November 18, 2018 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy

Author: Lyle Estill (Author)

Purchase: Buy


Lyle Estill was a global software entrepreneur when he decided that big financial success wasn't all it was cracked up to be. He moved to a small town in North Carolina, Chatham, whose economy had been hollowed out when a local textile mill went overseas.

There, he put his talents to creating a local company, Blast, to provide Internet service to the town and surrounding areas. Then he helped found a cooperative venture in biofuels: Piedmont Biofuels. He also helped create a local currency, The Plenty, which received a fair amount of press worldwide when the local bank started recognizing the currency as legal tender. He recounts his journey from global entrepreneur to local business maven in his book Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy.

Review by CSRwire Contributing Writer and Talkback Managing Editor Francesca Rheannon. Hear an interview with author Lyle Estilon and economist Juliet Schor on her weekly radio show, Writers Voice.


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