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You might be a leader in a large corporation, fresh into the workforce or with 30 years under your belt. Or maybe you are a small business owner or entrepreneur. Whichever it is … you are good at what you do. You feel safe, but keep wondering how long you have before what you do is automated, outsourced, off-shored, replaced or just made obsolete. It will happen. Nothing stands still! Your options are to stay the course, leave for another opportunity or do your own thing. All of them require transformation. I worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. You only succeed in that environment by continual transformation. Through conversation and interviews, I will share lessons, stories and case studies that will help you understand how real people at work and play balance priorities every day to make a living and provide the best life possible for themselves and those around them all there while with an eye on the future. At the very least I am going to make you think.

You might be a leader in a large corporation, fresh into the workforce or with 30 years under your belt. Or maybe you are a small business owner or entrepreneur. Whichever it is … you are good at what you do. You feel safe, but keep wondering how long you have before what you do is automated, outsourced, off-shored, replaced or just made obsolete. It will happen. Nothing stands still! Your options are to stay the course, leave for another opportunity or do your own thing. All of them require transformation. I worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. You only succeed in that environment by continual transformation. Through conversation and interviews, I will share lessons, stories and case studies that will help you understand how real people at work and play balance priorities every day to make a living and provide the best life possible for themselves and those around them all there while with an eye on the future. At the very least I am going to make you think.

Location:

United States

Description:

You might be a leader in a large corporation, fresh into the workforce or with 30 years under your belt. Or maybe you are a small business owner or entrepreneur. Whichever it is … you are good at what you do. You feel safe, but keep wondering how long you have before what you do is automated, outsourced, off-shored, replaced or just made obsolete. It will happen. Nothing stands still! Your options are to stay the course, leave for another opportunity or do your own thing. All of them require transformation. I worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. You only succeed in that environment by continual transformation. Through conversation and interviews, I will share lessons, stories and case studies that will help you understand how real people at work and play balance priorities every day to make a living and provide the best life possible for themselves and those around them all there while with an eye on the future. At the very least I am going to make you think.

Language:

English


Episodes

062 | I'm Hoping That Experience Could Get You To Change

1/13/2021
Maybe Listen To Part One First ... Part two of a great conversation with an erstwhile colleague and long time friend Daniel Szuc who has been working on a very ‘People Firsty’ initiative called Make Meaningful Work. Daniel On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szuc-227b/ Find make Meaningful Work’s website Watch out for part two of our conversation.

Duration:00:36:50

061 | Sending Listeners To Hong Kong With My Rap

1/7/2021
Great conversation with an erstwhile colleague and long time friend Daniel Szuc who has been working on a very 'People Firsty' initiative called Make Meaningful Work. Daniel On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szuc-227b/ Find make Meaningful Work's website The conversation was one of great quality - you can tell, because I stopped watching the clock and so we ran over. The benefit to you? Two for the price of one. Watch out for part two of our...

Duration:00:33:49

060 | I Want Solid Gold Toilet Bowls In My House

12/16/2020
Brilliant conversation with my new friend Steve Brown. If you have half the fun listening that I did - you are in for an experience! Follow Steve On Twitter Check Out His Web SiteConnect With Him On LinkedINFind Him On FacebookListen To His PodcastBut Best Of All .... Buy His Book, The Golden Toilet About Steve Brown Steve has a passion for inspiring and empowering the entrepreneurs who power the American economy. He is the founder of ROI Online, a HubSpot platinum agency partner and the...

Duration:00:29:11

059 | Well Now That The Tables Are Turning

12/5/2020
We talk about the mission of People First. What massive success would look like in 5 years time, the network, the community - not to mention - a wandering conversation that some times - you have to wonder! We certainly do! Enjoy.

Duration:00:35:02

058 | Give The Globe Another Spin. Are You In Berlin?

11/27/2020
Tim's Web Site : https://www.contentadvisory.net/ Tim On Twitter : https://twitter.com/tim\_walters Tim On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwalters71/ Tim's EMail : tim@contentadvisory.net "People often ask how I began as a professor (of philosophy!) and ended up as a business analyst and advisor. But in fact, little has changed over nearly 30 years. I find a topic that both a) interests me and b) is insufficiently appreciated or understood by others. Then I research and analyze...

Duration:00:48:52

057 | I Got My Philosophy (It Keeps My Feet On The Ground)

11/23/2020
Cristina : The Mental DetoxCristina's WebsiteFind Cristina on LinkedINCristina's Book - Wise Up At WorkRead her article 'Putting Philosophy To EWorkThe Illusion of Money - Kyle CeasePeople First : The Jason Freed Article : Remote Work Is A Platform Follow The BlogSubscribe To The NewsletterJoin The NetworkMore Podcasts

Duration:00:33:04

056 | I Never Knew I Was A Techno Fan

11/12/2020
... except she did. Forever! Cristina DiGiacomo is a philosopher. A philosopher that feels that is so important, that we need to bring it into the workplace and life. FAST! But here's the thing ... this podcast isn't even about Philosophy - that's the next episode. No, this one is a personal story that I think is one of the most 'People Firsty' stories I have heard in a while. No more to be said - what aren't you listening already? If you want to learn more about Cristina - connect with...

Duration:00:10:57

055 | I Don't Know Why They Say Grown Men Don't Cry

11/10/2020
Conquering the Boundaries of Friendship: Making and Maintaining Meaningful Male Relationships ... was written by today's guest Mark Roman and published a little over a year ago. This is part two of my conversation with Mark and that book is what we talked about. Fascinating. If his next book is half as good as this one - he will have a best seller on his hands! What we talked about in this part of put conversation was so powerful that it had to be its own episode. You can find part one...

Duration:00:31:22

054 | Real People Do Real Things, So What You Here For?

11/4/2020
It's longer than I would like - but as you'll see - it could be a lot longer. I am joined this week by a long time associate and business colleague, Mark Roman, who is not just an absolute mine of information, he is here to share it with you. Mark is not just a Fortune 50 Executive, having founded several companies in his career, he is also a best selling author, with a second book on the way which we talk about on the show. We talk about alsoAnd that was just the start - because at the...

Duration:00:40:30

053 | We've Only Just Begun

11/1/2020
Not much more to say, other than provide the promised links. Subscribe To The Newsletter Join The New Network (It ISN'T Social Media) Check Out The Newly Revamped Blog (it really isn't quite ready for prime time - but we don’t care - isn't it fun to be part of the launch process?) Want To Be A Guest On The Podcast?

Duration:00:07:19

052 | Something In The Water And The Bones - Rebel Code, Rebel Code

10/11/2020
It's a question I was asked recently, and it took me a while to formulate my answer. Yes you should - but maybe not .. sometimes it's complicated. It also hides a larger question and an even larger opportunity.

Duration:00:15:48

051 | Passion, Purpose And On A Sea I Met Destiny

10/1/2020
The episode was recorded shortly after Episode 49 with LaTonya Peoples During our conversation, Stuart referenced Chadwick Boseman's Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech - well worth a watch. We also drill into what People First is ... an ongoing conversation - and Stuart highlights an earlier podcast where what I said - resonated with him at least ... This is the podcast that Stuart referenced where he felt that I had articulated what People First means ... spin through to 'minute...

Duration:00:24:32

050 | Such A Curiosity - Here It Comes To Set Us Free

9/18/2020
Greg covers off the 4Cs of humanity; Consciousness, Curiosity, Creativity and Collaboration and helps us understand what we each need to do to maintain our humanity and not be subsumed in the race to automate. More About Greg To find out more about Greg’s latest work, you can check out his website here, where you will find Greg’s latest blog posts or follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter If you’d like to purchase The Human Edge it's available in hard copy and Kindle editions via most online...

Duration:00:24:54

049 | Call It Serendipity

9/7/2020
LaTonya Peoples is her name - and you are already acquainted with her - because she is the brains behind the music and the 'musical punctuation' you hear on every show. Musician, Musical Therapist and IT consultant, LaTonya 'talks to the universe', followed and follows her dreams, in fact, she routinely practices many People First disciplines which is just one reason why I was absolutely delighted to catch up with her from her studio in Atlanta. We touch on ... we get into it all. The...

Duration:00:30:19

048 | Define Decision

9/2/2020
‘The Voice of God’ … opens the episode which is another conversation with Stuart Robbins where we discussed direct, delegated and consensus decision making. We should have taken our own advice since we ended up with more questions than decisions. For example, John asks whether he really is trying to "unlock the potential of humanity" - a phrase that popped up in another conversation that we will have to save until another time. We ask 'What Is A Movement?' and with that answered we then...

Duration:00:16:33

047 | Put Yourself In The Place Of The Man At The Forge

8/26/2020
Jacob and I have known each other for a few years, first meeting in the earliest days of the forming of Merchant23. Jacob keeps growing the business but is now taking the lessons from Merchant23 developing them and turning them into new businesses. About Jacob If you are a business and struggling with how to engage with people in your customer base - it might well be that Jacob is your solution. Empathy, connecting with humanity, feeling the energy, putting yourself into the shoes of your...

Duration:00:21:15

046 | Two People Talking Inside Your Brain

8/18/2020
Part two of my conversation with long-time friend and colleague Stuart Robbins. The conversation fell into two parts - this is part two. Part One Is Here. As always - don’t forget to subscribe to the weekly People First Newsletter. And this week - a link with a difference ... Stuart's book 'The System Is The Mirror' can be found and ordered right here.

Duration:00:14:57

045 | We're Seein' Mirror To Mirror

8/18/2020
I called long-time friend and colleague Stuart Robbins to let him know that we would be doing an occasional podcast together. We ended up talking - as you do when you call. I recorded it - and spent some time slicing out some nuggets of gold to give you an idea of what's in store for you when we do future calls. The nuggets fall into two parts - this is part one. As always - don’t forget to subscribe to the weekly People First Newsletter. And this week - a link with a difference...

Duration:00:17:20

044 | To Hear Your Wonderous Stories

8/18/2020
There is no point in talking about People First and its principles in the abstract without bringing the lessons down to earth. In this episode, John gives you 4 stories from - and about - 4 different people in the 'Travels Without Charley' series. The stories are real, the people are real, the experiences are real - and they all come together in this short episode that concludes with some thoughts about opportunities. (To protect the innocent - all names and locations are changed to...

Duration:00:10:45

043 | Tryin' To Help The People

8/18/2020
The People First Framework - With The 8 Pillars The Weekly Newsletter For each pillar, John shares a truth ... asking questions that society seems to have accepted - if not actually adopted. But why. Why has Identity been conflated to ID - which is really just the 'proof part' of who we are - whilst completely ignoring 'Entity' - which is actually who.we.are.

Duration:00:15:09