“The business of business isn’t just about creating profits for shareholders — it’s also about improving the state of the world.” Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce. If so, then how so? Marc recently made front page news when it was revealed that he quit Facebook. While the move appears counter-intuitive for a purpose driven company such as Salesforce, it does mark a growing awareness among the giants of business to compartmentalize social media. It's important to frame the role of information assimilation within the function of creating global impact. But it's just as or more important to be clear about how to leverage your culture to execute your corporate mission. It's not top down, and not bottom up, it comes from both ends. In a recent TechCrunch article, Seth Bannon correctly identified that the largest social challenges we face also supply the largest opportunities for impact companies that alleviate poverty, advance education, and so on, to the point where they literally save lives.
In the same article, Bannon also said, "To recruit and retain the top millenial talent, businesses are going to need to imbed social impact into their core culture'. Two critical notions strike me regarding that point. First, eBay has been doing just that for the last 20 years! Secondly, whenever I have occasion to speak with eBay executives and staff, the message is quite clear that these folks work for eBay because every single day brings the opportunity to make a positive impact on some one's life.
Devin Wenig, eBay CEO will tell you this core cultural protoplasm starts from the ground up. And this is true. However, I also remember the first time I met Devin at an eBay Government Relations event in DC some years ago, shortly after his appointment as the then President of the company. Why did he join the company? I asked. Certainly not for the money, was the indication from Devin. It was to prove Bannon right, years before he wrote these words. eBay's Leadership Team? It is astonishingly uncanny, yet not the least bit surprising, everyone of them - bar none - will reply exactly the same. Each and everyone of them charged with the very same passion of purpose. A cohesive unified leadership cultivating a transformational economic phenomenon, indeed also emanating from the ground up in that company.
Speaking of leadership.....
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