Inclusive Capitalism: recommitting to traditional ideals.

This past week the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican formally launched. I found the announcement exciting. I live my life squarely at the intersection of the business community and the Catholic Church and have a deep love and profound respect for both institutions. The announcement also strikes me as ironic. Having lived squarely…

Why Isn’t Healthcare Like Fire Service?

Like most Americans, I’m frustrated by the ongoing political battle between the left and the right over health care. Yet, in a sense, my schizophrenia as an angry independent that is furious at both Democrats and Republicans and almost never agrees with either side is a microcosm of America itself. I’m unable to decide what…

Money Isn’t Respect

You don’t have more respect because your paycheck is larger. You have to trust and have a good enough relationship to be content and happy with what you’re paid. If you’re not, it’s time to move on.

Delight in the success of others

Many of us are driven to succeed. Some of us love the thrill of victory. Others want to change the world. Still more long to do the most with the talents they have been given. Often the drive to succeed is the motivating power that helps us persevere during difficult times. This is a noble…

Working from Home Isn’t the Issue

A couple of months ago Marissa Mayer asked all Yahoo employees to give up the privilege of working from home and make the trip into the office. A vigorous debate ensued and individuals on both sides of the argument took nearly religious positions regarding whether she had made a mistake. Are you kidding? There is no right or…

What’s your Stakeholder Philosophy?

One of the unique aspects of 3Pillar‘s core ideology is our stakeholder philosophy. Our stakeholder philosophy defines who benefits from the decisions we make. While many companies manage day-to-day operations for the benefit of shareholders, in recent years differing philosophies have emerged that prioritize the benefit of clients or employees, assuming that in doing so…