Finding Purpose in Business
This is the first podcast I ever recorded.
Gib Bulloch consults, writes and speaks on a range of topics relating to the role of business in society. His first book: “The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent” (2018) is a personal story of his 15-year journey to create and scale Accenture’s global "not-for-loss" consulting business.
Gib believes passionately in the power of business to change the world and in the power of the individual to change the world of business and he is in the process of creating a business ‘decelerator’ on the Isle of Bute in Scotland where he was born.
Two years ago I heard the inspirational Gib Bulloch speak at a conference in Singapore. I was interested in starting a podcast but at the time had not actually recorded any episodes.
I didn’t know Gib but with help from Martin Ryan plucked up the courage to speak to him after his talk and with huge grace, Gib agreed to record a podcast in the only 30 minutes he had free the next day.
So why has it taken two years for me to publish our episode?
Mainly because of a crisis of confidence which stopped me recording anything.
This year I started the Our Community podcast and when I re-listened to this conversation I was stunned by the relevancy of the content. In life, things sometimes unfold at the right time and the time to hear Gib’s wise perspective about community is certainly now.
We talk about being part of a remote rural community on the isle of Bute and civic engagement; following your purpose inside big business; asking deeper questions and following your heart; conquering your fears and facing mental illness; Gib’s dream of a rural business decelerator and the probability of location independence and global economic affordability.
Huge thank you to Gib and to Martin Ryan.
Keep up to date on Gib's activities by subscribing to his monthly blog, The Bullog at: www.gibbulloch.com/bullog/
or on Twitter: @gibbulloch
The Intrapreneur Confessions of A Corporate Insurgent: https://www.amazon.com/Intrapreneur-Confessions-corporate-insurgent/dp/1912618400