Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey


Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer Author Judy Wicks – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk It s not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic reform movement But that s what happened when, in , Judy Wicks founded the Beautiful Business: PDF/EPUB ´ It s not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic reform movement But that s what Good Morning, ePUB í happened when, in , Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia Morning, Beautiful Business: Kindle Ð After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into aseat restaurant one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible businessGood Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilientWicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies, her experience cofounding the first Free People store, her accidental entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the celebrated White Dog Cafe, and her eventual role as an international leader and speaker in the local living economies movementHer memoir traces the roots of her career exploring what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and do business differently Passionate, fun, and inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business explores the way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what s right, and do well by doing good.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format as a tiny muffin shop into aseat restaurant one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible businessGood Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilientWicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies, her experience cofounding the first Free People store, her accidental entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the celebrated White Dog Cafe, and her eventual role as an international leader and speaker in the local living economies movementHer memoir traces the roots of her career exploring what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and do business differently Passionate, fun, and inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business explores the way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what s right, and do well by doing good."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 299 pages
  • Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer
  • Judy Wicks
  • 01 May 2017
  • 1603585052

About the Author: Judy Wicks

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10 thoughts on “Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

  1. Julie Julie says:

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia I wouldn t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line people, planet profit and about a year after we were opened, I came to the conclusion that if I really was committed to that foundation then revitalizing local economy was the first step towards sustainability It took a coupleyears to see a Think Local First campaign in full swing in my I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia I wouldn t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line people, planet profit and about a year after we were opened, I came to the conclusion that if I really was committed to that foundation then revitalizing local economy was the first step towards sustainability It took a coupleyears to see a Think Local First campaign in full swing in my community, but while searching for those who intuited this same path towards resilience, I learned about the founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies BALLE , Judy Wicks, also founder of the legendary White Dog Cafe Judy is a pioneer of bringing ethics to a table where billions are invited through her proven mature model of what is now known as social activist enterprise.Wicks memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in Spring 2013 Chelsea Green and after reading the first few chapters I unexpectedly burst into tears My own independent business had just turned seven, and I was in the process of reviewing the massive impact the localism movement had with not just my enterprise, but all of my entrepreneurial counterparts who managed by a hair and tooth to escape collapse while huge banks and franchises folded in the economic downturn of 2009 My time spent dedicated to promoting the concepts of localism, often shifting direct focus away from my own cafe, was effective in ensuring a much healthier economy for us all That time investment was seen as a risk by some, and often had me in hot water with associates, but this ability to multi focus and act as a catalyst for the local economy movement was absolutely vital, and not just to my little cafe It was a dire necessity for our entire community and sense of place we could all rise together if we combined our voices about the benefits of supporting local independent or many of us would fall and be slow to recover with a competitive, take care of your own, first mentality.Reading this memoir from a living legend who achieved financial success alongside remarkable social change which is still sweeping the globe and redefining neighborhood business everywhere, I cried three chapters in for two reasons One, she mentions her first period and other perfectly normal rights of passage into womanhood, letting me know this was not just any memoir this book about business social change from a woman s perspective goes there, where a remarkable few dare to go This sets up Judy s approach of noticing something that needs to be seen or heard and done differently and courageously going there to show and tell then catalyze massive social change Wicks is a storyteller, she delicately balances transparency with respect, she speaks of her journey to her feminine side, of questioning that stiff lipped voice in her head, of her vulnerability and doubt, and does not apologize for her style of leaping into projects and businesses without a plan, trusting her response ability as her heart impulsed her towards this or that Read rest of this review at my website

  2. Morgan Hugo Morgan Hugo says:

    Judy Wick s autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book After reading Wick s book, some of my habits have changed I careabout where my coffee and food comes from and who produces it , I recyclethan I throw out, buy local, and buy used when possible My next steps are changi Judy Wick s autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book After reading Wick s book, some of my habits have changed I careabout where my coffee and food comes from and who produces it , I recyclethan I throw out, buy local, and buy used when possible My next steps are changing my power company and eating less meat I am starting to express gratitude to my food, weird huh I would recommend this book to people who like Philadelphia or care about small and sustainable businesses

  3. Katie Katie says:

    I appreciated Judy Wicks point of view and find her way of doing business She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global point of view Even so, I thought the book was a bit repetitive in its explanation of values and even examples I would have appreciated acondensed story within depth exploration of the philosophy behind w I appreciated Judy Wicks point of view and find her way of doing business She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global point of view Even so, I thought the book was a bit repetitive in its explanation of values and even examples I would have appreciated acondensed story within depth exploration of the philosophy behind what she was doing

  4. Catherine Catherine says:

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so no,one seemed to notice or mind I never knew how much that piano played a role in the business.I enjoyed the book overall and I have high praise for Judy and her local business ideas and ideals.

  5. Ylva Ylva says:

    4 stars for Judy Wicks amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact really inspiring 2 3 stars for the writing It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100 pages in the middle that were hard to follow so many acronyms , repetitive and not clearly moving the narrative forward Still recommend this book for the great story of one local woman s important impact.

  6. Annie Annie says:

    Now I can say I ve read a book that changed my life This book is awesome Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development At times the writing is a bit self congratulatory but then again, she deserves a pat on the back for all of her amazing accomplishments.

  7. Ali Kutner Ali Kutner says:

    Judy Wicks, what an inspiration Not just for women, but for aspiring businesspeople everywhere Making things HAPPEN The author, founder of The White Dog Cafe along with a million other amazing organizations, talks about how it is possible to run a successful and profitable business and be socially responsible at the same time From fair wages to fair trade to ethical farming practices among her vendors she kind of covers it all A few years ago, I read The Omnivore s Dilema, and that book Judy Wicks, what an inspiration Not just for women, but for aspiring businesspeople everywhere Making things HAPPEN The author, founder of The White Dog Cafe along with a million other amazing organizations, talks about how it is possible to run a successful and profitable business and be socially responsible at the same time From fair wages to fair trade to ethical farming practices among her vendors she kind of covers it all A few years ago, I read The Omnivore s Dilema, and that book changed my life honestly my entire outlook on food which is a huge part of my life , and that kind of steamrolled into other things that I never paid much attention to before and now care about If you read OD and it sang to you, I would highly suggest you give this book a read especially if you are a business owner or aspiring business owner

  8. Julie Julie says:

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy As someone who I ve admired starting Philadelphia s sustainability movement, she s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what s right We re lucky she s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL, our annual sustainability awards and celebration Good Morning, Beautiful Business shares the back story and explains why she s developed her triple bottom line philosophy From living in a village to Alaska, to building for This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy As someone who I ve admired starting Philadelphia s sustainability movement, she s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what s right We re lucky she s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL, our annual sustainability awards and celebration Good Morning, Beautiful Business shares the back story and explains why she s developed her triple bottom line philosophy From living in a village to Alaska, to building forts in nature and starting The Free People store in West Philly, her stories are touching, share her vulnerability and humor

  9. Ellie Ellie says:

    5 Stars for Good Morning, Beautiful Business , by Judy Wicks First off, Judy is a beautiful writer and a beautiful person, she made me laugh, she made me cry, and I truly felt her passion for relationships and community through her text Thank you, Judy for writing this business guide The beginning of this book drew me in immediately Learning about how the eskimo community lived was fascinating to me Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs and having the opportunity to live in the beautiful 5 Stars for Good Morning, Beautiful Business , by Judy Wicks First off, Judy is a beautiful writer and a beautiful person, she made me laugh, she made me cry, and I truly felt her passion for relationships and community through her text Thank you, Judy for writing this business guide The beginning of this book drew me in immediately Learning about how the eskimo community lived was fascinating to me Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs and having the opportunity to live in the beautiful city of brotherly love, I was really able to connect to her passion love for Samson Street, Philadelphia, and wanting to persevere and grow our local communities, and our earth as we know it I wanna be friends with Judy Wicks The way she describes her events and parties over the years were fun to read about and painted a picture in my head very well Putting relationships first was very important to her, and she benefited from that practice in ways she could never before This memoir is a MUST READ for any person who wants to further their knowledge in how to run a business But then again, Entrepreneur or not The triple bottom line is a concept that needs to be known and practiced by everyone Judy shares her business best practices and emphasizes that she does not want sustainability and supporting local businesses to be her competitive advantage True leader and being able to read her work is a gift I sure did love the very last couple of pages Thank you, thank you

  10. Michael Kleiner Michael Kleiner says:

    Judy Wicks calls her book a memoir and business guide As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks She wasn t content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia It became a center of community and political activity There were table talks, celebrations marking Bastille Day, Independence Day, Christmas, New Year s, Martin Luther King s birthday She not only opened up her restaurant, Judy opened up her home sh Judy Wicks calls her book a memoir and business guide As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks She wasn t content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia It became a center of community and political activity There were table talks, celebrations marking Bastille Day, Independence Day, Christmas, New Year s, Martin Luther King s birthday She not only opened up her restaurant, Judy opened up her home she lived above the White Dog for 38 years, and in the early days, the restaurant rest room was in her home Later, when she was able to build rest rooms in the restaurant, they were tagged, Democrats , and Republicans She brought students from local schools to the restaurant to expose them to business.When she learned of the inhumane treatment of animals, she bought meat only from farmers who raised the animals in open ranges This could have been a niche for the restaurant, but Judy realized change could only happen ifrestaurants adopted the same policy, so she approached them She took up the Buy Local banner, buying beers and liquor and other products from local businesses within 60 miles, shunning the corporations and chain businesses Judy established sister relationships with restaurants in poor areas of Central America and Russia and took customers on fact finding missions to these countries When she learned the connection between American foreign policy and the treatment of the people in these areas, she became a staunch critic She opened a souvenir store next to the White Dog, called Black Cat, and sold some of the crafts from these areas.Knowing the experiment on Sansom Street of businesses doing well, while doing good, had to become bigger, she helped found the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies BALLE , and then, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, which has over 400 members.What comes through with each different activity is Judy s enthusiasm and excitement in doing it What was also interesting for me, was though we are different ages, we had parallel experiences in the same years, and were influenced by the same events on the world stage

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