Deleted from Bucket List: Brewdog
The recent negative news about Brewdog was a big disappointment for me as I often referred to them as an example. You guys mentioned them as well and I understand your reaction of deleting them from your bucket list…
But wouldn’t it be a great opportunity to get in touch with them and try to understand their journey and how they believe things went wrong and how they plain to improve this?
I am afraid that by ‘deleting’ them we are getting close to a ‘cancel’ culture/approach and are missing out on important lessons by not better analyzing the root causes…
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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.