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A Quote by Mats Lederhausen on business, purpose, intention, action, capitalism, and conscious capitalism

My ultimate dream is to manage a set of businesses that all are born out of a purpose bigger than their product. I believe that is what my particular journey is about. I am somewhat tired of going to meetings where spiritual people talk about how the world can be a better place but with very little evidence of any tangible outcome. Maybe I'm impatient, maybe I'm intolerant, but I like to see things change in front of me. I want to see physical manifestations of spiritual intent. My greatest sense of spirituality or connectedness is when I'm with people who come together for a cause much larger than themselves and do great work. In fact, I probably prefer action with only partially good intentions over intentions only partially acted upon. And the best way I know how to do that is to keep identifying, managing, supporting, and helping businesses that have a purpose bigger than their product. I believe wholeheartedly that a new form of capitalism is emerging. More stakeholders (customers, employees, shareholders, and the larger community) want their businesses to think, to act, to feel, and to be connected with a larger context. That is spirituality in action. And that is what I am about.

Mats Lederhausen

Source: WIE: You've Got to Hang In There: http://www.wie.org/j28/lederhausen.asp

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by John F. Kennedy on action, apathy, and risks

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Lord Herbert on action and answers

The shortest answer is doing.

Lord Herbert

Contributed by: Claudia

A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on wisdom, action, and humility

11. The best people and organizations have the attitude of wisdom: The courage to act on what they know right now and the humility to change course when they find better evidence.

Robert Sutton

Source: Bob Sutton: 15 Things I Believe

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alfred Austin on freedom, charity, life, faith, helping, social justice, right, right and wrong, hope, and action

Is life worth living?
Yes, so long as there is wrong to right.
So long as faith with freedom reigns and loyal hope survives,
And gracious charity remains to leaven lowly lives;
While there is only one untrodden tract for intellect or will,
And men are free to think and act,
Life is worth living still.

Alfred Austin (1835 - 1913)

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by Paul Meyer on imagination, desire, belief, and action

"Whatever you vividly imagine,
ardently desire, sincerely believe,
and enthusiastically act upon,
must inevitably come to pass."

Paul Meyer

Contributed by: DancingGirl

A Quote by Bill Gates on caring, action, complexity, and solution

The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity.

To turn caring into action, we need to see a problem, see a solution, and see the impact. But complexity blocks all three steps.

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/06.14/99-gates.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on thought and action

"You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind."

unknown

Contributed by: Eleigh

A Quote by Colleen on action, activism, and discouragement

"Don't do nothing because you can't do everything.  Do something.  Anything."

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Contributed by: Eleigh

A Quote by Josh on wellness, health, knowledge, and action

Wellness is a connection of paths:  Knowledge and Action.

Joshua W

Contributed by: Josh

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