Money, the corporate rat race, and the rise of intrapreneurs and employee activism

Micro bio of today's guest:

Gib is the founder of the Craigberoch business decelerator – yes, a decelerator, not another accelerator which is what the world needs after the big corona induced reset of 2020.

What you will learn in this episode:

As Gib will tell you this decelerator, which takes place virtually at the moment and on the Island of Bute when social distancing restrictions are lifted, is what wants to emerge, even if he goes bankrupt in the process of it.
Yes, we talk about money, personal purpose of occasion, the rise of a new generation of intrapreneurs and employee activists, the corporate rat race and how to get out of it.

Whilst we didn't intentionally discuss his 2018 book The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent, certain tenets like the emergence of a 4th sector do provide a helpful container for our conversation.

Looking back on this recording, which took place in August 2020, I now realize how dualistic my thinking often is.
So, thanks Gib for the challenge.

We talk about former corporate lifestyles, how much money one needs, and how we were lucky enough to use the lockdown to slow further down and to do more Yoga, more meditation and I'd like just to say that I'm aware that not everyone is in such a safe and choice creating situation.

I come back to this point at the end of this episode.

Linklist for this episode:

Gib’s website:

 Gib’s monthly blog, subscription highly recommended:

 Gib’s 2018 Book, The Intrapreneur – Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent:

 Gib’s timely and much needed latest venture, The Decelerator:

 Accenture Development Partnership:

Information about Microsoft’s JEDI Contract with the US Defense ministry: which contains other useful links to open letters and petitions of other tech titans including Google and Salesforce, some of which – contrary to the ending of this employee activism story – resulted in the cancellation of a contract.

Ma – Japanese concept of negative space/time, brilliant Medium article:

Information about the “4th Sector” Gib is passionate about: and

Peter Koenig, the money expert Gib mentioned:

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