Some Stories (inbunden)
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Many photos never before seen
244 x 218 x 43 mm
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Some Stories (inbunden)

Some Stories

Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport

Inbunden Engelska, 2019-05-09
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"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both." -- LP Jacks For nearly 80 years, Yvon Chouinard has followed this advice, pursuing, with equal fervor, sports adventures, business excellence, and environmental activism. Since 1950, he has captured the lessons and revelations he's learned in articles and books, personal letters and poetry, introductions and eulogies. In this fascinating inside look, Chouinard himself has selected his favorites from years of reflection, all accompanied by illustrative photos, many never published before. The results is both more of Chouinard's iconoclastic and provocative thinking, his skilled storytelling and sense of humor, and a picture of the evolution of his thoughts and philosophies. With articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, this very personal book is like sitting on the couch with this amazing man, flipping through his photo album as he tells the stories of his life. Some Stories is an eclectic portrait of a unique life lived well. Yet the final pages of the book indicate that Chouinard will continue to challenge people, business, and the world. He presents the company's new simple but direct mission statement, revised for the first time in 27 years: "We are in business to save our home planet." With it he emphasizes the urgency of the climate crisis then entreats every person's obligation to reflect on, commit to, and act on this mission.
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"This is a beautiful hardbound, coffee-table book packed with images cherry picked from YC's long career and adventurous wanderings in both the natural and business worlds." "This book is a fine effort and offers a glimpse into the life and soul of one of the greatest climbers of the day; it's worth the effort to snag a copy just for the Yosemite and South American climbing stories alone." -- "Chouinard's storytelling shines, providing an intimate look at a life 'focused neither on the past or future, but on the present.'" Climbing magazine "Even some of the more technical climbing entries are lyrical in their appreciation for the stunning beauty of his surroundings, a feeling that is mirrored in the awe- inspiring photos of places and perspectives that most of us will never get to see in person." "Chouinard's impassioned conclusion- impossible to ignore-is that our planet is increasingly under threat, and we must join together to actively defend it." -- 805 Living "The hefty book is generously illustrated with professional looking landscape photos, but the real joy for many readers will be the more casual snapshots of Yvon and friends hanging out in younger days, with full beards and thick heads of hair. And there are also plenty of terrific action shots of the author and companions literally hanging out from beneath outcrops and while performing other wild manoeuvres." "Perhaps after all the adventures, the ones he got and the ones he went for, it comes down to just believing in your own capabilities. Chouinard believed he could climb a cliff and ski a mountain and surf a break. And that he is capable of turning a business into a force for good. He believed he could do it all, and he has." -- Atlantic Salmon Journal "Yvon Chouinard says he's more of a storyteller than a writer, but Some Stories, Chouinard's brick of a beautiful coffee-table book about his life at Patagonia, and in Patagonia, and in all the other places the company founder and climbing iconoclast has made his mark, shows that his writing chops hold up. It's filled with tales of his early days in Yosemite and kicking around South America with his friend Doug Tompkins, the late conservationist and founder of the North Face, and the scrapes he got into along the way." --Outside When was the last time you read a coffee table book? Sure, the images in Chouinard's tome alone are worth its heft - outdoor adventures always seem to look so much better in grainy retro photos - but don't ignore the words between them. The book is organized as a collection of letters, articles and journal entries written by Patagonia's founder. Between moments from a life lived on mountain flanks and surf breaks are anecdotes that color in the gaps (including a run-in with the Guatemalan Army, for example). -- Yvon Chouinard says he's more of a storyteller than a writer, but Some Stories, Chouinard's brick of a beautiful coffee-table book about his life at Patagonia, and in Patagonia, and in all the other places the company founder and climbing iconoclast has made his mark, shows that his writing chops hold up. -- Outdoor Magazine "...the thoughts and the example set by Chouinard may also upset the equilibrium of any reader who has become stuck in their work or in how they spend their days. It's an essential read and a worthy successor to Chouinard's previous work, the well-known Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman." -- -- Micah Solomon * * "There is nobody that knows the edge of business and sport better than Yvon Chouinard." " will be challenged by provocative thinking within the pages of this skillfully crafted book." -- Mountain Weekly News "But besides plain enjoyment, one will find epiphanies, advice, "ultra-penetrating perception," and wisdom. Chouinard gives us much m

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Yvon Chouinard is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California.


Preface Minutes-Southern California Falconry Club Lessons from the Edge Letter to Dave and Ann Croft Introduction to Climbing and Surfing in the 1950s Remember That Big Storm The Master's Apprentice The North Wall of Mount Edith Cavell Quarter Dome - North Face Modern Yosemite Climbing Sentinel Rock: A New Direct North Wall Route Personal Notes from the North American Wall Muir Wall - El Capitan Letter to Malinda Pennoyer Fun Hogs Thoughts on Climbing in the Kaisergeberg Coonyard Mouths Off Das Tent Letter to Ken Wilson, Mountain Magazine, Chouinard Cerro Torre On Tump Lines All That Glitters Isn't Gold Coonyard Mouths Off - Part II Salsipuedes Excerpts from Climbing Ice My Life on Ice The Myth of Powder Pinhead's Progress One-Way Trip on the Clarks Fork 'Opihi Man by Claire Chouinard and The Rest of the Story Dear Mum The Secret Weapon Seaweed Salad Attack of the Killer Limpets Eat da Bait! Bad Day at Flat Rock Further Adventures with the Atoll Man: A Month at Sea and on Land Foreword to No Bad Waves Dear Claire A Miracle in Calcutta Dear Mister President Why Voting Is Not a Waste of Time An Introduction to Glenn Exum Memorial for Dick Pownal Eulogy for Bruce Hill Why a Tools Conference, Patagonia's Tools for Grassroots Activist We Lost a Chief - Doug Tompkins Measuring Time The Minestrone Hatch Sucker Cakes Bhutan Brown Trout The Pack A Good Skunking Lessons from a Simple Fly Threats to Coldwater Fisheries The Responsible Economy Do Good Zen Lessons