Higher Purpose

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Conscious Capitalism: An Invitation to the Business Roundtable and Business Leaders Everywhere

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 Dear Business Leaders,   When the Business Roundtable articulates a new statement on the purpose of the corporation, people listen. The businesses these 181 CEOs lead (including Apple, American Airlines, Accenture, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Comcast, J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.) impact the majority of people in the world. That is why we are excited and […]

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Why Stories Matter in Business

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By Heidi Jon Schmidt Every business leader, no matter how conscious, no matter how successful, keeps a tight focus on growth. More clients, better talent, higher productivity, reduced expenses. Give me those, he or she says, and I will be able to relax and think about telling my organization’s story. What if telling your story […]

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Thea Polancic: Building Community and Purpose

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By Agata Antonow “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  —Attributed to Margaret Mead On a quiet evening in January 2009, Thea Polancic was sticking large pieces of paper on the walls of her home. Her son was asleep […]

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In Pursuit of the Present Moment

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By Lizzie Vance  What matters is to be a human being with another human being, to recognize the other person as another being in there… if you are trying to help a wounded bird, the first thing you have to know is that there is somebody in there, and that you have to wait for […]

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I Can Stop Apologizing

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By Genevieve Georget To tell you about a conversation with Tara-Nicholle Nelson would be to tell you about a body of water that makes all of life possible. Instead, I want to share with you what it is like to have a conversation with Tara. I want to take you to the shore and have […]

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Building a Bridge Between Capitalism and Equity

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A Community Contribution by Stephanie Grise When Judge Wilson handed down his ruling in what St. Louisans refer to as “The Stockley Verdict,” I was shaken. That ruling, which decided the fate of a law enforcement officer on trial for taking a life, caused me to question my role in our community as an attorney […]

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Disrupt Her: How Miki Agrawal is driven by the value of people

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By Genevieve Georget and Lizzie Vance of Round Table Companies Every day for months, I had been taking the subway to the World Trade Center. I would meet up with a friend who worked on the 100th floor, we would get coffee together at a cafe in the lobby, and then I would walk across […]

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Learning to Wield the Double-Edged Sword of Purpose

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A community contribution by Susan Taylor I’m five years old. My parents, sister, and I are headed to a cheese factory in Wisconsin in our “Brady Bunch” station wagon on a rainy day. We stop at a red light. Looking out my window, I see a billboard; there, larger than life, is a Native American […]

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What You Can’t Be is a Hypocrite

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By Geoff Campbell and Aleksandra Corwin of Round Table Companies A border wall. Abortion. Entitlement reform. Russian interference in the most recent presidential election. Gun control. Pick a topic and it’s likely that Americans are deeply divided on the issue—polarized and separated by their interpretation of the facts, or even holding alternate sets of facts. […]

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Sisodia Meets with BlackRock’s Larry Fink, Finds Conscious Capitalism in Action

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By Geoff Campbell and Aleksandra Corwin of Round Table Companies Conscious Capitalism Inc. cofounder and chairman emeritus Raj Sisodia had just given a presentation at the Lead with Love Leadership Summit in Aspen, Colorado, when a woman approached him. “You and Larry Fink need to meet,” she said before setting the meeting in motion. Then […]

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