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102: Deepa Prahalad—Converting Observation Into Innovations

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Deepa Prahalad shows us how to solve complex problems innovatively!

We had the pleasure of meeting Deepa Prahalad through a chance meeting in Healdsburg, CA. Were we lucky! Not only is Deepa an internationally acclaimed consultant, innovation leader and design strategist, she co-authored the book "Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business," acclaimed by Fast Company in 2010 as one of the Best Design Books of the Year. Deepa really understands something that is very important to usnamely, how to convert observation into innovations. Design strategy is just that: a way to see things with fresh eyes. Now you understand why Deepa is right up our ally. Take a listen! 

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Topics: innovation, women in business, business innovation

097: Bob Burg—Can You Be A Go-Giver To Get the Results You Want?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Bob Burg teaches us how to talk to each other to get the results we want!

Today’s podcast brings you Bob Burg, internationally renowned author and speaker whose specialty is teaching us how to rebuild relationships so we can actually begin to like each other again. Isn’t there a better way to get along? What I loved about our interview was our discussion about Bob’s new book, The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About A Most Persuasive Idea. We dig deep into the paradox of achieving what you want by focusing on the other person’s interests. Wow, pretty radical, right? And guess what, it works! To find out how and why, listen in.

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Topics: behavior change, culture, innovation

091: Marton Ven—Applying Blockchain to Every Detail of the Food We Eat

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Marton Ven talks about how blockchain is revolutionizing the food industry!

Wow, the future is coming fast! In this On The Brink podcast, Marton Ven and I talk about the growing, global use of blockchain to ensure that the food you are buying is the food you think you are buying. How? Through farm-to-table traceability technology. Marton is Chief Marketing Officer for TE-FOOD International in Germany which has become a world leader in the application of blockchain technology to the food industry. Grocery shopping will never be the same. Hear why.

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Topics: innovation, business model innovation, blockchain

090: Theresa Carrington—Transforming Impoverished Artisans Into Entrepreneurs

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Theresa Carrington shares how she helps shift artisans from poverty to prosperity!

Once in a while, I get to interview someone who is not only doing great things in the business world but also in the human world. That would be Theresa Carrington, founder of the non-profit Ten By Three (formerly The Blessing Basket Project), a social entrepreneurship program that is both profitable and a way out of poverty for thousands around the world. Ending poverty sustainably is something even the World Bank has not been able to solve, but Theresa is well on her way to doing just that. If you want to smile while hearing an amazing startup story, listen in.

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Topics: innovation, business model innovation, Entrepreneurs

088: Dr. Emile Heisiger—U.S. Healthcare: Ready for Major Changes. Are You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Dr. Emile Heisiger explains how we can improve America's health!

As you know, our podcast On The Brink is all about helping you see, feel and think about thingsin your business, your personal life, in our society todaywith fresh eyes. So today's session is a very interesting conversation with Dr. Emile Heisiger, one of America's leading neurologists who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. He talked at length about the broken state of healthcare in the US but also he has some very interesting ideas about how to fix it. Whether you are a physician or a patient, you really shouldn't miss this very timely conversation.

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Topics: innovation, healthcare change, Healthcare

055: Richard Sheridan—Joy in the Workplace

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Richard Sheridan and his team bring joy to work!

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Richard Sheridan, Founder and CEO of Menlo Innovations, and two of his terrific teammates, Laura Elliot and Ryan Heisler. As you listen in on our conversation, you'll hear how you too can change your workplace so that it brings "Joy" to you, your clients and your team who all pull together to get the "job" done. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, innovation

053: Andrew Sykes—The Secrets to Employee Habit Creation

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Andrew Sykes teach us how to create positive workplace cultures!

You know how much I love to talk about culture and culture change in business. In this interview, I talk with Andrew Sykes about his approach to helping companies build better habits in their employees to achieve better business and personal results. I am fascinated by the way he has built an entire business helping companies create cultures that reinforce positive habits and eliminate destructive ones, and I know you will be too. Andrew is awesome!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, innovation

051: Maureen Berkner Boyt—Lead with Moxie

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 2, 2018 6:18:23 AM

  Listen now as Maureen Berkner Boyt explains how to overcome your unscious biases and unleash your full potential!

I bet you'd like to know how to lead with moxie? Maureen Berkner Boyt is going to help you do just that. In this interview, she and I talk about how to unleash the power you have within you by overcoming the biases that squash great accomplishments. As Maureen says, "I create businesses, tools and experiences that allow people and organizations to unleash their full potential." Here's your chance to learn how you can "Lead with Moxie" too!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, innovation, women in business

050: Steve Harper—The Ripple Effect

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Steve Harper explains the power of The Ripple Effect!

I bet you want to know what Rippling is? Or maybe even how to Ripple? You are going to love this interview with Steve Harper. Our conversation is all about how, growing up shy and introverted, he learned to build relationships with people. It wasn't easy. But he came upon this idea about Rippling and it changed his entire life. So what is Rippling? The concept that one connection leads to the next to the next, and then ripples well past where it began, changing people's lives. 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, busines model innovation, innovation

043: Jay Hasbrouck—Thinking Like an Anthropologist

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 27, 2017 8:03:24 AM

 Listen now as Jay Hasbrouck takes anthropology from stuffy to accessible!

It is always so much fun to talk with other anthropologists and Jay Hasbrouck is no exception. Jay has written a terrific book called "Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset." It's exciting stuff because, as you will hear in our conversation, anthropology and ethnography (observational research) are slowly but surely moving out of their academic silos into the world around us. Listen in and hear why Jay and I are both on a mission to make this sometimes "stuffy thing" called anthropology much more accessible. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, innovation, Corporate Anthropology, anthropology

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