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What do you stand for?

The best, most inspiring businesses are about something more. And it comes through when they tell there stories. Check out this beautifully-done video from The Little Potato Company to see what I mean.

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Facebook’s BHAG

  Did you see that Facebook has a new BHAG this week? Zuckerburg calls it their ten-year roadmap. Give everyone the power to share anything with anyone. Inspiring? You bet! That’s one of the hallmarks of a great company, an

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The Good, The True, The Beautiful, The Heroic

In Conscious Capitalism (affiliate), by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia propose four universal types of purpose, The Good, The True, The Beautiful, The Heroic. I really like this framework and am using this post to try it out on some of the purposes we’ve heard

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Are you ready for 2014? Do your core values inspire you?

Happy New Year, Are you ready for 2014?  Do you have an annual strategic plan that provides an inspiring context for this year?  For the next four weeks I’ll be sending messages about aspects of annual planning to consider as

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Wayde Elliott’s StoreIt is Making Room for More Living

Episode 5 of the Purpose Podcast (PurposePodcast.com) features Wayde Elliott of StoreIt.  StoreIt’s purpose is Making Room for More Living.  Wayde will send a crew to your home to clean out clutter from the attic, garage, backyard, etc, and either

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Dr. Ken Thiessen is Transforming Communities by Transforming Organizations

Today I released my first interview on the Purpose Podcast (PurposePodcast.com).  My aim is to have another episode every week, with either an inspiring interview from an entrepreneur or some commentary from me, all focused on the connection between purpose

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Back on My Feet – a Business Making a Difference

Grab a tissue before you watch this one. White lodging hires folks that really needed some help, through this amazing program using running to move people from homelessness to accomplishment.

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Purpose

Purpose: Purpose is the destination we choose from a sea of possibilities. The purpose of your business is NOT to maximize shareholder value.  Yes, of course that’s one of the things businesses do, but purpose is something grander, something more meaningful,

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How do big entrenched ideas change?

In 1993, only two countries in the world had any recognition for same-sex relationships (called “registered partnerships), Denmark and Norway.  Then Hawaii’s Supreme Court made a ruling that looked like it might be opening up marriage itself to same-sex couples,

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Red Balloon about to reach their BHAG

About 8 years ago, Red Balloon had sold 7500 experiences.  Australia’s number provider of gifted experiences, offering over 2500 experiences, Naomi Simson and her team set an aggressive goal to sell 2 million experiences.  They”ve now sold 1.6 million experiences

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