Reading Time: 5 minutes Stitch Fix’s early focus on creating value for all stakeholders, especially its vendor partners, benefitted Stitch Fix in a very tangible way when the pandemic hit. For CEO Katrina Lake, it’s one of many examples that validates her belief that stakeholder value is shareholder value.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In case you hadn’t yet read enough about the Gamestop drama, I wanted to focus on one aspect of the story: its lesson on the importance for companies to align everything with mission. Last week, Robinhood had to temporarily limit trading of Gamestop and other
Reading Time: 4 minutes Under Hammurabi’s Code in ancient Mesopotamia, if a house caved in and killed its inhabitants, then the builder of that house would face the death penalty. It’s a pretty harsh thought, but you can’t deny that it probably did a good job of incentivizing home
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scott Thompson shares the impact of Tony Hsieh on modern business, customer interactions, and Stories Inc. And, he honors Hsieh’s memory. I was shocked and saddened to hear that Tony Hsieh passed away at the age of 46 this past weekend. Hsieh has always been
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this post, I take inspiration from a 1957 sketch by Walt Disney. This sketch illustrates what Disney can teach us about how content should play within an organization. I came across this Walt Disney sketch from 1957: I thought it was a really cool
Reading Time: 8 minutes Stories Inc. co-founder Scott uses Coinbase’s new policy on workplace activism and politics to examine the importance of aligning all aspects of an employer brand—from mission to brand messages to cultural norms. In a recent blog post, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that in an
Reading Time: 10 minutes Inspired by Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game and King Arthur Flour’s Covid-19 response, Stories Inc. co-founder and partner Scott Thompson examines leading with an infinite mindset. With many people turning to baking as a source of comfort during the Covid-19 lockdown, King Arthur Flour flew
Reading Time: 7 minutes Tobi Lutke, Shopify’s founder and CEO, is one of my favorite business leaders and thinkers. The following story (which I’m paraphrasing from his interview on the Knowledge Project podcast in 2018), is incredibly timely given Shopify’s announcement today. These instances illustrate the relationship between leadership
Reading Time: 7 minutes Stories Inc. co-founder Scott Thompson shares his core beliefs on leadership during crisis, and why doing everything possible to avoid layoffs is of utmost importance. Watching the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 unfold—from my then perspective as a second-year MBA student—made a lasting impression on
Reading Time: 5 minutes There are so many amazing stories happening at workplaces during the pandemic that candidates and team members will want to know about. Capture your employee stories during COVID-19 right now. You can share them with candidates later. One of my favorite writers and thinkers, Tim
Reading Time: 6 minutes Employee advocacy is a powerful way to distribute your employer branding and recruitment marketing messaging. And, team members want to be employer brand ambassadors! So, kickstart your employee advocacy program by creating content your team members will want to share with their networks. When you
Reading Time: 6 minutes An organization’s core values only have power when – and to the extent that – the humans in and around the organization feel a connection to them. When human values and organizational values overlap for employees, that’s when they are truly connected to their workplace.