GLDs Purpose Series is chats about how you can create a more fulfilling life AND help enhance the positive impact your organisation makes on its community or the wider society. So how is this achieved?
By tapping into your purpose and supporting the organisation in which you work adopt a more purposeful approach to innovation, that’s how.
The great thing is that the 4th economy is upon us, heralding a greater sense of connection and community and a more sustainable approach to consumption. Experiences and empathy will account for much more of the value proposition being delivered by businesses.
So what do we think of the Purpose Economy over here? How are some of our movers and shakers imbuing their work life with purpose?
Here’s the first two interviews in our series:
Purpose from the perspective of social innovation is the topic we explore with Eoghan Ryan, manager at Social Innovation Ireland. What’s particularly interesting about our chat is the focus on Tech4Good and how technology can be used to realise a much more purposeful approach to innovation: Innovation that marries societal impact and profitability – is it possible union? Listen in to find out.
Purpose from the perspective of the Product Manager: Stephen Culligan, Product Manager at Pivotal Labs who’re based in Dublin’s Dogpatch Labs, shares his purpose and how working at Pivotal Labs has allowed him to experience a much more engaging work-life. What’s his secret
Jim Carroll writes for the Irish Times and has chatted to all kinds of people doing all kinds of great things as part of Banter, the series of public interviews, discussions and conversations, he produces with Eoin Cregan for Bodytonic Music. He is a great example of how you can make a living doing what you love and in a way that works for you, as he said during this interview ‘I have lots of part-time jobs and that’s how I like to work’. A resident of Dublin with a keen sense of what’s happening with culture and creativity in the city there’s no better person we could have featured on our last Great Life Podcast of 2015 to talk about diversity, culture and creativity in Dublin. We hope you enjoy our last GreatLife Podcast of the year; we’ll be back next year with more inspiring chats.
In the run up to The Startup Gathering and our final Startup Salon of the year (tickets here), which is part of the line up of events that week, we are thrilled to have one of the most passionate advocates for the startup community in Ireland chat to us about how he got entwined in the startup scene in Ireland and how he swapped music for startups way back in the days of long shaggy hair and amazing music: Gene Murphy -the startup man with the ginger beard!
Garrett Fitzgerald, co-founder of Brother Hubbard and Sister Sadie, has a great philosophy about life and following your dreams. He shares this with founder Janice Valentine in this month’s Great Life Podcast.
Founder Janice Valentine had the pleasure of being one of Book-E’s coaches during July’s Startup Weekend and thought it inspiring that a team so young (two members of the Book-E team are 16 & 17) could go head to head with people with much more experience and win.
Janice talks to them about what it means to win a competition like Startup Weekend and why other school goers should participate – if not just for the experience it will give them.