Drive Profit with Purpose

Drive Profit with Purpose

This is Drive Profit with Purpose. Listen in each week as we talk with successful industry leaders about how to lead a values-based professional services firm.

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July 13, 2021 32 min

Bane Hunter is the CEO of GetSwift, an all-in-one last mile delivery service that has revolutionized the way large and small companies manage the challenges of delivery and fulfillment. But he's much more than that. His experience spans multiple sectors and includes leadership roles at MTV, Conde Nast, and Annie. But more than his stellar resume. Bane is a values-driven leader who has the courage of his convictions and will tak...

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Sunny Kaila, CEO of IT by Design, is a Purpose Champion who proves that purpose and profit, far from being opposites, actually go hand in hand. In this engaging conversation Sunny shares:
-His immigrant journey
-How a values based culture starts with hiring 
-How challenges like the pandemic are the proving ground of profit

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Don Scales is a master of M&A, he’s also a Purpose Champion— consistently driving businesses to profit through purpose and values. In this conversation, Don shares his insights on the importance of values in mergers and acquisitions, the subject of his newly released book.

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Jose came to America from the Dominican Republic for college. Upon graduation, he got a start in business in Wall Street, where he helped rebuild Morgan Stanley's Latin American portfolio. After eight years, he decided to go to business school. And on the very first day, he met his co-founders in what became Horatio, a white-glove outsourced customer service solution for some of the world's most well-known brands. Jose'...

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Liz Eddy is a Purpose Champion that isn’t afraid to take on taboo topics, head on. As CEO of Lantern, Liz leads the premier application for helping others approach end-of-life and death issues and planning. Liz shares the secrets of her early successes and the delicate dance between humility and purpose.

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The world has placed a tremendous value on “getting to yes”. This week’s guest Akiba Covitz thinks we’ve missed the boat. Of course, we want people to say “yes” to us, but we’ve overlooked the importance of “no”. From his Deanship at Harvard Law to being a founding VP at EdX and now the CEO of an online education platform, Foundry College, Akiba learned the importance of understanding what “no” really means, and he shares that, wit...

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This episode’s Purpose Champion is Dr. Rahsaan Harris, the CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City and he’s got insight, ideas and experiences that are lessons for all purposeful leaders. Dr. Harris shares:

Why for profit leaders can learn from nonprofit leaders

An approach to managing an increasingly younger workforce

His view on the primacy of company culture

Why humility is a must have leadership trait

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One of the biggest misconceptions of Purpose is that it is the same thing as passion. Passion is a part of the Purpose equation but it’s only half, and passion alone will not drive profit. The other half of the Purpose equation is the impact your passion has on others, on markets. What is it that your market needs that you can passionately provide? Jason Swenk has been called the number one agency influencer in the world. He knows ...

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In this last episode of our Best of Season 3, Venture Capitalist Phil Nadel explains the importance of truly understanding the market and then listening to your customers after you've launched your product or service. This is a critical lesson in Purpose— if you're not solving a problem in the way that people need it solved, you're not creating impact. Brand expert, Nancy McDonnell builds on Phil's point by sharing ...

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This is the third in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 2 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our last season’s episodes to find the practical, purposeful pieces of wisdom that you can use to drive profit in your business.

In this episode we focus on the rise of conscious consumerism, the importance of conscious purposeful leadership and we join a seriously purposeful leader on her own purp...

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This is the second in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 2 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our episodes to find the practical, purposeful pieces of wisdom that you can use to drive profit in your business.

In Part 2, we hear from Purpose Champions Brandon Peele, George Bradt and Don Scales.

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This is the first in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 3 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our episodes to find the practical, purposeful pieces of wisdom that you can use to drive profit in your business. 

In Part 1, we hear from Purpose Champions Richard Zoob, Jean Kristensen and Ed Robinson.

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January 12, 2021 25 min

As data, globalization, and technology seep more and more into our lives, we seek greater transparency and authenticity from the brands we engage with. In this context, business leaders must invest in decentralized ecosystems that work collaboratively to earn trust from their consumers, partners, and employees. 

This is not an easy ambition as it requires “undoing” systems and supply chains that have been designed for efficiency an...

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As global crises and heated politics divide nations, new challenges and opportunities arise for leaders and brands across the globe. Rallying people together is the only way to rise to the occasion and give consumers what every human wants— connection.

In this episode, CEO Fran Biderman-Gross and business founder Jennifer Dipasquale explore how the brands that create communities create value beyond social good. Such businesses grow...

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Employees are disconnected from their leadership, brands are disconnected from customers, and businesses are disconnected revenue drivers. These disconnects are often more widespread than leadership teams realize, and the challenges are exacerbated by external crises and remote work.

In this episode, Fran Biderman-Gross and Susan Leger Ferraro discuss how to operationalize consciousness to activate purpose, resonate with audiences,...

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December 8, 2020 27 min

Our ever-evolving society, shifting economy, and advancing technology come with difficult decisions, uncomfortable conversations, and uncharted territories. These turbulent times call for courageous leadership, yet it’s not easy to boldly lead a business down a path it has never known before.

When the market fundamentally shifts with consumer preferences, there’s no playbook, parameters, or precedent to follow, so leaders must embo...

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A disproportionate number of women and minority-owned businesses fail in America. So, as business closures rise, minority-owned business closures rise higher. Now, more than ever, the U.S. government and corporations are offering opportunities to small and minority owned businesses, but these programs aren’t translating.

The process by which we address diversity, inclusivity, and access to opportunity for businesses in America does...

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The stark reality is that 50% of businesses die within the first five years of their inception. To defy these odds, investors must develop an eye for disruptive ideas that are poised to grab large market share. They utilize repeatable insights to tap into relevant yet differentiated positions.

In this episode, Advantages CEO Fran Biderman-Gross and Forefront Venture Partners managing director Phil Nadel explore how to identify pote...

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It costs 9 months of an employee’s salary to hire and train another replacement. Companies with low turnover rates bring 4x higher profits on average. Yet 91% of millennials don’t expect to stay at a job for more than 3 years.

As the priorities of today’s workforce continually shift and turnover rates rise to new heights, cultivating employee alignment and satisfaction has become one of the greatest challenges for leaders today, bu...

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November 3, 2020 19 min

Over 100,000 businesses that closed their doors when the global health crisis hit will never reopen.  Owners grapple with financial losses as the demand for investments in innovative solutions increases. The food industry has been particularly hurt, yet some restaurants have managed to pivot and delight customers through the chaos. 

In this episode, we explore the role that a strong sense of identity plays in the face of unpreceden...

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