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Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons?: What was it that made Ray Anderson who he was? Where are his cohorts, disc...

Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons?: What was it that made Ray Anderson who he was? Where are his cohorts, disc...

Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons? By Joel Makower Published August 06, 2012 Email | Print | Single Page View Tags: Leaders Long before Ray Anderson, the founder and chairman of Interface, passed away , one year ago this week, I'd been thinking about the above question. For years, speaking at business schools and corporate events, I'd often ask, "Can you name the head of a publicly traded, industrial company who has embedded sustainability into the company's DNA; who has a vision that a company could become not just sustainable, but restorative; and who is out there talking about this widely and forcefully — and not just at sustainability gatherings?” Typically, several hands would go up, or someone would simply shout out, "Ray Anderson!" "Great," I'd say. "Now, name another." Always: silence. It was, at some level, a rhetorical question. Anderson was a unique individual...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/08/06/why-aren%E2%80%99...

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