Over recent years there has been a profound shift in how a growing number of CEOs, social entrepreneurs, investors and strategic philanthropists view the purpose and potential of their work.
Whereas the conversation used to be focused upon how one might do well and then do good; increasingly our focus is upon how to do well and do good—a shift from an “either/or” value proposition to a “both/and” value proposition.
For those pursuing this emerging vision of value creation, the immediate challenge is that the structures a bifurcated world offers us—grants or investing; for-profit or non-profit organizations—simply are not up to the task at hand. Instead, those in pursuit of value as integrated, whole and non-divisible are creating new ways of thinking about their value proposition as well as creating new tools to capture the value they seek.
I have had the honor of working with many extraordinary individuals and organizations advancing this new value vision. And I have spent many hours working to organize my own thinking as well as engage with others in framing these ideas. This page is the “mother page” that hosts various articles and papers I have either authored or co-authored over recent years.
Naturally, I’ve tried to organize these in a logical manner, but you may have to drill down to find the pieces you seek or bounce around a bit between pages to find new ones you’ve not seen. In general, I have posted them in chronological order, which should help–although in some cases I opted to present them in a “conceptual flow” since sometimes one thinks in process more than chronology.
I hope you find them of interest and assistance in your own quest…and many thanks for delving into the work we present here—please feel free to suggest additional resources worthy of promoting!