I write and I teach about business. Not management or accountancy or finance. But how business relates to the rest of society.
I do that because it's important to society, but also because it's vital for the future prosperity of companies. Time and again I hear from firms that the hardest thing to find is an honest mirror to reflect on what they might, could and should be doing. I think that's what I do.
Right now a lot of my work is about something I call 'producer capitalism', and it's dealing with how we reclaim capitalism for the prosperity of the many, not the few.
GK Chesterton said the trouble is not having too many capitalists but having too few. And that is as good a starting point as any for approaching business in an age of multiple challenges and a shortage of viable solutions.