By Gary Erickson

In April of 2000, Gary Erickson grew to become down a $120 million provide to shop for his thriving corporation. this day, rather than taking it effortless for the remainder of his lifestyles and having fun with a sumptuous retirement, he is operating more durable than ever. Why could any sane individual go up the monetary chance of an entire life?

Raising the Bar tells the fantastic tale of Clif Bar's Gary Erickson and indicates that a few issues are extra very important than cash. Gary Erickson and coauthor Lois Lorentzen inform the weird and encouraging tale approximately following your ardour, the liberty to create, maintaining a company over the lengthy haul, and residing responsibly on your neighborhood and on this planet. Raising the Bar chronicles Clif Bar's ascent from a do-it-yourself power bar to a $100 million phenomenon with an envisioned 35 million shoppers, and an organization hailed by means of Inc. journal as one of many fastest-growing deepest businesses within the U.S. 4 years in a row. The e-book is stuffed with compelling own tales from Erickson's life-trekking within the Himalayan mountains, driving his bicycle over roadless ecu mountain passes, mountain climbing within the Sierra Nevada range--as suggestion for his philosophy of commercial. during the e-book, Erickson--a aggressive bike owner, jazz musician, global tourist, mountain climber, desolate tract consultant, and entrepreneur--convinces us that maintaining one's staff, group, and setting is sweet business.

If you're a supervisor, govt, enterprise proprietor, or board member, Raising the Bar is your individual advisor to company integrity. when you are a activities fanatic, environmentalist, event lover, intrigued via a special company tradition, or simply attracted to a superb tale, Raising the Bar is for you.

Show description

Read or Download Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc. PDF

Similar Adventure books

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

The world-famous adventurer unearths a life of knowledge and classes discovered from the planet's wildest placesLife within the outside teaches us valuable classes. Encountering the wild forces us to devise and execute pursuits, face possibility, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. yet our most crucial adventures do not continually ensue in nature's extremes.

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)

The foreign bestselling sequence with over five million copies offered within the U. S. on my own! while Horace travels to the unique land of Nihon- Ja, it is not lengthy sooner than he unearths himself pulled right into a conflict that's not his - yet one he understands in his middle he needs to salary. A nation teeters at the fringe of chaos while the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the typical guy, is forcibly overthrown, and purely Horace, Will, and his Araluen partners can repair the emperor to the throne.

With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907–1908

With the Lapps within the excessive Mountains is an entrancing real account, a vintage of shuttle literature, and a piece that merits wider reputation as an early contribution to ethnographic writing. released in 1913 and on hand right here in its first English translation, it's the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month remain within the tent of a Sami family members in northern Sweden in 1907–8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with one other Sami neighborhood in 1908.

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

A thousand White girls is the tale of may well Dodd and a colourful meeting of pioneer ladies who, below the auspices of the U. S. executive, commute to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry one of the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and arguable "Brides for Indians" application, introduced by way of the management of Ulysses S.

Extra resources for Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc.

Show sample text content

See additionally Jazz Mangiola, F. Maps Michelin Marin motorcycle Race advertising and marketing grassroots Mars Inc. Martini & Weenie social gathering Maslow, A. Maslow’s hierarchy Mastrodicasa relations Mastrodicasa, R. Max’s Opera apartment Cafe (San Francisco) Maxwell, B. Mayer, D. McKenzie, P. McLaughlin, D. food on Wheels that means Mezzanine investment Michelin maps Minix, J. Mojo Mojo Bar Mojo Homework (2001) Mont Blanc Monte Rosa (Switzerland) Montgomery, W. Montreaux, Switzerland Morale, worker Morgan, A. Morgan, L. mom Jones mom Teresa Mother’s usual meals Mountain motorbike journal Mountain city Ambassadors software Mrs. Green’s Munich, Germany Museum of contemporary paintings (New York urban) “Mutant fabrics in modern layout” exhibition (Museum of contemporary paintings, ny urban) N nationwide Public Radio local power usual call for typical items Expo West (Anaheim, California) Nazareth Nepal Nestlé New Leaf Paper (San Francisco) 9/80 application (Clif Bar, Inc. ) North seashore eating place (San Francisco) North height (Yosemite) nutrients classification O 02 saddle Oakland, California Odwalla Ohlone Junior university (California) O’Loughlin, S. “Open puppy” coverage natural Farming learn origin natural parts natural Valley Outward sure possession: and entrepreneur’s course and friends and family fifty-fifty and going public hundred-percent and minority shareholder concepts deepest and promoting corporation and succession and enterprise capital P Pacific Bell (PacBell) Park (San Francisco) Packaging environmentally pleasant Packard, D. Pamplona, Spain Panama Parker, C. Partnerships finish of Passo Gavia (Gavia cross) Patagonia worker Internship application PepsiCo functionality insecticides motion community Petit St. Bernard cross Petrini, C. Pham, T. Philip Morris Pilates Planet, maintaining: and environmentally pleasant packaging and greening workplace and studying from and inspiring others companions in and decreasing ecological footprint and stewarding the Clif environment and sustainable components Porters Pottruck, D. PowerBar Processing application 2080 undertaking Wild desire Pruitt, okay. goal Pyrenees Q Quaker Oats quality controls wondering, tradition of R Rainer, Mount speedy Quench Recapitalization pink highway choices to and vacation spot Redemption of inventory Reedy, P. Reinvention Retreat go back on funding wealthy, B. Richardson, T. Ries, A. Ries, L. rripL3 Fund danger Ritchey Bicycles Ritchey, T. Rizzo, J. mountain climbing operating S Sabbatical Sag wagon San Francisco Bay sector San Francisco, California San Francisco Giants San Jose nation college Saving the company Soul (Batstone) Schwab, C. Scowcroft, R. defense Selle Italia SG&A (selling, common, and administrative bills) Shareholder worth Shasta, Mount Shaw, C. Sherpas Siege mountaineering Siegel, M. Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada Brewery Sierra Treks Silences, areas and. See additionally Jazz Silk (soy milk) Simplicity Siskiyou Mountains (California) snowboarding gradual nutrition circulation. See foreign sluggish foodstuff circulation skiing Social accountability Soda Mountain wasteland Council South seashore vitamin Souza, ok.

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 12 votes