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Serial entrepreneur and business visionary Dale Partridge reveals seven core beliefs that create success by putting people first.

Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chains, and how they can give back by donating portions of their profits to meaningful causes. Meanwhile millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models.

Sevenly founder Dale Partridge uncovers the seven core beliefs shared by consumers, starters, and leaders behind this transformation. These beliefs have enabled Dale to build a multimillion-dollar company that is revolutionizing the marketplace. He believes they are the secret to creating a sustainable world that values honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and, ultimately, people over profit.

©2015 Dale Partridge (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Reads like a giant plug for the authors company

Now, if you are going to write about your own company, just come out and say it. Like all the Google books. They tell it how it is without using a fancy title to mislead readers. This book started off well and was a decent amount of content and ideas however after a while it was at MY COMPANY, we do this, we do that, you should do this, we're awesome. To be frank, I couldn't care, I'm looking for ideas and was we can implement rather than what you do or did.
Oh, and it's really short which he defends, there is probably something wrong with it if you have to defend it.
Some ideas were good, which you can probably get too as it's so short.

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Heal your soul from our capitalism

Absolutely loved it and finished it in 2 days. great content that touches your soul from within.

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  • katrina m vincent
  • 29-09-15

So inspired.

I'm not a millennial, I work for a corporation(a good one
, mentioned in the book) but I'm not self employed, I say NO to Facebook, and I haven't mastered social media.....but I am a leader & I am creative & I love to be inspired. I have a feeling I am not the typical demographic that follows Dale Partridge, since finishing his book I have told every person who will stand still for 30 seconds to listen to this book. I am committed to staying relevant in the marketplace as a leader and I believe People over Profit is going to be my personal handbook as I move forward and do so. I am so impressed by Dale and his candor. I hope he continues to do amazing things and I can't wait to listen all about it!

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  • Christopher
  • 27-08-15

Echos Popular Sentiment

What did you love best about People over Profit?

This book reiterates many publicized facts and opinions about companies that have either snowed the consumer,or have apologized, reinvented and ultimately redeemed themselves.To participate in a transparent economy , ones's success is measured by a degree product quality and care for the customer. Dale Partridge has given us a synopsis of examples that have worked in this regard; In this respect, his treatise has succeeded. He champions honesty and integrity in the workplace, but in it's effort to provide the reader with a balanced outlook, he lacks the necessary ingredient that would make me want to recommend this book wholeheartedly. That ingredient is humility.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

For starters, I would have someone else read the introduction.Since he has chosen to be the orator of the audible book; Reading to us the praises received from others about himself , and the company he founded sounds way to self-aggrandizing.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The shallow emphasis and haste with which the author/reader describes many of the guiding principles of this volume has left me uninspired. It is not good form to be making comparison references about the sterling values of one's own company, even if those values are shared by one's constituents .The effect sounds sanctimonious, which I sincerely doubt was the intention of the author.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The same as the title

Any additional comments?

Looks forward to an updated version in five or ten years.

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  • Jason
  • 07-11-16

A must read for any entrepreneur

This is a fantastic book and anyone looking to run a business should read it. It will also benefit any employee of a business. Ultimately it is about working towards a better future, but it also makes a great case for good business practices in general, in the sense that when we don't consider people over profit it's bad for business.

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  • Virna Barrios
  • 11-10-15

Awesome book

A clear and concise message, really enjoyed listening to this book. Alliance me to get a good idea of my next step and how to maintain the ideals of my business.

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  • Jónsi
  • 13-07-18

short but smart

it had some really good points, most defenantly a recommendatio for any business fanatic. it hits on interesting points regarding employees.

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  • Wende Valentine
  • 18-01-17

Impact over Income

This book is amazing as I am in real estate in which we are constantly questioned on why we charge so much to sell a home. I love the transparency to clients and his approach to impacting people first and you can still make money.

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  • Kristi Soto
  • 10-01-17

short and sweet

Great book. have already recommended to quite a few friends. Definitely a must read for business owners.

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  • Ricardo Ribeiro
  • 13-05-15

Amazing content.

Very objective and useful. The seven believes are Much worth to read/listen. After this I will buy the book and spread the word among my friends.

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  • Crystal
  • 09-07-18

Nice Guy

The ideas presented in this book are not new; however, his examples of businesses that put others before profit are worth buying this book. A drawback to this book might be that he talks about his founding company quite a bit. I was surprised though to hear the end of his book and what happened with him and the company...

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  • Nick Kerkau
  • 30-06-17

Great content!

Very good content and crisp narration. Ending was sad, hearing about the author's unfortunate experience, but it was very inspirational. 5/5!

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