Corporate goal

Many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists simply to make money. While this is an important result of a company’s existence, we have to go deeper and find the real reasons for our being. People get together and exist as a company so that they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society.

David Packard – founder of Hewlett-Packard (1912-1996), in an address to HP Managers on March 8th, 1960, Quotations book 2012