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Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.Capitalism is indeed at a crossroads, facing international terrorism, worldwide environmental change, and an accelerating backlash against globalization. Companies are at crossroads, too: finding new strategies for profitable growth is now more challenging. Both sets of problems are intimately linked. Learn how to identify sust ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Pearson Prentice Hall
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Mark Oppenlander
Sometimes, I miss optimism. The daily headlines about poverty, warfare, disease and economics seem overwhelmingly bleak. At times like this, it is good to have a book like "Capitalism at the Crossroads" near at hand.

This is another volume that was recommended to me as a "top business book." It is a book written for a popular or lay audience by a business academic. As such, it is at times a touch dry and pedantic. But the content far outweighs those mild downsides. Dr. Stuart Hart is one of the f
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One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. To find out more, click here.

Capitalism at the Crossroads begins by showing why our current model of capitalism is unsustainable. The book takes 'the contrarian's' view that business is uniquely equipped to lead us toward a sustainable world. Properly focused, the profit motive can accelerate (not inhibit) the transformation toward global susta
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Siddharth Jain
Jun 14, 2011 Siddharth Jain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stuart L Hart needs no mention in the academic circle of sustainability. One of the founding fathers of theory of sustainability and bottom of pyramid (together with late C.K Prahlad), Hart presents bold ideas of sustainability and how the private sector is ideally positioned for a social and environmental change. Not only does he make a case that it is required but also how companies can profit from sustainable ideas and business models. He recommends a complete change in thinking and business ...more
Peep Laja
Jun 03, 2007 Peep Laja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in developmental issues and sustainable business
Informative and well-written book, I found it to be better and easier to read than The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid.

Author makes a convincing case that capitalism will thrive by embracing sustainability, so it is imperative that it will do so.
Inara Scott
Jan 12, 2015 Inara Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's time to stop thinking of business and sustainability as being in opposition. There are a wealth of opportunities for positive social change and development in new approaches and new thinking to the impact of business and the use of capital. Read this book to start thinking differently.
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Sustainable global enterprise as the key to reducing poverty, reversing environmental destruction, and counteracting terrorism
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