Carlson grad: Look at biz differently

Here’s what recent Carlson School of Management graduate Austin Hermann told fellow graduates — and The Huffington Post — about “realizing purpose” in business:

When you look at business as a way of serving, and giving, and putting others first, it becomes such a gift to the world. Fundamentally, business is people helping people. Business can be an avenue of love, business is how I can restore and redeem broken parts of this world, to do good, create value and meaning, employment and improving people’s lives — it’s about solutions and growth and creativity — that is NOT idealism — that is what business DOES, and if I could go back and tell my freshman year self why I was in the business school that is what I would say.

You can read his entire speech here.

  • Joe

    I look at business like I do everything else, something with its own self-interest. The key word is own. And interest, that’s a key one too.