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Best Laid Plans

Sporting events. Spring break trips. Speaking engagements. My son’s first musical. Our plans have been abruptly altered as the world turns inside out. Our best laid plans have changed. We’ve all had to reconcile feelings of disappointment, frustration and overwhelm as things change rapidly … Continue reading “Best Laid Plans”

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Business Roundtable on Purpose

The Business Roundtable, a non-profit comprised of the CEOs of some of the country’s largest companies, recently issued a Statement on the Purpose of Business, asking companies to move from a long-standing stockholder-first definition of business to a stakeholder view. The … Continue reading “Business Roundtable on Purpose”

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Chief Purpose Officer

CEOs and business owners wear a lot of hats. There’s no question. Now we are adding one more: Chief Purpose Officer. Lately, I’ve noticed the profound importance of having a founder or chief executive fully engaged in the process of … Continue reading “Chief Purpose Officer”

Purposeful Story-telling

Purposeful Storytelling

Storytelling has always been important for businesses and a backbone of marketing. Jump back to the big ad days when companies used stories to paint a picture of life with a certain product or service. Stories took on new meaning with … Continue reading “Purposeful Storytelling”

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Making your message stand out in a cluttered market

One the greatest questions today for many brands is how to stand out in a cluttered marketplace. When you look around, most industries are flooded with nearly the same verbiage. It’s very easy for your message to get lost. Today, I’m … Continue reading “Making your message stand out in a cluttered market”

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A Roadmap to Social Purpose

In January, BlackRock Founder, Chairman and CEO Larry Fink made headlines for his annual letter to CEOs, encouraging them to serve a social purpose. This letter not only supports a changing view of our economy, but also reads much like … Continue reading “A Roadmap to Social Purpose”

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Predictions for 2018

I started Purpose Greater Than Profit because I am inspired by companies that believe it’s possible to both make money and change the world. As I’ve had the opportunity to delve deeper into brand purpose, social enterprise and purpose-led leadership, … Continue reading “Predictions for 2018”