I read a very interesting analysis of the world of business ventures today. While there has been much talk of ‘unicorn’ businesses - that are disruptive, growth-oriented and aimed at being valued at $1 billion or more - there has not been as much focus on new ideas that are more socially responsible, and how these will perform and last over the longer term. I like the idea of calling these ‘zebras’.
“We believe that developing alternative business models to the startup status quo has become a central moral challenge of our time. These alternative models will balance profit and purpose, champion democracy, and put a premium on sharing power and resources. Companies that create a more just and responsible society will hear, help, and heal the customers and communities they serve.” from Zebras Fix What Unicorns Break
So, do the founders here have a response to this view of the start-up world?
I know I would rather surround myself with Zebras than risk getting speared by a stray Unicorn