans and nature is possible; Business can be a good place to work; Business can rhyme with ethics and ecology; Patagonia is a model for companies that want to preserve the planet. Do you know Patagonia outdoor clothing? Yvon Chouinard is the creator. He who dreamed of being a trapper tells his story, that of an entrepreneur in spite of himself. In his confessions, he explains how he was able to combine his passion for climbing and surfing with business, without losing his sense of ethics. After a biography of his company, he explains the main principles of the Patagonia Charter of Conduct. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Liquid Legal Humanization And The Law

Author : Kai Jacob
Genre : Law
Publisher : Springer Nature
ISBN : 9783031142406
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File Download : 460 page

“Humanization and the Law” combines two current and complementary trends in the business-to-business (B2B) market of the legal industry: digitalization and humanization. On the one hand, digital transformation in corporate legal departments and law firms continues to advance. Contract management, e-discovery, due diligence, legal operations, and forensic data analysis are just a few examples of task areas where the use of intelligent software solutions minimizes legal risks and increases compliance, enables efficiency gains and cost reductions through automation, and allows faster and more agile responses to changing market demands and client expectations. On the other hand, the increasing number of failed digitalization projects shows that technology alone is not enough to successfully transform legal departments and law firms. Software solutions must be integrated into existing work processes, be easy to use, and provide real benefits in order to be accepted by employees. People and their ability to make decisions and lead others remain the focus in an increasingly digitalized legal industry. More than 20 authors provide insights into why human aspects matter for business, what organizations can do to increase the mental well-being and motivation of their employees, and how to prevail in the upcoming war for talent in the legal industry. “The legal industry has been largely dismissive of “soft skills” and “humanizing law.” One of the paradoxes of our time is that the ascendency of automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, Big Data, and other technological platforms has elevated, not diminished, the importance of humanity. It is not only what distinguishes us from machines but it also enables us to apply our humanity to machines. The legal function will play an important role in this process but must first take a hard look at itself.” (Mark A. Cohen, in “Foreword”)

Extreme Teams

Author : Robert Bruce Shaw
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : AMACOM
ISBN : 9780814437186
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File Download : 264 page

This book takes a revitalized look at how teams should work in today’s business is driving real growth in some of the world’s most innovative firms. Every manager desires to have great teams around them collaborating together and running with the mission. Unfortunately, most of these teams have been built around outdated practices made popular by companies that either no longer exist or haven’t been relevant in years. However, a new generation of teams has learned to do things differently--things like hiring the right person instead of the best person; focusing on one priority while leaving room to explore new ideas; creating an environment where people are comfortable dealing with the uncomfortable; and maximizing profit by not making it top priority. In Extreme Teams, take a peek into top companies and examine the teamwork experiments powering their results, including how: Pixar’s teams use constant feedback and debate to transform initially flawed films into billion-dollar hits A culture of radical “freedom and responsibility” helps Netflix execute on the next big thing Whole Food’s super-autonomous teams embrace hard metrics and friendly competition to drive performance Zappos fuels the weirdness and fun that sustains its success From marketing to design to technology to product demand, everything has changed in business and will continue to do so. Why shouldn’t the teams carrying out these changes undergo their own upgrades?

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History

Author : Andrew C. Isenberg
Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190673482
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File Download : 801 page

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.

21st Century Business Icons

Author : Sally Percy
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN : 9781398611337
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File Download : 279 page

From the stratospheric success of Jeff Bezos to the secret genius of Satoshi Nakamoto, 21st Century Business Icons uncovers the fascinating success stories behind some of the world's most innovative business leaders. Behind every success is the unique story of an individual who has transformed their ambition into reality. They have overcome their competition through innovation, determination and confidence. This book uncovers the stories behind these figures - while they may be divisive, controversial or polarizing - each of them offers fascinating insights into business and society. Stretching from California to Tokyo and covering sectors such as tech, retail, banking and social media, this book uncovers the secrets behind success on a global scale. Discover how Whitney Wolfe Herd reinvented the dating industry and how Jimmy Donaldson built a YouTube business empire. 21st Century Business Icons is a fascinating exploration of the entrepreneurs, influencers and pioneers who have redefined the 21st century.

Values Centered Entrepreneurs And Their Companies

Author : David Y. Choi
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135840853
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File Download : 208 page

A new brand of entrepreneurs has arrived on the business scene, carrying with them a whole new set of values. They possess a sense of mission – to be socially responsible, protect the planet, and do the right thing for all of their stakeholders. Rather than focus exclusively on financial gain, they aim to achieve a balance between profits and one or more causes of their choosing. In fact, they view for-profit entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. The authors call these pioneers "values-centered" entrepreneurs. Some of the values-centered entrepreneurs have been around a few decades. In recent years, however, the numbers have proliferated and the nascent movement has started to make a true impact. These entrepreneurs’ approach to management questions our basic assumptions about how businesses should be run and what their role should be in society. Several of these entrepreneurs have attained high visibility. Yvon Chouinard of sportswear manufacturer Patagoina has been a role model for integrating environmental protection to every aspect of Patagonia’s business operation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks has been able to build one of the strongest brands in the world while being the first retailer to offer comprehensive health benefits and stock options to its part-time employees. Paul Newman, legendary actor and racecar driver as well as a leading maker of salad dressings, gives 100% of Newman’s Own brand’s profits to charity. This book explores how these highly unorthodox leaders have built their profitable and socially responsible business enterprises, and what lessons can be learned for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The authors examine a group of over 40 entrepreneurial companies and how each balanced the profit objective with social responsibility in key aspects of their business operation – from their initial company formation, through growth, to exit – to build successful triple bottom-line companies. Choi and Gray particularly focus on how these firms’ commitment to values affected their company missions, hiring and organizational policies, marketing strategies, financial practices, exit options, and giving programs, and vice versa. In some cases, the authors find that the entrepreneurs’ social objectives have actually strengthened, not weakened, their business enterprises. Based on their extensive studies of these companies, he authors have distilled a set of commonalities. The book presents ten of the most dominant and interesting of these commonalities with a focus on those policies and decisions that appeared to depart from conventional business practice. In addition to devoting chapters to each of the core principles learned from these companies, the authors also include in-depth case studies of four of the ventures featured in their study.

Understanding Nonprofit Law And Finance

Author : Erik Estrada
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781538126936
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File Download : 292 page

A quick-hitting professional resource of 48 core legal and financial principles for anyone sitting on a nonprofit board. The 24 legal questions and 24 financial questions provide nonprofit leaders with a framework for understanding the key issues that are likely to affect their current or future roles in the nonprofit sector.

Mid Course Correction Revisited

Author : Ray Anderson
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN : 9781603588904
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File Download : 290 page

The original Mid-Course Correction, published 20 years ago, became a classic in the sustainability field. It put forth a new vision for what its author, Ray C. Anderson, called the “prototypical company of the 21st century”—a restorative company that does no harm to society or the environment. In Mid-Course Correction, Anderson recounts his eureka moment as founder and leader of Interface, Inc., one of the world’s largest carpet and flooring companies, and one that was doing business in all the usual ways. Bit by bit, he began learning how much environmental destruction companies like his had caused, prompting him to make a radical change. Mid-Course Correction not only outlined what eco-centered leadership looks like, it also mapped out a specific set of goals for Anderson’s company to eliminate its environmental footprint. Those goals remain visionary even today, and this second edition delves into how Interface worked toward making them a reality, birthing one of the most innovative and successful corporate sustainability efforts in the world. The new edition also explores why we need to create not only prototypical companies, but also the prototypical economy of the twenty-first century. As our global economy shifts toward sustainability, challenges like building the circular economy and reversing global warming present tremendous opportunities for business and industry. Mid-Course Correction Revisted contains a new foreword by Paul Hawken, several new chapters by Ray C. Anderson Foundation executive director John A. Lanier, and interviews with Janine Benyus, Joel Makower, Andrew Winston, Ellen MacArthur and other leaders in green enterprise, the circular economy, and biomimicry. A wide range of business readers—from sustainability professionals to green entrepreneurs to CEOs—will find both wise advice and concrete examples in this new look at a master in corporate and environmental leadership, and the legacy he left.

Go So Slow So So Go

Author : Dr. Sunil Srinivasan
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Notion Press
ISBN : 9798889359135
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File Download : 278 page

What if we started doing things at half the speed? From speaking to walking, just slowing down is enough to transform your life completely! Covering myriad human activities, from bathing and breathing to sleep and sex, this book gives you scientific evidence that is sure to enrich your life. Extensively researched in topics as varied as art and architecture to parenting and potty training, makes this book a ready reckoner for the latest thoughts on effective managementslowness. You will no longer look at the cinema and newspapers the same way! You will find astonishingly simple skills to improve your typing and drawing. You will start enjoying gardening and jogging. You might even like slow exercises. You will learn why walkers are dangerous and which food helps you to age slowly. From ancient thoughts to innovative technology, this book is a compendium of useful tips slowness designed to make your life happier, healthier, and joyous. Dr. Sunil Srinivasan shares his decades of experience as a pediatrician and a Tai Chi instructor in dealing with people and problems and has distilled his thoughts in this unique book. For busy readers, there is a summary at the end of each chapter with suggested additional reading. References have been added at the end. Treat this book like a menu card and enjoy your favorite topics.