Connect: How Companies Succeed By Engaging Radically With by John Browne, Robin Nuttall, Tommy Stadlen

By John Browne, Robin Nuttall, Tommy Stadlen

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Drawing at the adventure of John Browne, former CEO of BP, and the perception of 2 McKinsey specialists, attach articulates and explores the routine rift among sizeable enterprise and society, supplying a realistic manifesto for reconciliation. This well timed and significant ebook beneficial properties candid interviews with worldwide leaders on the middle of this debate, from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein to Tony Blair and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the area vast Web.

Connect exhibits how businesses and managers can increase their functionality through enticing greatly with the area round them.

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My aim has been to provide snapshots in time of the very good and the very bad. Viewed together, I hope that they provide a new perspective on business and its relationship with society. indd 16 12/17/15 3:23 PM 2 CHOCOLATE VILLAGES Employees Blood Money In the early hours of 6 July 1892, two darkened barges carrying three hundred private security guards snaked down the Ohio River towards Carnegie Steel’s flagship mill at Homestead, Pennsylvania. Each guard was armed with a revolver and a Winchester rifle.

Carnegie was labelled a ‘moral coward’ without a ‘grain of decency’. Commentators called for his extradition on murder charges, his club memberships were rescinded and gifts were refused or diverted to the Homestead Relief Fund. 2 Homestead was toxic for Carnegie because it exposed the deep chasm between his external value proposition and the reality of the treatment of his employees. In a series of articles for Forum magazine, Carnegie had written of working men’s ‘sacred right’ to ‘combine and form trade unions’ and praised the labour movement’s ‘triumphant march’.

21 Similarly, home-rental company Airbnb is running up against long-standing laws that were not designed to cope with its peopleas-hotels model. 22 A valuation of more than $25 billion and the viability of the sharing economy are riding on this work. Descent from Heaven At the extreme end of proactive regulatory strategy is capture of the regulatory process by industry. Of course, there is a big difference between a company that strives to ensure it is treated fairly and one that controls the body that is supposed to be acting in the interests of society.

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