Recommended for managers, employees, teachers and students, this readable and informative guide explains the importance of waste minimization as a first step toward sustainability. Within its pages, the breadth and depth of long-term profitable business practices are explored with an emphasis on optimizing resources (including labour and markets) and maximizing purchases and investments while eliminating the costs of non-product (waste), unemployment, short-term thinking and environmental degradation. As proof of its potency, The Sustainable Business has already been disseminated to over 1.3 million people around the world and the first edition is available in four different languages.
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Jonathan T. Scott (www.jonathantscott.com) is a lecturer, manager, entrepreneur and business leader with over 25 years of work experience in eight different countries. As a manager he was recognized for tripling productivity, reducing costs by up to 40%, and increasing net profits by over 55% at the companies where he worked. In the process he conducted three separate turn-arounds (the first occurred in a war zone; the second was described as 'the best of its kind in the country') and pioneered multi-million-dollar projects in parts of the world where they previously did not exist. Currently, Scott runs a business-education business. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability (www.cipsfoundation.com) and Wind Gateway (www.windgateway.com). He serves, or has served, at the following business schools: Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland), the Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands), the Audencia Nantes School of Management (Nantes, France) and Bradford University (Bradford, UK). He has also taught at the University of Perugia (Italy). In 2009, he was presented with an 'outstanding achievements in teaching' award. Scott's education includes attending Brevard College (Brevard, North Carolina) before graduating with a BSc degree from (Tallahassee). He has studied at the Universite de Bourgogne (Dijon, France), earned an MBA (in management) from Western International University (at its former London, UK campus), received a teaching certification from Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK), and secured an MA (in management) from Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland). Scott is the author of the following books (four of which are award-winning): Fundamentals of Leisure Business Success (1998), The Concise Handbook of Management (2005), Managing the New Frontiers (2008), The Entrepreneur's Guide to Building a Successful Business (2009), The Sustainable Business (2010), New Standards for Long-Term Business Survival (2011) and the action/adventure novel On Wings (2007). His specialty subjects include management, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.