HeartPoint Global’s Chairman and CEO Explains the Power of Finding Purpose in a New Work Paradigm
With all the challenges we are facing today, historic work paradigms for leaders of companies and CEOs need to adjust to the new normal. The reality is that working in the post-COVID world has profoundly changed leadership outlook and employee expectations. Profit only for profit’s sake may not be enough for many CEOs and companies.
I believe there is a new paradigm that comes from ancient teachings that, when injected into the traditional work formula, can give CEOs and companies a newly added ingredient that will allow all parties to prove their social purpose which will improve customer satisfaction and result in greater profits as well.
There is a concept in Judaism that comes out of ancient Kabbalah teachings called tikkun olam, which means, “to repair a broken world.”
If companies try to do something better for the world, their neighbors, and the environment, this would qualify in my view as tikkun olam. I have found that inserting this methodology into the intention of everything we do at HeartPoint Global helps us to do better as a company, and hopefully for the world.
While there is value in making a profit, I often talk to people who say they are looking for a higher sense of purpose in their work and a way to combine their passions for helping society with what they do every day.
While this is a Jewish concept, this can be a helpful guide for all people and enterprises, as the desire to find purpose and meaning is universal. It has provided tremendous benefit to me in how I approach our vision at HeartPoint Global and incorporate these principles into our ethos of creating our business plans as we integrate the DNA of this concept into our purpose and mission.
I have had the long-time goal of merging my business expertise in a way that is both profitable and socially responsible, and tikkun olam is an idea that is so holistic that it never fails to inspire me. It marries the concept of spiritual contemplation with practical action, an integration that needs to be noticed.
Suppose enough people start to think in this way, that everyone’s responsibility, while they are making money and doing their job, is to ultimately contribute to world repair. In that case, the world will automatically become a better place, and more meaning and satisfaction will be derived from the work that employees and leaders engage in.
About Seth Bogner:
Seth Bogner currently serves as Chairman and CEO of HeartPoint Global Inc., where he merges his exceptional leadership abilities with his long-time goal of creating a business that is both profitable and socially responsible. At HeartPoint Global, he and his team provide global, breakthrough medical solutions for cutting-edge cardiac care that are affordable, safe, and minimally invasive.
Bogner began his career at Loeb Partners Realty, where he played a key role in securing many multi-million-dollar financing deals. He later served as the Chairman of Hearthstone Management Group Ltd., where he invested in and managed a portfolio of over 14,000 apartments and was a pioneer in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
With more than three decades of experience in principal investing, structured finance, restructurings, and merchant banking across numerous industries, Seth Bogner is a visionary entrepreneur who has served as the CEO and president of many funded and/or financed entities. To date, he has closed over 200 investments as well as merger and acquisition transactions during his career.
Prior to joining HeartPoint Global, Bogner was the managing partner of Union Square Partners Ltd., which operated as a principal partner with institutional investors in various fields. He also founded Ohr Partners in 2007, where he managed and was a director of two licensed regulated mutual funds that operated globally.
With all the challenges we are facing today, historic work paradigms for leaders of companies and CEOs need to adjust to the new normal.