Tag Archives: culture

What They Know About Business is Wrong

Mainstream business leaders don’t understand the revolution that’s going on in business. The more progressive of them are still oriented toward CSR, which is independent of purpose and often cobbled onto core business objectives. Here are a few big ideas from the Conscious Capitalism Conference that are core to a handful of businesses now, and of […]

Why Joie de Vivre Invests in Culture For The Most Bang For Its Bucks

The principle of the following story is so simple and effective that it’s a wonder we ever conjured up advertising to sell our wares. Take your largest and most expensive asset, your employees, and use it to build your business. During an interview last week with enlightened entrepreneur Chip Conley he mentioned that his company, […]

How To Grow Your Business By Giving Your Employees a Calling–with Chip Conley

When Chip Conley applied his interpretation of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to his hospitality company Joie de Vivre, he tripled its size when most of his competitors were going bankrupt in the post-9/11, Travelocity-frenzy years. Click the player to listen to my 20-minute conversation with Chip or right-click and save for the MP3. Maslow’s theory is […]