Replacing Mission Statements with Invitation Statements
Google’s corporate mission is: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Facebook’s mission is: to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Microsoft’s mission statement is: to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The mission statement of Amazon is: We strive to offer our customers the lowest possible prices, the best available selection, and the utmost convenience. What I find interesting about these (and many other mission statements) is that they’re about empowerment. They’re about giving people greater abilities, access, and resources. They’re also infinite in scope. There will always be more information to organize, more communities to build, more people and organizations to serve, and more selection and convenience to develop. Moreover, these missions aren’t necessarily at odds with each other. They can all co-exist. They could cooperate with each other. Imagine if we combined all four of these companies into one and gave them a singular mission statement. What would that look like? Let’s pull out the key elements first: organize informationprovide useful accessempower peoplebuild communitygrow closerachieve moresave moneyexpand optionsimprove accessibility I think we can compress this a bit more since some items are related: organize informationempower peopleconnect peo...
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