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The collected wisdom of some of the world's most influential environmental movers and shakers is brought together in this one book. The chosen gurus consists both of "thinkers" - those who have set the agenda, and of "doers" - those business people who made the green cause their mission long before it became so prominent. The book covers a broad range of environmental issues as they apply to business, including the economic viability of choosing green routes. Interviewees include energy guru Amory Lovins, former Friends of the Earth Vice Chair Tony Juniper, diplomat Sir Crispin Tickell and business leader Ray Anderson, among others. The cutting edge thinking of the book's contributors provides businesses with the information they need when considering how to change in a green direction. The end result is an illuminating insight into both general views on sustainability as well as good and bad business decisions made in the search for sustainability. The full list of green gurus include: Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc, one of TIME Magazine's 'Heroes of the Environment' James Cameron, founder of Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC) Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project John Elkington, founding partner and director of Volans, co-founder of SustainAbility, world authority of sustainable development, author of The Green Consumer Guide John Grant, author of The Green Marketing Manifesto, frequent conference speaker and prolific blogger Denis Hayes, President and CEO of The Bullitt Foundation, Chair of the International Earth Day Network Gary Hirshberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonyfield Farm, the world's largest producer of organic yogurt Tony Juniper, former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth (FoE), environmental campaigner, author and commentator Professor Sir David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford Amory B. Lovins, environmentalist, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute Professor Wangari Maathai, environmental and political activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ricardo Navarro, founder and director of the Salvadoran Centre for Appropriate Technology (CESTA), winner of the prestigious Goldman prize Dr Vandana Shiva, physicist, environmental activist and author Jeffrey Swartz , CEO of Timberland Worldwide Sir Crispin Tickell, diplomat, academic, environmentalist, author
Conversations with Marketing Masters offers new insights by gathering the collected wisdom of the most influential marketing thinkers of our age, each of whom has given a structured interview. Covering a wide range of issues and illustrating concepts with cases of success and failure, these seminal dialogues offer a rare look at what made each master great - and a glimpse of the marketing future. The Marketing Masters featured are Philip Kotler, David Aaker, Jean-Claude Larreche, Regis McKenna, Don Peppers, John Quelch, Al Ries, Martha Rogers, Don Schultz, Patricia Seybold, Jack Trout and Lester Wunderman. The conversations are free-flowing dialogues in which each personality is allowed to shine through.
In this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery. . . "Gingerbread Cookie Murder" By Joanne FlukeWhen Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list. "The Dangers Of Gingerbread Cookies" By Laura LevineJaine Austen has been enlisted to help with her parents' retirement community's play The Gingerbread Cookie That Saved Christmas. Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is playing the role of the gingerbread cookie when he "accidentally" falls to his death during the final act. Now Jaine must figure out if one of the doctor's jealous lovers was capable of murder. "Gingerbread Cookies And Gunshots" By Leslie MeierWhen Lucy Stone discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five-year-old son Nemo disappeared, she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo are found in the back seat of Rick's car. With the hours quickly ticking till Christmas, Lucy races against the clock to find a killer before he strikes again. Includes Over 10 Luscious Holiday Recipes!
Some men have only one thing on their minds-and for three unsuspecting women, it appears to be marriage! Looks like spring wedding fever is about to get hotter . . . Early Bird Special by Deirdre MartinFashion exec Dana Fine lives a fabulous life of international travel and glamour. But it only takes a few days visiting with her matchmaking grandparents for her to long for something more . . . Or maybe it's sexy landscaper Josh Green who's got her all hot and bothered . . . Weddings Ink by Christie RidgwayLuke Harper is the last man wedding planner Charlotte Bond would ever date again. Then her latest client demands that Charlotte get up-close and personal with the whole bridal party-including best man Luke! Soon business-only meetings turn to sultry nights-and suddenly Charlotte's 'never' is coming dangerously close to 'I do. 'All's Fair In Love And Chocolate by Laura FlorandGoing undercover as a bride-to-be, food blogger Eloise Layne is determined to learn charismatic French chocolatier Simon Casset's famously guarded secrets. But somehow her man of mystery is succeeding in uncovering her every desire, one smoldering kiss at a time . . .
Christmas is the time for miracles, mayhem, and holiday romance in these wonderful stories from four of today's most beloved authors. . . "Mister Christmas" by Fern MichaelsA week before Christmas, attorney Claire O'Brien is summoned to Ireland to change her wealthy client's will--only to encounter resistance from his handsome nephew. Will Claire be forced to spend the holidays up close and personal with her irresistible Irish nemesis? "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" by Marie BostwickThough Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumor has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: is it ever too late to find love? "Nightmare on Elf Street" by Laura LevineAside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he's found murdered on the job--and Jaine is a suspect. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer. . . "Room at the Inn" by Cindy MyersWhen a Rocky Mountain blizzard forces Barb and her husband to spend Christmas in a remote Colorado cabin with their fellow travelers, Barb struggles to cope--especially when her husband reveals troubling news. But sometimes a holiday shake-up is all a woman needs to discover what she's truly made of. . . .
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