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Not Purpose, But Context and Communities First

Why is big business devoid of ‘purpose’? I would say it is because they tend to be disconnected from meaningful contexts; they are places of nowhere; they are system-oriented instead of relations-oriented; they are disembedded. Injecting abstract principles of purpose will not suddenly turn this around. If we want business to contribute to a better society and the greater good, I would like to suggest two lines of action.

“Systems Are Not Changed Mysteriously; They Are Transformed When There Is a Fundamental Change in Ourselves” – J. Krishnamurti

Every episode of the online dialogues between visionary economists, organized as part of the Future Markets Consultation, starts off with a personal reflection by one of the members of the Consultation’s Think Tank of Young Economists. This is the reflection by Jim Surie at the start of the dialogue on ‘Economics for Change’ (14 September).


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