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On value and values : thinking differently about we in an age of me
Smith, Douglas K.
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Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Prentice Hall, [2004]

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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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We were taught 19th century values for a life of neighbourhoods, but we're living in 21st century organizations, networks, and global markets in a world that measures everything in money. That's why we struggle to find meaning . . . to live a good life . . . to make our societies work. On Value and Values is about revitalizing our values for this radical new world we actually live in. It's about finding new ways to live good lives in our private sector, public sector, and non-profit organizations . . . reinvigorating our societies, institutions, and politics . . . finding deeper connections with others where we can pragmatically do so . . . and succeeding morally, not just financially.

Author Notes

Doug Smith has drawn from his work across more than 40 industries and professions as a teacher, lawyer, writer, historian, consultant, and thinker

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Chapter 1 On Value and Valuesp. 1
Chapter 2 A World of Purposes, not Placesp. 19
Chapter 3 The Splitp. 35
Chapter 4 Explaining Valuesp. 51
Chapter 5 Shared Pathsp. 65
Chapter 6 Consumers and Employeesp. 77
Chapter 7 Investorsp. 93
Chapter 8 Ideas and Purposes, 1p. 107
Chapter 9 Ideas and Purposes, 2p. 125
Chapter 10 Civil Societyp. 141
Chapter 11 Communityp. 159
Chapter 12 Democracyp. 173
Chapter 13 Governance and Problem Solvingp. 187
Chapter 14 The Greatest Good and the Common Goodp. 207
Chapter 15 Capital and Caringp. 219
Chapter 16 So What?p. 235
Chapter 17 Illustrative Suggestionsp. 251
Indexp. 277