Startups operate differently from companies that have been around for decades. How they operate from the start can make or break the company. What may seem like a few harmless decisions can easily determine the organization's fate.
Is this the best we have to pass on to our children and grandchildren and the next generation of leaders the nation and world need today and tomorrow? Do corporate profits from dangerous products or harmful practices trump children's security and safety in our nation?
Regardless of size, the most successful companies will commit fully to sustainability when their efforts are based not on short-term market trends or a desire to 'look good' but rather based on the core and foundational values that have served them well for years.
When we find an interest that adds meaning to our lives and to those around us, our life becomes more fulfilled. Our personal brand becomes glossier on the inside and on the outside. In essence, we are being the person we are most proud of.
I'm constantly seeking ways to help business owners and corporate leaders free themselves of certain day-to-day duties so they can grow their companies. Hence, delegation and having great teamwork are crucial.
Obama intends to make this campaign a battle over core values -- a choice between a society where we are all responsible for our future, and for each other -- or a society where selfishness is our highest value -- where "greed is good."