Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist

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Ballantine Books, Apr 6, 1993 - Nature - 195 pages
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David E. Morine is a briefcase conservationist specializing in human nature. He has taken on one of the greatest threats to the environment today -- red tape -- and has become an expert at its disposal. During fifteen years in charge of land acquisition for The Nature Conservancy, Morine helped protect more than three million acres of wilderness, finding plenty to laugh about and learn from along the way. Now, here are the stories behind the deals and the people who made them -- an enlightening, entertaining, occasionally unsettling look at the dirty job of keeping America clean.
"Morine shares his most difficult, embarrassing, hilarious and unpredictable moments as a shirt-and-tie deal maker in the service of an untamed natural world." -- The New York Times Book Review

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A 1980s MBA type becomes percieved as King of the Bugs and Bunnies, just because he works for the Nature Conservancy. One incredibly silly story after another. This is one unbelievably hilarious book. Read full review

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Boy did I learn a lot here about how real business has to be done. I got a lot of creative ideas for finance and money and management.
This book is about how real people get things done when the
stakes are high. It's not about business school. It's about working with people.
This is a funny book too. All very personal.


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