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Local Heroes: How Loch Fyne Oysters Embraced Employee Ownership and Business Success Paperback – 2 Jul 2009

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Paperback edition (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141035609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141035604
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,963,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Inspirational. The model of employee ownership at Loch Fyne Oysters shows what can be achieved when people are empowered and trusted, and fairly rewarded for their efforts' Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland 'An extraordinary story of personal commitment and vision which led to commercial success and community achievement. Employee ownership works.' Sir Menzies Campbell 'An interesting and valuable account of employee-owned business based on hard-won experience. There is also much to be learned from this book that is applicable to more conventional business managers.' Sir George Mathewson, Royal Bank of Scotland 'Compelling and inspiring, this is a book about global heroes - people who see the future first and make it happen' Sandy Balfour, chair, Divine Chocolate "David Erdal has taken us to a story of ordinary people creating a company out of the mists of Scotland for the benefit of all the employees. Loch Fyne Oysters is a fabulous business success yet it is as far away from city slickers and fat-cats as you can possibly get. Read it and realise that there is 'another way'.' Andy Law, author of Open Minds' 'As business books go it is in a class of its own. A rip-roaring yarn, always lucidly explained' Oldie 'An engaging, stylish little book!a handbook and manifesto for the gospel of employee-ownership' Financial Times 'Represents the polar opposite of the fast-buck, quick get-out model of private equity buccaneers ... How sweet must be the upside: working in a community and working for the community' Herald 'A welcome beacon of hope' Spectator

About the Author

David Erdal studied Chinese at Oxford, then worked as a teacher in Mao's China. After gaining an MBA at Harvard, he returned to Scotland and led the family paper mill, Tullis Russell, into all-employee ownership. In 1989 he won the Scottish Business Achievement Award. After obtaining a PH.D. at St Andrews on the psychology of sharing, he went on to be MD of Baxi Partnership, which structures and funds all-employee buyouts of medium-sized companies. He lives in St Andrews.

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