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Resident Circle: Leading with Integrity (in German)

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“We must be able to dissent with each other.” In conversation with Karsten Kühn, CMO of German DIY-store Hornbach, we explore the significance of embracing ambiguity, conflict, and decency in fostering a healthy company culture as well as a marketing formula. Please note that this conversation will be held in German, and the video recording will be published later with English subtitles.

Time17:00 - 17:45 CEST08:00 - 08:45 PDT11:00 - 11:45 EDT01:00 - 01:45 AEST

Beautiful Business in Web3

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In collaboration with Hotwire | July – November, 2022

A community-first, open-source, work-in-progress exploration on how Web3 technology will shift our ways of working, digital culture, and the future of business.

Registration will open soon. Learn more

Time00:00 - 00:00 CET15:00 - 15:00 PST18:00 - 18:00 EST08:00 - 10:00 AEDTContributors

The New Politics of Business

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The business world’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has surprised many people. It’s been determined, aligned, and swift. But will it be the new standard when it comes to corporate statesmanship and ethics?

We’ll embark on an experiential learning journey through today’s new landscape of politics in and of business. Join us for an honest discussion about the role of business in society in hopes of collectively shaping a new playbook for responsible leadership in times of growing conflict.

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Time17:00 - 18:30 CEST08:00 - 09:30 PDT11:00 - 12:30 EDT01:00 - 02:30 AESTContributors

Resident Circle: Connect, Discuss, and Meet Each Other 1:1

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Curious to know who else is in the House? Show up to discuss this week’s Beauty Shot and make new connections with fellow House Residents. Plus, enjoy music and movement.

Time12:00 - 12:45 CEST03:00 - 03:45 PDT06:00 - 06:45 EDT20:00 - 20:45 AEST

Resident Circle: The Tiny Giants of the Future of Food: Insects

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Amidst rising food prices, global food shortages, and the climate crisis, comes an unexpected solution from French B-Corp company Ÿnsect. Founded in 2011 by scientists and environmentalists, and backed by investors, including Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, Ÿnsect reinvents the food chain by transforming insects into high-performance natural protein solutions for pets, fish, plants, and humans. Hear more from chairman and CEO Antoine Hubert.

Time17:00 - 17:45 CEST08:00 - 08:45 PDT11:00 - 11:45 EDT01:00 - 01:45 AEST

Resident Circle: Owned by Employees—from Now Until Forever

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In April 2022, Matt “Mills” and John “Sinx” Sinclair, founders of product design studio ustwo, reduced their equity and transferred the majority ownership of the business to all current and future employees. Unlocking entrepreneurial potential, and preserving the company’s independence and culture, 62 percent of ustwo is now owned as part of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Join a conversation with Mills and Sinx to learn more about the “why” of this transition.

Time17:00 - 17:45 CEST08:00 - 08:45 PDT11:00 - 11:45 EDT01:00 - 01:45 AEST

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Come together in our weekly Resident Circle to connect, learn, and collaborate with fellow members of the House of Beautiful Business.

Time12:00 - 12:45 CEST03:00 - 03:45 PDT06:00 - 06:45 EDT20:00 - 20:45 AEST

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Come together in our weekly Resident Circle to connect, learn, and collaborate with fellow members of the House of Beautiful Business.

Time17:00 - 17:45 CEST08:00 - 08:45 PDT11:00 - 11:45 EDT01:00 - 01:45 AEST

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Resident Circle: The Next Stories of Democracy in Latin America

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In the face of rising populism and social turmoil in Latin America, Beatriz Della Costa Pedreira is investigating new trends in political behavior, as well as the challenges and potential for new leaders, with a focus on BIPOC women and their role in reshaping 21st century democracy. Join the conversation and learn more from the co-founder of the São Paulo-based civil society organization Instituto Update.

Resident Circle: Made of Mushrooms: Radically Natural Design

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The Italian design firm mogu was founded on the belief that it is possible to employ nature’s intelligence to disrupt the design of everyday products. Come hear CEO Stefano Babbini talk about mycelium technologies, and mogu’s approach to a circular economy in creating responsible products for interior design.

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Resident Circle: Rethinking Ownership for Businesses Doing Good

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Come meet Sharetribe CEO Juho Makkonen, who will talk about an alternative business structure gaining popularity in Europe, which aims to protect a company’s mission as a purpose-driven business. A leading force in democratizing the sharing economy, the Finnish startup shows a way forward for businesses to do good amidst a capitalistic system.

We'll also be joined by some very special musical guests: acclaimed jazz saxophonist Bill McHenry, and flutist Anggie Obim.

This event will be open to Subscribers of the House as well. Become one here and join the session for free!

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Resident Circle: Connect, Discuss, and Meet Each Other 1:1

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Curious to know who else is in the House? Show up to discuss this week’s Beauty Shot with House writers Katia Zoritch and Marc Cinanni. Plus, make new connections with fellow House Residents, and enjoy music and movement.

Resident Circle: Beauty at Work: A Scientific Exploration

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Why does beauty matter to you? What role does it play in your life and work? And what prevents you from experiencing it? Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan, associate professor and chair of sociology at The Catholic University of America will share insights from his research about the role of beauty in science and in work. Come join the inquiry.

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The Unbusinesslike Nature of Business

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A five-weekend journey with Bayo Akomolafe

March 18 — 20 | May 27 — 29 | July 22 — 24 | September 9 — 11 | October 7 — 9, 2022

In this series of inquiries, conversations, and experiences, including special guests, Bayo will convene a shared inquiry into the many hearts of our extraordinarily challenging times as a way of mobilizing new philosophies and orientations for business that reconnect us more profoundly with the emerging nature of our be(com)ing.

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Resident Circle: Connect, discuss, and meet each other 1:1

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Let’s close this month with a moment of togetherness: show up for each other and make new connections with fellow House Residents, and enjoy music and movement.

Resident Circle: Why Returning to the Office is Sparking a Mental Health Crisis

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Ever heard of “helicopter parent management” in the context of the post-pandemic workplace? According to our partners at Nonfiction Research, it’s the root cause for a deeper desire for a shift in mindset, management, and mental wellbeing. Sam Schwarz and Lindsey Wehking will share insights from their latest report!

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