life at beanmachine

Fire 6
Gabba, fire and a first value exercise

Make a shortlist of about 100 company values. Let your kids write them all down on pieces of cardboard in exchange for ice cream. Attach them (the values, not your kids) to a chicken wire fence. Now all it takes is a great campfire dialogue. Just burn every value that doesn't stick with the stories you share the next hours. On exactly such a night, these are the values Beanmachine decided to keep. 

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“Every social and global issue is a business opportunity in disguise”
By Bruno Vanneste
Not my quote. It was Peter Drucker’s statement, a long time ago. So business sustainability is not new. However, for decades now most companies only worked on sustainability as a marketing gimmick. For others it was about managing (reputation) risk. Result: focus on only environmental issues or on CSR charity actions. Rather disappointing, wouldn’t you agree?
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bean reading
By Niels Pflaeging
Brand new book with an author as stubborn and ingenious as ever. Perfect summer reading for those who read and loved Niels's 2014 bestseller "Organize for Complexity".

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