The John Lewis Partnership

The Guardian

Transforming whole systems means transforming purpose.  In the world of business growth, market share and shareholder profit are the near-universal stated purpose.  But the mission of the John Lewis Partnership, as spelled out in its London headquarters, is different:

“In 1914 John Spedan Lewis laid the foundations for a different kind of business. His vision was of a great commercial enterprise whose success would be measured by the happiness of those working in it and by its good service to the general community.”