People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful

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Serial entrepreneur and business visionary Dale Partridge reveals seven core beliefs that create success by putting people first.

Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chain, and how they can give back by donating a portion of their profit to meaningful causes. Meanwhile, millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models.

Sevenly founder Dale Partridge uncovers the seven core beliefs shared by consumers, starters, and leaders behind this transformation. These beliefs have enabled Dale to build a multimillion-dollar company that is revolutionizing the marketplace. He believes they are the secret to creating a sustainable world that values honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and ultimately, people over profit.

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Dale Partridge is the founder and editor in chief of UnlearnChurch.org, a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and biblical house-church planter. With over 500,000 followers on social media and 500,000 monthly readers of his blog, Dale is a provocative influencer on the topics of church, family, manhood, and marriage. He is a trusted advisor to a variety of Christian publications and his work has been featured on Fox News, NBC, Christianity Today, Today, Good Morning America, Faithwire.com, and Huffington Post. Dale and his wife reside with their three children on their farm in Central Oregon.

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Thomas Nelson
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Published on
May 5, 2015
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780718021757
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Language
English
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Business & Economics / General
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Dale Partridge
Bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Dale Partridge tackles the damaging effects of cultural success and directs readers toward a mature and holistic approach that results in lasting fulfillment.

What if success is actually the opposite of everything you've been taught?

While still in his twenties, Dale Partridge launched several successful companies, landed on the cover of national magazines, was sought out by prominent leaders, and became a millionaire. Partridge was the picture of success, but he was miserable. Climbing the ladder had taken its toll, driving him into depression and other health problems. With his life, marriage, and family crumbling, Dale made a drastic change. He moved to another state and took a journey to discover the true definition of success. What he realized was that our culture's understanding of success is almost always the opposite of the truth.

In Saved from Success, Partridge offers readers a life preserver to rescue their future from culture's backward definition of family, work, and the good life. With straight talk and without mincing words, he offers readers a bold vision for charting their lives. But, he says, these ideas are not his. They are part of God's blueprint for living. Each chapter provides a sharp contrasting picture of "what culture says" with "what God wants for us." Peppered with Scripture verses, sprinkled with gripping personal stories, and packed with practical advice, Saved from Success is the book millions of burned-out and bedraggled Americans have been waiting for.

Dale Partridge
Bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Dale Partridge tackles the damaging effects of cultural success and directs readers toward a mature and holistic approach that results in lasting fulfillment.

What if success is actually the opposite of everything you've been taught?

While still in his twenties, Dale Partridge launched several successful companies, landed on the cover of national magazines, was sought out by prominent leaders, and became a millionaire. Partridge was the picture of success, but he was miserable. Climbing the ladder had taken its toll, driving him into depression and other health problems. With his life, marriage, and family crumbling, Dale made a drastic change. He moved to another state and took a journey to discover the true definition of success. What he realized was that our culture's understanding of success is almost always the opposite of the truth.

In Saved from Success, Partridge offers readers a life preserver to rescue their future from culture's backward definition of family, work, and the good life. With straight talk and without mincing words, he offers readers a bold vision for charting their lives. But, he says, these ideas are not his. They are part of God's blueprint for living. Each chapter provides a sharp contrasting picture of "what culture says" with "what God wants for us." Peppered with Scripture verses, sprinkled with gripping personal stories, and packed with practical advice, Saved from Success is the book millions of burned-out and bedraggled Americans have been waiting for.

戴爾‧帕崔 Dale Partridge
★《華爾街日報》、《今日美國》暢銷書

★《富比士》專文報導

★社會企業TOMS Shoes創辦人布雷克‧麥考斯基  (Blake Mycoskie)專文推薦

★作者於TED演講:「How to Value People Over Profits」

★亞馬遜網路書店讀者瘋傳盛讚:這是每個人都應該讀的一本書!

良心企業+有意識的消費者=美好世界

 

消費者信心崩潰時代,全新的企業家類型出現!

賺錢很容易,人的問題卻很棘手。

有沒有可能,重視人更勝於利潤,反而獲利更多?!

    無論是食安、汽車安全、環保等問題,在在影響每個人的日常生活甚劇。目前大家莫不渴望一個更好、更值得信賴的資本主義新版本,希望重拾對企業、對社會、對人的信任。因而可見現今商業市場上的社會意識逐漸抬頭。所有企業無不發現,利潤至上的思維不僅過時,且將危害企業成長。那些重視社會責任且善待員工的企業不再是少數、不再新奇,且不再是可有可無的了。

    Sevenly公司的創辦人戴爾‧帕崔(Dale Partridge)正是活生生的範例,讓我們看見這種秉持社會意識的全新商業模式不僅即將發生,而且大出意料之外的是,竟可以獲利。在《人本獲利世代》中,他擷取多年來的個人經驗與市場研究,化為七大核心信念,而這些智慧都源自於消費者、開創先鋒與企業領袖,他們打破舊有的「利潤優先」循環,本著善意行事,在市場上大獲全勝。在本書中,作者提出生動有力的證明,將員工、顧客,以及供應商看得比利益更為重要的公司,往往獲利更為驚人。

    《人本獲利世代》指出一條路,讓我們得以創造如今消費者要求的公平世界,並讓這個世界保持公平。這本書提供實用與實際的建議,包括要做什麼與如何進行。改革你的世界、你的良心與你的企業,在在都需要你親身參與。

 

★作者於Ted演講「How to Value People Over Profits」:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9mENH56I8

★ 作者於美國新聞網MSNBC為本書接受訪談:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfvzdz1Yr0o

 

【編輯介紹】

    作者很年輕,今年才30歲,但已創立五間公司且獲利頗豐,他有足夠的經驗能為企業發聲。同時他又是活耀的講者,其思路及豐富的經驗為本書的鋪陳增色不少。前言一開始便提及作者自身看診的經驗:冷冰冰的報到處、過期的雜誌、冗長的等候,到了真正看診時醫師卻連正眼也不看你一眼,短短不到兩分鐘便草草了事。出了診所回到車上才大叫:剛到底發生什麼事?對方有把我當人看嗎?但終究不能怪醫生的錯,是整個體制的錯,為了在短時間內解決最多人的疑難雜症,醫生不得不用這種方式看診。悲慘的是,同樣的經驗並不限於醫院,從流行業到食品業、銀行業到廣告業,我們所面對的種種只是萬惡之源資本主義的其中一個面向罷了。作者以生動的文筆、清晰的思路,以及豐富的例子,能說服你我一同改變整個經濟體制。

    書中談論的主旨很簡單,就只有一個:呼籲各企業,要把人放在利潤之上。人包括員工、顧客,以及協力合作者。

    這麼做有什麼好處?

    好處是企業可以永續經營,不畏世道是否艱難。尤其是現今消費者信任破產的時代。重視人的企業,往往獲利更多。

    此外,無論你賺多少、住哪裡,只要我們還有呼吸,我們都是消費者。消費者是市場上力量最強大的人,能左右企業的生死。做個有意識的消費者,將能有效遏止企業的惡習。

    作者調查並分析歸納,凡是以利潤至上的企業組織,都會經歷以下四段時期:

1.      誠實(非常重視道德):將人置於利潤之上、重視價值、工匠、品質、真實、正質。往往發生在企業建立之初,如1940年的福特。

2.      效率(令人滿意的道德程度):同時重視人與利潤、追求量、生產線、委外、大量生產、講求速度。企業成型後,開始要起飛之時,如1954年的福特。

3.      欺騙(不重道德):重視利潤勝於人、貪婪、短缺、裁員。如1971年的福特。

4.      懺悔:我們目前所處的境地、革命性的舉動、透明、揭開謊言、重現價值的重要。如2009年的福特。

    所有的企業成立之初,並非都是惡意的;今日被大家視為惡劣的公司,一開始也都是立意良善的。正是企業組織不斷追逐利潤、規模一旦變大,許多成立之初所秉持的宗旨也逐漸丟棄,遂歷經成長之後的衰頹甚或消失。

    然而,上述惡性循環是可以避免的。企業與社會大眾有所不知的是,其實企業可以一直永遠待在第一個階段,然後永續經營。

    本書中所談的人,不僅包括企業員工,也包括顧客以及供應商。希望能由企業主本身做起(書中提供七大核心理念),加上消費者有意識地為自己的選擇做主,將能為整個社會、整個世界帶來好的循環。


各界好評

「《人本獲利世代》經過詳細研究,提供獨特的觀點。唯有創造卓越成就的人,方能有此見解。」

——《富比士》

「在《人本獲利世代》呈現的世界裡,可看到力量強大的愛、關心與尊重如何成為你最重要的底線。」

——《成功》雜誌

「這本書即將改變今日企業領袖的心靈、大腦與考量的重點。」

——布雷克‧麥考斯基(Blake Mycoskie)|「明日之鞋」創辦人暨暢銷書《TOMS Shoes:穿一雙鞋,改變世界》作者

「賺錢很容易,人的問題卻很棘手。這就是答案。」

——喬恩‧阿考夫(Jon Acuff)|《紐約時報》暢銷書《開始》作者

「戴爾提出的解決之道不僅振奮人心,而且相當實用。」

——亞當‧博朗(Adam Braun)|暢銷書《一枝鉛筆的承諾》作者、「鉛筆的承諾」(Pencils Of Promise)基金會創辦人

「《人本獲利世代》以全新的角度檢視資本主義。」

——史考特‧亨利森(Scott Harrison)|非營利組織「水慈善」(Charity: Water)執行長暨創辦人

「歡迎全新的企業家類型問世!」

——克萊兒‧狄亞茲‧奧提茲(Claire Diaz Ortiz)|推特(Twitter)社交創新負責人

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