An Incredible Individual

I’ve bagged out corporate interests quite a bit in past posts but here’s a feel-good story if there ever was one. New Zealand-born and Australian-based Audette Exel — cool name — is an adventurer, philanthropist and corporate bigwig all in one. She has lived an incredibly eventful life. The financial services firm ISIS Group that she founded was one of the first examples of “business for purpose” (as opposed to profit), where every dollar earned went into the non-profit arm, the ISIS Foundation.

Read her amazing story. It is a big slap in the face to people who are in positions of power and privilege but remain utterly self-absorbed, as well as to people (like me) who are quick to judge the apparent selfishness of the corporate world but fail to see the awesome social good that it can do.

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