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Let My People Go Surfing Audiobook

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

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Publisher's Summary

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard - legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. - shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life - a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

With a preface to the second edition, introduction, and epilogue read by the author.

©2016 Yvon Chouinard (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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  • Colin
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    3/10/16
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    "From the Heart"

    I have a lot of respect for Yvonne Chouinard. He lived an amazing life and was mindful the entire way. after listening I yearn to climb mountains, to work in such an amazing company as Patagonia, to start an organic farm, and to practice Civil Disobedience. To think about life and put your thoughts to action.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Colby
    4/11/16
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    "A great look at how business can be used for good"

    A great read that I would recommend to any and every business owner, or entrepreneur, that gives a damn about the world they operate in. It is both a good adventure in how Patagonia came to be and a insightful journey about the founder Yvon and his deep rooted values that shape the company. This book will force you to critically examine your business and the impacts that it has on the world as a whole. There are also some very insightful ideas that can be applied to any business that desires to operate in a more "sustainable" manner. Yvon is an inspiring figure whom makes no excuses when critically examining his own company and holding it accountable for any impact that it has, both positive and negative. Patagonia is a role model that all businesses should look to aspire to. Yvon and this book have definitely inspired me personally and I think it will for you as well if you give it a chance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Em
    2/11/16
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    "Must Read"

    A personal, yet totally relatable (and usable) manifesto on business, adventure, environment, and just being human. This book will help you see more clearly the right path forward in whatever it is you're doing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Lindberg
    Minneapolis, MN
    20/10/16
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    "Half and half not"

    The first half of this book was insightful, however the second half was too specific to clothing manufacturing or restatements of previous points.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    16/10/16
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    "Excellent book!"

    Patagonia and Yvon Chouinard's stories are amazing. Unfortunately the narrator was a bit grating due to some small mispronunciation errors

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • perfect
    San Fran
    29/11/16
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    "Thank You!"

    YC, Thank you for writing and sharing. Wish I'd read it 25 years ago. Regardless, you have inspired me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/11/16
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    "Finally an explanation for my conscience."

    I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 6 and who loves breathing air. There's more compiled wisdom in this book than one person can absorb, so share it with your friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pailey
    13/10/16
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    "everyone should read this"

    This book hit me hard. It made me rethink my whole life. Narrator also great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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