What allows some organizations and individuals to thrive in a world of rapid technology innovation - and subsequent disruption - while others fall behind or get stuck in obsolescence? After a six-year study into how digital technologies have disrupted companies of all sizes, Gerald Kane reveals many of the key findings in his newly released book...... Read More
What if you or your company, could be improved by crisis?
We all experiences difficulties and failures likely more often than we do ease and good fortune. Yet the vulnerability these conditions create in us keep us from talking with one another about them. Hence we don't learn how to handle them. Our only school becomes personal experience, a good one yes but the lessons are considerably more expensive.
On the podcast I have conversations with people from a variety of fields to get their stories, ideas or research on how people and companies handle present day challenges or problematic futures. If there are concepts, systems, physical practices or pragmatic philosophies that can help, I want to learn them.
My guests include authors, thought leaders and Ted Talk alums like Kyle Maynard, James Altucher and Seth Godin.
The show is long-form and despite the fact that I’m scratching my own itch and even through frequently dumb questions, the guests are game, very insightful and many times downright inspirational.
I'm learning a lot, I think you will too.
Humans are making machines smarter, and the machines are learning. So what is happening to humans using smart machines? My guest on this episode is Kartik Hosanagar and his new book, A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence, is the topic of our discussion.... Read More
I think definitely for the next decade, more of A.I. is going to be around augmenting humans to make them better. It’s going to be around filling in gaps in jobs that are dangerous or boring or things people don’t want to do – Rob May Artificial intelligence and its abbreviation “A.I.” can evoke fantasies... Read More
Seth is the author of 18 best-selling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He's founded several companies including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. In 2013 he was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. His new book This Is Marketing, You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See, is the first, in his words, “real book from a real publisher about marketing” that he’s done in more than seven years.... Read More
What do you do when you go from being the founder and CEO of your own line of successful hotels to the oldest guy at the tech startup surrounded by some of the brightest millennials in the country? Well, if you’re Chip Conley of Airbnb, you set aside your ego, reinvent yourself and ...... Read More
This podcast is about recovering from crisis, reinventing yourself and making a positive difference in the world. My guest is Catherine Hoke, a former venture capitalist who is using training in entrepreneurship to solve a severe societal problem...... Read More
What does the 2007 financial crisis, the Fukushima nuclear accident, Three Mile Island, Deepwater Horizon and the 2017 Academy Awards “best picture” Oscar ceremony, all have in common? The small things. Or rather, lots of tightly coupled small things that are overlooked due to complexity or ignored due to culture. Here's how to “build” an accident...
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This episode is about where you spend the majority of your life - your work: why you do it, how you do it, changing where you do it and how companies should measure it. On this podcast I talk with Fred Kaufman. Fred is the former vice president of executive development at Linkedin ...... Read More
In our personal or professional lives there are things we all want to do that are just not getting done. Whether it’s learning a new skill, taking up a new activity or big things like reinventing ourselves to fit a new market, our default effort into doing these things seem to be some sort of goal setting or time management method.
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All decisions have tradeoffs, risk vs. reward. We have to make choices that have costs yet many factors involved are often hidden. So how do you make good decisions in the face of uncertainty? These are challenges inherent in the game of poker and in poker, as in life, there is a difference between a good decision and a good outcome. For two decades Annie Duke was one of the top poker players in the world. ... Read More