Aaron Hurst: The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World



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As offered a path that allows for the better part of Capitalism to show up again The best part I liked about the book is that it provides rich and relevant examples of purpose driven organizations and individuals I also liked how Aaron Hurst explained the evolution from various economies and how they build on each otherI wish there were data and analysis about the drivers the data such as Climate Change alarming rate of consumption of water etc There is one lin A book really really splendid Is filled with information inspiration whys and hows It is necessary to read for Anyone Anyone dispose to create a business in any sector Well grounded historically and with a Great Analysis about social science Aaron present us a book really important to apply to think to have holistic Thinking and Human centred Thinking about our Business Aaron Hurst is inviting all of us into a world that works for many of us than the one we have today He paints a vivid picture of how we can shift work and giving and doing well into a radial model rather than a linear model Fascinating It s not what The Scarecrows you do but howou approach Circles in the Dust your work that will helpou build a career rich in purpose As a nonprofit professional I often think If I m going to spend most of my life at work I want to be genuinely engaged in it Life is too short The good news is Death in a Serene City you do not need to drop everything and look for a new job or something external to bringou purpose It s a choice we make in how we approach our work and lives The Purpose Economy is a thought provoking book with soaring vision grounded in simple truths and practical steps A great guide for building a meaningful career no matter where A Runaway World? you are on the journey Working in Chicago with nonprofits and the social sector I am always searching for content discussing the challenges and potential solutions we face as an industry The Purpose Economy is a perfectly timed piece especially for Chicago There is much talk about impact social good leveraging technology to grow organizational and purposely however very little talk about the how and why we work so tirelessly The social sector has a direct impact of our local state and national economyet we very rarely discuss the impact of our work on our personal economy This book hits this topic dead on Yes the world is changingrather evolving into a thought centric ri. Onomy which has driven innovation and economic growth until now Hurst argues that our new economic era is driven by connecting people to their purpose It's an economy where value lies in establishing purpose for employees and customers through serving needs greater than their own enabling personal growth and building community   Based on interviews with thousands of entrepreneurs Hurst shows this new era is already fueling demand for a whole host of products and services and transforming how millennials view their careers A new breed of startups like Etsy Zaarly Tough Mudder Kickstarter and Airbnb are finding new ways to create value by connecting us with our local com.

Ght brained approach into solving our communities issues We seek success differently not only for personal gain The Queens Necklace yet through collaborations to make an impact and change the status uoThe Purpose Economy is directly written for the end user in mind Those who seek to impact and change the world even their own personal worlds In Chicago we are hosting a vital discussion of the nature of measuring impact and The Purpose Economy is going to be a hit with our attendees as we share its content and also give away a few copies The ways we approach business has changed forever and either we embrace it or fall to the times I ve also read Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future and similarly this notion of the evolving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age is right in our face everyday as we make decisions personally or professionally This thinking is moving mountains and so excited to be living in this era where my desire for impact is than an idealit s happeningThanks Aaron for writing such a great piece and looking forward to othersour mind produces The theme of this book is built around the belief that our economy is evolving out of the information age economy and into a new age being dubbed by the author as the purpose economy The author supports his premise by outlining and describing the purpose economy through three perspectives personal organizational and societal I believe the author successfully makes his caseFrom a basic look at meaning and purpose to purpose driven motivation to redefining success in the purpose economy this book lays out a potential path to where we are headed and what it might mean to us as individuals our organizations and our society as a whole As a student of organizations and organizational change I particularly enjoyed the section on the purpose economy organizationI found the book to be well written and engaging It contained the right mix of theory stories and research results to suit my tastes From my perspective I would put this book in the must read category for anyone interested in a potential view of the future and what it might mean across the spectrum of lifeEmployees today are increasingly looking to identify and live a life of meaning and purpose at work With this predominant desire in place it only makes sense that our economy will evolve towards being purpose driven as well. Munities At the same time companies like Tesla and Whole Foods are making the march from just appealing to affluent buyers to becoming mainstream brands Hurst calls these companies along with the pioneering entrepreneurs who founded them the Purpose Economy's taste makers This book is at once a personal memoir of Aaron Hurst’s own awakening as a purpose driven entrepreneur when he left a well paying tech job in 2001 to launch Taproot creating a pathway for millions of professionals and Fortune 500 companies to volunteer for nonprofits  It's also a blueprint for a new economic era that is transforming companies markets and our careers to better serve people and the wor.

Aaron Hurst hits the nail on the head with his book title The Purpose Economy Seems like everybody is looking for purpose In this 2014 book he explains the dynamics behind the successful taproot foundation an organization he once founded and shares many additional examples sometimes in length Interesting aspects include the typical growth cycles of a company from a one product purpose convinced few people shop to a Goliath kind of a giant with thousands of employees and experiencing a hard time to reestablish a new kind of purpose which then has to lie in the individual jobs and roles Voluntarism is sometimes created by not having the fulfillment at the main job then turning outside and looking for purpose elsewhere Aaron describes what the purpose economy is about the importance of purpose to our lives how companies are changing their course In addition he brings five important levers for change to our attention The bright spot research and data disruptive technology public perception and policy changesTripl3Leadercom recommends the reading and to re define the purpose in The Literary Conference your own leadership role and forour whole company What would ou and our leadership team say about what the purpose of our company is There s a lot to love about this book I think it s a great contribution to one of the zeitgeists of our timeI like the 5 levers and how they can work together the 10 drivers and the 12 new work rulesThere s a lot of data in this book et the wonderfully human case studies throughout bring meaning to the dataI also like the action tank checklistHaving worked with purpose driven leaders for than 25 ears I now have much to think about and act on with my clients Good read resonated a lot uality service uality product Great book highlighting the importance of purpose and meaning I created the following visual synopsis so ou can see some of the key messages I loved this book and it provided lots of thought provoking ideas I shared some of Mr Hurst s concepts in a presentation to a group of emerging leaders as well as many of his uotes with organizations I work with Great read for anyone trying to align their career with what really motivates them There are many takes on the transformation in business we are in the midst of Hurst castes his vote for a Purpose Driven Economy Whether or not it turns out that way he A series of shifts are happening in our economy Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start ups start small businesses that are rooted in local communities or freelance their expertise We are sharing everything from bikes and cars to extra rooms in our homes We now create buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease Globally recognized entrepreneur founder of Taproot Foundation and CEO of Imperative Aaron Hurst argues in his latest book that while these developments seem unrelated at first taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy Like the Information Ec.

Aaron Hurst is an award winning entrepreneur and globally recognized leader in the fields of purpose at work and social innovationHe is the CEO of Imperative and founder of the Taproot Foundation which he led for a dozen years Aaron is a popular author and regular speaker at universities conferences and companies He is the recipient of the LSA Humanitarian Award the highest distinction bestowed on alumni of the University of Michigan Born in Aspen Colo Aaron has lived in Bisbee Boulder Halifax Ann Arbor Prague Chicago and San Francisco He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Kara Hurst their two children and dog