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Firms of Endearment. How World-Class Companies Profit from. Passion and Purpose. Second Edition. Raj Sisodia. Jag Sheth. David Wolfe. Identifying Firms of Endearment. Here is how we identified the companies featured in this book. Our process can be described as “organic and. The authors of Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, 2nd Edition introduce their book, which.

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Do they have a reputation for squeezing their suppliers? Their leaders think in unitive fashion, approaching their tasks with holistic vision in which all players in the game of commerce are interconnected and significant. Childbirth and childhood deaths became rarities. In this book, we provide some measure of that scale by profiling companies that have broadened their purpose beyond the creation of shareholder wealth to act as agents for the larger good.

More likely, we believe, most simply feel in their gut what they should be doing.

These are the Firms of Endearment. We then put them through a screening process that assessed the quantitative and qualitative performance of each company for each of the SPICE stakeholders.

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The effectiveness of FoE leadership testifies to something most of us have known for a long time but have generally not felt comfortable talking about it in our organizations: With clear-minded certainty about the correctness of their balance between the pursuit of purpose and profits, fjrms leaders of FoEs involve their companies in matters beyond their immediate boundaries[md]generally with felicitous results for shareholders.

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These executives are driven as much by what they believe to be right subjectively grounded morality as by what others might more objectively claim to be right. Wolfe The late David B. We seem figms these days with people in high positions who compromise their organizations and the general welfare with their propensities for self-aggrandizement, avarice, and other perversions of public and private trust. ednearment

We started with humanistic performance—meeting the needs of stakeholders other than shareholders—and worked forward see Figure Endeqrment all, they pay their employees exceptionally well, deliver great products and experiences at fair prices to customers, and spend significant resources in the community—surely, all this should lead to a reduction in profits and thus the stock price.

Hardcoverpages. For the first time in history, ordinary people were empowered by codified law to shape their own destinies. This is not the end of the new story of business, but it is a good beginning. This book reaches the public eye at the dawn of a new era in human history—perhaps more so than any previous era that inspired historians to give it a name signifying its endeagment.

The pro-business argument was simple: The Age of Knowledge The intellectual and economic liberation of the masses paved the way for the Age of Knowledge.

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How extensive a track record have they built? The remaining 84 percent said they were driven by motivations such as improving society, company traditions, and their personal values. Challenges the very genes of capitalism.


Check out the new rules. We didn’t ask people to identify companies that they loved as customers or employees, or because the companies did some great things in their community.

Companies people love doing business with. They are resolute and highly successful business professionals who augment their human-centered company vision with sound management skills and an unswerving commitment to do good by all who are touched by their companies.

We can cite as the formal start of this new course because starting that year, most adults in the U. They then make the logical error of inferring that the purpose of business is to make as much money as possible. Recent findings by anthropologists indicate a sudden increase in longevity 30, years ago that changed human culture dramatically.

ShethDavid B. Settle down, get comfortable, and read on.

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The longevity gains created a population explosion among grandparents. They gave us an introductory oof analysis and a set of rich stories that made the analysis make some sense.

Science now undergirded the full spectrum of business—from product design and organizational management, to consumer research and marketing. To say that I read Firms of Endearment would be a gross understatement[md]I devoured it.