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Why Do Companies That Mimic Life Perform Better Financially? with Jay Bragdon

Season 1, Ep. 4

Companies that mimic life are an emerging genre that operate on radically different principles than traditionally managed companies. The leading exemplars share four distinctive advantages over traditionally managed firms.

They are:

  1. More adaptive
  2. More profitable,
  3. More sustainable,
  4. Longer lived.

As clear profit leaders in their global industries, all receive top grades for sustainability and ethical leadership from independent resources. In addition, their average and median ages exceed a century. What is it that these companies do differently? None are tech firms. The research index Joseph Bragdon assembled in 1996 includes companies that are in sectors known for being eco-and social risk laden.

In this episode, we talk about what Jay's research reveals about companies that see themselves as part of the living system that supports all life on the planet and why these companies lead a return to better business. For more information see For the book head over to Amazon. Companies That Mimic Life: Leaders of the Emerging Corporate Renaissance.

Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state. 

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