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SUMMARY - Let My People Go Surfing: The Education Of A Reluctant Businessman By Yvon Chouinard

SUMMARY - Let My People Go Surfing: The Education Of A Reluctant Businessman By Yvon Chouinard

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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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!

Ethics Education of Business Leaders

Ethics Education of Business Leaders

Author: Tom E. Culham

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623963484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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Events on Wall Street and Main Street reveal that some business leaders make dramatically unethical self-serving decisions that ignore the public interest. How can business schools educate future business leaders to make ethical decisions? Unfortunately, most business schools fail in teaching ethical decision-making. They erroneously assume that such decision-making is primarily conscious and reason-based, reflecting the western cultural orientation toward science and logic. In this book, Thomas Culham cites neurological findings showing that unconscious processes and emotions play a much more significant role than reason in making ethical decisions. Culham urges business schools to teach a modified form of emotional intelligence, linked with research-supported contemplative practices from the great meditative traditions. This book details the author's ethics curriculum and explains its successful application at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. This fascinating, interdisciplinary, and highly practical curriculum integrates philosophy (virtue ethics), Daoist thinking, psychology, and neuroscience. This curriculum intends to transform the way business schools teach decision making. Such an effort might just transform the way we do business.

Sociological Theory, Values, and Sociocultural Change

Sociological Theory, Values, and Sociocultural Change

Author: Edward A. Tiryakian

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412850995

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This volume brings together some of the biggest names in the field of sociology to celebrate the work of Pitirim A. Sorokin, professor and founder of the department of sociology at Harvard University. Sorokin, a past president of the American Sociological Association, was a pioneer in many fields of research, including sociological theory, social philosophy, methodology, and sociology of science, law, art, and knowledge. Edward A. Tiryakian’s updated introduction examines major factors, inside and outside sociology, that have led to new appreciation of Sorokin’s contributions and scholarship, and demonstrates their continued relevance. This new edition also includes an updated bibliography of works by and about Sorokin. The volume includes Arthur K. Davis, who describes Sorokin’s importance as a teacher in the Socratic tradition. Talcott Parsons examines internal differentiation in Christianity in its historical Western development. Thomas O’Dea deals with the institutionalization of religious values. Walter Firey examines how actors relate their conception of a distant future to their present behavior. Florence Kluckhohn focuses upon the problem of cultural variations within a social system. Robert K. Merton and Elinor Barber examine the sociological aspect of ambivalence. Bernard Barber considers the American business’s efforts to institutionalize professionalism. Other contributors include Charles P. Loomis, Wilbert E. Moore, Georges Gurvitch, Marion J. Levy, Jr., Nicholas S. Timasheff, Carle Zimmerman, and Logan Wilson. This volume is an essential collection of essays concerning the work of one of the most prominent thinkers in twentieth-century sociology.

The Education of a Design Entrepreneur

The Education of a Design Entrepreneur

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015055187879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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New from the editor of the pioneering EDUCATION OF . . . series, this benchmark collection of fifty essays and interviews provides students and working designers with a firm understanding of the pitfalls and triumphs awaiting the design entrepreneur. Designers recount their motives for setting out on their own and reflect on the degree to which their creative spirit has been satisfied by entrepreneurial freedom -in areas ranging from book, Web site, and home product design to golf course development and entertainment design. Contributors such as Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi, Eric Zimmerman, Rudy VanderLans, and others reveal that entrepreneurship is not simply a designer's ticket to liberation -it can also be a labyrinth of clerical tasks and manufacturing nightmares. This collection provides candid anecdotes and no-frills advice for any designer ready to brave the trials and rewards of entrepreneurship.