Jason Fried / David Heinemeier Hansson : When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious.
Over at HBR, John Coleman addresses three misconceptions about purpose: Purpose is only a thing you find. Purpose is a single thing. Purpose is stable over time. My favorite quote from the article: In achieving professional purpose, most of us have… Continue Reading →
From the feature article, Creating a Purpose-driven Organisation of Harvard Business Review July-August 2018 issue about discovering purpose: At a global oil company, we once met with members of a task force asked by the CEO to work on defining… Continue Reading →
BlackRock is one of the world’s largest investment management company. BlackRock’s 2018 annual letter to CEOs touches on the important of purpose in business. There are lots of good stuff in here. Here are my favorite parts: On the backdrop… Continue Reading →
LINK: Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney: Disrupting Industry Stereotypes | Talking Point | The Disney Institute Blog From the Disney Institute blog about how Walt Disney came up with the idea of Disneyland: When Walt’s daughters were young he would… Continue Reading →
I recently visited the Wirecutter website to look for recommendations for a mobile battery pack. While over there I came across their purpose statement near the top of the page. Wirecutter supports our readers with thousands of hours of reporting and… Continue Reading →
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO, comments on their mission and their new product, Nintendo Labo, in the latest press release: Nintendo Labo continues our longstanding mission of making people smile by surprising them with new experiences… It… Continue Reading →
WeWork’s mission: Create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Their values: Inspired Authentic Grateful Entrepreneurial Tenacious Together
Just came across this white paper from The Boston Consulting Group. Published this year in May, it covers why purpose matters so much today, the definition of purpose, and how an organization can bring it to life. Found the use… Continue Reading →
Link: Finding my why, understanding who I am – MICHAEL WATTS Michael Watts on the key element of finding your WHY: A key element of understanding your WHY is to understand your history. What has made you the person that… Continue Reading →
A great talk by Roy Spence, chairman of GSD&M, which helped create Southwest Airlines’ famous purpose-driven marketing program centered around the freedom to fly. It’s an hour and half long talk, but contains loads of inspirational advice on life as… Continue Reading →
From their website: Everything starts with Purpose. And here’s their Purpose.
Great quote from Deloitte Global CEO: An organization’s culture of purpose answers the critical questions of who it is and why it exists. They have a culture of purpose beyond making a profit. An organization’s culture of purpose answers the… Continue Reading →
When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. – Howard Schultz