An interesting business discussion was organized by YEX on November the 15th at UniGE, where our guest speaker, Gib Bulloch, has inspired the audience regarding the relationship between business, society and the self.
Gib is an award-winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes and speaks on topics relating to the role of business in society. With over 25 years in the corporate world, he now works with organizations, individuals and teams to develop a sense of responsibility at both a personal and collective level to create meaningful social impact.
The YEX audience shared with Gib his ideas, by believing in “the power of business to change the world and in the power of the individual to change the world of business”. Gib inspired everyone with his personal and professional journey, also well described in his book “The Intrapreneur: Confession of a Corporate Insurgent”
In this book he discloses how much finding your purpose and follow your dreams can feel like losing your mind. Indeed, after many years in one of the most profit driven corporations in the world, he started to ask himself “what can I do to change the current situation?” He succeeded in creating a not-for-profit inside Accenture, but despite prizes and plaudits he lost almost everything, from his job to his health.
A story of courage and determination the one that Gib shared with YEX during his talk, thus inspiring the audience with optimism and with the possibility that each of us can transform the business world, and in turn the whole society.
How many of us will follow Gib’s path and become a social intrapreneur? Hard to say, but each YEX member gained an insightful and different perspective on our role, and left the seminar with the evidence that personal and professional revolutions are possible.
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