Profit Purpose

Author: Kyle Westaway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118708555
Size: 46.28 MB
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Why has Warby Parker been able to make such dramatic inroads against the behemoths in the long established eyeglass market? How has Method revolutionized the soap aisle? Amid the cacophony of online retailers, why has Etsy seen such explosive growth, with 2013 annual sales north of $1 billion? These companies all have been disruptive because they are operating from a strong social/environmental purpose. They are proving a counterintuitive truth – purpose can drive profits. But it’s not just innovative startups that are getting in on the action. Blue chip companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola and IBM are innovating within their organization to create a positive social and environmental impact globally. This is not a trend. It’s the future of business. Based on in-depth interviews with founders, Profit & Purpose profiles a number of the most successful pioneers of this new way forward, telling the stories of thirteen social enterprises ranging from non-profits like Charity:Water and DonorsChoose.org, to for-profits, like Method and Burts Bees; from startups like Etsy and Warby Parker, to multinational corporations with market capitalizations in the hundreds of billions, like Coca-Cola, IBM and Nike. Kyle Westaway digs beneath the public stories of these organizations’ success to reveal how they have harness the power of purpose. Taking readers behind the scenes, he shows how these leading social enterprises progressed from concept to scale, how they overcame common pitfalls, and how they managed to find an optimal balance between their mission and their business mandates. Westaway reveals that though there is no magic bullet formula that guarantees success, there are seven core practices that distinguish these market leaders from the pack of contenders. They are: DISCOVER THROUGH CURIOSITY // Finding the right opportunity catalyzes impact. DESIGN WITH HUMILTY // Prioritizing users creates killer products. BUILD THROUGH HUSTLE // Rallying people creates critical momentum for launch. FUND BY COMMITMENT // Aligning funders around a vision creates true partnerships. CONNECT WITH AUTHENTICITY // Authentic connection builds a movement. SCALE THROUGH COMMUNITY // Focusing on culture ensures smart growth. EVALUATE WITH HONESTY // Honest measurement ensures continual improvement. Profit & Purpose takes the literature on social entrepreneurship an important step forward, providing the practical tools for turning good intentions into breakaway success.

The Purpose Is Profit

Author: Ed "Skip" McLaughlin
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626342911
Size: 49.43 MB
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Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed “Skip” McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues’ reaction was disbelief: People told me I was crazy. “You are going to fail!” One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experience—what to do and what not to do—to create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn— Why distinctive competence trumps passion Where and when to get funding without losing control How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts Why profit should be factored into every business decision How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business. www.ThePurposeIsProfit.com

Corporate Celebration

Author: Terrence E. Deal
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576750131
Size: 55.80 MB
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Two specialists in organizational management offer an antidote to the decline in company spirit. From marking milestones to recognizing accomplishment, the authors document the powerful effect simple ceremonies can have on revitalizing morale and raising performance. 50 illustrations.

Firms Of Endearment

Author: Rajendra Sisodia
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133382737
Size: 68.22 MB
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Today’s best companies get it. From retail to finance and industries in between, the organizations who recognize that doing good is good business are becoming the ultimate value creators. They’re changing their culture and generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s simply politically correct, because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage. These are the firms of endearment. Companies people love doing business with, working for and collaborating with as partners. Since the publication of the First Edition, the concept of corporate social responsibility has become embraced as a valid, important, and profitable business model. It is a trend that has transformed the workplace and corporate world. This Second Edition updates the examples, cases, and applications from the original edition, giving readers insight into how this hallmark of the modern organization is practiced today.

People Over Profit

Author: Dale Partridge
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0718021754
Size: 20.92 MB
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Serial entrepreneur and business visionary Dale Partridge reveals seven core beliefs that create success by putting people first. Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chain, and how they can give back by donating a portion of their profit to meaningful causes. Meanwhile, millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models. Sevenly founder Dale Partridge uncovers the seven core beliefs shared by consumers, starters, and leaders behind this transformation. These beliefs have enabled Dale to build a multimillion-dollar company that is revolutionizing the marketplace. He believes they are the secret to creating a sustainable world that values honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and ultimately, people over profit.

Profit With Purpose

Author: Teneshia Jackson Warner
Publisher: Paramount Books
ISBN: 9780985179502
Size: 14.27 MB
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Profit With Purpose is a guide for managers who are tasked to create and implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that will help build their business around causes extending beyond their products or services.This book includes examples of how brands such as P&G and Verizon have turned multicultural, purpose-driven marketing strategies into winning campaigns, global brand awareness, and profitable long-term growth.Finding and using appropriate celebrity spokespersons and the causes they support from education to health and other issues.

Strategic Planning For Not For Profit Organizations

Author: Robert E Stevens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135022852
Size: 79.23 MB
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Strategic Planning for Not-For-Profit Organizations covers all the steps involved in developing a strategic plan for a not-for-profit organization. Strategic planning has become a critical issue for not-for-profit organizations as they strive for direction and orderly adjustment to a changing environment. In this book, the authors describe a strategic planning process that will help readers bring direction and unity to their organizations and help create a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation as organizations’visions of what they can be begin to unfold. Strategic Planning for Not-For-Profit Organizations is both a tutorial and an easily accessible reference. It is packed with user-friendly information to help readers prepare their own strategic plans and evaluate plans created by others. The book presents essential concepts and techniques in a concise, readily usable form that readers can immediately use in decisionmaking. Worksheets and real-life examples throughout the book help readers in the step-by-step development of strategic plans for their own organizations. A set of appendixes includes a strategic plan outline and presents sample strategic plans so readers can see what one actually looks like and get a head start on theirs. A complete guide to strategic planning for not-for-profit organizations, this book covers everything from writing purpose or mission statements and setting goals to strategy development and evaluation and control procedures. Managers and administrators of not-for-profit organizations will find Strategic Planning for Not-For-Profit Organizations an extremely helpful guide for their planning duties. The book also serves as a valuable text or supplemental reading for college courses on managing not-for-profit organizations.

The Ceo And The Monk

Author: Robert B. Catell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471450115
Size: 46.32 MB
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This unusual book tells the story of the working relationship between the CEOof KeySpan energy and his company's spiritual guide--an actual monk.

The Purpose Is Profit

Author: Ed "Skip" McLaughlin
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626342911
Size: 21.48 MB
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Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed “Skip” McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues’ reaction was disbelief: People told me I was crazy. “You are going to fail!” One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experience—what to do and what not to do—to create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn— Why distinctive competence trumps passion Where and when to get funding without losing control How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts Why profit should be factored into every business decision How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business. www.ThePurposeIsProfit.com