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A Passion for Purpose

2019 ALI Fellow Lisa Macpherson

By Lisa Macpherson

One Sunday evening in late June of last year, I was at my home outside Washington D.C., packing a suitcase for my weekly train commute to New York. I had reached the halfway mark of a yearlong consulting assignment at Pernod Ricard, the global spirits company headquartered in Paris. It was turning out to be a very rewarding experience, and I was certain I’d be offered the chance to stay on in a permanent role.

But I was wrestling with a larger question: was it time to move on from making better consumer products, to making the world a better place?

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