The Company We Keep

By John Abrams

The Company We Keep
Paperback, 328 pages £14.95
Published: 1st January 2007
ISBN: 9781933392196
Format: 216mm x 138mm

Category: BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, POLICY & EDUCATION

The Company we Keep is more than the success story of a company that has set down a framework for a model of employee ownership and community involvement that has caught the interest of entrepreneurs around the country. In the words of Abrams, ìThis is a book about a different way of doing business in todayís worldóa way based on workplace democracy, shared ownership, staying small, building community, commitment to a place, and long-term thinking.î
John Abrams founded his design and building firm more than thirty years ago. Through a commitment to place and community entrepreneurship, he has seen the company grow and prosper, while at the same time experimenting with a revolutionary employee ownership model that has challenged the traditional business rhetoric of unchecked growth. Rejecting the myth that short-term profits are the only indicator of business health and wealth, John Abrams shows how building a company to serve the needs of people (employees and owners), community, and the environment can be a successful business plan as well.

Foreword
Cornerstones
Cultivating Workplace Democracy
Challenging the Gospel of Growth
Balancing Multiple Bottom Lines
Committing to the Business of Place
Celebrating the Spirit of Craft
Advancing People Conservation
Practicing Community
Entrepreneurism
Thinking Like Cathedral Builders
The Company We Keep

Foreword
Cornerstones
Cultivating Workplace Democracy
Challenging the Gospel of Growth
Balancing Multiple Bottom Lines
Committing to the Business of Place
Celebrating the Spirit of Craft
Advancing People Conservation
Practicing Community
Entrepreneurism
Thinking Like Cathedral Builders
The Company We Keep

John Abrams

John Abrams is a co-founder of South Mountain Company, a 30-year-old, employee-owned design and building company on Marthaís Vineyard, Massachusetts. He chairs the Island Affordable Housing Fund and is vice-chair of Island Housing Trust.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 328 pages
ISBN: 9781933392196
Format: 216mm x 138mm
60 black and white illustrations

BIC Code: KJVS, RNC
BISAC Code:  BUS025000, BUS060000, SCI020000
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing


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