Our primary purpose in business is to inspire the creation of more conscious businesses.
Businesses galvanized by a higher purpose that serve and align the interests of all their major stakeholders. Businesses with conscious leaders who exist in service to the company’s purpose, the people it touches, and the planet, and businesses with resilient, caring cultures that make working there a source of great joy and fulfillment.
We truly believe that this will lead to a better world for all of us. Together, business leaders can liberate the extraordinary power of business and capitalism to create a world in which all people live lives full of purpose, love, and creativity. We are committed to building a world of compassion, freedom, and prosperity.
Mastering business success is a journey.
There are milestones to mastery, however it is not a place you get to. Mastering business success is like learning Italian. You start by learning words and translating them to your English words. It is slow and annoying. The way to really learn Italian is by immersing yourself in all things Italian, by moving to Italy. You see things from a new perspective. The milestones are;
- Seeing your existing strong suits in action.
- Building a new set of strong suits
- Seeing new opportunities everywhere
- Teaching others
The Rules of Business Success.
- Revenue must exceed expenditure.
- Always collect your debts.
- Look after your best people.
- Look after your best customers
- You must know your strengths and weaknesses. Not what others perceive as your strengths and weaknesses.
- You must know whether you are at your peak in the morning or the evening, then plan around your peak performance times.
- You must be aware; that you do not get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.
- You must never say get it at any price. Get it, and get it at the best price.
- Timing is not the most important thing; it is the only thing. You know it is better to be approximately right at exactly the right time than to be exactly right at the completely wrong time.
- You learn to operate by the 80/20 rule: you expect 80% of the result with 20% of the cost in 20% of the time. By the 80/20 rule; you achieve five times as much as those who strive for perfection.
- You put your family first and your business second.
- You never apologize for wanting only exceptional people working for you. And you pay those people well.
- You congratulate employees publicly and criticize them privately. You write; thank you notes and send them to your employee’s homes.
- You put whiteboards and charts up about production figures and costs. How can you play a game if you do not know the score?
- You never ask anyone to deliver what is beyond them.
- You are generous, understanding that the more you give, the more you get.
- You do not compete with the economy. The economy is the excuse that people use for underperformance.
- You protect your reputation; it is your most important asset.
- You remember that there is more profit in keeping prices high than in keeping costs low. But you are relentless about cost reduction.
- You work long, and you work smart. You work five to nine not nine to five.
- You manage by walking around. You never tire of going on to the shop floor where the people are. You ask them what you can do to help them do their job better.
- You celebrate success and involve everyone in the celebrations.
- You hire Mavericks, who think outside the box and challenge conventional thinking. They can produce spectacular results.
- You expect your people to be fired with enthusiasm, or you fire them, with enthusiasm.
- You allow your people to make mistakes, but not the same mistakes twice.
Persistence is the key. Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan – Press On - has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race. ~ Calvin Coolidge