The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
AmCham Denmark, in partnership with Tatarklubben, invite you to an event with Harvard Business Review Author, Hubert Joly.
A year of unprecedented change has prompted leaders to rethink the purpose of business, and the public to expect more from them. While stakeholder capitalism sounds like the solution, many companies and leaders fear they can’t afford it, doubt its effectiveness, or are not sure where to begin and how to move forward—especially during a global crisis.
In The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism, Hubert Joly—former CEO of Best Buy and orchestrator of the retailer’s spectacular turnaround—unveils his personal philosophy to achieve extraordinary outcomes for all stakeholders by putting purpose and people first.
According to Joly, the “Heart of Business” is about pursuing a noble purpose, putting people at the center, creating an environment where every employee can blossom, and treating profit as an outcome, not the goal. At the heart of business is the idea that “work is love made visible” and that companies can be a force for good by serving people.
As we face an array of issues from political polarization and the need for racial justice to the pandemic and climate change, The Heart of Business is an urgent call for the re-foundation of business and capitalism—and the playbook for how to do it.
About the author
Hubert Joly is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy and is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, and member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris. Joly has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. by Glassdoor