Purpose Podcast 008: Entrepreneurs as Joseph Campbell’s Heroes – Eric Williams – Codiligent


Eric Williams see entrepreneurs as heroes (in the Joseph Campbell sense) and the entrepreneurial community as making a real difference in humanity’s progress.  Eric’s company Codilligent (Codilligent.com) represents entrepreneurs when they sell their small and lower mid-market businesses to realize the value they’ve created through their efforts.  Eric provides the same kind of level of service larger companies have come to expect from investment banks, but which is rare for smaller businesses to receive.  You’ll want to get in touch with Eric far in advance of wanting or needing to sell, as any change you make needs to season for at least a year before a sale.  If you know you want to sell in 2 or 3 years, it will be well worth you while to have Eric do a full market analysis for you.  If you aren’t willing or able to make that investment, talk with him about his new quick analysis product.

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Purpose Podcast 007: Rob Sadowsky (Bicycle Transportation Alliance) – to change the environment in a way that we can get more people biking

rob_avatar_twitterThe purpose of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in Portland, Oregon is to change the environment in a way that we can get more people biking. My conversation with executive director Rob Sadowsky covered how collaboration helps everyone and how safer, more inclusive streets are good for us all.

For Oregon folks: BTAOregon.org @BTAOregon @RSadowsky.

If you’re elsewhere, check out the The Alliance for Biking and Walking PeoplePoweredMovement.org

Your host, Ted Sarvata, can be found at TedSarvata.com

006: Mike Klein – Online Tech

OnlineTech“Exceptional People Delivering Exceptional Experiences” is Online Tech’s purpose. Mike Klein, Co-CEO tells Ted how it took about a year of calendar time to settle on their purpose, coming back to the discussion over and over, a little bit at a time, and how now their purpose serves as a “true north” for all kinds of decision-making throughout the company.

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Purpose Podcast 005: Wayde Elliott – StoreIt – Making Room for More Living

Photo by Shari Phiel
Photo by Shari Phiel

Wayde Elliott’s StoreIt.com‘s purpose is: Making Room for More Living. Ted Sarvata interviews Wayde to explore this purpose.  Wayde explains how StoreIt is making room in your attic, your garage, your basement, your backyard, plus making room in your schedule, since you never have to visit the storage facility.  They also give you more mental room because you don’t have to remember what’s in storage and what’s in what box.  They handle the inventory process for you.

Purpose Podcast 003: Examples of a few companies with a clear purpose

Episode 003 of the Purpose Podcast hosted by Ted Sarvata.

Today I give examples of purpose which goes a bit deeper than we did in episode 002.

  • Disney’s purpose is happiness.
  • Nike’s purpose is competition.
  • Starbucks’ purpose is escape.
  • Gazelles’ purpose is freedom.
  • My purpose is love (see episode 001 for more on this).

What is your purpose? Email me: Ted@PurposePodcast.com

Purpose Podcast 002: What do we mean by purpose?

Episode 002 of the Purpose Podcast hosted by Ted Sarvata.

Today I focus on what I mean by purpose. See HBR Sept 1996 for Building Your Company’s Vision by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras.

  • Disney’s purpose is happiness.
  • Nike’s purpose is competition.
  • Starbucks’ purpose is escape.
  • Gazelles’ purpose is freedom.
  • My purpose is love (see episode 001 for more on this).

What is your purpose?