Who Cares Wins: an ongoing study of the people who decided to make the leap and do work that matters.

These are the people who have set about building businesses, big and small, that have a purpose at their core. By innovating themselves they subsequently inspire others. For them, winning isn’t about building million pound revenue streams (although I guess that would be nice). No, for them it’s about creating something that intrinsically transcends money. Subsequently, it becomes something far more soulful.

What does making mean to you?

I discovered this great little film when reading through the Hiut Denim newsletter.  You could do a lot worse than signing up to this and/or buying their jeans.

I’m not a surfer but I can appreciate the care and craftsmanship that the small team at Otter clearly put into their business, their relationships with each other, their customers and their suppliers.  In a world blinded by mass consumerism, I believe that we need as many businesses as possible to apply a level of care that transcends the boundaries of profit and loss.  They apply level of care that pays off on so many levels.  To say we’ll never mass produce, no matter how hard that might be, takes strenght.  Otter clearly do this…



The Art of Making from Otter Surfboards on Vimeo.

Posted by Steven Thomas

Fan of great ideas and (especially) the people that make them work. Steven is the creator of CurveFinder exploring subjects like collaboration, leadership, creative endeavour and personal development. He's spent over two decades working in the UK media industry holding various senior business and creative leadership roles, most recently with a focus on Digital Transformation and Start-ups. Accomplished coach and mentor. Seth Godin's altMBA Alumni. Lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young family. Always in the kitchen at parties.

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