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 →
LINK: How Lego’s Purpose Made It the Most Powerful Brand in the World | IRIS A nice read about how Lego accomplished an amazing turnaround: What followed was a re-organization of the company to ensure that every aspect of the company… Continue Reading →
Link: A four-part series on how harnessing purpose can make your company great. Our brand purpose consultant Justin was recently interviewed regarding the role of purpose in marketing. Find out the details in the 4-part series over at Nippon Marketers… Continue Reading →
LINK: Twenty Predictions For The Next 20 Years Robert Safian, Editor in Chief of Fast Company, makes some predictions for the next twenty years. Prediction #9 is about purpose: MISSION WILL TRUMP MONEY. Economists have long stressed the power of… Continue Reading →
Link: How Barclays Defined Brand Purpose and Regained Customer Trust | Aaker on Brands A quick read on how Barclays responded to a crisis through purpose-driven marketing. In a crisis, here’s what a brand / company can do to react:… 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.
Mark Zuckerberg explains the mission of Facebook in this article from Fast Company: Five years ago, before Facebook’s IPO, Mark Zuckerberg posted what he called a “founder’s letter” that spelled out the company’s philosophy for prospective investors. “We don’t wake… Continue Reading →
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:
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 →
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 →
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 →
P&G former CMO, Jim Stengel, shares the lessons he learned in marketing, branding, and life with P&G at a session for Association of National Advertisers Masters in 2008. The five lessons: To put people at the center of what we… Continue Reading →
Speaking of KPMG and Purpose, here’s their anthem video:
When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. – Howard Schultz
Another great read from FORTUNE. This one is from Laszlo Bock, SVP of people operations, Google. He offers 10 steps to transform your company to a “high-freedom” environment. First thing on the list is, give your work meaning: Work consumes… Continue Reading →
Here’s a great article from CMO.com about General Mills and how they are embracing purpose-driven marketing. Some highlights: Outlining a brand’s purpose and then shaping brand engagement around that purpose is the key to effective marketing. Seek to serve the… Continue Reading →
BrightHouse has a list of 11 wonderful resources for marketing. The list includes a selection of insightful and inspiring videos, studies, articles and books. From the list, these are our favorites: How P&G, Google and Southwest Learned to Sell With… Continue Reading →
A great TED talk by Joey Reiman, founder of Brighthouse.
An infographic from BrightHouse about Purpose:
From their website: Fulfilling dreams of personal freedom is more than a phrase. It’s our purpose and our passion. Fulfill dreams of personal freedom – simple, powerful, and inspiring.
Here’s a great video explain what purpose is from BrightHouse: