The Purpose of Companies

Companies have a purpose. Some of these purposes are public knowledge.

Cargill: to improve the standard of living around the world.
Fannie Mae (!): to strengthen the social fabric by continually democratizing home ownership.
Hewlett-Packard: to make technical contributions for the advancement and welfare of humanity.
Lost Arrow Corporation: to be a role model and tool for social change.
Pacific Theaters: to provide a place for people to flourish and to enhance the
community.
Mary Kay Cosmetics: to give unlimited opportunity to women.
McKinsey & Company: to help leading corporations and government be more
successful.
Merck: to preserve and improve human life.
Nike: to experience the emotion of competition; winning; and crushing competitors.
Sony: to experience the joy of advancing and applying technology for the benefit of the public.
Telecare Corporations: to help people with mental impairments realize their full potential.
Wal-Mart: to give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.
Walt Disney: to make people happy.

from Charles Handy, The Hungry Spirit, p.78

NB God has purposes for His church and His people. Those purposes are found revealed in His Word, not through aping the culture.

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