SAN FRANCISCO - Executive Chairman Bill Ford was joined by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, author Marianne Williamson, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and others at the fourth annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Feb. 21-24.
The conference addressed a significant challenge of our age: how to effectively live connected through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to an individual's well-being, allowing them to be effective in their work and useful to the world.
In front of an audience of entrepreneurs, mindfulness practitioners and technology leaders, Ford shared personal anecdotes illustrating how he used these philosophies to navigate through a number of crises to help position his company today as a thriving global enterprise and a strong sustainability leader in its industry.
Throughout the discussion, Ford returned to his central theme of compassion and encouraged the next generation to never turn a blind eye to its importance in the quest for growth.
“At the end of the day, every business is about the people,” said Ford, emphasizing his point by discussing the challenges the company faced during the recent downturn. “These aren’t just employees. I know them. I know their families.”
Click here to view Bill Ford’s discussion on the use of wisdom and compassion purposely in business at the Wisdom 2.0 conference.