Corporate Unplugged puts the light on impact makers in business. In an informal and seriously playful way, Vesna Lucca is talking to people transforming business – entrepreneurs, leaders, activists, and other heroes from the business world, celebrities as well as hidden gems. It is a stripped-down dialogue with people from all over the world who share their dreams, experiences and what they would never give up. Listen, get inspired and share!
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On a Mission to Eradicate Human Trafficking
42:08David Batstone is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, on a mission to eradicate human trafficking and the global slave trade. And at the same time, he is what you might call a social justice warrior. David is the Founder and Managing Director of Just Business social impact investment firm. And he's also the founder of Not For Sale, which builds viable and successful companies and returns the profits back to the community. In this podcast:The Not For Sale modelFounding RebblSaving the Corporate Soul Designing a better worldEradicating human trafficking What David can teach the worldLinks:RebblSaving The Corporate Soul See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How To Facilitate Change Through Building Connections
54:10Charles O'Malley works at the intersection of personal organisational and societal transformation. He has two decades of experience working on social and environmental issues with everyone from startups to large corporations and governments. Prior to that, he worked for a decade in finance and venture capital. He currently spends half of his time as Senior Systems Change Advisor at the UN Development Programme, where he focuses on how to accelerate transformation in global food and agricultural systems. He spends the rest of his time involved in a range of projects that bring together personal, organisational and systemic change.In this podcast:Personal organisational and systemic changeCollective sense-making processConnecting to a sense of purposeLong term solution for businessMake change with the resources you haveWhy leaders need to slow downLinks:The Power Of The Powerless See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45:13Rebecca Henderson is The John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard Business School, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and also a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rebecca is an expert on innovation and organisational change. Her research explores how much the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy.In this podcast:Her dream for the futureReimagining CapitalismWhy change in business is necessaryBeing a tree huggerLessons from deathLinks:Book - Reimagining CapitalismRebecca Henderson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36:08Jason Lippert is the President and CEO of LCI Industries (LCII) listed on the New York Stock Exchange. LCII is a global manufacturer of components and engineered solutions for recreational vehicles, marine and transportation industries, with over 90 divisions and 14,000 team members worldwide. The key objective at LCII is to provide a positive experience for all of their customers, and at the heart of the company’s core values lies a culture of caring, which is transforming the company and the communities around it. In this podcast:The journey to caringSharing the knowledge with other companies Persuading stakeholders to invest in cultureImpressing culture on acquisitionsThe essence of LCII cultureThe business culture revolutionLinks:https://www.lci1.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48:44John Caswell created Group Partners as an antidote to the frustrations and missed opportunities of the leaders in the business world. He saw the lack of creativity and thoughtfulness forced on businesses through legacy processes, investment in the wrong objectives, and generally, how easy it was to solve the wrong problems really well. And above all, he saw how these things were all the better for being brought to life visually.In this podcast:The best way to have a visionPerpetual reinventionA passion for problemsWhat the world, businesses & leaders needLinks:https://www.grouppartners.online See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50:00Raj Sisodia has been on a mission to bring caring, humanity and healing to business and capitalism since 2007. He is a preeminent thought leader in the rapidly growing movement to redefine the purpose and role of business in society. He is co-founder and co-chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc, and has published over 100 academic articles and 12 books including Conscious Capitalism, Everybody Matters and The Healing Organisation. His work has been featured in many media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Economic Times, CNBC and many others. Raj is a Professor of Global Business and Wholefoods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He's on the board of directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.In this podcast:Happiness cannot be pursuedThe biggest challenges we faceRise of feminist valuesThe Athena doctrineCreating whole human beingsHeart, healing and soulLinks:Book - Conscious Capitalism See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1:00:43Richard Sheridan is a successful entrepreneur, CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, a software design and development firm with an unexpected effect on their clients. 20,000 people from all over the world have visited Menlo over the past two years to understand what lies behind their magic culture. So no wonder Menlo has received numerous prestigious Business Excellence and Culture Awards. He's also an author of two best selling books: Joy, Inc, and Chief Joy Officer.In this podcast:Creating an intentional cultureJoy in businessTeamwork, collaboration, pairingScaling up and scaling downLong term solutions for businessDealing with self doubtLinks:Book - Joy, IncBook - Chief Joy Officer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23:20Stefan Ytterborn is an experienced entrepreneur, he’s the founder and CEO of CAKE. And after more than three decades as an influential force in design and product development, he is now four years into his newest successful venture - CAKE. It's an electric motorbike company that wants to help the world on the journey to a zero emission society.In this podcast:Why CAKE is the opposite of motorbike cultureThe global rise of IKEABeing purposeful without expecting paybackTake a breakBe respectful, be patient, take actionThe importance of caring leadershipLinks:https://www.ridecake.com/en/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kristof De Spiegeleer
36:11Kristof De Spiegeleer is a humanist and serial entrepreneur. And for the past few years, he's been laying the foundation for a decentralised internet, building the next generation of IT infrastructure, and leveraging the power of blockchain. He believes that respect and transparency is the basis for solid business, and that doing good for the world and providing return for investors can coexist.In this podcast:What is ThreeFold and who is it forHow to become a farmer of internet capacityFinding a balance and building trustThe importance of compassion Do less with the mind and more with the heartLinks:http://threefold.io See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53:56Bob Chapman imagines a world where every person matters. He plans to change the world to achieve this.Bob is chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global $3 billion capital equipment business with more than 12,000 team members. He was recently named the number three CEO in the world in an Inc. magazine article. And Bob is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world. Bob was recently asked the question - what do you do, and his reply highlights quite how incredible he is - he said, ‘we build great people who build extraordinary things’.In this podcast:Why we need leadershipHow to care for your peopleThe cure for our world is our education systemThe importance of empathetic listeningLinks:Chapman and Co. Leadership InstituteBooks: Everybody MattersConscious Capitalismwww.trulyhumanleadership.comwww.barrywehmiller.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.