The Responsibility Revolution

  • by Jeffrey Hollender
  • Narrated by Joe Plummer
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How to create a company that not only sustains, but surpasses-that moves beyond the imperative to be "less bad" and embrace an ethos to be "all good".
From the Inspired Protagonist and Chairman of Seventh Generation, the country's leading brand of household products and a pioneering "good company," comes a one-of-a-kind book for leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents everywhere. The Responsibility Revolution reveals the smartest ways for companies to build a better future-and hold themselves accountable for the results. Thousands of companies have pledged to act responsibly; very few have proven that they know how. This book will guide them. The Responsibility Revolution presents fresh ideas and actionable strategies to commit your company to a genuine socially and environmentally responsible business and culture, one that not only competes but wins on values.

Points the way for innovators and influencers to generate trust by becoming transparent, elicit people's passion and creativity, turn customers into collaborators, transform critics into allies, rewrite the rules and reinvent business
Shows how to build a socially and environmentally responsible yet genuinely good company and an authentic brand
Drawing on groundbreaking interviews with real-world change leaders, Hollender and Breen present lessons and insights from the "good company"' parts of big companies like IBM and eBay, trailblazers like Patagonia and Timberland, and emerging dynamos like Linden Lab and Etsy
The Responsibility Revolution equips people with the tactics, models, and mind-sets they need to compete in a world where consumers now demand that companies contribute to the greater good.


What the Critics Say

"Points towards true north for our evolution to the next revolution in business." (Walter Robb, President and COO, Whole Foods Market)
"Building a sustainable enterprise requires the artful balance of making tough choices and having big ideas. In The Responsibility Revolution, Hollender and Breen throw down the gauntlet to all of us to create better corporations that also create a better world." (Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO, and author, Change By Design)
"The Responsibility Revolution delivers a truckload of examples for growing a company that benefits society as well as shareholders. I only wish we had its real-world lessons when we launched Ben & Jerry's." (Ben Cohen, co-founder, Ben & Jerry's)


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Customer Reviews

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a must read for people who are interested in subject, it do give an good insight of what is coming in term of thought and as well as real company and person.
i am passionate about sustainable businesses in general and this is one of the best one i came across.
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- urvois

Extremely Marxist

A Marxist dream. Unfortunately, very naive, ultra left wing environmental idiocy. Already proven that business socitety has failed to live up to its predictions. It was extremely hard to listen to it to its absurd end. Very sorry I wasted the credit!
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- Alan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios