Will Rosenzweig: Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener

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When William Rosenzweig learned he had been awarded the prestigious Oslo Business for Peace Award via a Google news alert — he immediately assumed it was spam. But it was in fact real. A 2010 recipient of this award, selected by a committee of Nobel Laureates for the highest distinction given to a businessperson for outstanding accomplishments in the area of ethical business, Will has spent more than twenty-five years integrating the practices and perspectives of an entrepreneur, venture investor, and pioneering educator in order to help transform global corporate business practice. Much of his inspiration in the corporate world comes from a seemingly unlikely place — the garden. Here is an excerpt from his acceptance speech.

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