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If we had a lot more businessmen like Ray Anderson, the planet would be neither bankrupt or overheated. He is a hero, and this book makes clear why!” --Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
“We are in desperate need of hope in this world, but if hope is to be credible and trustworthy, it has to walk a straight line to reality. No one does this better than Ray Anderson.” –Paul Hawken, author of Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism, and Blessed Unrest
“Anyone who thinks that business leadership on environmental sustainability is an oxymoron must read Confessions of a Radical Industrialist. In a humble, inspiring and informative manner, Ray Anderson describes his own journey to not just tweak the edges of his business towards green goals but to fundamentally re-think and re-design every aspect of its operations to respect environmental limits.
My only hesitation is that we cannot clone Ray Anderson…or perhaps we can? Let’s hope that Confessions of a Radical Industrialist becomes required reading in all business, industrial design, and economics classes so that our next generation of business leaders continue in the direction that Anderson has begun.” --Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff
The book is super easy to read and has a lot of good information.
This is definitely a must-read for anyone in the sustainability field, and a good read for anyone interested in improving their business operations.
I think Interface's and Anderson's transformations are an inspiration for personal change as well.
The concept of a "radical industrialist" is presented in an understandable manner by one of its purest proponents. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael S. Hamilton
I found this book to be inspiring and offering hope for our future. I am sorry that Mr. Anderson did not live longer to spread the message that industry can find new ways operating... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martin Gonzalez, PhD
Not the newest sustainability book, but should be required reading for anyone who wants to get sustainability done in a corporation.Published 6 months ago by Carol Baroudi
This is a really good book if you are interested in sustainability. Ray Anderson tells the story of how his company (Interface Flooring) began making efforts to "go... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike
Very boring book I had never seen...regret to buy this book and really want to refund. Can I refund or send to landfill?Published 16 months ago by Yuen Ying Ki
It's an emotional, riveting way to introduce systems thinking into your corporate viewpoint. Love it! I would definitely recommended this book.Published 17 months ago by CAP10K10
A must read for anyone involved in lean or sustainability groups at thier companies. It is amaizing how a carpet company has made such improvements. If they can we all can.Published 17 months ago by Edward I Francis
I've bought a bunch of these, and keep giving them away. I want everyone to read it! Its really fascinating to hear his story, and what he has accomplished - with the help of his... Read morePublished 18 months ago by nippymcsween
Easy read, great example of walking the talk. Just reread "confessions". I gift the book to business friends to illustrate how by reducing your carbon you can improve your margins... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jbm