Conversation

Achieving a digital state of mind

February 22, 2016

Digital isn’t merely an add-on; it’s a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility. Hence the importance of developing a digital state of mind. Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a podcast…

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Garrison Wynn on “What the 1% Do Differently”

December 21, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of the competitive advantage that most people don’t know about. This program was produced by Smart People Podcast,  a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected thought leaders…

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Bill George on “How to Discover Your True North”

December 18, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of what remains a very important quality of great leadership: authenticity . This program was produced by Smart People Podcast, a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected…

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Dr. Shelley Reciniello on “Consciousness Before Mindfulness”

December 17, 2015

Here is an especially entertaining as well as informative discussion of becoming much more aware of the world around us each day. This program was produced by Smart People Podcast, a weekly, interview-based website that features today’s most well respected…

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data: A Conversation with Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland

August 31, 2015

According to John Brockman, Publisher & Editor, Edge.org, “With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or…

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A conversation with Grant McCracken on how to build “a living, breathing culture”

June 14, 2015

Trained as an anthropologist (Ph.D. University of Chicago), Grant McCracken has studied American culture and commerce for 25 years. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and worked for Timberland, New York Historical Society, Diageo, IKEA, Sesame Street,…

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On Making Great Decisions

March 31, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from a conversation involving Stanford’s Chip Heath and McKinsey’s Olivier Sibony, featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss new research, fresh frameworks, and practical tools for decision makers. To read…

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Jon Stewart and Nate Silver have an especially lively conversation

March 15, 2015

It will be a sad day for me when Jon Stewart is no longer with The Daily Show (except in spirit) but at least he will continue to be involved in activities that amuse as well as inform those who…

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Tom Tierney on “Building a Life, Not a Résumé: An Interview by Stew Friedman

October 22, 2014

Work and Life is a radio program hosted by Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, on Sirius XM’s Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM EST, Stew speaks with everyday…

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Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and values: A McKinsey Quarterly Interview

October 13, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from Ian Davis’ interview of Loiu Gerstner for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The former IBM CEO offers his thoughts on the principles and strategies that sustain a company in the long…

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