How to Use Company Values for Effective Product Development — Behind-the-Scenes with the Social Entrepreneur Team of Rank & File
Blog Series: Profound to PracticalFounder Advice
August 16, 2017

Using Company Values for Effective Product Development: Behind-the-Scenes with Rank & File

After getting really clear on your company values, and putting them into actionable value statements, it’s time to use them. (If you haven’t done that yet, click here to read…
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Global Social Impact Accelerator Program for Purpose-driven Entrepreneurs
Founder Advice
July 24, 2017

If You Could Move to Canada, Would You?

There are three BIG things that I had to figure out last year: starting a social impact company, getting married and moving to a new country. It was an exciting…
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“The Power of Purpose”: How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Social Impact Plans
Blog Series: Profound to Practical
July 20, 2017

“The Power of Purpose”: How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Social Impact Plans

In part one of this post, I shared how uncovering the heart of our businesses is the first step toward tapping into “the power of purpose.”  And, how understanding what…
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A New Way to Look at Strategy and How It’s Guiding Me Through Product Development
Blog Series: Profound to Practical
July 17, 2017

A New Way to Look at Strategy and How It’s Guiding Me Through Product Development

As Rank & File grows, I’ve been reflecting on how our magazine serves you, the reader, and how this aligns with the forward vision that I have for the company.…
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How to Balance the Profound with the Practical in Purpose-Driven Business: A Daily Guide for Effective Inspiration
Blog Series: Profound to PracticalLeadership
July 13, 2017

How to Balance the Profound with the Practical in Purpose-Driven Business: A Daily Guide for Effective Inspiration

We are in the middle of the “Profound to Practical” blog series, where I am challenging myself to dig deeper, ask hard questions and apply the answers I find to…
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Why Purpose-Driven Business Has to Start with Profound and Not Practical Solutions
Blog Series: Profound to PracticalLeadership
July 10, 2017

Why Purpose-Driven Business Has to Start with Profound and Not Practical Solutions

Purpose-driven business is not all about the practical stuff; it’s not all about purpose (or profound ideas) either. We can’t just talk about beliefs, values and purpose all day long,…
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Purpose-driven Entrepreneur Advice and Strategies
Blog Series: Profound to Practical
July 3, 2017

Profound to Practical — A New “Full Disclosure” Blog Series with Kari Enge of Rank & File

  “Without purpose, nothing matters. Without practicality, nothing works.”   This statement has been on my mind the last few months. So much of what purpose-driven entrepreneurship is lies within…
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The Top 5 Rank & File Contributors Who Are Not Afraid of the Road Less Traveled - Rank & File Magazine for Purpose-driven Entrepreneurs
Blog Series: Dirt Roads, Dusty Shoes
June 29, 2017

The Top 5 Rank & File Contributors Who Are Not Afraid of the Road Less Traveled

For the past several weeks, we have been traveling together on “dirt roads.” We have taken detours, seen entrepreneurship with new eyes, stretched our skills and grown our impact by…
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A Rank & File Year in Review: Lessons Learned During My First 12 Months as an Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
Founder Advice
June 26, 2017

A Rank & File Year in Review: Lessons Learned During My First 12 Months As an Entrepreneur

Rank & File turned one-year-old a few days ago. It was quite a milestone for me as a first-time entrepreneur and so I wanted to do a bit of journaling…
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How to Tell Authentic Stories for your Business
Founder AdviceLessons Learned
June 20, 2017

Own Your Story — Lessons Learned From My Latest Experiment

A few of you may remember that I presented at the #StartingGood Social Enterprise Summit a few weeks ago. It was really the first time I truly opened up about…
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Daily Advice for the Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
Founder Advice
June 13, 2017

Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Purpose

Not all days are glamorous, BIG days. In fact, most days of the human life take an ordinary shape run by routine. The life of a purpose-driven entrepreneur is no…
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Definition of Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
Blog Series: Dirt Roads, Dusty Shoes
June 12, 2017

Identity Crisis: Why the Social Impact Sphere Can’t Agree On a Name & Why I Don’t Care

I was in a conversation with a future contributor to Rank & File magazine the other day, and she asked me, “Why did you choose the term ‘purpose-driven’ instead of…
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