Short-term profits needn't be the sole indication of business health, as the co-founder of a thirty-year-old, employee-owned design company on Martha's Vineyard demonstrates in The Company We Keep
: Reinventing Small Business For People, Community, And Place.
In The Company We Keep
: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and Place (Chelsea Green Publishing, $27.50), Abrams walks his readers through his experiences in forging South Mountain Company, a small residential building and design firm on Martha's Vineyard.
If another measure of achievement is the company we keep
, Scissor Sisters are golden.
I know Chicago is supposed to be overjoyed at the "homecoming" (how so?) of a company we keep
on being told is world-class.