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Ecological intelligence

how radical transparency transforms the marketplace

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Doubleday in New York.

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The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence--revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves.We buy "herbal" shampoos that contain industrial chemicals that can threaten our health or contaminate the environment. We dive down to see coral reefs, not realizing that an ingredient in our sunscreen feeds a virus that kills the reef. We wear organic cotton t-shirts, but don't know that its dyes may put factory workers at risk for leukemia. In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman reveals why so many of the products that are labeled green are a "mirage," and illuminates our wild inconsistencies in response to the ecological crisis.Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman explains why we as shoppers are in the dark over the hidden impacts of the goods and services we make and consume, victims of a blackout of information about the detrimental effects of producing, shipping, packaging, distributing, and discarding the goods we buy.But the balance of power is about to shift from seller to buyer, as a new generation of technologies informs us of the ecological facts about products at the point of purchase. This "radical transparency" will enable consumers to make smarter purchasing decisions, and will drive companies to rethink and reform their businesses, ushering in, Goleman claims, a new age of competitive advantage.

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Ecological Intelligence
2010, Penguin Group UK
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2009, Broadway Books
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Ecological intelligence

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The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence--revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves.We buy "herbal" shampoos that contain industrial chemicals that can threaten our health or contaminate the environment. We dive down to see coral reefs, not realizing that an ingredient in our sunscreen feeds a virus that kills the reef. We wear organic cotton t-shirts, but don't know that its dyes may put factory workers at risk for leukemia. In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman reveals why so many of the products that are labeled green are a "mirage," and illuminates our wild inconsistencies in response to the ecological crisis.Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman explains why we as shoppers are in the dark over the hidden impacts of the goods and services we make and consume, victims of a blackout of information about the detrimental effects of producing, shipping, packaging, distributing, and discarding the goods we buy.But the balance of power is about to shift from seller to buyer, as a new generation of technologies informs us of the ecological facts about products at the point of purchase. This "radical transparency" will enable consumers to make smarter purchasing decisions, and will drive companies to rethink and reform their businesses, ushering in, Goleman claims, a new age of competitive advantage.

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Library of Congress HC79.E5 G635 2009
Dewey 333.7

Ecological intelligence

how radical transparency transforms the marketplace

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Doubleday in New York.


Table of Contents

The hidden price of what we buy
"Green" is a mirage
What we don't know
Ecological intelligence
A new math
The information gap
Full disclosure
Twitter, cred, and buzz
Fair and square
Virtuous cycles
The chemical stew
The amygdala goes shopping
Tough questions
The perpetual upgrade
Second thoughts
Doing well by doing good.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
333.7
Library of Congress
HC79.E5 G635 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22552262M
Internet Archive
ecologicalintell00gole
ISBN 13
9780385527828
LC Control Number
2008041811
Library Thing
7965318
Goodreads
5867865

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