In this fascinating interview you will hear:
Insights into how a ‘no bosses’ culture can help a business thrive.
How allowing staff to curate their own career unlocks true potential.
The benefits of having a completely transparent, open culture, where staff set their own salaries.
The highs and lows of investing in small tech businesses.
How a burlesque persona and a business persona can complement each other.
Founder of GrantTree
1:42 - Describing GrantTree.
4:57 - A holacratic approach.
10:37 - Trust and transparency.
11:42 - Using an ‘open culture’ interview process to find ‘self-authoring’ employees.
15:07 - A competitive edge.
17:40 - Starting from scratch.
20:20 - R&D tax credits, and which companies qualify for the scheme.
23:23 - GrantTree’s business model.
28:22 - Burlesque hobby.
30:10 - Interweaving business and burlesque personas into a book.
31:16 - Emotional benefits of being an ‘angel investor’.
32:38 - Successes and failures of investment in start-ups.
33:58 - Ambitions for the future.
36:07 - Tricky transition from CEO to executive.
39:15 - Sharing learnings.