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The Quest for Purpose – a CFFO/DLQ Round Table

March 6, 2023

Purpose is one of the big buzzwords of our times – both when it relates to personal growth and self-realization or the cornerstones of a company’s strategic orientation, its values, and its contribution to society and the planet. Like it is the case with curiosity – the topic of another of our Round Tables – purpose remains an elusive concept that has been puzzling philosophers, theologians, psychologists, strategists, and leadership scholars alike.

In our tradition of connecting perspectives from Academia, Business, and Consulting (ABC), we have invited three outstanding individuals to engage in an unscripted dialogue on the subject:

Ranjay Gulati | Author of “Deep Purpose” | Professor at Harvard Business School
Ralf Schneider | Managing Director, Better Business | formerly SVP at HSBC
Sertac Yeltekin | Co-Founder and General Partner | Purpose Ventures (Singapore)

The session is hosted by Roland Deiser | Senior Drucker Fellow and Chairman of the Center for the Future of Organization at the Drucker School of Management (CFFO)


We produce these Round Tables in close association with our JV partner Developing Leaders Quarterly (DLQ), which allows us to dig even deeper into the topics we choose: You will find ideas and viewpoints of Round Table participants in dedicated DLQ contributions, and we provide a summary of highlights of each dialogue in the next issue of the magazine.

Recorded March 6, 2023 | Length: 1:30:22