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156: Sam Radocchia—Your Bitcoin Pizza Is Ready: Hear How Blockchain Is Coming Soon To You

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn about the emerging technologies that are coming at us, fast!

Samantha Radocchia, or "Sam Rad" for short, is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, futurist and emerging tech advocate who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and a technologistwhich is why I was so excited to have her join me on our podcast. Did you know that On The Brink With Andi Simon is ranked in the top 9 futurist podcasts for 2019? (You can read about it on LinkedIn.) This led us to ask, What is a futurist?, which led us to Sam Rad, a perfect guest for our program. Sam did a podcast with me back in 2018 on blockchain which was shared widely. In this podcast, we focus on her new book, "Bitcoin Pizza: A No-Bullshit Guide to Blockchain,"  as well as what has been happening with blockchain in the year since we last spoke. Don't miss it!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, business innovation, blockchain, future trends

155: Byron Reese—A Futurist Reveals How Technology Is Transforming Our Entire Society

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn about the future of your work and your life!

Futurist-technologist-entrepreneur Byron Reese is a lover of technology and history, which may sound strange. But he truly appreciates how the past and the future are deeply connected, and that if we don’t look back, we will have a much harder time appreciating where we are going as we move forward, ever faster and faster...something he examines in his new book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers & The Future of Humanity.” Listen, learn, share!

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Topics: technological innovation, technology, future trends

154: Benjamin Mathes—Recovering The Lost Art Of Listening

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn what the incredible power of listening can do!

I received a copy of Benjamin Mathes’ book, Short Paragraphs on Listening,” as a gift after a speech I gave recently in Los Angeles. Not knowing much about Ben, I was curious about why an actor was teaching others about how to listen, even asking them to post signs on street corners encouraging strangers to come speak with them. But that is Ben’s magic. In our podcast, we dig deep into Ben’s own life experiences and the need to listen to others if we are going to find ourselves. As you listen to Ben, you too will realize that listening is far more important than most of us ever thought. Perhaps you'll find yourself pausing, listening and enjoying others in totally new ways. That's what happened to me...hopefully to you too. Enjoy, and please share.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, driving change, social change

153: Amy Santee—How Anthropology Is Revolutionizing Design Strategy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology is bringing you better design!

This was a wonderful interview with a fellow anthropologist. Amy Santee is a design research and strategy consultant working in product development, innovation and business strategy. Trained as an anthropologist, Amy incorporates a human-centered lens to help teams build products, services and brands through an understanding of people, context and experience. What does that mean for you? Listen to our fascinating conversation and you'll find out. Learn and share!

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Topics: Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology

152: Mark Schaefer—Are You Ready For The Marketing Rebellion?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how consumers have the power to drive marketing!

Are you overwhelmed by the breakneck speed of change in business? Do constantly-shifting consumer trends, unrelenting technology advances and omnipresent digital marketing leave you feeling irrelevant and lost? Fear not. Mark Schaefer can help you stay ahead of the curve. A globally-recognized marketing and social media keynote speaker, business consultant and best-selling author, Mark shows us how hyper-empowered consumers can actually drive business results rather than exist as manipulated pawns. This is priceless advice — don't dare miss it!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, business change management

151: Carsten Tams—Changing The Way We Manage Change

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to really bring about real change!

Carsten Tams and I have a lot in common. We both work with organizations that need or want to change. And, we both know the challenges of helping people transform their company, unit, department, or just themselves. Human brains hate to change, even when they're facing a crisis or anticipating one coming soon. What to do? Carsten's process, deeply embedded in humanism and the power of human agency, helps organizations change. In our talk, you'll hear about his own experiences, research and case studies. Ready to change? Listen in and let us lend a hand.

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Topics: Change Management, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, driving change

150: Rita McGrath—Don't Run From Change, Embrace It!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Hear how nonusers are waiting for you to fulfill their unmet needs!

I had such an amazing conversation with Dr. Rita Gunther McGrath. I have been a fan of her thinking over the past twenty years, and have read and used each of her books, The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Market Busters, Discovery Driven Growth and The End of Competitive Advantage. Her new book, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen, is coming out today, September 3, 2019, and is the topic of our interview.

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Topics: Igniting Change, Culture Change, women in business, women entrepreneurs

149: Sarah Soule—Busting Those Stereotypes of Women

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to completely transform how women are described!

As so often happens, I found Sarah Soule as I wandered around the internet looking for women doing amazing work trying to dismantle the stereotypes that shackle women and keep them from rising. Dr. Soule co-authored an outstanding article in the June 2019 Harvard Business Review, “The Stereotypes in MBA Case Studies,” in which she describes her research on case studies and gender stereotyping within Stanford University’s MBA program. In the study, Sarah and her co-authors examined 249 case studies used in Stanford’s MBA core curriculum from 2015-2017 and found similar trends as Symons and Ibarrain in their 2014 research, “What the Scarcity of Women in Business Case Studies Really Looks Like.” The common thread? Continual reinforcement of outdated (false) gender stereotypes. So much to learn here. Don't miss this!

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Topics: Culture Change, women in business, business culture

148: Todd Palmer—How Can You Succeed by Failing Forward?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to turn a failure into a phenomenal success!

Todd Palmer loves the same things we do: how to help entrepreneurs and business leaders do better. As he says on his website, he helps business leaders Get S#!t Done. But how does he do this, differently than others might? And what can you and I learn from his approach, his own experiences, and his failures and successes? Turns out, a lot. In our conversation today, Todd and I talk about entrepreneurs getting stuck or stalled, then turning around and finding ways to build successful businesses. Sound familiar? (Hint: my book, "On the Brink.") Lots to learn here!

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Topics: busines model innovation, business growth strategy, business leadership

147: Ask Andi—How To Successfully Achieve Change Management Step 3

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to bring real, lasting change to your organization!

Welcome to Part 3 of the podcast series we've been doing on change management. (You may want to go back and listen to Step 1 and Step 2.) Now you're ready to learn the steps you need to take to actually bring about real change in your organization. Yes, change is hard, and yes, your people will most likely fight it, but once you get going, you'll find the process extremely exciting. In these times of rapid disruptive change and major technological advances, the future of your business may be at stake, so I urge you not to miss this Ask Andi. Listen, learn and share!

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Topics: Change Management, Culture Change, Managing change, business change management

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