Serenbe Stories

John Lanier Continues & Expands on Ray C. Anderson's Legacy

February 03, 2020 Serenbe/John Lanier Season 2 Episode 2
Serenbe Stories
John Lanier Continues & Expands on Ray C. Anderson's Legacy
Chapters
2:04
Spear In The Chest
8:00
Ray & Interface
14:20
Ray's Influence on Steve Nygren
20:18
The Foundation
24:52
The Ray
28:18
The Prize
35:06
Mid-Course Correction, Revisited
39:05
Intuitive Design
43:45
Driving The Market
47:36
Ray Day
49:36
Answering to Tomorrow's Child
Serenbe Stories
John Lanier Continues & Expands on Ray C. Anderson's Legacy
Feb 03, 2020 Season 2 Episode 2
Serenbe/John Lanier

Today's episode features a incredible conversation with John Lanier about turning fear into passion for action, why we have to stop the "take, make and waste" economic model, and the regenerative highway making waves in south Georgia.

We also talk about his new book, the reissued "Mid Course Correction" that shares the impact and legacy of his grandfather, Ray Anderson, founder of the sustainable carpet tile company Interface. 

John shares how Paul Hawken's words drove Ray to tears by showing him the dark side of his industry...how businesses and industry are causing the vast amount of environmental degradation we see across the world AND that those same businesses are ALSO able to solve those environmental problems. 

Finally, John tells the story of how a simple customer question changed his grandfather, who then changed his company, and how that created a ripple effect on the environment and on Serenbe.


CREDITS:
Host & Executive Producer: Monica Olsen 
Managing Editor: Janet Marie Gunnels
Producer: Stevie Seay
Associate Producer: Caleb Britt
Logo Artwork: Alycia Griesi

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Today's episode features a incredible conversation with John Lanier about turning fear into passion for action, why we have to stop the "take, make and waste" economic model, and the regenerative highway making waves in south Georgia.

We also talk about his new book, the reissued "Mid Course Correction" that shares the impact and legacy of his grandfather, Ray Anderson, founder of the sustainable carpet tile company Interface. 

John shares how Paul Hawken's words drove Ray to tears by showing him the dark side of his industry...how businesses and industry are causing the vast amount of environmental degradation we see across the world AND that those same businesses are ALSO able to solve those environmental problems. 

Finally, John tells the story of how a simple customer question changed his grandfather, who then changed his company, and how that created a ripple effect on the environment and on Serenbe.


CREDITS:
Host & Executive Producer: Monica Olsen 
Managing Editor: Janet Marie Gunnels
Producer: Stevie Seay
Associate Producer: Caleb Britt
Logo Artwork: Alycia Griesi

Spear In The Chest
Ray & Interface
Ray's Influence on Steve Nygren
The Foundation
The Ray
The Prize
Mid-Course Correction, Revisited
Intuitive Design
Driving The Market
Ray Day
Answering to Tomorrow's Child