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118: Roger Nierenberg—How Music Can Transform The Way Your Organization Functions

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Roger Nierenberg explains how The Music Paradigm helps you see your organization with fresh eyes!  

We are delighted to have with us today Roger Nierenberg, an exceptional conductor and innovator who has taken his musical passion and skills and become a “go-to” inspiration for businesses. Through the metaphor of music, Maestro Nierenberg helps organizations “see, feel and think” about themselves with fresh eyes. Quite amazing. Very anthropological, which as you know, is right up our alley! Wait til you hearand I mean hearthis pioneering musical genius. 

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Topics: Culture Change, innovation, business culture

117: Rob Westervelt—Thinking Forward for Higher Education

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Rob Westervelt explains how he dramatically changed one university's vision, finances and culture!  

Rob Westervelt is a visionary leader, an accomplished strategist and a leading innovator whose mission is to create brighter futures, faster. Robert A. Sevier calls him “One of the most forward-thinking leaders in higher education today.” When we were introduced to Rob, we were so impressed that we had to do a podcast with him so he could share his ideas with you, our listeners. A Stanford-trained innovator, Rob is known for his groundbreaking work in creativity and marketing at George Fox University. To learn from a true game-changing visionary, listen in!

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Topics: Higher Education, innovation

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: innovation, culture, behavior change

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: Entrepreneurs, innovation, business model innovation

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: Healthcare, healthcare change, innovation

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, innovation, Leadership

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, innovation, Leadership

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, innovation, women in business, Leadership

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