People, Purpose, and Magic
Hubert Joly suggests leadership principles for the next era of capitalism
Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy and now a professor at Harvard Business School, will discuss how the retailer’s spectacular turnaround was underpinned by a philosophy that is focused on “People, Purpose and Magic”.
According to Hubert, the “Heart of Business” is about pursuing a noble purpose, creating an environment where everyone can blossom, and treating profit as an outcome, not the goal. This is how we can reinvent capitalism, so it contributes to a sustainable future. Hubert’s vision requires a radical rethinking of what work is, how we define companies, how we motivate, and how we lead.
In this session, Hubert will share compelling stories, principles and practical advice for leaders ready to abandon old paradigms and eager to lead with purpose and humanity.
Hubert Joly is the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy and is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Of his work, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remarked: “Best Buy’s turnaround under Hubert Joly’s leadership was remarkable—a case study that should and will be taught in business schools around the world. Bold and thoughtful—he has a lot to teach.”
Prior to Best Buy, he was the CEO of Carlson Companies, a global leader in the hospitality and travel industry, a senior executive at Vivendi S.A., the president of EDS France and a partner at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of HEC Paris and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Hubert is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Hubert has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s, and one of the top 10 CEOs in the US by Glassdoor. He is a knight in the French Legion of Honor and the French National Order or Merit.
In his book, The Heart of Business, Hubert Joly presents his personal philosophy developed through his long career in business. Angela Ahrendts, former Senior Vice President, Apple Retail and former CEO, Burberry writes: “The Heart of Business will be the defining business book of this decade.”
To learn more about Hubert Joly and The Heart of Business, visit: https://www.hubertjoly.org/book/