The Economic Crash Of Late Is Just The Latest Evidence Of The Truth That Many Have Known For So Long That Too Much Of Our Modern Economy Is Based On A House Of Cards We Need Businesses That Not Only Factor Their Impact On People And Places Into Their Equations For Success But Also Strive To Restore The Communities And Environments In Which They Operate How Can This Be Done In Living Above The Store, Martin Melaver Provides A Roadmap For Creating Such A Business It S Not Only A How To But A Why To That Challenges Business As Usual To Change Living Above The Store Brings Us Into The Story Of Melaver, Inc A Third Generation, Year Old Family Real Estate Business, As It Evolves Toward Becoming A Thought And Product Leader In Sustainable Business Practices It Is Part Business Management Theory And Part Case Study, Where Sustainable Principles Meet Sustainable Practices, Always Grounded In Day To Day Practice Living Above The Store Demonstrates How To Adopt A Business Model That Provides For Economic Success While Contributing To Society And The EnvironmentShape A Business Culture That Is Restorative To A Workforce By Helping Employees Realize Their Highest PotentialLeverage An Ethos Within A Business That Ripples Outward To Foster Restoration Of Both Land And CommunityEmbrace A Notion Of Limits To GrowthReframe Ideas About Competition, Proprietary Knowledge, And Business Success, Living Above The Store Is For Readers Who Care About Issues Of Community And Sustainability As Well As For Those Who Want To Learn About How A Socially Responsible Business Can First Redefine, And Then Find, Success interesting book although a bit of a slow read on how to foster meaning into your work How a firm CAN stick to its principles and succeed and promote individuality in its members I m currently not working outside the home, but it s hopeful reading and information I hope will stick in my head as I begin work in the next few years. Clearly a heart felt inquiry into sustainable business practices by the CEO of a third generation, family owned real estate company based in Savannah.
Martin Melaver has been CEO of Melaver, Inc., since 1992 Never content with the well trod path, he has a PhD in literature from Harvard University and an MBA from Northwestern University s Kellogg School of Management He is actively involved with numerous community organizations in and around Savannah, Georgia Melaver splits his time between Savannah and Tel Aviv, Israel.
- 320 pages
- Living Above the Store: Building a Business That Creates Value, Inspires Change, and Restores Land and Community--How One Family Business Transformed Itself ... Using Sustainable Management Practices
- Martin Melaver
- 07 June 2017 Martin Melaver