The Leader Learner Podcast
S01E01 The Hunting and Farming Episode
February 07, 2022
Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino
Check In Question:
- If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
- “Living is learning to die”
- Having a “north star” that is worth dying for (a just cause)
- Sinek’s belief that businesses are focusing on money, not on a cause.
- How to transition or connect a non-“sexy” business to having a just cause?
- Our “just cause” shouldn’t be tied to a service or product, so we can have “existential flex”
- How do businesses measure success? Financial, Social, Ecological?
- An infinite game isn’t about winning. The goal is to keep playing.
- Winning and losing is short-term, fixed mindset.
- Can you be competitive without winning?
- In the infinite game, the rules are consistently shifting.
- The business shift toward business as a result of ideas from Milton Friedman
- The shift in pay scales between employees and CEO’s over the last several decades
- Reciprocity and giving it back
- How we latch onto ideas and how ideas can change
- Is making money the primary purpose of business, or the secondary?
- Move people up the hierarchy of importance in business
- Moving away from doing business for the shareholders, and focusing on the employees and their contributions
- Imbalance in how we measure financial success with regard to employees and shareholders.
- How to do capitalism different? Who defines capitalism?
- The constellation mindset rather than a pyramid mindset
- A small amount of investment from a large amount of people can tip the scales
- Thinking of our business as hunting (short term) or farming (longing)
- People want to feel valued and a part of the journey
- The importance of cultivating relationships as farmers