Brian Sewell In this episode of The Brian Sewell Show we discuss:
What is the role of mistakes?
Is the reign of the charismatic leader over?
Why does Sky Factory insist on transparency?
Why eliminate hierarchy in a business organization?
Is it really possible to run an effective business based on consensus?
What is the single most important skill or quality that must be present (or developed) for business leaders to be successful in the future?
Bill Witherspoon is the founder of The Sky Factory, LC., manufacturer of SkyCeilings™ and Luminous Virtual Windows™, realistic illusions of sky and nature for enclosed interiors. Founded in 2002, The Sky Factory is Bill’s most recent project in a career of more than 40 years spent exploring the deep intersection of art and nature with a scientist’s discipline and an entrepreneur's visionary zeal.
As an entrepreneur he has founded six companies, saved two, and taken one public. His business ventures have gravitated toward agricultural development, biotechnology, and environmental exploration. At The Sky Factory he has implemented an avant-garde management structure that relies on financial transparency, non-hierarchal management, distributed responsibility, and consensus-based decision-making.