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Leading for Innovation: And Organizing for Results by Iain Somerville, Marshall Goldsmith, Frances Hesselbein

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22.4. Inventing for the Common Good

Much of the excitement in today's business landscape revolves around new business models that the Internet has enabled. Let me close this chapter by giving a few examples of how e-services are enabling new business models that help solve some of the world's problems, such as hunger and poverty. HP has a vision of a world where the Internet works for people instead of people having to work the Net, a world where technology is truly for everyone, not just the elite.

Giving back to the community has always been a part of HP. In fact, one of HP's founders, Dave Packard, expressed the company's philosophy in his book, The HP Way. He said, "The purpose of the HP company is to improve the welfare of humanity. . . ...

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