Ants, Galileo and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion
by Ms. Sissel A. Waage '91
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Greenleaf Publishing; 2003; 272 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Business, Economics, Environment
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The title, Ants, Galileo and Gandhi, offers a metaphor for an environmentally sustainable approach to corporate business strategies: ants represent dependence on social and ecological systems; Galileo exemplifies the role of innovation in replacing flawed systems; and Gandhi is the model for compassion in effecting revolutionary change. These attributes are increasingly relevant in a world where we are experiencing both rising consumer demand and a steady decline in life-supporting resources. Waage presents case studies showing how companies that fail to re-examine their methods of operation in light of sustainability issues risk becoming obsolete.