Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:00:13 -0400 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:43 -0400 You’ve Got to Be Kidding! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/you%E2%80%99ve-got-be-kidding <div>Author: DeMars, Nan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>You’ve Got to Be Kidding!</strong>, Nan DeMars explains why companies that have distinct ethical cultures are the best companies for which to work and also the most profitable. These companies have a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Workforce America! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/workforce-america <div>Author: Loden, Marilyn | Rosener, Judy B.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Workforce America, the authors contend that-contrary to what some believe-managing diversity as an asset does not require expertise in cultural differences. The only prerequisite is a framework for analyzing the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Winning the Global Talent Showdown http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-global-talent-showdown <div>Author: Gordon, Edward E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world will soon face a massive talent shortage, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Every nation in the world will be uniquely affected by this crisis, and each will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Tyranny of the Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tyranny-bottom-line <div>Author: Estes, Ralph</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The manner in which America’s corporate system works today has at last called into question the corporation’s silent domination over much of society. Although most concede that business needs to make a profit,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Tough Calls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tough-calls <div>Author: Martin, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For decades, before its 1984 breakup, AT&T, affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as “Ma Bell," dominated the corporate landscape—as much a symbol of American culture as the proverbial, very...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Triple Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/triple-bottom-line <div>Author: Savitz, Andrew W. | Karl, Weber</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Triple Bottom Line</strong>, authors Andrew Savitz and Karl Weber look at how businesses can prosper financially while protecting and renewing the social, environmental, and economic resources they need—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Sustainability Champion's Guidebook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sustainability-champions-guidebook <div>Author: Willard, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: New Society Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Sustainability Champion's Guidebook</strong>, Bob Willard addresses the global need for sustainable practices and the influential role of the business world in the sustainability movement. Effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Surprising Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/surprising-solution <div>Author: Piasecki, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world is changing at lightning speed, and only companies that understand the new realities of the global marketplace and pursue both innovation and sustainability will be equipped to prosper. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Solution Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/solution-revolution <div>Author: Eggers, William D. | Macmillan, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In the past decade, multi-billion-dollar markets have been forming around the world's toughest problems. Governments, businesses, and ordinary citizens are finding that working together to solve...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Secrets of CEOs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-ceos <div>Author: Tappin, Steve | Cave, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being a CEO is without a doubt a difficult job. Effective company leaders strive to deal with ever-changing business realities while attempting to find a work-life balance. Steve Tappin and Andrew Cave interviewed over...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Road to Organic Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/road-organic-growth <div>Author: Hess, Edward D.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Road to Organic Growth</strong>, Edward Hess defines two types of growth patterns in business, nonorganic growth, where companies increase size and power primarily by consuming or assimilating other...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Responsibility Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/responsibility-revolution <div>Author: Hollender, Jeffrey | Breen, Bill | Senge, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many businesses claim to be in the forefront of corporate responsibility but in reality their concern is higher stock prices, and executive bonuses. Such companies are not responsible, and their corporate behavior is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Power of We http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-we <div>Author: Tisch, Jonathan M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and one of the nation's most influential corporate executives, understands the power of partnerships in achieving success. Although he developed his leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Politics of Life Itself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/politics-life-itself <div>Author: Rose, Nikolas</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As biotechnology has continued to advance, some eagerly anticipate the creation of new intellectual property and a new bioeconomy. On the other hand, some fear that the desire for profit is leading to the unethical...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Nissan Report http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nissan-report <div>Author: Barnett, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Drawing on the insights of biologists, anthropologists, philosophers, artists, and other nontraditional sources, the book addresses not only the question of how responsible products are made but also how products touch...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The New Rules of Green Marketing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-rules-green-marketing <div>Author: Ottman, Jacquelyn A.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The New Rules of Green Marketing</strong>, Jacquelyn A. Ottman presents the new rules for mastering the marketing of ecologically-responsible consumer goods, as well as real-world examples that illustrate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Net Delusion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/net-delusion <div>Author: Morozov, Evgeny</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Journalists and politicians alike seem to have pinned their hopes for the spread of democracy on the Internet and social media. In contrast, in <STRONG>The Net Delusion</strong>, Evgeny Morozov points out that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Necessary Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/necessary-revolution <div>Author: Senge, Peter | Smith, Bryan | Kruschwitz, Nina | Laur, Joe | Schley, Sara</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Industrial Age is coming to an end, and business leaders across the globe are beginning to understand the need for revolutionary changes that will create a regenerative world. In <strong>The Necessary Revolution...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Magic of Dialogue http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/magic-dialogue <div>Author: Yankelovich, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Never before in our nation’s history has the need for effective dialogue been so profound. Concurrent with heightened conflict, loosened social bonds, and an increased reliance on “top-down talk,” Americans are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Inclusion Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inclusion-breakthrough <div>Author: Miller, Frederick A. | Katz, Judith H.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although most Fortune 500 companies have some kind of diversity program, Miller and Katz believe that the majority have been unsuccessful because of what they call diversity in a box restrictive policies, practices,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Hero's Farewell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heros-farewell <div>Author: Sonnenfeld, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Society has come to recognize the leaders of modern corporations as heroes. As men and women take high corporate offices today, they are expected to play a kind of heroic role in guiding the destiny of their firms....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Green Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-workplace <div>Author: Stringer, Leigh</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The drive to make the workplace more environmentally friendly has shifted rapidly from a matter of choice to one of economic survival for businesses in the twenty-first century. In <strong>The Green Workplace...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Green Marketing Manifesto http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-marketing-manifesto <div>Author: Grant, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Green Marketing Manifesto</strong>, John Grant, a British marketing professional with over 20 years of experience, provides a green marketing blueprint for people in the field of marketing. He outlines...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Future of Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-value <div>Author: Lowitt, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The belief that sustainability is exclusively about altruism is dangerously outdated. In <strong>The Future of Value</strong>, strategy management consultant Eric Lowitt demonstrates that sustainability is an essential...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-whistleblowers-survival-guide <div>Author: Devine, Tom | Maassarani, Tarek F.</div> <div>Publisher: Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide</strong>, Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani offer guidance to private sector employees who are weighing the crucial decision on whether to blow the whistle on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Bridge at the Edge of the World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bridge-edge-world <div>Author: Speth, James Gustave</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Environmental expert and activist James Gustave Speth discusses the causes of and potential solutions to the current global environmental crisis in his book <strong>The Bridge at the Edge of the World</strong>. He...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Big Pivot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-pivot <div>Author: Winston, Andrew S.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The word has changed dramatically in recent years. According to Andrew S. Winston, there are three “mega challenges” that businesses and societies must face: climate change, resource constraints, and demands for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/battle-soul-capitalism <div>Author: Bogle, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate scandals, under-funded pensions, and the arrest of top executives are all a part of modern corporate culture. But, it has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way today. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Sustainable Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sustainable-excellence <div>Author: Cramer, Aron | Karabell, Zachary</div> <div>Publisher: Macmillan Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Earth is warming, resources are dwindling, and people are worried. But some have sighted opportunities amid the gloom. In <strong>Sustainable Excellence</strong>, Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell explain how savvy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility SuperBusiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superbusiness <div>Author: Doherty, Fraser</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Young entrepreneurs are often viewed as overnight sensations or flukes in the business world. In<strong> SuperBusiness</strong>, Fraser Doherty shows that youth does not always equate with inexperience. He recounts how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Strategies for the Green Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategies-green-economy <div>Author: Makower, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies fear that adopting environmentally sustainable policies will reduce their profits or that trumpeting their achievements will only invite criticism from environmental activists that they failed to do more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Stirring It Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stirring-it <div>Author: Hirshberg, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Stirring It Up</strong>, Gary Hirshberg describes the mission behind Stonyfield Farm and catalogs the lessons he has learned while seeking profit via environmental sustainability over the past 25 years....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Social Power and the CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-power-and-ceo <div>Author: Jaques, Elliott</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Jaques, everyone’s ideas about human nature at work are clouded by serious, invasive misconceptions that have continually fueled the development of ill-advised managerial leadership systems. Drawing on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Social Innovation, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-innovation-inc <div>Author: Saul, Jason</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>“Doing well by doing good” has become a common maxim in the business world, yet the data is not clear whether or not corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy actually produce any measure- able business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Smart Green http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-green <div>Author: Estes, Jonathan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There was, perhaps, a time when people could credibly wonder whether human actions really play a role in determining the fate of the planet, but no longer. Awareness of green issues has reached a tipping point. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Small Giants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-giants <div>Author: Burlingham, Bo</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Earning a good return on investment or just being big does not equal great. “Small Giants” want to be great at what they do. They aim to provide a great place to work, offer great customer service, maintain great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Small Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-change <div>Author: Edwards, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Small Change</strong>, philanthropy and social change expert Michael Edwards describes how philanthrocapitalism, a new initiative based on business practices and market sciences, is a misguided attempt to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Right Relationship http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/right-relationship <div>Author: Brown, Peter G. | Garver, with, Geoffrey | Helmuth, Keith | Howell, Robert | Szeghi, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The right relationship that people must seek is “between the human economy, and the earth’s commonwealth of life,” write authors Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garver in <strong>Right Relationship</strong>. In the Quaker...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose <div>Author: Mourkogiannis, Nikos1</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not all companies have a purpose, but enduringly successful ones do. What matters most for long-lasting achievement are the ideas that drive people’s inspiration.<br /><br />In <strong>Purpose</strong>, Nikos...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Power Hungry http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-hungry <div>Author: Bryce, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Americans have been led to believe that to decrease their dependency on fossil fuels and stave off climate change, they must transition to green energy: wind, solar, and biofuels. In his book <strong>Power Hungry...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Organizational Survival http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizational-survival <div>Author: Balestrero, Gregory | Udo, Nathalie</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>“Sustainability” is no longer just an environmental buzzword. For any company that wants to survive in the long term, it is now an essential component of business strategy. Major global corporations such as Coca-Cola,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Mother Teresa, CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mother-teresa-ceo <div>Author: Bose, Ruma | Faust, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Mother Teresa, CEO</strong> is not the typical business book. Authors Ruma Bose, a former volunteer with Missionaries of Charity, and her mentor, Lou Faust provide insight for business leaders from an atypical...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Management Reset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/management-reset <div>Author: Lawler III, Edward E. | Worley, Christopher G.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Management Reset</strong> by Edward E. Lawler III and Christopher G. Worley presents a radical shift to the profit-driven business model that governs most companies. In the past, focusing solely on financial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Making Sustainability Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-sustainability-work <div>Author: Epstein, Marc J.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Marc J. Epstein’s book <strong>Making Sustainability Work </strong>is the ultimate “how-to” guide for business leaders who want to control their company’s social, environmental, and economic impacts. Drawing on decades...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Making Sustainability Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-sustainability-work-0 <div>Author: Epstein, Marc J. | Buhovac, Adriana Rejc</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The scope of corporate responsibility is changing, and sustainability efforts are no longer limited to companies like Ben & Jerry’s. Today, large organizations must consider the social, environmental, and economic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Just Good Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-good-business <div>Author: McElhaney, Kellie</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Faced with a growing marketplace of socially-savvy consumers, tuned-in suppliers and ecological buying practices, many businesses have begun to adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. In her book,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Investing From the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-heart <div>Author: Brill, Jack A. | Reder, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Brill and Reder offer a logical, user-friendly guide that does an excellent job of educating the novice investor in a language anyone can understand. They pack an incredible amount of information into one volume (...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility In Too Deep http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/too-deep <div>Author: Reed, Stanley | Fitzgerald, Alison</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>On the night of April 20, 2010, BP’s Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and injuring dozens more. For the next 87 days, millions of barrels of oil from the Macondo...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility In the Line of Fire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/line-fire <div>Author: Weissman, Jerry</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>There are but a number of people who are able to take on challenging questions head on, without faltering. However, there are even fewer people who will go through life...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility In Pursuit of Principle and Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pursuit-principle-and-profit <div>Author: Reder, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Alan Reder examines the many ways companies worldwide are actively pursuing principle and profit as more and more high-profile companies engage in the exercise of social responsibility and at the same time, show...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility How to Change The World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-change-world <div>Author: Bornstein, David</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This book documents the true and inspiring stories of the Ashoka fellows - bright, energetic, and creative individuals who are leaders in a growing citizen (non-profit)...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility How to be a Star at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-be-star-work <div>Author: Kelley, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd>Robert E. Kelley wrote this book that objectively discusses ways of bringing the optimal force of the third wave generation. This book offers brainpowered workers like...</dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Hothouse Earth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hothouse-earth <div>Author: Gribbin, John</div> <div>Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Hothouse Earth </strong>draws our attention to the disastrous effects of human activity on the environment. By examining global warming against the background of natural climatic processes, Gribbin provides a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Green to Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-gold <div>Author: Esty, Daniel C. | Winston, Andrew S.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies are facing an unavoidable new array of environmentally driven issues. Like any revolution, this new “Green Wave” presents an unprecedented challenge to business as usual. Organizations that do not add...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Green Tech http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-tech <div>Author: Webber, Lawrence | Wallace, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Green technology has historically battled a reputation for being an anti-industry, back-to-nature philosophy, but the truth is that “going green” is simply another term for the efficient use of technology — and more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Green Growth, Green Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-growth-green-profit <div>Author: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Green Growth, Green Profit</strong> is a collection of essays that assembles the knowledge and practical experience of a large team of experts from Roland Berger Strategy Consultants to focus on the green...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Good Works! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-works <div>Author: Kotler, Philip | Hessekiel, David | Lee, Nancy R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Good Works!</strong> by Philip Kotler, David Hessekiel, and Nancy R. Lee provides actionable advice for corporate executives and managers on how to integrate marketing and corporate social initiatives into a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Good for Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-business-0 <div>Author: Benett, Andrew | Gobhai, Cavas | Reilly, Ann O. | Welch, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After decades marked by the misdeeds of businesses—from Enron to the BP oil spill—consumers have lost confidence in big businesses. However, companies have an opportunity to regain that confidence, and the support of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Good Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-company <div>Author: Bassi, Laurie | Frauenheim, Ed | McMurrer, Dan | Costello, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More and more consumers today want to do business with companies that treat employees, customers, and communities in a fair way. This movement is being driven by a variety of economic, social, and political forces. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Good Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-business <div>Author: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience </strong>(1990), Csikszentmihalyi spoke to a general audience. And, there, he offered his views (culled from decades of research) on joy, creativity, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Global Literacies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-literacies <div>Author: Rosen, Robert | Digh, Patricia | Singer, Marshall | Phillips, Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because international exposure and experience are more vital to business success than ever, globally literate leaders, who can effectively work across the many cultural barriers that threaten to divide the world, are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Getting Green Done http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-green-done <div>Author: Schendler, Auden</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>In <STRONG>Getting Green Done</strong>, Auden Schendler goes beyond the typical treatise that substantiates the climate change crisis and the need for immediate action. He draws on personal experience to define...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Force of Nature http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/force-nature <div>Author: Humes, Edward</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Wal-Mart has embarked upon an unprecedented green makeover. The company’s move reflects the simple yet compelling philosophy that the most sustainable, clean, energy-efficient, and waste-free company will beat its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Fast Forward http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fast-forward <div>Author: Antholis, William | Talbott, Strobe</div> <div>Publisher: Brookings Institution Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Fast Forward</strong>, authors William Antholis and Strobe Talbott address one of the most important issues facing mankind today: global warming. Humans unknowingly began warming the globe hundreds of years...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Fair Food http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fair-food <div>Author: Hesterman, Oran B.</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Fair Food </strong>is Oran B. Hesterman’s useful guide for anyone concerned about the current state of American agriculture and its effects on the nation’s food system. The book addresses many of the ills that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Essentials of Business Ethics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essentials-business-ethics <div>Author: Collins, Denis</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The most successful companies credit their achievement, in part, to the ethical way in which they conduct their business and the ethical standards their employees follow. Organizations that operate with high integrity...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Equipping 101 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/equipping-101 <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Harper Collins</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Don't settle for what you can accomplish alone.</span><span><span> "One is too small a number to achieve greatness," says New York Times best-selling author and...</span></span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility EcoManagement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ecomanagement <div>Author: Callenbach, Ernest | Capra, Fritjof | Goldman, Lenore | Lutz, Rudiger | Marburg, Sandra</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A comprehensive and practical guide to responsible business ecology. This Elmwood Institute handbook shows how to conduct an ecological audit (as opposed to the current practice of compliance auditing), which is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Ecological Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ecological-intelligence <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every product has a hidden backstory of impacts caused by its manufacturing, transport, ingredients, or use. However, customers today have no information to compare products according to their ecological effects. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Earth Wars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/earth-wars <div>Author: Hiscock, Geoff</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world has only so much food, water, energy, and precious metals to meet the needs of its growing population. In <strong>Earth Wars</strong>, Geoff Hiscock outlines the struggle for resources as the world’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Doing Well While Doing Good http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/doing-well-while-doing-good <div>Author: Embley, L. L. Lawrence</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div>Philanthropic Economics is a new business strategy in which businesses of all sizes are entering into partnerships with consumers. More and more companies recognize that environmentally or socially conscious...</div></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Doing More with Less http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/doing-more-less <div>Author: Piasecki, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Benjamin Franklin advocated living with frugality, inventiveness, and diplomacy. In <strong>Doing More with Less</strong>, Bruce Piasecki suggests that the solution to many social and business problems lies in those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Develop Your Decision Making Skills http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/develop-your-decision-making-skills <div>Author: Parcon, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Lotus Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The moment we all open our eyes in the morning, the decision process begins, and continues to happen all throughout our day until we fall asleep at the end of it...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Derailed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/derailed <div>Author: Irwin, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Tim Irwin’s Derailed focuses on how a lack of key character qualities can cause a leader to go off track. To make his case, Irwin profiles six very public leadership demises: Bob Nardelli of Home Depot, Carly Fiorina...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Crisis of Character http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crisis-character <div>Author: Firestein, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Union Square Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Modern corporations face unprecedented challenges to remaining profitable, including demanding market conditions, constant public scrutiny via today’s technology, and increased awareness of environmental consequences...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Creative Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creative-capitalism <div>Author: Kinsley, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Creative Capitalism focuses on the possibility of expanding capitalism into new areas and using it to solve problems that were previously assigned to charity or to government. In January 2008, Bill Gates gave a speech...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Creating the Good Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-good-life <div>Author: O'Toole, James</div> <div>Publisher: Rodale</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Five hundred years before the Christian Era, teacher and consultant, Aristotle, offered practical guidance that is just as applicable to thoughtful people in today's post-9/11 era as it was to the leaders of ancient...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Corporate Reputation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-reputation <div>Author: Gaines-Ross, Leslie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate crises, such as those resulting from the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Tylenol poisonings, have always been a part of business, but the number and magnitude of crises have increased greatly since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Co-Opportunity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/co-opportunity <div>Author: Grant, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The earth today suffers from many problems ranging from climate change, insufficient food, dwindling energy resources, biodiversity, and poverty. Although the vast majority of human action is based on competition, many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Citizen Engineer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/citizen-engineer <div>Author: Douglas, David | Papadopoulos, Greg | Boutelle, John</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the past, an engineer’s primary focus was finding simple and elegant ways of implementing design requirements. To succeed today, however, engineers must also possess an understanding of environmental issues, legal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Building Strong Nonprofits http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-strong-nonprofits <div>Author: Olberding, John C. | Williams, Lisa Barnwell</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Great Recession has brought changes and challenges to all sectors of the economy, nonprofits included. <strong>Building Strong Nonprofits</strong>, edited by John C. Olberding and Lisa Barnwell Williams, is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Building Social Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-social-business <div>Author: Yunus, Muhammad | Weber, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many people, there is more to life than making money, and happiness comes from many sources not just making a profit. Therefore, an economy based on the premise that profits are the only goal is misguided. In his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Body and Soul http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/body-and-soul <div>Author: Roddick, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Anita opened the first Body Shop in Brighton, England, in 1976, the extent of her business acumen was the knowledge that she would have to take in £300 a week to remain open. Her only motivation for choosing the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Blowout in the Gulf http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blowout-gulf <div>Author: Freudenburg, William | Gramling, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: MIT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Deepwater Horizon, a massive oil-drilling rig leased by BP, exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 people and released more than 200 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The ecological disaster was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Beyond Good Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-good-company <div>Author: Googins, Bradley K. | Mirvis, Philip H. | Rochlin, Steven A.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Executives today are confronted with a paradox. The public holds business leaders in low regard, mistrusts what they say and the motives behind what they do, and sees big companies as too powerful and much more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Ben & Jerry's http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ben-jerrys <div>Author: Lager, Fred "Chico"</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Ben, having inherited his love of ice cream from his father, was a fat child. Although extremely bright, he never really applied himself but was still smart enough to get by. Jerry was also overweight and smart. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Becoming a Person of Influence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-person-influence <div>Author: Maxwell, John C. | Dornan, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Nelson Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Each of us is influenced by others. People of influence can include presidents, entertainers, and athletes. In <strong>Becoming a Person of Influence,</strong> Maxwell and Dornan stress that this is not something that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility At the Crossroads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crossroads <div>Author: Coltoff, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>At the Crossroads</strong>, Philip Coltoff examines how not-for-profit organizations can address today’s critical issues in ways that will help redefine their missions and expand their visions. Not-for-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Accountability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accountability <div>Author: Lebow, Rob | Spitzer, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: Rob Lebow and Randy Spitzer, Berret-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span><strong>Accountability </strong>is one of the best written management books that advocate freedom and responsibility without control in managing business...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility Absolute Honesty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/absolute-honesty <div>Author: Johnson, Larry | Phillips, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With shocking revelations of deliberate corporate dishonesty and manipulation appearing almost daily in the media, many are beginning to wonder if the realities of business and the concept of integrity are, by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/45-things-you-do-drive-your-boss-crazy <div>Author: Bruzzese, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Anita Bruzzese, Perigree Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Career columnist Anita Bruzzese has covered the workplace from all its angles.</span><span> She's been both an employer and an employee, and as a business...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility 30 Days to a Happy Employee http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/30-days-happy-employee <div>Author: Gandy, Dottie Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Dottie Bruce Gandy, Fireside Book NY, Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Acknowledgment motivates individuals to greater productivity, loyalty to the company, and pride in themselves and in what they do.</span><span> Acknowledgment is...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility 100 Ways To Motivate Others http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/100-ways-motivate-others <div>Author: Chandler, Steve | Richardson, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson, Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Bestselling author Steve Chandler and lawyer Scott Richardson show readers how to get the best results from their people.</span><span> They show how leaders must...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Social Responsibility