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The impossible Company

premium-collective

Uwe Lübbermann

The impossible Company

Imagine you founded a company without any Investors. From day one, you (as the owner) shared your power of decisionmaking with everybody else; with the employees, with suppliers, with customers, with everybody. The results were devastating: No to written contracts! No to advertising! No to Profits!

16 years later, the company still exists, still sticks to these rules and to many more which seem wrong, if not insane, by common business practices. For example, they offer anti-volume-discounts for smaller customers. They don’t have any fixed working hours, no controls for working hours, no bonuses for good workers, and they don’t have an office. And still, they sell to 200 cities, grow 10 percent per year (if quicker, they hit the brakes), and sell 1,5 million bottles per year. How is that possible?

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premium-collective

the premium collective was founded 2001 and produces cola, beer, mate and an elderflower lemonade. the company invites every stakeholder to common decision making by consensus democracy, has no written contracts and had no lawsuits yet. we don´t do advertising and pay everybody the same salary. so we developed a working alternative business model which led us to more than 700 events and consulting of more than 40 other organisations of all kinds and sizes.