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PRODUCT go to TOP

PRODUCT
Food
Clothes
Services
Housing
Knowledge

PEOPLE go to TOP

PEOPLE
as individuals
as members of a family
as children in a family
as parents in a family
as elders in a family
as members of society
as elders in a society
as producers
as consumers
as employers
as employees

PLACE go to TOP

PLACE
from the perspective of a company
from the perspective of an individual or family

PROFIT go to TOP

PROFIT
in a large multinational corporation
in an owner operated small business

COMPANY go to TOP

COMPANY
from the perspective of society
from the perspective of owners / investors
from the perspective of employees
from the perspective of consumers

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY go to TOP

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
from the perspective of an operating business
from the perspective of an owner / investor
from the perspective of a worker
from the perspective of a consumer

Infrastructure go to TOP

Infrastructure
A house
A road
Water mains
Sewers
Electricity distribution
Electricity transmission (the Grid)
Oil and gas pipelines
Gas distribution
Airports
Seaports
Railroads
Bus terminals
Train terminals
Communications
Data centers
Military intelligence satellites
Research satellites
GPS satellites

Religion go to TOP

Religion What is the purpose of religion The purpose of religion is
A church
A synagogue
A mosque
A temple

Retail go to TOP

Retail
A department store
A discount store
A supermarket
A bodego
A convenience store
A liquor store
Big box general store
A clothing store
Jeweler
Flee market
A computer store
A furniture store
A food market
A butcher
A baker
A general store
A bar
A sports bar
A gentleman's club

Restaurants go to TOP

Restaurants
A coffee shop
A chain restaurant
A fast food restaurant
A pizza place

Personal service go to TOP

Personal service
Hairdresser / barber
Hair stylist
Nails
Spa
Health club
Pawn shop
Shoe repair
Laundromat
Dry cleaners
Service
Automobile service
Residential heating and air conditioning
Landscaping and lawn service

National security go to TOP

National Security
The army
The navy
The air force
The coast guard
Special forces
Intelligence

Government go to TOP

Government
Civil service
Administration
Executive
Legislative
Judiciary
Regulators
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Housing
Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of the Environment
The budget
The courts
The prisons
Statistics
The census

Health go to TOP

Health
Medical research
Hospitals
Clinics
Doctor's offices
Training
Doctors
Doctor certification
Nurses
Nurse assistants
Community health workers
Advertising
Pharmaceutical research
Pharmaceutical patents
Drug prices
Health Insurance Company
National health system
Specialists

Education go to TOP

Education
Pre school education
Kindergarten
Primary school
Secondary school
Community college
Vocation training
University
Post grad study
Special education
Financing students
Financing educational establishments

Manufacturing go to TOP

Manufacturing
Supply chain
Logistics
Workplace safety
Payroll
Employee benefits
Robotics
Inventory control
Quality control
Marketing
Advertising
Trade shows
Brand PR
Risk management

Food and agriculture go to TOP

Food
Agriculture
Genetically modified seeds
Fertilizers
Pesticides
'Roundup'
Soil conservation
Permaculture
'Natural'
Irrigation
Antibiotics
Growth hormones
Managing runoff
Localization
Greenhouses
Hydraponics
Aquaponics

Sports go to TOP

Sports
A professional team
A star player
A stadium
Children's sport
High school sport
College level sport
Gambling on sports
Drugs in sports

Art and culture, music and dance go to TOP

The Purpose of Arts and Culture. Music and Dance
Music
A symphony orchestra
A choral group
A music ensemble
A jazz group
A pop group
Opera
Dance
Classical ballet
Contemporary dance
Ballroom dancing
Art
Art galleries
Museums

MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING (MDIA)

What is the Purpose of …?

Table of Contents What is the Purpose of …? 1 Background 6 TO DO 6 Complete this paper 6 Develop an app 6 Incorporate purpose into the MDIA framework 6

Infrastructure 7 A house 7 A road 7 Water mains 7 Sewers 7 Electricity distribution 7 Electricity transmission (the Grid) 7 Oil and gas pipelines 7 Gas distribution 7 Airports 7 Seaports 7 Railroads 7 Bus terminals 8 Train terminals 8 Communications 8 Data centers 8 Military intelligence satellites 8 Research satellites 8 GPS satellites 8

Religion 9 What is the purpose of religion 9 A church 9 A synagogue 9 A mosque 9 A temple 9

Retail 10 A department store 10 A discount store 10 A supermarket 10 A bodego 10 A convenience store 10 A liquor store 10 Big box general store 10 A clothing store 10 Jeweler 10 Flee market 10

Restaurants 12 A coffee shop 12 A chain restaurant 12 A fast food restaurant 12 A pizza place 12 Personal service 13 Hairdresser / barber 13 Hair stylist 13 Nails 13 Spa 13 Health club 13 Pawn shop 13 Shoe repair 13 Laundromat 13 Dry cleaners 13

Service 14 Automobile service 14 Residential heating and air conditioning 14 Landscaping and lawn service 14

National Security 15 The army 15 The navy 15 The air force 15 The coast guard 15 Special forces 15 Intelligence 15

Government 16 Civil service 16 Administration 16 Executive 16 Legislative 16 Judiciary 16 Ministry of Finance 16 Ministry of Housing 16 Ministry of Public Works 16 Ministry of Defense 16 Ministry of Foreign Affairs 16 Ministry of Home Affairs 16 Ministry of the Environment 17 The budget 17 The courts 17 The prisons 17 Statistics 17 The census 17

Health 18 Medical research 18 Hospitals 18 Clinics 18 Doctor's offices 18 Training 18 Doctors 18 Doctor certification 18 Nurses 18 Nurse assistants 18 Community health workers 18 Advertising 18 Pharmaceutical research 19 Pharmaceutical patents 19 Drug prices 19 Health Insurance Company 19 National health system 19 Specialists 19

Education 20 Pre school education 20 Kindergarten 20 Primary school 20 Secondary school 20 Community college 20 Vocation training 20 University 20 Post grad study 20 Special education 20 Financing students 20 Financing educational establishments 20

Manufacturing 21 Supply chain 21 Logistics 21 Workplace safety 21 Payroll 21 Employee benefits 21 Robotics 21 Inventory control 21 Quality control 21

Marketing 21 Advertising 21 Trade shows 21 Brand PR 22 Risk management 22

Agriculture 23 Genetically modified seeds 23 Fertilizers 23 Pesticides 23 'Roundup' 23 Soil conservation 23 Permaculture 23 'Natural' 23 Irrigation 23 Antibiotics 23 Growth hormones 23 Managing runoff 23 Localization 24 Greenhouses 24 Hydraponics 24 Aquaponics 24

Sports 25 A professional team 25 A star player 25 A stadium 25 Children's sport 25 High school sport 25 College level sport 25 Gambling on sports 25 Drugs in sports 25

The Arts and Culture 26 Music 26 A symphony orchestra 26 A choral group 26 A music ensemble 26 A jazz group 26 A pop group 26 Opera 26 Dance 26 Classical ballet 26 Contemporary dance 26 Ballroom dancing 26 Art 27 Art galleries 27 Museums 27

CONTACT 28 Founder / CEO … TrueValueMetrics 28 Mailing Address: 28 Internet/communications footprint 28 Print on Demand Books: 28

Background

The conventional wisdom in some circles is that the purpose of business is to make profit, and if a business makes profit, then there will be an optimization of the economy and the maximum of benefit for society. This is the basic premise of the Adam Smith argument for a laissez faire market economy, and it has worked better for most of the last three hundred years than the alternatives.

The modern version of this argument is that business has to optimize its performance relative to the interest of the owners … the stockholders. Some executives have argued that to do anything else is a breach of trust and executives could be held accountable in law for their actions.

This idea has been challenged. Whether or not the law requires optimization of business for the benefit of stockholders, there are initiatives to make it clear that the 'purpose' of the business is to make a contribution to society using the resources of the business. One such initiative in the United States is the B Corp movement, which specifically has articles in the Bye Laws to ensure that social benefit is a legitimate goal of the business.

Whether or not there is a problem in law to do things that are valuable for society … for people and planet … the metrics of state, progress and performance may be structured so that it is possible to see what is going on and understand the implications.


TO DO
Complete this paper
Flesh out this paper with a complete set of statements of purpose for all the elements listed
Develop an app
Develop a mobile app to build a database of statements of purpose that can be used for analysis
Incorporate purpose into the MDIA framework
Make purpose a part of the analysis of each of the main elements of MDIA


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Background

The conventional wisdom in recent times is that the purpose of business is to make profit, and management's job is to make as much profit as possible. This is what business schools have been teaching for many geberations of students.

There is an assumption that by optimizing the performance of business, then there will be an optimization of the economy and the maximum of benefit for society.

This idea goes back to the laissez faire market economy described by Adam Smith over 200 years ago, but does not stand up in the very different economic landscaped of the 21st century. Certainly capitalism and the free market has worked better than communism, for example, but this does not mean that these ideas are the best possible ones for the 21st century.



What is the purpose of Business?
Some say the purpose of business is to make a profit, in other words the managers of a business should optimize business performance relative to the interest of the owners … the stockholders. Some lawyers have argued that to do anything else is a breach of trust and executives could be held accountable in law shouold they do anything else.

This idea has been challenged. Whether or not the law requires optimization of business for the benefit of stockholders, there are initiatives to make it clear that the 'purpose' of the business is to make a contribution to society using the resources of the business. One such initiative (in the United States and elsewhere) is the B Corp movement, which specifically has articles in the Bye Laws to ensure that social benefit is a legitimate goal of the business.

The idea that profit is the only purpose of a business explains some of the dysfunction of the enviro-socio-economic system. The purpose of economic activity ... most often a business ... is, at its core, to enable people to improve and maintain a better quality of life. Business should be doing things that are valuable for society … and for people and planet. Providing a living for the owner is part of this, but not eveything.

The metrics for business should show state, progress and performance in a way so that it is possible to see what is going on and understand the implications.

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An owner operated business Open list0300-Purpose-House
A multi-unit chain Open list0300-Purpose-House
What is the purpose of Infrastructure? go to TOP
A house Open list0300-Purpose-House
A road Open list0300-Purpose-Road
Water mains Sewers Electricity distribution Electricity transmission (the Grid) Oil and gas pipelines Gas distribution Airports Seaports Railroads Bus terminals Train terminals Communications Data centers Military intelligence satellites Research satellites GPS satellites
What is the purpose of Religion? go to TOP
Religion in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
What is the purpose of religion The purpose of religion is A church A synagogue A mosque A temple
What is the purpose of Retail Trade? go to TOP
Retail trade in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
A department store A discount store A supermarket A bodego A convenience store A liquor store Big box general store A clothing store Jeweler Flee market A computer store A furniture store A food market A butcher A baker A general store A bar A sports bar A gentleman's club
What is the purpose of Restaurants? go to TOP
Restaurants Open list0300-Purpose-House
A coffee shop A chain restaurant A fast food restaurant A pizza place
What is the purpose of Personal Service? go to TOP
Personal service in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
Hairdresser / barber Hair stylist Nails Spa Health club Pawn shop Shoe repair Laundromat Dry cleaners Service Automobile service Residential heating and air conditioning Landscaping and lawn service
What is the purpose of National Security Apparatus ? go to TOP
National Security Apparatus in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
National Security The army The navy The air force The coast guard Special forces Intelligence
What is the purpose of Government? go to TOP
Government in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
Civil service Administration Executive Legislative Judiciary Regulators Ministry of Finance Ministry of Housing Ministry of Public Works Ministry of Defense Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of the Environment The budget The courts The prisons Statistics The census
What is the purpose of Health? go to TOP
Health in general Open list0300-Purpose-House
What is the purpose of Medical Research
The purpose of medical research is to learn things that will enable the improvement of people's health
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What is the purpose of a Hospital
The purpose of a hospital is to make people healthy.
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What is the purpose of an Emergency Room
The purpose of an emergency room (ER) is to save lives in an emergency situation.
Open list0300-Emergency-Room
What is the purpose of Chaplaincy in a hospital or healthcare setting
The purpose of Chaplaincy in a hospital or healthcare setting is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the patient
Open list0300-Emergency-Room
Clinics Doctor's offices Training Doctors Doctor certification Nurses Nurse assistants Community health workers Advertising Pharmaceutical research Pharmaceutical patents Drug prices Health Insurance Company National health system Specialists
What is the purpose of Education? go to TOP
The purpose of Education is to prepare an individual for life Open list0300-Purpose-House
What is the purpose of Parenting
The purpose of parenting is to give a young person some of the tools that are needed for the individual to be successful in life.
Open list0300-Emergency-Room
Pre school education Kindergarten Primary school Secondary school Community college Vocation training University Post grad study Special education Financing students Financing educational establishments
What is the purpose of Manufacturing? go to TOP
Manufacturing Open list0300-Purpose-House
Supply chain Logistics Workplace safety Payroll Employee benefits Robotics Inventory control Quality control Marketing Advertising Trade shows Brand PR Risk management
What is the purpose of Agriculture? go to TOP
Agriculture Open list0300-Purpose-House
Genetically modified seeds Fertilizers Pesticides 'Roundup' Soil conservation Permaculture 'Natural' Irrigation Antibiotics Growth hormones Managing runoff Localization Greenhouses Hydraponics Aquaponics
What is the purpose of Sports? go to TOP
Sports Open list0300-Purpose-House
A professional team A star player A stadium Children's sport High school sport College level sport Gambling on sports Drugs in sports Music A symphony orchestra A choral group A music ensemble A jazz group A pop group Opera Dance Classical ballet Contemporary dance Ballroom dancing Art Art galleries Museums
What is the purpose of PRODUCT? go to TOP
PRODUCT Open list0300-Purpose-House
Food Clothes Services Housing Knowledge
What is the purpose of PEOPLE? go to TOP
PEOPLE Open list0300-Purpose-House
as individuals as members of a family as children in a family as parents in a family as elders in a family as members of society as elders in a society as producers as consumers as employers as employees
What is the purpose of PLACE? go to TOP
PLACE Open list0300-Purpose-House
from the perspective of a company from the perspective of an individual or family
What is the purpose of PROFIT? go to TOP
PROFIT Open list0300-Purpose-House
in a large multinational corporation in an owner operated small business
What is the purpose of A COMPANY? go to TOP
A COMPANY Open list0300-Purpose-House
from the perspective of society from the perspective of owners / investors from the perspective of employees from the perspective of consumers
What is the purpose of ECONOMIC ACTIVITY? go to TOP
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY Open list0300-Purpose-House
from the perspective of an operating business from the perspective of an owner / investor from the perspective of a worker from the perspective of a consumer
What is the purpose of PROCESS? go to TOP
PROCESS Open list0300-Purpose-House

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