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Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era

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Companies shirk taxes while padding profits. Firms foul the planet but keep raking in revenue. Reckless greed on Wall Street goes largely unpunished.

More evidence that bad guys finish first in business?

No. A different story is unfolding.

Noted economist Laurie Bassi and her coauthors show that despite the dispiriting headlines, we are entering a more hopeful economic
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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published August 5th 2011)
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Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era by Laurie Bassi, Ed Frauenheim, Dan McMurrer & Larry Costello was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2012.

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Laurie Bassi and her coauthors show that despite the dispiriting headlines, we are entering what they coin the "Worthiness Era." And in it, the good guys are poised to win. Across the globe, people are choosing the companies in their lives in the same way they choose
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David McClendon, Sr
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
The book would have made a good article or dissertation. However, the main premise of the book could be summed up fairly easily.

Take care of the environment
Be nice to your employees
Don't pay your CEO too much
Don't break the law
Pay your taxes.

The book took a great deal of time telling the reader how they conducted their research. But, just in case you missed it the first three times, they told you again.

Interesting information.
Sarah
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is targeted at a business audience -- definitely not me -- but a friend of mine is one of the authors so I read it. And I got to say it was really fun -- filled with anecdotes about the various companies we interact with every day, recounting how they behave well or massively screw stuff up. I read it in a day and really enjoyed it. I skimmed the parts that are targeted to business people, but they do seem like they'd be helpful if you're running a company.
Vincent Omegba
As a preacher and social entrepreneur, I found the book reinforcing the principles of "the externally focused church" which simply submit that a church is ineffective if it is not missed by the community when it leaves. Great book!
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