We want Long View to be around for 100 more years, which means it needs to outlast anyone who is reading this right now. Which may seem strange, why would we care about this company after we’re long gone? Because we believe Long View has the opportunity to be a force for good in the world. And cumulatively we have kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, or just small people that we know and like. We want them to live in a world where companies aren’t built around maximizing profits but instead they take a balanced view, they take the long view. They think about their impact on the people they work with and for. They think about their impact in the communities where they live, and they think about their impact on the world.
We call it the spillover effect.
We start by being a good place to work. Then good people want to work with us. Those good people do good work for our clients. So we grow bigger and hire more good people. Those good people are good to their families, good to their communities. Those good people have good kids. Their kids do good things. Some of our good people are doing good in the world. And maybe some other companies look at us and they want to be good too. Well maybe, if this thing that we started keeps going another 100-years we really will have made the world a pretty good place.
That’s the long view.