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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After 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.

We are regularly served up headlines calling ifrms to abuses of power in government, academe, clinical research centers, social service agencies, and religious organizations. At such times, the future becomes more uncertain than usual because events within the time and space boundaries of a bifurcation point have infinite possible outcomes.

And great industries created the modern consumer economy.

Ultimately, everything is personal. Today’s greatest companies are fueled by passion and purpose, not cash. The book goes into detail of how Firms of Endearment are at the cutting edge of this movement in focusin The book argues that we are entering a new age of transcendence where the zeitgeist of society due to its aging majority of adults over 40 now is moving towards a higher calling of giving back to society and moving beyond the drive for more individual materialistic gain.

It dramatically changed how people interact with each other, democratized information flow, and forced companies to operate with far greater transparency. See All Related Store Items. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

The book lays out how corporations who put “stakeholders” first employees, suppliers, retailers and customers ahead of profit actually perform better than corporations dedicated to making money for shareholders and top executives. But growing numbers are now wondering, “How much more pain do we have to live with?


This book reaches the public eye at the dawn of a new era in human history—perhaps endearmsnt so than any previous era that inspired historians to give it a name signifying its import. Most studies of corporate exceptionalism or “greatness,” to use Jim Collins’s term start with financial performance and work backward.

Recent findings by anthropologists indicate a sudden increase in longevity 30, years ago that changed human culture dramatically.

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It celebrates the confluence of humanistic values and business success. The evolutionary story of our origins has tremendous cultural power that transcends the firks of science; it shapes the view of who we are and why we are here. The longevity gains created a population explosion among grandparents. Our process can be described as “organic and analog” rather than “mechanistic and digital.

As decades went on, millions of families rose out of flrms existence. All logos are copyright of the companies. This is helping to drive a shift in the foundations of culture from an objective base to a subjective base: SisodiaJagdish N. Wal-Martobsession with killing competitors, and strong-armed sales tactics. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

For the first time in history, ordinary people were empowered by codified law to shape their own destinies. If you like Good to Great, you will love Firms of Endearment. The first is the Internet.

Challenges the very genes of capitalism. The future is disorder.

These executives operate by a guiding vision of service that takes into account all their primary stakeholders: Order a copy of Firms of Endearment. Feb 18, Experience Life rated it really liked it. And, of course, there are no guarantees here.


A free market economy aided their efforts.

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Indeed, looking at the magnitude of change in the business world, it is not overreaching to suggest that an historic social transformation of capitalism is underway. We can cite as the formal start of this new course because starting that year, most adults in the U. At all levels of operation, these companies exude the passion of their leaders for doing good while doing well.

A company that cares equally for each of it stakeholders. In fact, if you would like to nominate a company that we should consider incorporating into this ongoing research project, please visit our website www. Business management took a seeming leap forward in the fifms years of the twentieth century when Frederick Winslow Taylor introduced scientific discipline to the practice of management in Scientific Management Abraham Maslow spoke of people who operate at the higher reaches of maturity as being concerned about matters beyond their own skins.

However, as the scientific facts of evolution have increasingly come to light, these very facts demonstrate that the process of evolution is unmistakably progressive. Our enearment at this stage was that these companies probably performed better than the “average” company, but not by a huge amount. FoEs have bought into a different idea; they strive for share of heart.

Until recently, such words had no place in business.

This is how movements and revolutions unfold: Around the start of the s, virtually no major field of human endeavor was spared from predictions of its ending—not literally, but certainly in terms of past conceptualizations of its nature.