Protect the Shire

“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
- J.R.R Tolkein -

I am almost done with writing my next blog post, it’s good, and it’s about your business vision. But last night after watching a great movie, you have to see “The Hobbit”, I know I am a Gandalf freak but it’s really a good movie, I lay down in bed with an old 2011 BusinessWeek magazine. It had an article about a company called Palantir Technologies. In simple words they provide solutions to make sense of a lot of unrelated data, their solutions help to fight terrorism, crime and fraud. Looks like a great bunch of kids with a really helpful solution.

Maybe it was the movie, however as I was reading the article, the company’s head , Alex Karp, was talking about his company’s vision (mission), and I think it’s one of the best vision statement I have ever heard of, so I just have to share it with you! In the article Alex said their grand mission is to “Protect the Shire”, so simple, smart and inspiring. Wow.


About the Author: Liz

Leave a Reply