In July 2021 we will be opening a restaurant with the vision to operate sites around the UK and have a positive impact on food and employment inequality in the communities we serve. We were hospitality rebels with our last restaurant but that was one site and we were always there so we are wondering - can a restaurant group be run effectively by a group of empowered employees (who incidentally will own the business)? Is hospitality ready for us? On paper it looks great, it will rely on brilliant technology to connect us all and more importantly, training that supports us to manage conflict and resolve differences. Corporate rebels, as the title suggests, focuses on the corporate world but I guess we are hoping to be the Buurtzorg of the hospitality world. I would love to be pointed in the direction of any hospitality operation anywhere in the world that doesn't operate in a top-down, hierarchical and archaical manner! Thanks! Carly
For the last two years, we've been working on a book about Haier, the Chinese manufacturing firm reinventing management as we know it. Writing this book was a long, interesting, and intense process, but we managed to wrap up the final manuscript of the book earlier this year, titled "Start-up Factory." Although the book will only be published in September 2022, we gave Corporate Rebels Academy community members early bird access to the final manuscript. Here is a selection of their reactions to the book.
Earlier this year, we were invited by a Dutch media platform to write a monthly column. We decided to pick up this gauntlet, and now our first piece has been published. Naturally, our first piece revolved around the overall silliness of having so many damn meetings. This is what we wrote.