Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Blake Jones, co-founder and co-owner of Namaste Solar, as part of a discussion with participants in a SBDC / BGBG entrepreneurial training program. Blake explained the democratic approach decision making and shared ownership that has fueled Namaste Solar’s dramatic growth since its inception six years ago.
In today’s times of rising inequity between rich and poor, and particularly the widening gulf between the pay of company leaders and that of the average worker, it is refreshing to witness a business model that actually honors and values the people who are responsible for generating the wealth.
I bought SolarGlass with the objective of leading a similar culture. For me, honoring the team while driving for service excellence is the hardest thing I have ever taken on. It is also by far the most rewarding.