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Back in October 2008 I had the chance to see Chip Conley in San Francisco, during an Endeavor Tour to Sillicon Valley. The hotel where we were staying in a city in Sillicon Valley (I guess it was in Sunnyvale (CA), I do not even remember!) was one of the Joie de Vivre hotels (http://www.jdvhotels.com/). He was a key note speaker in our agenda and I loved it. What a nice surprise to find him as a TED speaker.
In the video (please watch it!) Chip talks about the paradigms of results/impact measurement on the modern world and contrasts this to a whole new model (pioneered by countries like Bhutan, for instance) to measure what counts, in life, in business.
Some key quotes I loved from the video were:
1. GDP measures everything in short ... EXCEPT "that" what makes like worthwhile
2. We do not have to choose between inspired employees and sizable profits - in fact inspired employees help make sizable profits.
You should watch the video, it shares interesting perspectives from different angles...
It`s a bit sad to recognize that the majority of the Entrepreneurs I come across are rather part of the traditional school, they still think face the dilemma of "inspired employees Vs. sizable profits" and -as Chip says- do not recognize their role as creators of a habitat of hapiness for their stakeholders. Some Entrepreneurs are even a bit embarrased of talking about it, fearing that people might character tem as "fluffly" or "unfocused" - and this is also a critique for organizations that support entrepreneurs: such innovative thinking about the way you perceive and create your own sucess as entrepreneur might be undervalued!
Do you know any amazing case to share about Entrepreneurs, as Chip, that have a particular model/way to create hapiness and/or measure what counts for them?