UNBOSS is a book about work and leadership, unlike any you’ve seen before. The book questions everything you thought was obvious: Did you think that the purpose of business was to make money? No—businesses must first and foremost be useful. They must become movements that change the world.
You are no longer employed by an employer, you are a partner in a team. Your manager does not have all the answers, but she can ask the right questions. You don’t work to earn money for some owners you don’t even know, you work for a cause. And you get a fair share of the profit you generate. You do not go to work from 9 to 5, you work where you are and when it suits you. Your company does not sell products to customers, it creates value with customers. And, if you work in the public sector, it is not the budget that counts, it is the value you create for citizens.
UNBOSS was written in collaboration with 100 visionaries from around the world. They have come up with new ideas and concrete examples. It’s all tied together by Jacob Bøtter and Lars Kolind. The result is a book that aims not only to create a debate. It aims to create a revolution.
See a short video where a selection of contributors, including Bøtter and Kolind, talk about the creative process of creating the book: