James Wallis Speaks at hub dotDownload Paper
I love talking to people about what we do. That’s both because I’m proud of it, and because it can really make a difference.
In April, I had the chance to speak at a hub dot event, ‘Making the World a Better Place’. Hub dot is a network organisation that creates ‘alchemy’ through stories, and connections made in an open, generous environment.
As their thousands of members would attest, it works very well. The humane and inspiring stories that people shared at the event created a strange intensity and openness in the room. Although my contribution was tiny, and trivial by comparison with the experiences others shared, I was thrilled by people’s responses and the way it seemed to resonate.
Lots of people walk around with a very negative view of business, even (or especially), many of those who work inside large ones. For them, a glimpse of an alternative can be revelatory, and even resolve some serious dissonances between their personal values and their professional lives.
My hope is that through these conversations we can gradually challenge the embedded orthodoxies and help people apply their true values to their work, recognising that this is not hopeless idealism, but a path to long-term success – what we call ‘total value’, and a better world.
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