Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer

It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic-reform movement. But that's what happened when, in 1983, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy grew what beg It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national econo...

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Title:Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer
Author:Judy Wicks
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1603585052
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:299 pages pages

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer Reviews

  • Katie
    May 14, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

  • Catherine
    Sep 11, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

  • Julie
    Feb 10, 2018

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

  • Katherine Collins
    Apr 03, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

  • Adrienne
    Feb 20, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

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  • Julie Ehlers
    Aug 06, 2014

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

  • Ahufford
    Jan 12, 2014

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

  • Carol
    Mar 30, 2016

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

  • Dave Rothacker
    Mar 08, 2014

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

  • Annie
    Jan 24, 2014

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

  • Ylva
    Sep 11, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

  • Geoff
    May 08, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

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  • Jeff Kofsky
    Aug 10, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

  • Molly
    Jul 22, 2017

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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    ...

  • Tania
    May 08, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Hannah Miller
    Mar 31, 2017

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kara LaFleur
    May 07, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

  • Peggy
    Oct 10, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

  • Suzanne
    Mar 25, 2016

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Hilary
    Jun 07, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

  • Katie
    Jan 03, 2016

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

  • Julie
    Mar 21, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

  • George Bieber
    Aug 14, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

  • Michael Kleiner
    Jul 07, 2013

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

  • John Millard
    Sep 28, 2015

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

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  • Morgan Hugo
    Jul 26, 2015

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

  • Elise
    Dec 21, 2015

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Iara
    Jan 29, 2016

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

  • Stephanie Kim
    Jul 11, 2016

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

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  • Bob
    Sep 28, 2017

    I was a kindergartener when White Dog Cafe opened in Philadelphia. I wouldn?t know about the cafe until after I opened my own cafe 22 years later. My business was founded on a Triple P bottom line ? people, planet & profit ? and about a year after we were opened, I came to th...

    Judy Wick's autobiography is a snapshot of what one small business owner can do to make an impact in her neighborhood and in the world. It was great reading it with my friend who is an active Philadelphian because he knew many of the people and locations in her book. After reading ...

    I appreciated Judy Wicks' point of view and find her way of doing business. She sees business as a force to create change rooted in community. She talks about her own path, the way she found herself through her work in building a sustainable community and ultimately a larger global poi...

    My husband and I enjoyed going to the White Dog Cafe and remember taking our children. One time we were there and the piano was in a room, outside of the dining room, when our two kids sat at the piano and started playing it. The dining room was full of talk and clatter or dishes, so n...

    4 stars for Judy Wicks' amazing journey, creativity, intuitive business sense and impact - really inspiring! 2-3 stars for the writing. It started off fine and finished strong but there were 100+ pages in the middle that were hard to follow (so many acronyms), repetitive and not clearl...

    Now I can say I've read a book that changed my life. This book is awesome! Judy Wicks explains her journey in creating a new economy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in local economics and small business development. At times the writing is a bit self-congratulatory but ...

    This book is well written, interesting and totally IS Judy. As someone who I?ve admired - starting Philadelphia?s sustainability movement, she?s always willing to share her opinion and fight for what?s right. We?re lucky she?s shared her stories as a presenter at SustainPHL...

    Judy Wicks calls her book "a memoir and business guide." As our business sometimes define us, then that is true for Judy Wicks. She wasn't content to run the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant with good food, on a small street in West Philadelphia. It became a center of community and politic...

    I am reading along and I keep thinking, man the things Judy is talking about is right out of urban activist Jane Jacob's playbook. Then on page fiftysomething Judy mentions that Jane was a guiding light. Not that I needed to, but it made me pay even closer attention. I am all for so...

    I read this for an organization I'm involved in, and I was wary at first. The White Dog Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia and I was interested to hear its story, but given that Judy Wicks has never been a writer by profession, I was afraid this book would be dull o...

    I felt like the majority of this book meandered & I had trouble focusing while reading. By far the best chapter was the last one, showing the amount of work that went into building the business, rather than happenstance and good fortune (which no doubt played a role, but are less h...

    Judy Wicks has had an important impact on the buy local movement (she's one of the founders of BALLE), as well as other causes such as supporting farmers, establishing fair trade connections, and educating her customers about key issues of our time. Since my main interest is retailing,...

    Thank you Judy for writing this book. It was a real inspiration to me, and I hope it will be to so many others who are hoping for and working towards a human and humane social-economic community where the striving spirit of human beings may find others of like mind and heart to truly m...

    Judy Wicks learned how to advance the local food, economy, and triple-bottom-line movements in Philly before many others did. The book tends toward an autonomous, individualist bent but also has some great lessons about community, public fun, and how to do good in business for good. I...

    Judy Wicks was local before local was cool. Her book is part memoir of her, part memoir of her business, The White Dog Café. I especially love her thoughts on how a business (or a person) can grow by doing different, related things, rather than just replicating the same thing over and...

    Loved this story of a business owner who found a way to truly blend her passions with her work life. I want to do the same. It was like hearing from the best of mentors. Sometimes the acronyms (for organizations she was involved with) got to be a little too much to follow, but still a ...

    It was so encouraging. I felt the need to be a much better business owner. ...

    Wonderful and inspiring. I've never felt so motivated. Now I can say that I've found my idol. ...

    Loved this book! ...

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