Good Morning, Beautiful Business The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer

ISBN-10: 193339224X
ISBN-13: 9781933392240
Edition: 2013
Authors: Judy Wicks
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 3/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic-reform movement. But that's what happened when, in 1983, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Café on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant-one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food. The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible business.Good Morning, Beautiful Businessis a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world-helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.Wicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies, her experience cofounding the first Free People store, her accidental entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the celebrated White Dog Café, and her eventual role as an international leader and speaker in the local-living-economies movement.Her memoir traces the roots of her career - exploring what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and do business differently. Passionate, fun, and inspirational,Good Morning, Beautiful Businessexplores the way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what's right, and do well by doing good.

Preface
My First Place: Growing up in Ingomar
A Culture of Sharing: Life with the Eskimos
My First Business: The Story of Free People's Store
It's Not the Coin that Counts: Learning to Do Business My Way
The Blooming of the White Dog Caf�
A Table for Six Billion: Finding an International Perspective
Living above the Shop: Lessons of Place and Community
Basta! We Have Had Enough: Coffee and the World Revolution
What I Learned from Animals: Building a Caring Economy
Pursuing Small Scale on a Large Scale: The Founding of BALLE
Setting the Table for Six Billion
Good Night, Beautiful Business
Acknowledgments
Index

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