Entreprenurial Elites Get Lesson in How Values Create Valuation

“The realization that values can also create value for companies is growing.” This headline comes not from some go-go business magazine like Fast Company, but from a blog in the Financial Times, the voice of the global business establishment that speaks with a posh British. Author Andrew Hill, the FT’s Management Editor, describes his talk about corporate values, given as part of a course for entrepreneurs. He notes two factors that gave context to the discussion. One, many of the attendees came from family businesses, which often incorporate principles over generations. And two, the example of the real-time case study of the cost of negative values when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was forced to resign due to bad corporate practices. The insights unfold in deceptively casual, very smart Brit style here.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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