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The Ecology of Commerce: Doing Good Business Hardcover – Nov 1993


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; First Edition First Printin edition (Nov 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887306551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887306556
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first practical blueprint for a prosperous yet sustainable future. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I have come to believe that we in America and in the rest of the industrialized West do not know what business really is, or, therefore, what it can become. Read the first page
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Babinet on 13 April 2007
Format: Paperback
It is scary to read something like this, and realise that these issues concerning Big Business & the future of this planet are still not seriously adressed by each and every one of us. I read this book because of the film / documentary 'The Corporation'. Business HAS to change. WE have to change. With this book there is hope, but for the moment we are still asleep, I only hope we have set the alarm!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Kluth on 20 Aug 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is ageing a bit now, but the ideas in it are still sound, and Hawken presents his arguments in clear and cogent fashion. This seems to be one of those books that many people regard as a seminal influence in how they look at the way they do business or live their lives, and it's clear why.
I'd heard about it a number of times before deciding to buy a copy and see for myself. The reason why I got it in the end was that I had read a couple of other books and seen presentations which made reference to examples quoted in this book (St Matthew's Island being one example) and thought that I should look at this source reference as well. The book is structured as presenting a range of challenges and then discussing possible solutions to these within a real world context, so it is a practical primer on applied sustainability as well as a thesis on the limitations of existing business models and the need for wider change.
Well worth hunting down. I shall be using it as a reference for a long time to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Röttgers on 15 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
With "The Ecology of Commerce", Hawken probably created one of the most convincing books to go green. As a reader it is fairly hard not to agree with his substantive argument that the time of a new way to practice business and live our lives has arrived. Although almost a bit one-sided, Hawken's line of argument is more than sense-making. He starts a lively discussion about how the future should look like regarding the interplay between business and environment.

Although this book provides plenty of indirect advices for business professionals to convince doubters from green business practices, it is not written as a practical guide. It is written as a manifesto and does not give the reader much choice not to believe in it. Why should it? Its arguments pro environmentalism are flawless.

In case you are not convinced of the green hype that is making its way into daily practices at the moment, or you need a confirmation that what you feel is the right thing to do, read this book. It will not only overwhelm you with arguments to live more environmental friendly, but it will also animate you to spread Hawken's word, convince friends and family, and make this planet greener.

- Frank Roettgers, author of Going Green Together: How to Align Employees with Green Strategies
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