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Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and Place
Date Wednesday October 26
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Stanford Bookstore Alcove, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, (650) 329-1217,
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLucine Kasbarian
For thirty years, John Abrams and his co-workers at the South Mountain Company design/build firm have been quietly changing how business is done. As a proponent of working for the benefit of people and community, John explores how responsible business practice can promote local culture, create social equity, and maintain ecological balance. Come hear John Abrams, the author of The Company We Keep, present: REINVENTING SMALL BUSINESS FOR PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND PLACE.

In his talk, CEO/author John Abrams will touch on the idea of company as community and how companies can build strong and lasting relationships with the particular regions they serve; the value of employee ownership, and the difference it has made to his own company; the importance of familiarity, and how and why he and his colleagues have challenged the “gospel of growth;” and the power of long-term thinking as a means of harnessing the optimism and the will that it takes to make and sustain real change.

A Q&A period, book signing, and food & wine reception will follow John’s presentation. For more information, visit:

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 5th, 2005 5:01 PM

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