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Hospitality and The Infinite Game #002: Doughnut Economics

Our society has an obsession with growth, quite often neglecting the need to thrive. In today’s episode, we unpack a meaty but highly relevant book – ‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist’ by Kate Raworth, to learn more about how we can fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.

Tune in as we pick our favourite myths that Kate Raworth dispels in the book, like the rational man and linear growth, and we reflect over some key questions to ask yourself, your team and in the boardroom. It’s time to think about building a better economy; we simply can’t ignore equality or sustainability. We hope you enjoy this conversation as we explore how we can all follow a human-centred approach to thriving.

Resources mentioned:

‘Doughnut Economics’ by Kate Raworth

The Doughnut Diagram

Kate Raworth’s Ted Talk

Sweetgreen

Predictably Irrational’ by Dan Ariely

‘Alchemy’ by Rory Sutherland

‘Good To Great’ by Jim Collins

Get in touch:

Michael’s Email: michael@hospitalitymavericks.com 

David’s Email: david@objectspaceplace.com 

Michael’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeltingsager/

David’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidchenery-sustainablehospitalitydesign/

We have been recording this from a brand new podcast suite at Plus X Innovation Hub on Lewes Road in Brighton. This place is an awesome seven storey Innovation Hub for creative and innovative entrepreneurs. It’s got media suites for creating content like podcasts, it’s got maker workshops for prototyping including a 3D printing farm, plus it’s got plenty of co-working and office space. They’ve also just launched an Innovation support programme for businesses called BRITE which you can check out at www.briteinnovation.co.uk.

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Chartable – https://chartable.com/privacy

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