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Purpose-led: what Monica Lewinsky can teach us about culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Mar-2015 21:27:32 / by Walking the Talk posted in Purpose, Purpose-led Culture, 6 Culture Archetypes, Greater-Good, Peter Koechley, Monica Lewinksy

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I found myself very moved by Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk.

At the age of 41, 17 years after her infamous public humiliation, Lewinsky has decided to "take back control of her own story” and pick up the cause of public shaming. One of the Internet’s first subjects of online shaming, the former intern called for compassion and a more responsible approach to the way we consume online scandal and story. In short, she has chosen to seek a purpose-led approach to her life, selecting a subject for which she is highly qualified, and turning that strength into a way to help others.
Upworthy's Co-founder Peter Koechley was in session at the 2015 Changing Media Summit this week. In his presentation, Koechley's spoke of his vision to build a purpose-driven media company:

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