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Guide not just for Patagonia, but for every business and leader
Even the length of each chapter is a reflection of how Patagonia walks the walk. I also wasn't expecting to learn as much about clothing but am glad I did - it helped change my personal outlook and created meaningful change in my behavior. I have recommended this book as a consultant to many business leaders who want to understand the correlat... Read Moreion between revenue and social responsibility.
A philosophy for life
I recommend this book to anyone who is remotely curious about sustainability, leading an examined life or thinking about how to extend their reach, personally or professionally. The anecdote about how Native Indians plan to care for the land 7 generations in advance really stood out to me. If we adopt the same perspective, what shifts would we make... Read More to our own lives and businesses such that our communities, the earth, and our individual spirits and legacy could thrive in the long run? Yvon gives us lots to reflect on but also offers many achievable shifts that one can put into effect right away - thinking about how we consume, why we need something, where it's coming from... A daily practice in conscious living!
Ordered some covys & they showed up in no time at all even amongst the pandemic. (Canada) My family & I live on a small organic farm & I work construction. That said... I pretty much live in workwear. They are easily the most comfortable pair Ive had on in the 25+ years as Ive been wearing the other duct types during this time. They ar... Read Moree clearly superior in quality than the others& It doesnt hurt that they are also surprisingly cheaper in price!? These covys make the other duct brands feel like cardboard cutouts in comparison & will work perfectly with my Patagonia mid layer this winter.
I have been exposed to Patagonia's products a year ago when I started surfing. Once time, I have become more and more involved with the their philosophy beside the awesome, eco friendly clothes that I have been wearing since. I read Yvon's latest book as well as this one. As a small business owner ( Chinese Medicine Practitioner) I have ... Read Morebeen inspired to contribute to the planet with different ways after reading this book. On personal level, I now only purchase organic cotton. I talked about the book on my newsletter as' the inspiration of the month'. My partner finished the book in one day. My brother who works in Turkey was inspired by it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about the wellbeing of humanity and the planet.
One of my top 5 books - ever
Of all the books out there letting us know how to make money quicker, grow faster, sell and start anew... Here are the wise words from someone with great success who has founded something that benefits everyone. Simply goes to show us that with ingenuity and the daring to not accept what is conventionally easy, we can create everlasting products ... Read Morethat can positively impact a lifetime. I'm a photographer/filmmaker and while I have little in common with a clothing company, the tools and wisdom conveyed here are what I carry with me and implement in my company. A million thank yous for taking the time to put thoughts onto paper and brining such a wonderfully inspiring piece to life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Top 4 Book
Bonjour Yvon, This book is one of four best business books I have ever read. It was able to shift my view of how to treat employees and care for the customer. After reading the book I was able to see organizations from a bigger perspective. I became aware. It was like a new light was turned on in my brain. I could just see more and feel more and a... Read Mores a result change my behavior. Thank you for writing it. Philippe
It's a journey
As I read this book I found myself walking alongside Yvon congratulating him on all his decisions. When I finished the book I was truly inspired to get this book in the hands as many people as I can... Buy it. Read it. You will LOVE the ride it takes you on and hopefully it will really open your eyes on how simply we can all change the world for th... Read Moree better.
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