DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
A new school of thought.
Moving your business from where it is now to where you want it to be is one of the greatest quests of being a leader.
Most leaders don’t really give this the time and focus needed to make their businesses great.
They follow the old outdated way of leading and growing their businesses because it feels easier.
But you and your business can be so much more.
We imagine a world where leaders KNOW how to build businesses that DO more than make a profit.
They make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet.
They dare to be different.
Meet the Mavericks ✊
June 8, 2023
HUNGRY is disrupting the $100 billion business food and events industry with a food-tech marketplace and logistics platform. It provides food and engagement solutions for businesses, powered by top local chefs and entreprene…
June 1, 2023
Dan Hudson is the CEO and Founder of GiGL, the anti-CV tech startup making recruitment less boring. Featured in the Startups100 list of top startups of 2023, they are re-shaping the recruitment market with their video-based …
May 25, 2023
If you want to improve your profits in your restaurant, Pilar is your go-to expert. She is the Founder of Pendulo, which supports independent restaurants, pubs and cafes to be more profitable with our software, consultancy a…
May 18, 2023
Hotel owner and author of the book ‘A Bridge Not Too Far’, Deepak Ohri, joins the show for the second time. He is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at lebua Hotels & Resorts, Bangkok-based luxury hotels and restaurants com…
May 11, 2023
Today I’m joined by a fellow Dane – Rie Kattrup Lorentzen. She is currently the UK Head of Food at Ole & Steen, and has previously worked for some amazing brands like Wagamama, Whitebread and Bills Restaurants. It’s fascinat…
May 4, 2023
Matt Tebbit is spearheading the University of Reading’s emphasis on human and planetary health by using the Menus of Change guiding principles and by supporting cross-institutional collaborations for both learning and resear…
April 27, 2023
Polly Robinson is a coach who specialises in leadership coaching for hospitality businesses. She joins the show to share her story and explain how she works with clients, including running leadership development workshops an…
April 20, 2023
Today we get an insight into what can be achieved when a business is used as a force for good and makes significant changes in their food supply chain – through cage-free eggs. We are joined by expert two guests: Yulia Bolot…
April 13, 2023
Time is a concept many of us are obsessed with, but it’s totally subjective. Jacob Dahl joins me to unpack the nature and experience of time for a better life. He was, until recently, a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, …
What is success? This question has been in my mind for some time. The late John Wooden has my favourite definition of what success is: "Success is pea…
Hospitality and The Infinite Game is a podcast series focused on answering this seemingly simple question. Over the course of 6 episodes, Michael coll…
How have your first weeks of 2021 been? To be totally honest, I have often felt in overwhelmed in trying to find the path forward into 2021 Some days …
CEO (Chief Energy Officer) and Founder
Michael is the host and creator of the podcast show.
He is a heart-centred and purpose-driven leader, who believes and lives by building businesses from the inside out. Businesses that create strong employee and customer experience and strong results. Over time this makes the business a force for good which can then positively impact all stakeholders.
He has been involved in food from the day he was born working in his mum and dad’s small restaurant group in rural Denmark.
He has 25+ years in food including 11 years at McDonald’s with roles at the head office in Denmark and UK.
Michael is deeply passionate about building strong cultures and relentless when it comes to finding the right people.
"Great podcast with fantastic guests talking all important things hospitality!"
"Inspiring and educational episodes with a great range of guests. Gives you good insight into the current state of the hospitality industry and advice on how to improve the operations within your own …"
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"I've been listening to this podcast for a while now - love the great content and the valuable industry insights. Highly recommend!"
"A unique podcast that offers valuable insights from industry leaders. A must listen to for anyone in the trade."