One of the greatest joys of owning your own business is you get to break the rules when it’s warranted. We have a hard and fast rule about Council membership that states only large enterprises can join with more than 10K employees. Chris McGrath of ThoughtFarmer referred Ephraim Freed to me when we were first getting started. I took one look at the Oxfam America website and immediately told Ephraim, “You’re in.”
In two different business contexts I’ve been asked recently what my personal goals are for my career. In both instances, I simply stated, “I want to change the world.” Now, that always merits a chuckle or a smirk. But, the truth is, I’m serious. In my small way, I think I can add to the collective voice of individuals who want to create a better “customer experience” living on our planet.
Today, Craig Cmehil is running a 24-hour marathon to raise money for Doctors without Borders. I’ll be doing a segment at 11am ET on the Council, and I’ll be having a bit of fun with Dennis Howlett on “Enterprise 2.0 is a crock” at 1pm ET. Please join us and do some social good today, and think about the larger implications of connecting a social planet.
Video of my interview with Ephraim. (Sorry for quality; recorded on Skype.)