Running a Purpose-Driven Business is a Lot like Writing a Good Essay

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A Field Notes notebook sits with a pencil near a laptop.
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ESG, Diversity and Volunteering Matter — But They Aren’t Your Purpose

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A single green leaf on a grey background
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As Seen in Erin Brockovich

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A cup of coffee on an old dish


If you’re leading a purpose-driven business, you need to assess the value of becoming a Benefit Corporation and/or B Corp Certified

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Metal letter B on a grey background


Why our seductive affinity for the cheap option hurts others as well as ourselves

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Woman holding five dollar bill


Changing your perspective will shift how you see it and how you help it grow

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Hand holding a small, potted succulent
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Purpose isn’t all about impact; it’s first and foremost about using your time intentionally


An Ode to the Chipotle Brand

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Chipotle burrito bowl on a wooden cutting board

Values


My personal design philosophy as a brander, designer, and builder.

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A leather chair looks out onto the light
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A Letter to My Future Self

Katie Burkhart

Builder. Founder. Communicator. I write on purpose-driven business, as well as brand, story + leadership. Founder @ MatterLogic, MatterPulse, and Matter 7.

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