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January 19, 2023
Episode 15 – Failure as Part of Company Culture Is Important – Jean-Luc Zehnder – Co-CEO & Founding Partner at Virtido 
Innovation Undercover
Innovation Undercover
Episode 15 – Failure as Part of Company Culture Is Important – Jean-Luc Zehnder – Co-CEO & Founding Partner at Virtido 
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Near-shoring is a trend expected to dominate in talent acquisition in the upcoming years, as it gives clients the benefits of outsourcing, avoiding many of its compromises, according to this report by Forbes.

Renu and Michael talked with Jean-Luc about his transition from working at one of the big four consulting firms in Zurich to working for a family office and to finally co-creating Virtido. We discuss the economics of near-shoring, especially in Eastern Europe, the key factors that companies look for while scouting for talent, and how to keep a remote workforce engaged. He emphasizes the importance of how important company culture is and how it can be maintained in a business model that is scalable.

Some of the topics we discussed:

  1. How he manages to be a parent while running a successful company
  2. His attitudes about risk-taking and what being an entrepreneur in Switzerland means
  3. The importance of leading by example to maintain consistency
  4. How has the innovation landscape in Switzerland has changed since the founding Virtido
  5. How to build and engage with near-shoring teams

Other titles we considered:

  • Talent Is Global
  • I Don´t Have a Masterplan for My Life
  • A Yes Is a Yes, a No Is a No, There’s No In-Between
  • It’s All About Availability
  • Once You Have the Personal Relationship, You Have the Trust

This episode was produced by Khrystyna Khmilovska.

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