Thomas Magbee's Reviews > Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference

Saving the World at Work by Tim Sanders
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Nov 18, 10

Read in November, 2010

I love Corporate Social Responsibility. The concept of for-profit companies viewing themselves as citizens over consumers is refreshing and well-developed. This book is neither of those things.

Instead of this book, check out "Firms of Endearment" or read Michael Porter's take on CSR. Both present facts and multiple examples of what corporate responsibility looks like - "Saving the World at Work" provides minimal anecdotal examples, and really just feels like an extended diatribe on the woes of American consumerism. The steps to help are overwhelming (most chapters are a 5-20 step guide) and I don't think Sanders ever identifies the necessity of responsibility - just a few trite references to footprints and potential business cases.

In short - support CSR, but check out another book.
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