The Past, Present and Future of Sustainable Management: From the Conservation Movement to Climate Change

by Stephen Cummings, Todd Bridgman

This is a perfect book to bust pretty much all your ideas about the history of environmentalism, and the history of management. Cummings and Bridgman reframe Taylor, Follett and Brandeis, and their roles in the creation of “modern management”. They also elaborate on why Brandeis should be perceived as “the original environmentalist”.

All that is highly counter-intuitive, and the arguments are well-researched and convincing. The book is not an easy read, though, and I wish the book was more accessible in price and writing. But this book is mind-boggling.