Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth (Compact Disc)

Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

By Ray C. Anderson (Read by), Robin White (Contribution by), Robin White

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781441706805

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



His story is now legend. In 1994, after reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken, Ray Anderson felt a "spear in the chest." The founder of Interface, Inc., a billion-dollar carpeting manufacturer, realized that his company was plundering the environment and he needed to steer it on a new course. Since then, Interface has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by eighty-two percent, with a goal to reach a zero environmental footprint by 2020. Thoughtful and winning, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist shows how Anderson revolutionized his company--improving quality, bringing costs down, and driving up profits--making it one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. He challenges all industries to share his ambitious goal: to take nothing from the earth that can't be replaced by the earth.