Purpose is the new business strategy. And socially-minded core values can help drive results. That was the theme of a wide-ranging discussion by on Tuesday at Fortune’s Global Forum in San Francisco between three corporate leaders who’ve reset their company’s missions along these lines…

The Purpose Prize, now in its ninth year, is the nation’s pre-eminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards at least $100,000 annually to individuals creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The 2014 Purpose Prize awarded $300,000 to six individuals…


The Purpose Institute has helped corporations, non-profits, educational institutions and entire geographic regions identify core values and channel their power to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve…

“The work we did with the Purpose Institute has proven to be some of the most enduring, most impactful work we’ve done here. A decade ago, in partnership with marketing, our PR team, and many others inside Walmart, the Purpose Institute helped us to bring the inspiring words of Sam Walton to life. The result was a new mission statement and a renewed sense of purpose for 2 million associates worldwide: “We Save People Money So They Can Live Better.” The words resonate inside and outside the halls of Walmart as powerfully today as they did when Mr. Walton said them decades ago, and the Purpose Institute was key in helping us to make this project a reality.”


“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”  Carl Jung

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”  Pablo Picasso

From Wikipedia:  Purpose is the upcoming fourth studio album by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It is scheduled for release on November 13, 2015…

(Photo taken 10/25/2015.)

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