The purpose of work is not (primarily) to make money, nor to make us happy. It is something much grander, and much more beautiful…
What is our work for?
I am an entrepreneur. Through years of pain and joy, I have come to believe we need a new story of work, a new standard of leadership, a new relationship with business, and a new frame for capitalism.
I share my story and philosophy here, and I invite you to wrestle with me and share your thoughts!
Do you feel…
There must be more to work than what you experience?
Concern at the consequences of business decisions on the lives of those around you?
A desire to ensure your business does good in the world?
Longing to see capitalism serve something higher than just money?
So do I. Work is not the adventure. It is a tool for the true adventure.
As I've grown older, it has become painfully clear how limited my vision of life is. Everything I see, I see within a frame. When I consider my perspective 5, 10, or 20 years ago, today I see more fully. And of course I face an inescapable conclusion: My view today is...
What do you think is the purpose of work? How about this one: "Work is a transaction - trade time for money. Do it intelligently, and you'll get leverage, where your time generates a lot of money, and even your money makes you more money. And do all that well enough...
Achieving meaningful requires replacing "work/life balance" with "work/life relationship." Work and life are not sitting on a seesaw, competing, balancing, and integrating. That is a terrible way to think about both work and life! Work is a PART of life. Life is for...
Once, there was an Accountant who could not find an error in his spreadsheet. It was month-end, the numbers were off, and he issue eluded him. Frustrated, he worked into the night. All others were gone, the office stretched around him in darkness and silence. He...
Step 1: Go outside on a clear night. Step 2: Look up. Step 3: Behold. Then, think about money. How does it feel? How important is money? Money is a tool. A resource. Its only value is in how it helps us achieve a good life, and how it allows us to help others, to...
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