135 episodes

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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Corporate Unplugged Vesna Lucca

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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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    Finance and Economics for a Regenerative Age

    Finance and Economics for a Regenerative Age

    John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer and founder of Capital Institute. In this episode of Corporate Unplugged he discusses regenerative economics, and the universal patterns and principles that will shape the new economy. But first, why after a 20 year career on Wall Street where he was the Managing Director of JP Morgan, did he choose to walk away with no plan? 
    On today’s podcast:

    Why we need to pause before we actThe darkside of the Green RevolutionCompetition isn’t our innate human natureThe problem with tracking ESG metricsWhat the world needs most right now
    Links:
    8 week course: Introduction to Regenerative Economics – CAPITAL INSTITUTEcapitalinstitute.org

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    • 44 min
    Making the Internet a Better Place

    Making the Internet a Better Place

    If you had an idea for a potentially multi-billion dollar business, would you have the courage to make it free for the entire world to use?
    Because that’s exactly what Matt Mullenweg, CEO and founder of WordPress did. 
    After many twists and turns, today the company has nearly 2,000 employees and a valuation of $7 billion. And WordPress powers more than 40% of the websites on the internet. 
     
    So why did Matt decide to go against the status quo and make his platform free for all users? And why, almost two decades ago, did Matt decide that it was so important that the internet was about sharing and freedom and bringing people together to collaborate online?
    Download and listen to find out more.
    On today’s podcast:

    The genesis of WordPressUnderstanding the need for Open SourceThe cycle of generosity in Silicon ValleyMaking investments with Audrey CapitalWhat the world needs most right now
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    • 35 min
    Making the Intangible Tangible

    Making the Intangible Tangible

    How can art awaken people's desire for change and support them in creating the future they wish for? Jayce Pei Yu Lee is a graphic facilitator and visual catalyst based in Taipei, Taiwan. Jayce is big at heart, small in size and organic in spirit. She is an artist, a scribe and a maverick storyteller through her whimsical brush marks. She is a core team member of The Value Web and of The Presencing Institute led by MIT professor Otto Scharmer. She also drives the visual practice movement in the Asia Pacific region.
    On today’s podcast:

    Realising the power of marksBecoming a graphic recorderHow to work with a graphic recorderMaking the first markWhy we need to be more kindness-centric
    Links:
    Book - Drawn Together through Visual Practice
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    • 37 min
    The Keys to Transformation from Polluter to Protector

    The Keys to Transformation from Polluter to Protector

    Having abandoned a career in the petroleum industry to pursue a vocation defending the environment and defending future generations, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi is affectionately known around the world as the Green Sheikh. 
    So what does it take to transform a nation from polluter to protector, and why, as a member of one of the ruling royal families in the oil rich United Arab Emirates, has he chosen the rather unlikely vocation as environmental campaigner?
    Find out in this episode!
    You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3yrSSm6

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    • 30 min
    Actionable Ways to Transform Business, Society & Self

    Actionable Ways to Transform Business, Society & Self

    Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. In 2015, he co-founded the MITx U.lab, and in 2020, the GAIA journey (Global Activation of Intention and Action). GAIA has activated a vibrant worldwide ecosystem of transformational change involving more than 200,000 users from 185 countries. And if you haven't read his books yet, we recommend The Essentials of Theory U, and also Leading from the Emerging Future: from ecosystems to ecosystem economies.
    In this podcast:

    From ego system to ecosystem The knowing/doing gapThe ecological, the social, and the spiritual dimensionsHow can leaders play their part?The need for movements
    Links:

    https://ottoscharmer.com/https://www.presencing.org/Putin and the Power of Collective Action from Shared Awareness: A 10-Point Meditation on Our Current Moment​​Putin and the Power of Collective Action from Shared Awareness — Part 2: The Social Grammar of Creation

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    • 42 min
    Learning to Rewrite Your Script of Success

    Learning to Rewrite Your Script of Success

    Shelley Paxton is an author, speaker and movement maker. Think Brene Brown with a dash of rebel. As former Chief Marketing Officer of Harley Davidson, Shelley found herself at the top of the proverbial mountain feeling success-empty instead of success-full. And that awakening led her on a profound sabbatical journey that became her mission, her business and best selling book. Today, she's leading a REBELution with a B to rewrite the script of success and liberate one billion souls. 
    In this podcast:

    Defining your own successOn a mission to liberate a billion soulsLeaving Harley-DavidsonBecoming a rebel role model for other leadersThe power of kindness
    Links:

    Book - Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide to Finding Your Best LifeRebel Leader’s Manifesto Rebel Souls Podcast with Shelley Paxton
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Peter Axtell ,

A Podcast Corporateions Need to Learn From

First of all Vesna has a rare quality among podcasters. She asks intelligent, insightful questions that lead to deep conversations and she LISTENS. She doesn't interrupt her guests. I just listened to a fascinating interview with the CEO of the WD 40 company which you likely have heard of their famous product WD 40. Vesna engages Garry in a deep conversation about Servant Leadership and having an Infinite Mindset as Simon Sinek's new book espuses. I was inspired to hear how much Garry cares about his people and the company. But that doesn't mean he is all flowers and light. He has discipline, strong values and accountability for himself and the people he serves. Vesna just asks a great question and let's Garry express himself. Brilliant!

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