14 Aug '11, 2pm

Ray Anderson Pointed the Way Forward: A tribute to the founder of Interface, a "radical industrialist."

Ray Anderson Pointed the Way Forward: A tribute to the founder of Interface, a "radical industrialist."

August 14, 2011 at 9:46AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Planet Earth has lost a hero. Business visionary Ray Anderson passed away last week. Anderson called himself a "radical industrialist." From the perspective of traditional conservatism, however, there was nothing radical about Anderson's drive to reduce waste and be a good steward of the natural endowment that supports his carpet business and every other business in the world. Nothing radical about practical household management. Only in a world in which depletion is equated to income would Anderson's sustainability initiatives be considered radical. In 1973, Anderson founded Interface, Inc. to produce European-style carpet tiles for the U.S. office and institutional markets. For the first 21 years of Interface's existence, it was just another energy-intensive carpet company, turning petrochemicals into floor coverings. In ...

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