Eat the Elephant, one bite at a time…

As some of you know, we ran our first Human Potential Forum in London last month. We had 20 business leaders drawn from 8 different organisations who feel the call to take a more ‘heartful’ approach to their organisations.  Most were businesses and one was an Arts’ College – this works just as well in […]

What Heart in Business means to Jean-Claude Pierre

One day, a Chinese sage was having a conversation with a king known for his barbarian behaviours. This king justified his behaviour saying that it was the way he was and it was actually why he was the king, someone who needs to show his authority by being tough. Then the sage asked him: if […]

Andrew Isaac Thornton on ‘Armed Robbery and Heart!’

As regular readers here will know, I own a supermarket in North London, Thornton’s Budgens, which we use as our laboratory for our Heart in Business work. Last Thursday, we had an attempted armed robbery. I was on the shop floor, opposite our Post Office on the phone when I hear screams and saw a […]

Andrew Isaac Thornton on saying goodbye to 2017

It’s been quite a year that we are saying goodbye to. What with Trump and his tweets, and from where I sit in London, watching the shambles of Brexit unfold. I was amused by the view of Deutschlandfunk commentator Peter Kapern, who described Brexit as, “the biggest political nonsense since the Roman emperor Caligula made […]

Celebrating Heart in Business Limited becoming a B-Corp

I came across the idea of a B-Corp early on in my exploration of what it would be like to run a business heartfully. For those aren’t familiar with this concept, B-Corps were created in the US as an antidote to the profit rules motive. By US law, companies are required to maximise shareholder value. […]

“Growing people, Growing business to full potential for a better society”

“Growing people, Growing business to full potential for a better society” When I founded Heart in Business Limited, the vision was “Putting people and our planet first, trusting profit will follow”.  For me that created the sense that there was a better way than the short-term profit focus that seems to dominate current business thinking. […]

Andrew Isaac Thornton on Turning Human Potential Insight into Action

For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, you’ll know that we have connected the Human Potential coaching work we have done at my supermarket, Thornton’s Budgens, to our results. Through the on-line survey we completed, we know we are using 8% more of our Human Potential than a ‘control’ (similar and […]