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June 2017

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:

Deloitte Global CEO on importance of a culture of 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 →

Thoughts about Higher Purpose

Gary Hamel, the originator of the concept of core competence, said on his Wall Street Journal blog in 2009: Ensuring that managerial work serves a higher purpose. Management, both in theory and practice, must orient itself to the achievement of… Continue Reading →

Why do you exist?

Stumbled upon this article from 1995, BUILDING A VISIONARY ORGANIZATION IS A DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT: A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES C. COLLINS by Joe Flower. Although it’s ten years old, many principles and ideas still apply. And here’s an excerpt from it… Continue Reading →

What would Walt do?

In Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras: the Disney film studio languished for nearly fifteen years after his death as Disneyites ran around asking themselves, “What would Walt do?” Perhaps the more fitting question is not what… Continue Reading →

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 →

What will it take to be a successful entrepreneur in the future?

Esther Dyson, chairman of Adventure Holdings, on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: The best entrepreneurs have a sense of purpose that drives them. You can pivot better if you have a purpose, because then you have something… Continue Reading →

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