1/80th of the Forest

1/80th of the Forest : Combining Development and Environment at Punta Cana

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In te summer of 1972, The Wall Street Journalcarried a front-page article by Jonathan Quitney poking fun at a fledgling resort on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. The thirty square miles of the then undeveloped land had been purchased bya group that included several notable Americans involved in labor and management, more as a lark than serious investment. In 1994, some 22 years after Quitney's jibe, The Wall Street Journal carried an account of the transformation of te land nder the headline "Jeers turn to Cheers." This book is an account of that transformation. In the words of President William Jefferson Clinton, this is "An important example of what can be achieved by people who are concerned with helping others as well as making a profit - I encourage you to read this book and learn for yourself how it all happened."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 221 x 254 x 12.7mm | 544.32g
  • Canada
  • English
  • New
  • 1896209998
  • 9781896209999

About Udayan Gupta

Udayan Gupta is a former Senior Special Writer for the 'Wall Street Journal' and author of "Done Deals." He works with small and entrepreneurial businesses and business groups and organizations to help them understand the financial information needs and develop financial and investor profiles. A graduate of Harvard College, Udayan is a 'Walter Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University, New York. He lives in New York City. Kathleen Z, Gupta has served as chief development and external affairs officer at the Henry Streey Settlement, a nationally known social services and arts organization based in New York. She is an adjunct instructor at the Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work.
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