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S3Ep15: Happy Stakeholders, Happy Shareholders


The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental right guaranteed in the constitution and defined in the Declaration of Independence to freely pursue joy and live life in a way that makes you happy, as long as you act within the law. Consider rules as a frame to a painting, rather than a limitation on your freedom. Does that perspective change how you feel about rules? People make decisions for two reasons: it is either what the law requires of them, or it is what they want. People-first design is the most effective way to reach your goals. Human capital is the most important thing, which is why setting a Human Satisfaction Threshhold is such a gamechanger. Hence the saying, happy stakeholders, happy shareholders! Join us today to hear more.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • The right to happiness, as guaranteed in the constitution and defined in the Declaration of Independence.

  • Why Bahar believes that rules take away as much from your freedom as a frame from the beauty of a painting.

  • What the two reasons are that people make business decisions: because it’s what they want, and because that’s how the law requires for it to be done.

  • Why human capital is so important even though it is often left out of the conversation.

  • The importance of setting a Human Satisfaction Threshold.

  • People-first design as the most effective way to reach your goals.

  • Bahar’s equivalent of the saying ‘Happy wife, happy life!’: ‘Happy stakeholders, happy shareholders!’.

  • Her message of inspiration and pride in all her listeners.


Tweetables:

“I feel a sense of freedom knowing relevant laws. Once you understand the borders, you know the frame, and within that frame you can go wild with creativity. Rules take away as much of your freedom as a frame does from the beauty of a painting.” — @baharansari [0:01:30]


“The human capital are what keep the lights on and serve the human customers. Human customers are those who consume whatever it is that the company provides and keep the company going. Yet these people’s happiness is often left out of any significant conversation.” — @baharansari [0:04:14]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Bahar Ansari

Bahar Ansari on LinkedIn

Bahar Ansari on Instagram

Bahar Ansari on Twitter


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