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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Ethical Capitalist, written and read by Julian Richer.

A Financial Times Book of the Month

Capitalism has lost its way. Every week brings fresh news stories about businesses exploiting their staff, avoiding their taxes and ripping off their customers. Every week, public anger at the system grows. Now, one of Britain's foremost entrepreneurs intervenes to make the case for putting business back firmly in the service of society and setting out on a new path to a kinder, fairer form of capitalism. 

Drawing on four decades of hands-on management experience, the founder of Richer Sounds argues that ethically run businesses are invariably more efficient, more motivated and more innovative than those that care only about the bottom line. He uncovers the simple tools that the best leaders use to make their businesses fair, revealing how others can follow suit. And he also delves into the big questions that modern capitalism has to answer if it is to survive and to thrive. When should - and shouldn't - the state intervene in the workings of commercial enterprises? What does business as a whole owe back to the wider community? Is the relationship between leaders of big corporations and politicians too cosy, and if so, what is to be done about it? 

At heart, The Ethical Capitalist is a plea for a new sense of moral purpose in business. If that takes hold, Julian Richer believes, we might just save capitalism from itself.

©2018 Julian Richer (P)2018 Penguin Random House UK

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"The founder of Richer Sounds is one of the finest entrepreneurs we have." (Archie Norman, chairman of Marks & Spencer)

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Mostly convincing but some arguments to basic

A really great first half, but the second half (although interesting) was less than authoritative.