Let My People Go Surfing

Let My People Go Surfing

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"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard—legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.—shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-09-06
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101992531


Let My People Go Surfing

Let My People Go Surfing

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The personal stories of the founder of Patagonia, Inc. describes his underprivileged childhood as an immigrant in southern California, early fame as a successful mountain climber, and company's dedication to quality and environmental responsibility. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006
File : 258 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0143037838


The Responsible Company

The Responsible Company

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The Responsible Company, by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of its Footprint Chronicles, draw on the their 40 years' experience at Patagonia – and knowledge of current efforts by other companies – to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time. Patagonia, named by Fortune in 2007 as the coolest company on the planet, has earned a reputation as much for its ground-breaking environmental and social practices as for the quality of its clothes. In this exceptionally frank account, Chouinard and Stanley recount how the company and its culture gained the confidence, by step and misstep, to make its work progressively more responsible, and to ultimately share its discoveries with companies as large as Wal-Mart or as small as the corner bakery. In plain, compelling prose, the authors describe the current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet’s natural systems and human communities, and how that impact now forces business to change its ways. The Responsible Company shows companies how to reduce the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks. It concludes with specific, practical steps every business can undertake, as well as advice on what to do, in what order. This is the first book to show companies how to thread their way through economic sea change and slow the drift toward ecological bankruptcy. Its advice is simple but powerful: reduce your environmental footprint (and its skyrocketing cost), make legitimate products that last, reclaim deep knowledge of your business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come, and earn the trust you’ll need by treating your workers, customers and communities with respect.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
Publisher : Patagonia
Release : 2013-10-06
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781938340109


Some Stories

Some Stories

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Through a compilation of his many articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, along with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, the author reveals his extraordinary and varied life experiences.

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Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
Publisher :
Release : 2019
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1938340825


The Patagonia Business Library

The Patagonia Business Library

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
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Release : 2016-10-11
File : 724 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1938340590


Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar

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In April of 2000, Gary Erickson turned down a $120 million offer to buy his thriving company. Today, instead of taking it easy for the rest of his life and enjoying a luxurious retirement, he's working harder than ever. Why would any sane person pass up the financial opportunity of a lifetime? Raising the Bar tells the amazing story of Clif Bar's Gary Erickson and shows that some things are more important than money. Gary Erickson and coauthor Lois Lorentzen tell the unusual and inspiring story about following your passion, the freedom to create, sustaining a business over the long haul, and living responsibly in your community and on the earth. Raising the Bar chronicles Clif Bar's ascent from a homemade energy bar to a $100 million phenomenon with an estimated 35 million consumers, and a company hailed by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. four years in a row. The book is filled with compelling personal stories from Erickson's life-trekking in the Himalayan mountains, riding his bicycle over roadless European mountain passes, climbing in the Sierra Nevada range--as inspiration for his philosophy of business. Throughout the book, Erickson--a competitive cyclist, jazz musician, world traveler, mountain climber, wilderness guide, and entrepreneur--convinces us that sustaining one's employees, community, and environment is good business. If you are a manager, executive, business owner, or board member, Raising the Bar is your personal guide to corporate integrity. If you are a sports enthusiast, environmentalist, adventure lover, intrigued by a unique corporate culture, or just interested in a good story, Raising the Bar is for you.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Gary Erickson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-06-22
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780787976309


Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days

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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : William Finnegan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-07-21
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698163744


Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar

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The founder of Clif Bar Inc. explains how he turned his homemade energy bar into a $100 million business without losing any of his joy for life or business--all the while focusing on the relationship between business and community.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Gary Erickson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2006-10-01
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780787986711


Swell

Swell

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Sailing Ten Years and 20,000 Miles In Search of Surf and Self

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Liz Clark
Publisher : Patagonia
Release : 2018-04
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 193834054X


Climbing Ice

Climbing Ice

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Photographs of ice climbers in action augment complete instructions in the techniques of ice climbing, dangers, and safety measures

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Yvon Chouinard
Publisher : Sierra Club Books for Children
Release : 1978
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0871562081