Good Morning, Beautiful Business

Good Morning, Beautiful Business It S Not Often That Someone Stumbles Into Entrepreneurship And Ends Up Reviving A Community And Starting A National Economic Reform Movement But That S What Happened When, In 1983, Judy Wicks Founded The White Dog Cafe On The First Floor Of Her House On A Row Of Victorian Brownstones In West Philadelphia After Helping To Save Her Block From Demolition, Judy Grew What Began As A Tiny Muffin Shop Into A 200 Seat Restaurant One Of The First To Feature Local, Organic, And Humane Food The Restaurant Blossomed Into A Regional Hub For Community, And A National Powerhouse For Modeling Socially Responsible Business.Good Morning, Beautiful Business Is A Memoir About The Evolution Of An Entrepreneur Who Would Not Only Change Her Neighborhood, But Would Also Change Her World Helping Communities Far And Wide Create Local Living Economies That Value People And Place As Much As Commerce And That Make Communities Not Just Interesting And Diverse And Prosperous, But Also Resilient.Wicks Recounts A Girlhood Coming Of Age In The Sixties, A Stint Working In An Alaska Eskimo Village In The Seventies, Her Experience Cofounding The First Free People Store, Her Accidental Entry Into The World Of Restauranteering, The Emergence Of The Celebrated White Dog Cafe, And Her Eventual Role As An International Leader And Speaker In The Local Living Economies Movement.Her Memoir Traces The Roots Of Her Career Exploring What It Takes To Marry Social Change And Commerce, And Do Business Differently Passionate, Fun, And Inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business Explores The Way Women, And Men, Can Follow Both Mind And Heart, Do What S Right, And Do Well By Doing Good. I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia I wouldn t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line people, planet profit and about a year after we were opened, I came to the conclusion that if I really was committed to that foundation then revitalizing local economy was the first step towards sustainability It took a coupleyears to see a Think Local First campaign in full swing in I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia I wouldn t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line people, planet profit and about a year after we were opened, I came to the conclusion that if I really was committed to that foundation then revitalizing local economy was the first step towards sustainability It took a coupleyears to see a Think Local First campaign in full swing in my community, but while searching for those who intuited this same path towards resilience, I learned about the founder of the Business Alliance for Local
Judy Wick s autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book After reading Wick s book, some of my habits have changed I careabout where my coffee and food comes from and who produces it , I recyclethan I throw out, buy local, and buy used when possible My next steps are changi Judy Wick s autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book After reading Wick s book, some of my habits have changed I careabout where my coffee and food comes from and who produces it , I recyclethan I throw out, buy local, and buy used when possible My
I appreciated Judy Wicks point of view and find her way of doing business She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global point of view Even so, I thought the book was a bit repetitive in its explanation of values and
My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it The dining room was f
4 stars for Judy Wicks amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact really inspiring 2 3 stars for the writing It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100 pages in the middle that wer
Now I can say I ve read a book that changed my life This book is awesome Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and smal
This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy As someone who I ve admired starting Philadelphia s sustainability movement, she s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what s right We re lucky she s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL, our annual sustainability awards and celebration Good Morning, Beautiful Business shares the back story and explains why she s developed her triple bottom line philosophy From living in a village to Alaska, to building for This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy As someone who I ve admired starting Philadelphia s
Judy Wicks calls her book a memoir and business guide As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks She wasn t content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia It became a center of community and political activity There were table talks, celebrations marking Bastille Day, Independence Day, Christmas, New Year s, Martin Luther King s birthday She not only opened up her restaurant, Judy opened up her home sh Judy Wicks calls her book a memoir and business guide As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks She wasn t content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia It became a center of community and political activity There were table talks, celebrations marking Bastille Day, Independence Day, Christmas, New Year s, Martin Luther King s birthday She not only opened up her restaurant, Judy opened up her home she lived above the White Dog for 38 years, and in the early days, the restaurant rest room was in her home Later, when she was able to build rest rooms in the restaurant, they
I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob s playbook Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention.I am all for social, environmental and business responsibility But I bought and read Judy s book to learnabout what went into her creativity, thinking and how she conducted business I learned about Judy from Michael Shuman s I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob s playbook Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention.I am all for social, environmental and business responsibility But I bought and read Judy s book to learnabout what went into her creativity, thinking and how she conducted business I learned about Judy from Michael Shuman s book The Small Mart Revolution Michael tells the story of how Jane began to see how inhumanely factory pig farms treated the animals She then found a somewhat local pig farmer who agreed to supply her restaurant with pigs raised humanely Problem was he didn t have a refrigerated truck So Jane gave him a low rent loan so he could buy the truck Then she solicited other restaurants to do bu
I read this for an organization I m involved in, and I was wary at first The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull or slapped together Thankfully, that turned out not to be the case this book was well written and interesting I enjoyed the stories of Judy s early life and the founding of the restaurant, and was equally riveted I read this for an organization I m involved in, and I was wary at first The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull or slapped together Thankfully, that turned out not to be the case this book was well written and interesting I enjoyed the stories of Judy s early life and the founding of the restaurant, and was equally riveted by the tales of her travels as she learned about supporting local economies both in deve

[[ Ebook ]] ➩ Good Morning, Beautiful Business  Author Judy Wicks – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 299 pages
  • Good Morning, Beautiful Business
  • Judy Wicks
  • 10 September 2017
  • 1603585052