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Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World

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Can one be both an ethical person and a banker? Stephen Green, an ordained priest and chairman of HSBC, thinks so. In Good Value, Green retraces the history of the global economy and its financial systems, from early government granaries in Alexandria to the Italian banks that flourished during the Renaissance, and argues that despite its recent lapses, the financial industry is more necessary than ever. Also necessary, however, are good business-people who look to their principles before their profit margins. By recognizing the precedence of moral and spiritual values over immediate profit, Green says, we have the opportunity to remake capitalism while also helping the less fortunate and finding meaning in our own lives. He backs up his ideas for a new capitalism with anecdotes about microfinance, green technology, and a number of remarkable individuals who have changed the world by using the lessons they've learned in the global bazaar. A timely, thoughtful, and contrarian analysis of the most pressing financial and moral questions we face, Good Value presents us with the heartening possibility that through good ethics comes good business, and through good business comes a richer, more rewarding world for us all.

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"Beginning with the recent financial crisis, Green, the former CEO of HSBC and an ordained Anglican priest, launches into a deeply reflective examination of globalization, urbanization, and the market economy. Drawing on a diverse range of sources — from the Koran to The Wealth of Nations, T.S. Eliot to Thomas Friedman — and placing market vicissitudes into a broad historical context, he contends that globalization has passed the point of no return and that, despite its flaws and failings, the market economy is the best economic arrangement available. Green pivots to consider the importance of corporate and personal responsibility in an increasingly interdependent world. Though the author does describe the Christian foundations for his own metaphysical and ethical views, he spends more time discussing Goethe's Faust than any Gospel. Green never calls for any particular reform; rather he makes an inspiring and erudite case for individuals to make moral sense of their lives and strive to make a better world despite the inherent imperfections in human nature and the globalized marketplace." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A timely, thoughtful analysis of some of the country's most pressing financial and moral questions, "Good Value" presents the heartening possibility that through good ethics comes good business, and through good business comes a more rewarding world for all.

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ISBN:
9780802119179
Author:
Green, Stephen
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Subject:
Business Ethics
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Business » Management
Business » Writing

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Beginning with the recent financial crisis, Green, the former CEO of HSBC and an ordained Anglican priest, launches into a deeply reflective examination of globalization, urbanization, and the market economy. Drawing on a diverse range of sources — from the Koran to The Wealth of Nations, T.S. Eliot to Thomas Friedman — and placing market vicissitudes into a broad historical context, he contends that globalization has passed the point of no return and that, despite its flaws and failings, the market economy is the best economic arrangement available. Green pivots to consider the importance of corporate and personal responsibility in an increasingly interdependent world. Though the author does describe the Christian foundations for his own metaphysical and ethical views, he spends more time discussing Goethe's Faust than any Gospel. Green never calls for any particular reform; rather he makes an inspiring and erudite case for individuals to make moral sense of their lives and strive to make a better world despite the inherent imperfections in human nature and the globalized marketplace." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A timely, thoughtful analysis of some of the country's most pressing financial and moral questions, "Good Value" presents the heartening possibility that through good ethics comes good business, and through good business comes a more rewarding world for all.
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