What Makes Business Beautiful (part 2)

More reflections from friends of the House

We have been so overwhelmed and moved by the thoughtful and inspiring contributions to our House community in response to our question:

What makes business beautiful?

More perspectives to ponder as we countdown to Lisbon

“Purpose through a shared mission that every person in an organisation can relate to and feel motivated to strive towards.”

“Beautiful business is a bit of yin and yang. It’s a balance. There’s a balance between those two, with the understanding that at some moments profit may be more than pleasure and pleasure more than profit, but as long as the goal of beauty from start to finish sews all the pieces together, it brings a sense of beauty and pleasure to everyone involved.”

“Work that understand disruptions — both expected and unexpected — and supports me and my willingness to do the work to find new ways to continue creating the work life I want and helping me to evolve into who I want to become.”

“Business is made beautiful by an inexorable passion for what you do, in combination with working with the right people; the ones that inspire you to throw yourself into the challenges and enjoy the journey.”

“A beautiful business is a business that has fully integrated a true respect for (the survival of) humanity in all its (legal and human) body parts.”

“What makes business beautiful in practical terms is being honest and authentic, caring for the environment and the community, waking up each day wanting to do something meaningful with the people you care about deeply.”

“Beauty is created when business is made personal. As the world accelerates toward artificial contact and automation to save time and money, adding tailored gestures and memorable moments to the process can save us from losing the human factor — the empathy we so desperately need to stay connected and thrive.”

Come imagine with us and explore new futures at the House of Beautiful Business. Taking place in Lisbon, November 3–10th, 2017, the House will host start-up founders, executives, nonprofit leaders, investors, writers, philosophers, scientists, designers, technologists, artists, to discuss and prototype how to lead with purpose and passion; how to build human companies and workplaces; and how to design for deeper connections in an age of exponential change and massive societal disruption.

Hosted in collaboration with the BCG Henderson Institute, the House will serve as salon, stage, and sandbox for people who are keen on rehumanizing business and exploring meaningful conversations around humanity and technology. You can find more information and buy tickets at: houseofbeautiful.biz