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What we learned in the rainforest : business lessons from nature : innovation, growth, profit, and sustainability at 20 of the world's top companies / Tachi Kiuchi, Bill Shireman.

Author/Creator:
Kiuchi, Tachi, 1935-
Publication:
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (279 p.)
Series:
Future 500 book.
A future 500 book
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Subjects:
Rain forests.
Social responsibility of business.
Sustainable development.
Symbiosis.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
What We Learned in the Rainforest presents a surprising new business principle: by applying strategies and practices gleaned from nature-by emulating what it once sought to conquer-business can adapt rapidly to changing market conditions and attain greater and more sustainable profits.With clear, direct language and dozens of real-world examples, Kiuchi and Shireman show how a company can become a complex living system that doesn't merely balance competing interests but truly integrates them.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: How Can Business Profit from Nature?; PART I: Principles in Nature That Maximize Performance in Business; ONE: Feedback; TWO: Information; THREE: Profit; FOUR: Design; FIVE: Innovation; SIX: Diversity; SEVEN: Succession; PART II: How to Use the Principles: Strategy, Tactics, and Tools; EIGHT: Management; NINE: New Tools and New Values; CONCLUSION: A Journey into the Business Rainforest; Appendix I: The Future 500; Appendix II: Future 500 Tool Kit; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T
UV; W; X; Y; Z; About the Authors
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Shireman, William K.
ISBN:
1-4619-5233-6
1-62656-228-8
1-60994-174-8
OCLC:
863673569