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We explore the topics that connect the esoteric digital world to real world issues affecting us all. Design, UX, development, PR, comms, social and web and digital agency leadership are “what” we all do. Yet we need more conversations about how and why we can use our skills to really, positively tackle the big questions from climate change and environmental disaster to inequalities and global security.
 
As a leader, how do you know if the mainstream management advice you consume is reliable? And if everyone follows the same opinion, how do you avoid mediocracy? In this show Mark Poppenborg dissects mainstream publications on management, organisational change and work as a whole. Train your critical thinking, get practical inspiration and benefit from an unconventional and highly successful perspective on leadership and organisational design. Mark is the founder and creative force behind int ...
 
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This is a little teaser for the next season, which is coming in the next few months. We've had a bit of a break after Season Five, and we're really excited about what's coming next! African entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and innovation can create solutions that work in the local context and cultures. Opportunities that can be harnessed to tackle clim…
 
When projects are late, we tend to start them earlier. Yet, this type of project management makes matters worse. Find out how to reduce lead time, increase your reliability and improve on productivity by understanding the harbour master principle. 0:00​ - Intro 3:09​ - Why projects take longer and forecasts fail 5:59​ - The Harbour Master Principle…
 
There's dozens of checklists out there on how to conduct successful project management. You will also find a myriad of mistakes to be avoided. But you rarely get taught about this very crucial ingredient of a project's success. 0:00 - Introduction to the Harvard Business Review article 05:40 - Project Management mistakes that are made according to …
 
Google is pushing back on remote work. But not every large business is taking the same approach. What questions should you be asking yourself and what is an effective remote work strategy for your business? 0:00 - Intro 4:18 - How remote work has treated us during the pandemic 6:57 - Decisions large businesses are taking regarding remote work 10:33…
 
Has Human Resource Management lost its way? Many HR leaders would like to have more impact, yet their true role has become increasingly negligent and almost irrelevant to value creation. But there is a way to fix it both for Human Resource Management as well as for the business as a whole. 0:00 - Intro 04:25 - The surprising way a CHRO expressed hi…
 
Don't follow names, follow logic. Simon Sinek is one of the most popular management and leadership thinkers. But when he talks about company values he makes three majorly flawed assumptions. This episode dissects his line of reasoning regarding company values using a talk he gave and published on YouTube. 0:00 - Intro and recap of the last episode …
 
If you want to change your corporate culture or core values for the better you are likely to cause more harm than good. Although common wisdom and mainstream management advice suggests that an organizational culture is an object at our disposal, our daily experience should teach us what solid social science has known for decades: You can't manufact…
 
There is a tone of advice out there on how to run effective meetings. Rarely though, does anyone ask what makes meetings so ineffective and even more importantly, why there is such a demand for meetings in the first place. This episode shows you how to tackle the problem by its root. 0:00 - Intro 1:37 - Introduction to the article about banning Wed…
 
When employees seem unaligned, mainstream management advice calls for over-communication. However, most often disalignment is an optical illusion. Mark points to a better place to start looking for solutions. Story #2 of this episode addresses mental health at work and makes a case for less intervention and explains why encroaching on employee's pr…
 
Why are bosses toxic in the first place? What makes them bad? And how can we change it? In this episode Mark proposes an unconventional but effective perspective. He also looks at the connection between their behaviour and bureaucracy at work. 0:00 - Intro 1:27 - Story #1: What we learned about bureaucracy from 7,000 HBR readers 2:55 - Diseconomies…
 
Hello everyone, and welcome to the final show of Happy Porch Radio Season 5. Today, we look at this past season, highlighting each of our guests, how they’re changing the world, and some of the pertinent details about them. A few of the main topics and themes we covered in this season were keeping things in use, reuse, and services. One overriding …
 
Reath is on a mission to build the digital infrastructure required for businesses to shift to the circular economy. They specialise in the tagging and tracking of reusable assets, and building the “digital passports” they need – think Google Analytics for the circular economy! Co-founders, Claire Rampen and Emily Rogers combined their professional …
 
The pandemic has given us the time to redesign our business processes and move us toward a circular economy. As today’s guest, Unusual Rigging Managing Director Tom Harper explains, our industries are having a “Phoenix in the flame moment.” Our conversation with Tom focuses on his passion for the circular economy, how he introduced sustainable inno…
 
Bright colours might be in, but fashion and glamour have a dark side, with textiles and accessories being a major contributor to environmental damage. Today we speak with Aisling Byrne, co-founder of Nuw, a clothes-swapping app built on community ideals. We open the conversation by taking a look at Nuw’s inception, as Aisling details the characteri…
 
Did you know that 99% of the things we buy are thrown away within 12 months of purchase? When it comes to pollution, the world is in a post-crisis state, and recycling alone won’t be enough to bring us out of it. Yet, Stephen Clarke says that we can start taking achievable and cost-effective measures to reverse our damage. As the Head of Communicat…
 
The vast majority of material resources are lost into landfill or leaked into the environment after consumption. Some companies see a real opportunity to bring together the biggest global brands across a variety of industries, using insights and data intelligence to understand the impact of materials throughout their lifecycle and create a more sus…
 
Continuing our exciting exploration of the circular economy, we are joined by Ellekari Klaasse and Mariëlle van Hemert, the brains behind Circular Stories. The organisation is a magazine and online platform for the sharing of inspiring stories of companies and individuals in the circular space. Our guests see their role as connectors in the greater…
 
Along with some of the other big problems with the fast fashion industry, the incredibly high volume of textile waste is a major one. These materials end up burned or buried, but there is one company here to rescue them, resurrecting an age-old model to try and solve it in a brand new way. Today’s guest is Stephanie Benedetto, a corporate attorney …
 
In this episode of Happy Porch Radio, we speak with a circular economy pioneer and the co-founder of Circular IQ, Roy Vercoulen. Circular IQ helps their customers to transition towards a restorative and regenerative circular economy through their digital platform and circularity programs. One of their many successes includes having developed the CT…
 
The impact that the circular economy would have is so broad that no single conversation can quite cover its reach. Today’s conversation with Craig Melson, Program Manager at techUK, touches on many topics, proving an excellent overview of how technology is moving us towards the circular economy. We open by talking about Craig’s role and what techUK…
 
Achieving sustainability requires that companies know what’s in their product, know their suppliers, and understand their direct and indirect environmental impact. By digitising the life cycles of products and supply chains, iPoint is driving industry transparency and empowering business to achieve sustainability. T Today we speak with iPoint CEO J…
 
As-a-service business models align the priorities of the vendor and the customer, while also having the potential to drive sustainability and the circular economy. Today’s guest is Dave Mackerness, Customer Success Lead at Kaer, a firm based in Singapore that sells air conditioning as-a-service throughout Asia. We talk to Dave about how Kaer has sh…
 
In circular economy terms, reverse logistics involves the collection of goods, transportation to a given location, and sorting prior to remanufacturing, refurbishing, reusing or recycling or failing that, disposal. Today, we are joined by Paul McSweeney, who is the Founder and CEO of the ZeroNet, an app that allows households to simply and quickly …
 
When many people think of the word ‘waste,’ something formless and brown springs to mind. Part of the struggle to eliminate waste is that the materials it consists of don’t have an identity. Today we speak with Pablo van den Bosch, the co-founder of Madaster, a company that shows how valuable waste is by identifying its material components in the b…
 
Understanding waste as something valuable not only requires new systems but massive paradigm shifts too. Today we talk to Maayke Damen about the work she is doing in this regard with her company, Excess Materials Exchange, a digital marketplace with the core goal of matching waste with its highest reuse assignation. Maayke tells us about the resear…
 
The move toward a more circular economy is contingent on many things – transparent supply chains being one of them. Here to talk about how he is using technology such as blockchain to bring transparency and trusted data sharing to global supply chains is Jordi de Vos, Co-Founder of Circularise. We kick things off with Jordi talking about the resear…
 
The ultimate ‘out of sight, out of mind problem,’ when we throw something away, it seems to disappear into a magical space that sits apart from us and our responsibility. Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker, founders of Dsposal, are using data to bridge this knowledge gap by showing people what happens to waste once we throw it away. On this episode, We…
 
Carrying on our exploration of the circular economy, we are joined today by Lieke van Kerkhoven, the co-founder of FLOOW2, a sharing platform for healthcare and beyond. Lieke had experience in the healthcare sector leading up to her work with FLOOW2, having worked across the Netherlands in different managerial positions after studying medicine. In …
 
In this season we explore the role that our industry plays in the Circular Economy. And here to jumpstart this conversation and prime us for the forthcoming episodes is Catherine Weetman, who literally wrote the book on the subject! A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains details the lessons that Catherine has learned over the la…
 
In this season we explore the role that our industry plays in the Circular Economy. We hear from multiple experts and inspiring people actually working on solutions to our biggest global environmental and social challenges. This episode serves as an introduction to the season, a glossary of terms, and a chance for us to prepare for what is to come.…
 
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