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 chains, and how they can give back by donating portions of their profits 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.
©2015 Dale Partridge (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
good information, I would recommend for any entrepreneurs or companies who want a roadmap for doing the right thing, regardless of profitability.
I'm not a millennial, I work for a corporation(a good one
, mentioned in the book) but I'm not self employed, I say NO to Facebook, and I haven't mastered social media.....but I am a leader & I am creative & I love to be inspired. I have a feeling I am not the typical demographic that follows Dale Partridge, since finishing his book I have told every person who will stand still for 30 seconds to listen to this book. I am committed to staying relevant in the marketplace as a leader and I believe People over Profit is going to be my personal handbook as I move forward and do so. I am so impressed by Dale and his candor. I hope he continues to do amazing things and I can't wait to listen all about it!
A Happy-go-lucky Irishman
This book reiterates many publicized facts and opinions about companies that have either snowed the consumer,or have apologized, reinvented and ultimately redeemed themselves.To participate in a transparent economy , ones's success is measured by a degree product quality and care for the customer. Dale Partridge has given us a synopsis of examples that have worked in this regard; In this respect, his treatise has succeeded. He champions honesty and integrity in the workplace, but in it's effort to provide the reader with a balanced outlook, he lacks the necessary ingredient that would make me want to recommend this book wholeheartedly. That ingredient is humility.
For starters, I would have someone else read the introduction.Since he has chosen to be the orator of the audible book; Reading to us the praises received from others about himself , and the company he founded sounds way to self-aggrandizing.
The shallow emphasis and haste with which the author/reader describes many of the guiding principles of this volume has left me uninspired. It is not good form to be making comparison references about the sterling values of one's own company, even if those values are shared by one's constituents .The effect sounds sanctimonious, which I sincerely doubt was the intention of the author.
The same as the title
Looks forward to an updated version in five or ten years.
This is a great book. I hope to a part of a company that agrees with this book. These principles CAN change our work force and the business landscape.
Loved every minute of this book. Dale provides the inspiration and encouragement to do what you know in your heart you should already be doing. The book is short and sweet, which is a great example of choosing people over profit (motive).
This book is inspiring, provokes thought and provides great examples. Maintains focus, is direct and to the point. Well written and will certainly read / (listen) to it time and time again!
While Dale Partridge is certainly a spirited and influential individual, this book and many like it fall short of being truly informative or inspiring because:
It's Overly Optimistic
- These books tend to try to blur the lines between the truly detrimental factors of capitalism in the modern era and the "feel-good" optimism of for-profit do-gooders like Toms, Zappos, and other retailers. They brush off the destructive nature of capitalism and try to draw more attention to the positive factors of these manufacturers and retailers. While some of these stories and companies do a lot of amazing work in bringing in profits while still focusing on humanity and giving, all for-profit business detriment humanity in some shape, and that cannot be erased by the good that they do.
- It Reads Like an Infomercial
Most of the book was just a lot of "wow! Look how amazing this is!!" and gives very few points for an honest discussion about the performance of the business in a holistic way.
The audiobook wasn't well read either and jumped a few times in a really unnatural fashion. This might be on Audible. Chapters jumped too quickly.
"Reads like a giant plug for the authors company"
Now, if you are going to write about your own company, just come out and say it. Like all the Google books. They tell it how it is without using a fancy title to mislead readers. This book started off well and was a decent amount of content and ideas however after a while it was at MY COMPANY, we do this, we do that, you should do this, we're awesome. To be frank, I couldn't care, I'm looking for ideas and was we can implement rather than what you do or did.
Oh, and it's really short which he defends, there is probably something wrong with it if you have to defend it.
Some ideas were good, which you can probably get too as it's so short.
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