Anderson At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
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I don't know why more of us haven't woken up to what Ray Anderson started at Interface. Humanity has to come to face the fact that as Anderson put it "we've got it all wrong as a species". He and those at that share his vison of 0 biological footprint. It's time that we as business people and human beings take into account the bigger picture now that our activity affects humans on a global scale. We have to realize that our ways of greed, and consumption are not the way it's supposed to be. I believe we live on a planet that rests on a system of interconnected foundations. We as people depend on the plant, animal, & other biological resources of the Earth and if we do not adopt a way that balances all peoples needs with the ability of our planet to give us the things we need to survive our future is bleak at best. I believe humanity has lost sight that we by nature are born to be our brothers keeper, we are social beasts by nature. When we are born if someone doesn't pick us up and nurture us we die. If someone else doesn't teach us to walk, speak we wouldn't even know how to be human. We are dependent on each other, much the same way we are dependent on the systems of the Earth for survival. Ray Anderson's vison for business needs to be recognized and people need to wake up and realize that we are all dependent on each other to develop a sustainable future for all.