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Cause for Success: 10 Companies That Put Profit Second and Came in First Paperback – October 13, 2004
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"An important call to arms for all business executives." -- Philip Rowley, president of AOL Europe
"Arena raises our sights and expectations. Cause for Success is a cause for cerebration as well as celebration." -- Richard D. Parsons, chairman and CEO of Time Warner
"I loved this book. It will help all leaders redefine success in ways previously overlooked in traditional business analysis." -- Jonathan S. Lavine, managing director of Bain Capital
"Presents fascinating insights into a new paradigm for business success in the twenty-first century." -- Bradley Abelow, global head of operations of Goldman Sachs
"This is a rare book packed with useful information. Read it. Keep it close." -- John O'Neil, president of the Center for Leadership Renewal
"This is a rare book. Read it. Keep it close." -- John O'Neil, president of the Center for Leadership Renewal
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Top Customer Reviews
Christine Arena provides 10 brilliant examples of business perceiving, then executing long-term plans that seemingly contradict current attitudes in corporate governance, giving the reader a push into a new way of thinking about success.
Ms. Arena opens her book exploring British Petroleum (BP) and Interface; in showing how these giants of Petroleum and Textiles are able to make the shift from a solely profit driven model of production to one that values both the social and environmental resources on a par equal with profitability, the readers are bound to give credence to the other 8 but nonetheless brilliant examples of corporations building business around "the right thing to do" and consequentially finding success.
A most inspiring read.
In her book, Christine challenges the long-held belief that corporate "good deeds," while nice, don't always benefit the bottom line. She shows through a series of detailed case studies that, with the right tools, many businesses can actually improve their performance by embracing corporate responsibility in their day-to-day operations. At a time when the nation is rife with corporate scandals, Christine's book is a rare beacon of hope, demonstrating that we can successfully achieve a symbiotic merger of corporate and global human interests.
Advance copies of the book have been incredibly well-received and CEO's from some of the nation's largest companies have written glowing endorsements of the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Profiles 10 socially conscious "high-purpose" companies--and predicts that corporations ignoring these greater purposes will meet with failure in the marketplace. Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by Shel Horowitz
Cause for Success recently won FIRST place for "Best Business Book" at the Nautilus 2005 Awards ceremony that honored books that contribute significantly to conscious living and... Read morePublished on June 8, 2005 by New Press
As a corporate social responsibility professional, I am always reading to expand my CSR tool belt. "Cause for Success" proudly joins my list of "must read". In her book, Ms. Read morePublished on April 7, 2005 by Jeff Rangel
"Cause for Success presents fascinating insights into a new paradigm for business success in the twenty-first century. Read morePublished on March 24, 2005 by A reader