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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robin White
Narrator: Ray C. Anderson
Genres: Business & Economics, Biography & Memoir, Science & Technology, Animals & Nature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2009
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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, and the goal is to reach a zero environmental footprint by 2020. Thoughtful and winning, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist shows how Anderson revolutionized his company, while in the process bringing costs down, improving quality, making it one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For'and driving up profits.

Author Details

Author Details

Anderson, Ray C.

Ray Anderson was named one of "Time" magazine s Heroes of the Environment and one of "MSNBC.com" s Top 15 Green Business Leaders in 2007. He and Interface have been featured in three documentary films, including "The Corporation" and "So Right So Smart". He cochaired the President s Council on Sustainable Development and the Presidential Climate Action Project. He and Interface have been featured in "The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, "and many other publications. He is the author of "Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist" and "Confessions of a Radical Industrialist".

White, Robin

Robin White has been an oil-well roughneck, oil-well-logging engineer, science writer, community energy planner, and an architect by vocation, an instrument-rated pilot by avocation. He has lived all over the United States and in Europe, including Russia and Siberia. He now lives near Monterey, California, with his wife.