09 Jun '11, 5pm

Jeffrey Hollender Shares Four Reasons He Got Fired from Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender Shares Four Reasons He Got Fired from Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender onstage with Gil Friend and Chip Conley shortly after his big announcement (photo courtesy Kate Drane) Jeffrey Hollender took the stage at Sustainable Brands yesterday and he didn’t need a powepoint for the message he was going to deliver. It was time to come clean about his departure from Seventh Generation and he was not going to mince words: “I was fired 6 months ago after 23 years and I was never allowed to set foot back in the company. I was fired because my view of the role Seventh Generation should play in society fell out fell out of step with the board’s view of the role.” Despite being summarily dismissed from the CEO position and then the board, Hollender was not afraid to take responsibility for his role in his firing. How did I fail? How did I get myself fired? I didn’t institutionalize values in the corporate structure I took too much money ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/jeffrey-hollender-sev...

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