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Why Do Businesses Exist? [Turing Fest 2020]

Wildbit
December 08, 2020

Why Do Businesses Exist? [Turing Fest 2020]

We've all been told that businesses are designed to maximize shareholder value. And that just by creating jobs, businesses are a positive impact on the world. But what if your business creates miserable people working in terrible jobs? Or produces something that is bad for the world? Is it still 'good'?

Let’s talk about why businesses really exist, and how we as leaders can have meaningful and long-lasting impact on our teams, employees, customers, and communities.

Wildbit

December 08, 2020
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  1. Natalie Nagele
    CEO of Wildbit
    @natalienagele
    Why do businesses exist?
    How to run a people-first business that
    has meaningful and long-lasting impact.

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  2. 100,000+
    COMPANIES LOVING
    OUR PRODUCTS
    20
    YEARS IN
    BUSINESS
    32
    FAMILY MEMBERS
    IN 7 COUNTRIES
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  3. Protect your brand from spoofing
    and phishing attacks
    Reliable delivery for
    your application emails
    A complete workflow to write,
    review, and deploy code
    A job board for companies
    who put people first

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  4. Founders • Employees • Customers • Community

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  5. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    What is People-First?

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  6. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    What does the business
    need to grow?

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  7. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    What does the business
    need to help people grow?

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  8. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Business is a tool
    to support people

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  9. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  10. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    1 People First:
    Founders

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  11. Image credit
    @natalienagele // @wildbit Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

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  12. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Founders who don’t pay
    themselves are vulnerable

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  13. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    2 People First:
    Employees

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  14. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Work-life balance is wrong.

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  15. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Fulfilling work +
    prioritizing humans

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  16. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    32-hour work week

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  17. Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  18. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Multiple products help
    make work fulfilling

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  19. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash
    PFJ Logo

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  20. Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit
    “ I’m reviewing about 300 applicants for our PM
    job. Only maybe 3-5% or less of those are from PFJ,
    but those are by far the best candidates (other than
    direct referrals from employees).”

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  21. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    3 People First:
    Customers

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  22. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Customers are people,
    not numbers

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  23. Image credit
    @natalienagele // @wildbit Photo by Neil Thomas on Unsplash

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  24. Photo by Djim Loic on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  25. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Treating customers
    as people will always
    win in the end

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  26. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    4 People First:
    Community

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  27. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Community: people outside
    direct influence

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  28. Photo by Jackson Hendry on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  29. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Mentorship
    Environment
    Open-source

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  30. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Every employee comes
    with a community

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  31. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Businesses:
    People First

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  32. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Founders should not be
    martyrs

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  33. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Employees deserve
    fulfilling work

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  34. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Customers are humans

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  35. @natalienagele \\ @wildbit
    #TuringFest
    Communities can benefit
    from your business

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  36. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
    @natalienagele // @wildbit

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  37. Natalie Nagele
    CEO of Wildbit
    @natalienagele // @wildbit
    wildbit.com/turingfest

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