If you read the book and feel like you need to get deeper into how to really become an unbossed and unlimited company, you might consider one of these options.

Firstly, some of our good friends at DNA Academy created the “original UNBOSS education”. A Danish acaddemy-style education with a curriculum based on UNBOSS. The teachers will be practioners of the UNBOSS mindset. The curriculum consist of six modules, spanning over two and a half years. You can read more in Danish here: http://danishnetworkassociation.dk/ta-den-orginale-unboss-uddannelse/

Secondly, my co-author Lars Kolind is running a master class this september at his home. This will be a very exclusive event gathering just 24 people over the course of 24 hours to dig deep into the world of unbossed companies and organizations. Read more in Danish here: http://highperformance.dk/kurser.php?id=12

China has gone through an almost unthinkable development since reforms started in 1978. Key strategies were 1) Focus on growth, 2) Excellence in manufacturing, 3) Collaboration with foreign companies, 4) Private enterprise in China, and 5) Massive focus on education.

Despite success, the Chinese government and visionary business people realise that the strategy that made China successful in the past, will not necessarily make China successful in the future.

Chairman George Lee at an early stage realised that Chinese business cannot continue to rely primarily on manufacturing; service and knowledge business will become even more important for the living standard of Chinese people to continue to grow. Chairman Lee therefore established the DeTao Masters Academy to engage masters within different fields from all over the world in this development. Each master will open a master studio within the Academy to serve as an educational hub and as a basis for sharing knowledge with Chinese business and society in general.

I am in the process of setting up the Detao Master studio of Leadership and Strategy. This week, executives from 24 Chinese comanies will participate in the first DeTao Master Class on Leadership and Strategy to be held at the Beijing University. We will identify the challenges that Chinese businesses will face in the years to come while building world-class service and knowledge businesses and we will discuss how to move forward building on the strengths and the traditions of Chinese society. That’s where UNBOSS comes in: China is not only about money; it is about values and harmony. China in not only about the individual; it is about the family and the community, and China is open to engage others in it’s development process: i.e. an unlimited approach.

I feel deeply honoured for being involved in this important work. China has more than fifty Million managers and to reach even one per cent means half a Million managers to be trained. This would take decades if we applied a conventional training approach, but in the spirit of UNBOSS we should engage the wider community in this task. The good news are that the DeTao Masters Academy also includes some of the world’s best experts in education and distance learning. It can be done, but we need to start today..

How can this inspire you? Share your thoughts. Write a comment!

Bogen modtog i dag fem hjerter i Politiken af Kresten Schultz Jørgensen. Han skriver blandt andet:

“En bog, der beder os unbosse virksomheder og hele nationer? Kan man overhovedet tage den slags studentersnak alvorligt? Det bør man. […] Hos Bøtter og Kolind trækkes analysen direkte ind på direktionsgangen i en sproglig eksplosion, der vel sagtens kunne være hundrede sider kortere, men egentlig er turen værd, fordi hver side er sprængfyldt af en slags Blachmansk energiprosa: Karl Marx har sejret ad helvede til, spræng kontorlokalerne i luften, smid de golfspillende bosser ud ad vinduet.”

Anmeldelsen er endnu ikke lagt på nettet, men findes i dagens bogtillæg.

Stolt har man som forfatter lov til at være når man modtager seks stjerner i en landsdækkende avis.

Ulla Bechsgaard skriver bl.a. i sin anmeldelse af UNBOSS:

“Superspændende er bogen og tillige lækker at have fat på. Godt sat op, nem at overskue og rar at røre ved. […] Unboss er en ny tankegang, ikke en ny ledelsesteknik. […] Unboss vil være en bevægelse. De gammeldags bosser skal træde til side og give plads, så medarbejderne kan tage føringen. At skabe bevægelser, hvor medarbejdere og kunder er partnere. […] Budskabet er godt leveret.”

I am a capitalist. I fundamentally believe that financial gain is a very healthy driver for initiative, hard work and prosperity. I love to make money, and I love to spend it too. I also fully accept that capitalism has it’s limits; thus society must regulate and cultivate capitalism so that we can continue to benefit from it; however avoiding the negative side effects.

Being a capitalist, how can I argue that the best way to run any business is to put purpose before profit? I have two reasons; one is financial and the other ideological.

Putting purpose before profit simply makes good business sense from an financial point of view. If I genuinely focus everything my company does on doing good to our customers, I become a really valuable partner to them. They will come back, they will love dealing with us and they will tell their family and friends. In fact not only customers will love us. The media and public authorities such as regulators will love us as well because we are an honest, genuine and highly valuable part of the business community. We will sell more and we will make more money. That is the essence of a financially sound business. That is what UNBOSS is about.

Personally, I also have another agenda, which is ideological. I am keen to leave the world a better place to be, as the late Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, phrased it one hundred years ago. I am also inspired as a Christian, where we see the world as something God has trusted us to take care of; obviously with the expectation that we leave it in a better condition to the next generation. To me, that is also what UNBOSS is about.

Can you follow my reasoning? Do you agree? What do you think about capitalism and UNBOSS? Write a comment and be part of the dialogue.