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“TOKYO 2019” is now available.

Our annual publication “TOKYO 2019” is available now on our website. Leadership Essentials: Purpose and the Skill of Foreseeing the Future, this is the theme of this issue. It is filled with insights from interviews, original research, and future scenario… Continue Reading →

A question to help you set big, hairy, and audacious goals

I’m currently reading Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs, and I came across this helpful question for setting big goals. Jim Collins and his team came up with the concept of… Continue Reading →

Key Elements of a Great Vision

“Vision” is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past. – Simon Sinek We all know having a clear image of our goal, a vision, is important. But… Continue Reading →

Why does purpose matter? Five reasons.

Over at IDEO U I recently came across a great article highlighting five reasons backed with research and studies on why purpose matters. It boils down to this: But the research is clear, individuals are more fulfilled and organizations perform better when they’re rooted… Continue Reading →

George Lucas’ Model for Running a Company

Creativity, Inc. is such a great book. I was looking through it again and found this wonderful nugget about George Lucas: George Lucas liked to imagine his company as a wagon train headed west – its passengers full of purpose,… Continue Reading →

Whole Foods’ Purpose

Whole Foods’ Purpose as described in Conscious Capitalism: The stores are our canvas upon which we can paint our deeper purpose of bringing whole foods and greater health to the world. I love how they describe their store as their… Continue Reading →

What is Purpose?

Chapter 3 in Conscious Capitalism is all about purpose. Highly recommend reading this section on purpose. Here’s how purpose is defined in the book: Why do we exist? Why do we need to exist? What is the contribution we want… Continue Reading →

Go forth with Purpose

Here is a great book: The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down. We love the beginning of their last chapter:

Millward Brown Perspectives Volume 6 (2013)

Lots of great info about purpose and brand in Millward Brown’s annual publication in 2013. Here are some highlights: Purpose change. But sometimes a company’s purpose has to change because the world around it has changed, as when 20 years… Continue Reading →

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