18 min

Episode 41: Deep Purpose - with Ranjay Gulati, Harvard Business School & Best-Selling Author Sustaining Sustainability

    • Business

In this episode, CSB Director CB Bhattacharya is joined from Boston, Massachusetts by Ranjay Gulati, a professor at Harvard Business School and an expert on leadership, strategy, and organizational growth.

Until recently, he chaired the Advanced Management Program, the school’s flagship senior leader executive program. He has authored seven books, including “Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies.” His book explores personal and corporate purpose, and provides actionable insights on how businesses can achieve both commercial and social objectives.

Gulati has been ranked as one of the top ten most-cited academics in the fields of economics and business by ISI-Incite and has received similar recognition from The Economist, Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. His research has appeared in leading academic journals of business, as well as major publications like the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, strategy+business, and the Financial Times.

In the Episode Ranjay Gulati and Prof. Bhattacharya discuss

- How to handle purpose decay and build a mindset of continuous improvement in terms of purpose over time,
- Finding the balance between social and commercial objectives,
- Defining personal deep purpose, and more!

Sign up to receive bi-weekly episodes right to your inbox: bit.ly/csbpodcastemail

Submit your "Sustaining Sustainability" feedback and/or questions: bit.ly/csbpodcastfeedback

This episode was researched, recorded, edited, and produced by Prof. CB Bhattacharya and CSB Team of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business: www.sustainablebusiness.pitt.edu

Music: "Lively" by Dee Yan-Key From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC SA creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcod

In this episode, CSB Director CB Bhattacharya is joined from Boston, Massachusetts by Ranjay Gulati, a professor at Harvard Business School and an expert on leadership, strategy, and organizational growth.

Until recently, he chaired the Advanced Management Program, the school’s flagship senior leader executive program. He has authored seven books, including “Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies.” His book explores personal and corporate purpose, and provides actionable insights on how businesses can achieve both commercial and social objectives.

Gulati has been ranked as one of the top ten most-cited academics in the fields of economics and business by ISI-Incite and has received similar recognition from The Economist, Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. His research has appeared in leading academic journals of business, as well as major publications like the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, strategy+business, and the Financial Times.

In the Episode Ranjay Gulati and Prof. Bhattacharya discuss

- How to handle purpose decay and build a mindset of continuous improvement in terms of purpose over time,
- Finding the balance between social and commercial objectives,
- Defining personal deep purpose, and more!

Sign up to receive bi-weekly episodes right to your inbox: bit.ly/csbpodcastemail

Submit your "Sustaining Sustainability" feedback and/or questions: bit.ly/csbpodcastfeedback

This episode was researched, recorded, edited, and produced by Prof. CB Bhattacharya and CSB Team of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business: www.sustainablebusiness.pitt.edu

Music: "Lively" by Dee Yan-Key From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC SA creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcod

18 min

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