On today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, JV Crum talks about building a business that makes a difference in the world. During the “first stage” of capitalism, he says we measured success by the amount of money we made. Now, we’re in the “second stage” of capitalism, which means we focus on making a difference in the world, feeling fulfilled in our careers, and providing value for everyone involved. Ultimately, this can make a business much more successful.
In the 21st century, money isn’t the only aspect of our career we value. We look for meaning and we want to make the world a better place. JV argues the Recession was a wake up call for a lot of people—they realized they weren’t fulfilled or happy.