Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Praise for Doing More with Less

Bruce Piasecki redefines what winning looks like for all of us.

—GERALD BRESNICK, Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Social Responsibility, Hess

Bruce Piasecki has created a book about discovering and maintaining wealth that, in fact, redefines wealth itself to include much more than mere numbers in a bank account.

—JAY PARINI, bestselling author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.

Bruce Piasecki is one of the few thinkers really upping the ante for leaders in business and society.

—JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER, bestselling author of The Long Emergency and The Geography of Nowhere

Bruce Piasecki offers new grounds for hope in this century, as he elevates the roles of competition, innovation, and stewardship in our lives.

—BARBARA KASS, author and teacher

Bruce Piasecki's latest work artfully blends the practical with the profound. Piasecki teaches us now that frugality is not only a personal virtue but a dire necessity in a world filled with 7 billion souls.

—DEMETRI CHRISS, Senior Development Officer–North America, Anatolia College

Bruce Piasecki has a unique global perspective. He weaves powerful anecdotes and adroit business analysis to explain how our modern times work at its very core.

—EROL USER, President and CEO, User Corporation, Istanbul, Turkey

Piasecki is a prose master who inspires with information, persuasion, and delight, giving us informed glimpses of a poetry in our near future.

—HADASSAH BROSCOVA, founder and Editor in Chief of Carpe Articulum Journal and Foundation

This new book captures the humility and moral insights of Bruce Piasecki, whose life has been shaped by up-close encounters with an amazing range of governments and corporations. I have posted numerous radio shows on the life and work of Bruce Piasecki. They all are inspirational like this must-read book.

—DAVID WILLIAM GIBBONS, broadcaster of In Discussion, syndicated worldwide at DG Networks

Read this book and grow.

—GORDON LAMBERT, Vice President of Sustainability, Suncor Energy

  

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Contents

A Preamble 1
1
In the Company ofKnuckleheads 21
21
Scarcity and Creativity
43
The Art of Competitive Frugality
65
An Essay
85
Capitalism Is Where
117
Another Day Will Tell
149
About theAuthor
159
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About the author (2012)

BRUCE PIASECKI is President and founder of AHC Group, Inc., a management consulting firm. For more than thirty years, AHC Group has focused on the critical areas of corporate governance consulting, energy, and environmental strategy, product innovation, and sustainability strategy. Whether working with Toyota, Shaw Industries, Suncor Energy, or FMC, Bruce and his team show companies how to compete on price, quality, and social needs. Piasecki has evolved from a niche expert on environmental issues for Fortune 500 corporations to a mainstream advocate for sustainable strategies for everyone. He has taught at Cornell University, Clarkson University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, becoming a tenured faculty member and then a director of a master of science graduate program. Piasecki holds a PhD and bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he was a Cornell National Scholar Award winner.

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