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Welcome to the Value Creators podcast, the ultimate destination for business enthusiasts seeking to unlock the secrets of success through the lens of Austrian economics. Join Hunter Hastings and a variety of insightful guests as they delve into engaging conversations with business owners and esteemed practitioners from leading business schools. In each episode, the Value Creators podcast goes beyond the surface-level discussions of traditional business strategies and explores the profound impact of Austrian economics on the world of entrepreneurship. Drawing upon the rich principles and theories of this school of thought, our host uncovers hidden gems and actionable insights to help listeners improve their businesses. With a keen focus on value creation, this podcast aims to inspire and empower listeners to elevate their businesses to new heights. By exploring the ideas of Austrian economics, which emphasize individual decision-making, market dynamics, and the importance of entrepreneurship, our interviews shed light on innovative strategies and approaches to succeed in today's dynamic business landscape. We'll present a diverse range of guests, including successful business owners who have effectively applied Austrian economics principles to their enterprises. Listeners will gain invaluable knowledge about strategic decision-making, market-driven innovation, and the importance of understanding human action in business contexts. Additionally, the podcast features discussions with esteemed practitioners from renowned business schools. These experts provide listeners with a broader perspective on how Austrian economics can be effectively integrated into business curriculums, enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to sharpen their skills and gain a competitive edge. Whether you're a seasoned business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a curious mind intrigued by the intersection of Austrian economics and business, the Value Creators podcast is your go-to resource. Tune in to each episode to explore thought-provoking discussions, actionable advice, and captivating stories that will inspire you to unleash your full business potential. Are you ready to uncover the secrets of successful businesses through the principles of Austrian economics? Join us on the Value Creators podcast and embark on an enlightening journey that will revolutionize the way you approach entrepreneurship.

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Welcome to the Value Creators podcast, the ultimate destination for business enthusiasts seeking to unlock the secrets of success through the lens of Austrian economics. Join Hunter Hastings and a variety of insightful guests as they delve into engaging conversations with business owners and esteemed practitioners from leading business schools. In each episode, the Value Creators podcast goes beyond the surface-level discussions of traditional business strategies and explores the profound impact of Austrian economics on the world of entrepreneurship. Drawing upon the rich principles and theories of this school of thought, our host uncovers hidden gems and actionable insights to help listeners improve their businesses. With a keen focus on value creation, this podcast aims to inspire and empower listeners to elevate their businesses to new heights. By exploring the ideas of Austrian economics, which emphasize individual decision-making, market dynamics, and the importance of entrepreneurship, our interviews shed light on innovative strategies and approaches to succeed in today's dynamic business landscape. We'll present a diverse range of guests, including successful business owners who have effectively applied Austrian economics principles to their enterprises. Listeners will gain invaluable knowledge about strategic decision-making, market-driven innovation, and the importance of understanding human action in business contexts. Additionally, the podcast features discussions with esteemed practitioners from renowned business schools. These experts provide listeners with a broader perspective on how Austrian economics can be effectively integrated into business curriculums, enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to sharpen their skills and gain a competitive edge. Whether you're a seasoned business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a curious mind intrigued by the intersection of Austrian economics and business, the Value Creators podcast is your go-to resource. Tune in to each episode to explore thought-provoking discussions, actionable advice, and captivating stories that will inspire you to unleash your full business potential. Are you ready to uncover the secrets of successful businesses through the principles of Austrian economics? Join us on the Value Creators podcast and embark on an enlightening journey that will revolutionize the way you approach entrepreneurship.

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English


Episodes

Episode #29. Raushan Gross on Entrepreneurial Value Creation in the AI Economy.

2/13/2024
Professor Raushan Gross, who teaches Business Management And Leadership at Pfeiffer University, has focused his most recent research on the impact and influence of A.I. on entrepreneurship. He published some of this research in a series of articles at mises.org. One of them links A.I. to The Wealth Of Nations, and, of course, the wealth of nations is driven by entrepreneurship. From this vantage point, Professor Gross identifies the multifaceted impact of AI on society, economics, and business strategies, advocating for a paradigm shift in management thinking to adapt to technological advancements. Show Notes: 0:00 | Intro 2:27 | Exploring AI's Impact on Entrepreneurship 7:18 | Can AI Surpass Human Entrepreneurship? 8:48 | Exploring AI as a Service and AI Stacking 12:08 | AI as a Team Member in Entrepreneurship 15:10 | Small and Medium Businesses Can Embrace AI for Strategic Advantage 17:13 | Transition to Autonomous Decision-Making with AI 21:13 | Concerns on AI Centralization and Oligopoly 25:15 | Adam Smith: Global Scale AI is the Wealth of Nations 26:40 | Elon Musk on Value Creation: the Value Meter 29:14 | Does AI Redefine Management by Value Metrics? 32:14 | Wrap-Up: Rethinking Management in the Digital Age

Duration:00:35:06

Episode #28. Chet Richards: Certain To Win

2/6/2024
Chet Richards discusses the intersection of military strategy and business leadership, offering valuable insights for navigating complex environments. Emphasizing the importance of agility and adaptability, Chet explores Colonel John Boyd's OODA Loop concept, highlighting the need for continuous observation, orientation, decision-making, and action. He underscores the role of leadership in shaping organizational culture, driving innovation, and maintaining an external focus for sustained success. The idea of being "certain to win" is derived from Sun Tzu's teachings, emphasizing the importance of constant self-evaluation and continuous self-improvement, conducted from an external perspective. Resources: Chet Richards on LinkedIn Certain To Win: The Strategy of John Boyd Applied To Business Zen Mind: Beginner's Mind: 50th Anniversary Edition Show Notes: 0:00 | Intro 3:00 | Chet’s Perspective of Strategy: Strategy is about people 09:22 | Vision: Attraction and Uplifting Spirit 17:08 | Centrality of Time in General 25:14 | Helping Companies with Reorientation: Many-Sided Implicit Cross-Referencing 29:15 | Old and New Experiments and Allocating Resources for Success 33:34 | Ambi Dexterousness: Chaos Theory, It's Called Explore and Exploit 41:52 | Culture as Opposed to Organization 42:24 | Wrap-Up: Culture as Developing External Focus and Acting on It

Duration:00:48:08

Episode #27. Mark McGrath on Entrepreneurship Versus Managerialism

1/18/2024
Adaptive entrepreneurship refers to a dynamic approach to business leadership and business practice that embraces continuous learning, rapid adaptation, and the creation of novel ideas. Mark McGrath and Hunter Hastings discuss the critical aspects of adaptiveness in dynamic environments. They explore the aftermath of failure to adapt to nonlinear external change. The conversation emphasizes the importance of the shift from traditional management to adaptive leadership, as defined by a fusion of entrepreneurial economics and John Boyd’s unique approach to “the whirl of reorientation”, and focusing on the importance of influencing and inspiring collaboration, as contrasted with managerial control. Mark McGrath highlights the role of appreciation leadership, recognizing the worth of ideas, and fostering human interaction. He advocates for continuous reinvention and the active creation of mismatches to outpace competitors. Entrepreneurs need to embrace adaptive systems, prioritize human-centric leadership, and leverage novel ideas for sustained success in ever-changing business landscapes. Resources: AGLX - Consulting & Coaching Group: aglx.com Mark McGrath on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markjmcgrath1/ Show notes: 0:00 | Intro 01:50 | Rethinking Management Amid Uncertainty 04:23 | Entrepreneurship: Navigating Uncertainty for Value Creation 06:38 | Entrepreneurship as a Continuous, Never-Ending Process 08:50 | Massive Mismatch: Preserving vs. Exploring New Futures 14:16 | Disruptive Innovation 15:19 | Entrepreneurial Method as Continuous Ongoing Loop of Value Creation 20:21 | Idea of Entrepreneurial Intent 22:42 | Positive and Negative Feedback: Feedback Loop 25:12 | Organizational Structure and Empowerment in Business and the Military 34:56 | Quantification VS Qualitative Analysis 38:02 | Rethinking Management VS Embracing Adaptive Systems 39:20 | Wrap-Up: Mark McGrath’s Concept of Leadership

Duration:00:46:27

Episode #26. 11 New Mental Models for Business

1/3/2024
Mental models are defined as fundamental assumptions that shape the way individuals perceive and interact with the world. When our mental models are wrong, we can’t see the world as it really is. New mental models introduce a new and better understanding. This episode of the Value Creators podcast introduces eleven fundamental mental models, ranging from understanding value as a subjective creation within the minds of customers, to the strategic accumulation of knowledge within a firm, to the pivotal role of empathy and the transformative nature of marketing as behavior. Each mental model contributes to a new holistic paradigm designed to guide entrepreneurs in creating sustained value. Mental models contribute to the necessary shift in business mindsets towards a dynamic approach that emphasizes the continuous flow of experimentation and the ongoing refinement of knowledge through error correction. Resources: Hunterhastings.com Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro: Choosing Right Mental Model for Success 02:43 | Mental model Number 1: Value is Created by the Customer 04:07 | Mental Model Number 2: Knowledge 05:13 | Mental Model Number 3: Empathy 06:23 | Mental Model Number 4: Marketing 07:26 | Mental Model Number 5: Design 08:15 | Mental Model Number 6: Innovation 09:30 | Mental Model Number 7: Entrepreneurship 11:08 | Mental Model Number 8: Finance and Accounting 12:13 | Mental Model Number 9: Organization 13:08 | Mental Model Number 10: Business is a Flow 14:05 | Mental Model Number 11: Knowledge Accumulation 15:20 | Wrap-Up: Value Creation For Customers

Duration:00:16:07

Episode #25. Jacqueline Porter on The Power of Visual Design

12/20/2023
Visual design is an important element in value creation, especially in telling a brand’s or a business’s story in a way that engages with customers and communicates shared values. Visual designers are multi-talented artists and storytellers with an acute understanding of customers and their emotional responses to visual cues. Our guest this week is Jacqueline Porter, an accomplished professional in her field and a very successful business owner in her own right. We explored the business of design and creativity from the challenges within design education, and the drawbacks of rigid design frameworks and the value of subjective, creative approaches. A notable reference to a transitional figure in design Steve Jobs shows how simplicity and creativity - rules and no-rules - can work together. The conversation moves to the realm of implementation in branding, exploring the delicate and shifting balance between fixed and flexible elements. Jacqueline advocates for constant evolution, telling a story with a dynamic interplay between exploration and exploitation for sustained success. Consistency is achieved with creativity, empathy, and adaptability. Resources: https://www.jacquelineportercreative.com/ Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:28 | Jacqueline's Defines Visual Design: Inclusions, Exclusions and Importance 03:54 | Nike Example: What Represents a Good Design? 05:32 | Jacqueline on Branding: Advertising's Impact 06:54 | Professional Approach: Visual and Wood Synergy in Business 09:28 | Clients Don't Know What They Want: Process VS magic 11:02 | Lum Spirits Story 15:51 | Color Palette: First Step for Visual Representation of Lum Brand 20:09 | Visual Design Mastery: Empathy, Psychology and Branding 21:23 | History of Rules VS No Rules 22:54 | Newtonian Economic Thinking and Bauhaus Analogies 24:42 | Steve Jobs Simplicity is a Transitional Example 26:27 | Designer Examples: Getting Outside of the Box 29:05 | Crack is Wack 32:22 | Implementation of Design 34:50 | Wrap Up: Fixed and Flexible Idea

Duration:00:39:21

Episode #24. Amanda Goodall on The Power Of Expert Leaders

12/6/2023
In our ongoing series investigating leadership in business - coming from the skeptical perspective of “Is there such a thing?” - we meet Amanda Goodall, a professor of leadership at Bayes Business School, City University of London, specializing in the influence of leaders and managers on performance, shares insights from her book "Credible: The Power of Expert Leaders." She has a new perspective on business leadership. It’s not a general management function that can be taught in an MBA course. It can’t be learned from leadership courses. It can’t be implemented by management consulting firms. Leaders must first be experts in their field and the core business of the firm. Amanda shares the importance of experts in providing a clearer sense of purpose and fostering a longer-term organizational perspective. The dialogue concludes with a call to establish expert-friendly environments, and emphasizes the removal of impediments to harness expertise for organizational success. Resources: https://amandagoodall.com/ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63251919-credible https://www.amazon.com.au/Credible-Expert-Leaders-Amanda-Goodall-ebook/dp/B0BS3FS9XH Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:41 | Leadership Studies: Academic Overview 06:26 | Defining Leadership's Impact on History 09:07 | Patterns of Expert Leadership 13:35 | Success of Expert Leaders: Key Principles 17:25 | Expert Leadership at All Levels 18:05 | Reed Hastings' Leadership Style and Bureaucracy in Organizations 21:32 | Openness and Autonomy: Keys in Tech Companies 22:38 | Challenges in Defining Core Functions 25:15 | Rethinking Leadership: Business School Approach to Leadership 30:48 | Metrics Obsessed Defined 33:28 | Expert Leadership: How They Craft a Clear Essence of Purpose 35:22 | How Expert Leaders Create More Productive Workplaces? 38:43 | Expert Leaders Exhibit Greater Emotional Intelligence 41:34 | What is an Expert-Friendly Company? 45:40 | Removing Barriers to Get an Expert-Friendly Organization 47:27 | Wrap Up: Revolutionary Approach of Amanda Goodall

Duration:00:49:42

Episode #23 Moshik Temkin on Leadership By Warriors, Rebels, and Saints - Leadership Wisdom from the Pages of History

11/29/2023
Moshik Temkin is a historian who offers an alternative perspective on leadership. He asks, do leaders make history or does history make leaders? Those two forces can’t be separated. While leaders contribute to shaping history, they are also molded by powerful historical forces. This nuanced perspective is evident in analyses of historical figures like FDR, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, emphasizing the role of circumstances in leadership's response to complex historical challenges, ultimately leading to significant changes in their respective nations. The conversation explores moral leadership in the civil rights movement, comparing the approaches of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Despite their distinct styles, both leaders shared a commitment to collective progress and justice, challenging the prevailing emphasis on individual success. Temkin addresses the ethical dilemmas leaders encounter during crises, prompting reflection on the justifiability of extreme measures for the sake of victory. How does this discussion contribute to the question of leadership in business? Leadership is subjective. We look to those who we feel can guide us, whether in politics or business. There are principles that cross both fields. Resources: https://www.moshiktemkin.com/warriors-rebels-saints https://www.moshiktemkin.com/ Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:03 | Leadership and Its Impact On History 07:04 | Leadership in Japanese Decision-Making During WWII 11:34 | Leadership Decisions During World War II 17:39 | Atomic Bomb Decision-Making During WWII 20:45 | Core Assumptions in Decision-Making 23:23 | Machine Making Decisions VS Individual Making Decisions 26:04 | Abysmal Leadership and The Cuban Missile Crisis 30:14 | Individual Leadership Defined With Examples 45:08 | Wrap up: Conclusion

Duration:00:50:28

Episode #22. Cynthia Kay on Small Business, Big Success

11/22/2023
We live in a video age, which opens up a vast array of entrepreneurial pathways. Video is a field for open-ended free creative expression, as well as for tightly managed business tools built for ROI. It’s the ideal field for creative entrepreneurial small business innovators. Cynthia Kay of CK and CO is both a business founder and CEO of a video production business and a consultant and advisor to small businesses. She shared some of her insights and a preview of her 2024 book Small Business Big Success. Resources: CK’s business resources site: https://cynthiakaybiz.com/ Books you can buy now: https://cynthiakaybiz.com/books/ Cynthia Kay’s upcoming 2024 Book - Small Business, Big Success: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0CFWFZQTS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1700618573&sr=8-3 Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:37 | CK's Business Backstory: Inception to Present 04:41 | Started with Cold Calls and Big Capital Investment 06:39 | Tech Evolution Every Two Months 07:14 | Business Growth: Gradual OR Leaps 09:00 | Understanding the Big Business Perspective 11:58 | Education's Video Evolution: A Rapidly Changing Business Tool. 16:47 | Clients' Perception of Video Costs 18:30 | Functional knowledge: Educating Clients on Video Value and ROI 19:56 | Defining 'Best' in Video Production 22:39 | CK’s Advice: Solving Common Small Business Problems 25:08 | Excel as a Small Business Owner, Embrace Big-Thinking Strategies. 27:27 | From Expensive Equipment to iPhone Editing 29:17 | Small Customers Can Evolve into Major Assets 32:29 | Key Areas for Small Business Growth through Strategic Partnerships 35:58 | Can Small Businesses Outshine Big Corporations? 38:11 | Automating Operations: Essential or Optional? 40:55 | Wrap Up: Cynthia’s Upcoming Books Overview

Duration:00:45:58

Episode #21 - Forging New Relationships Between Entrepreneurs and Capital with LaSean Smith

11/17/2023
LaSean Smith outlines a business investment partnership built on permanent capital, emphasizing long-term commitment and trust-building between an investor/source of capital and a business. The discussion covers disciplined methodologies, leadership transitions, and a unique compensation approach using Phantom Stock Shares. LaSean predicts a rise in smaller, values-based companies, and underscores the significance of audience and automation in acquiring and revitalizing brands. There can be a shift towards stable, smaller businesses connected to communities, challenging the trend ofdominance by larger and parger corporations. Resources: https://cagr.com/

Duration:00:44:52

Episode #20. Julie Kantor and Felice Ekelman on How To Thrive With A Hybrid Workplace

11/10/2023
The nature of work has changed, so how we manage it must change, too. As businesses barrel along into the fast-changing digital age, we find that the very nature of work has changed. The new name for the office or the factory is the hybrid workplace. Not only where we do work, but how we do work has changed, and how we synchronize work with each other has changed the most. For the firm, productivity is at risk. And all the standard approaches to business that we’ve been taught are outdated. Take management as an example. How do you manage a hybrid workplace and workforce. Our point of view at The Value Creators is that management is an old-fashioned concept we have to discard. We need something new. The Value Creators podcast hosted two of the best experts to address the challenges of the hybrid workplace, Julie Kantor and Felice Ekelman. They are co-authors of the book that will provide the background to our discussion today: Thrive With A Hybrid Workplace: Step-by-Step Guidance from the Experts. Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 03:06 | Old System VS New System: Work-life Balance & Remote Work During the Pandemic 09:55 | Hybrid Work and Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World 14:02 | Hybrid Model: Nine to Five Model is Gone 16:42 | Hybrid Workplace: Seven Seas Framework 22:53 | Hybrid Policy: How Are We Managing Change? 24:50 | Culture of change: Importance of Face-to-Face Connection 28:07 | Communication, Collaboration, and Leadership in a Hybrid Work Environment 34:46 | Coaching as a Fundamental Part of the Hybrid 37:27 | Smart Goals: Well-Being in the Workplace 38:48 | Productivity in the Hybrid Workspace 41:34 | Hybrid Workspace: Compliance Load 46:12| Wrap up: Where are we heading?

Duration:00:50:51

Episode #19. Trini Amador on The Theory of Talkability

11/1/2023
Trini Amador is the Value Creators’ go-to guru for all things marketing. He has a long career as CEO of a global branding consultancy, BHC Consulting, and he is also the founder and proprietor of Gracianna, an estate winery that has established a portfolio of greatly acclaimed, gold medal winning prestige wines from its home in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, on the banks of the Russian River. Trini joined the Value Creators podcast to discuss his latest thinking distilled from his extensive brand-building experience: his theory of talkability. Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 03:17 | Understanding Talk Ability Theory: Basics, Floaters and Swimmers 07:20 | Three Areas of Talk Ability Theory 09:06 | Is Managing Expectations and Feelings a Brand's Duty? 11:11 | How digital marketing is typically described and the Traditional Funnel Approach 16:45 | Modern Marketing Innovation: Returns Policies and Proactive Issue Resolution 20:54 | Roger Martin's habit-driven brand strategy is outdated 22:39 | Concept Trini of Expectations 24:41 | Fundamental Elements of the Brand Blueprint and Speed Change 27:56 | Optimizing Social Media for Brand Talkability 28:50 | Heineken Double Zero Strategy 31:24 | Importance of Valuable Feedback in Business 33:18 | Trini’s Business Insights and Lessons Learned 38:46| Wrap up: Find Trini Amador and His Team at Gracianna.com

Duration:00:39:45

Episode #18. Anthony Iannarino on The Negativity Fast

10/25/2023
We all suffer from negativity. That’s a business risk for entrepreneurs, since we are in the business of running lots of experiments, some of which will work and some of which won’t. If we process the learning negatively (“I should never have tried that” versus “One more useful piece of knowledge”) we open ourselves up to unproductive disappointment instead of the energizing excitement of discovery. Anthony Iannarino knows the problem, and knows the solution: take a negativity fast. Just like cutting bad food choices from your diet to improve your metabolic health, you can cut negative thinking to improve your emotional health. He discussed his book, titled The Negativity Fast, and shared his insights with The Value Creators podcast. Resources: The Negativity Fast: Proven Techniques To Increase Positivity, Reduce Fear And Boost Success. Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:30 | Dangers of Negativity in Entrepreneurship and Evolutionary Biology 07:06 | Major Triggers: Stress and Optimism Bias 10:44 | Exploring Internal Dialogue in Anthony Iannarino's 'Negativity Fast' 14:09 | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 16:28 | Empathy as a Key Exit from Negativity 19:35 | Detailed Insights on Empathy by Anthony Iannarino 23:44 | Idea of Radical Acceptance 27:04 | Value of Feedback and Solutions in Entrepreneurship 30:47 | Practice Gratitude in detail by Anthony 34:25 | Emotional and Metabolic Health: Keys to Overcoming Negativity 37:38 Positivity and Negativity: A Matter of Choice 39:26 | Does Positive and Optimistic Approach Link to Better Performance? 41:36| Wrap up: Practical Advice and Mind Hack by Anthony Lannarino

Duration:00:47:43

Episode #17. Jeremy Vesta: Curally, Nurse-Coaching, and Medicine 3.0

10/16/2023
Jeremy Vesta is a Value Creator in a field where value creation is intensely focused on the experiences of individual consumers: health care. He’s CFO of Curally, an innovative services company designed to help individuals in a highly distinctive and intensely focused manner: helping every individual to be healthier today than they were yesterday. Curally is bringing a fresh new kind of innovation to an industry with a traditionally closed structure. Resources https://curally.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-vesta-b967505/ Shownotes: 0:00 | Intro 02:14 | A Conversation with Jeremy Vashta: How He Surveyed the Healthcare Field 06:00 | Discussing Healthcare Economics in Detail 10:22 | Defining Nurse Coaching 12:31 | Initiating Relationships with High-Risk Individuals 14:35 | Training Nurses as Coaches 16:24 | The Key Variable in Engagement 18:08 | Jeremy’s Unique Corporate Value Proposition: Promoting Wellness and Building a Cohesive Culture 21:57 | Discussing Measurable ROI in Detail 23:53 | Sedentary Lifestyles and Obesity: Discussing the Biggest Healthcare Problem 26:40 | Embracing Long-Term Health and Behavior Modification 31:34 | Creating a Hospitable Environment Can Prevent Diseases 36:12 | Coaching Definition Beyond the Medical Field By Jeremy 39:01 | Can AI Help With Coaching in the Future? 41:30 | Wrap Up: Reach out to Jeremy at curally.com

Duration:00:43:09

Episode #16. Beverlee Rasmussen On Systems For Organized And Profitable Small Business

10/4/2023
A breakthrough technique for Small Business: Don’t manage, build systems. Many small business owners experience frustration in trying to manage their businesses. So many things can get in the way of organized and profitable implementation. Management is hard, especially when it involves managing other people. Beverlee Rasmussen has interviewed and coached thousands of small business owners all over the world, and spent 10,000 hours developing her small business system of systems. Systems are how things get done. If you build systems, you don’t have to manage people. Beverlee offers systems for every facet of small business: Leadership Systems, Operations Systems, Financial Systems, Team Systems, and Marketing Systems. Those titles might seem like something for big businesses only. But they’re not. Every business owner can design and implement their own systems - and doing so will bring back all the joy and freedom and success that you expected from becoming an entrepreneur. Don’t manage, build systems. Resources: Beverlee’s latest book: Small Business, Big Opportunity: Systematize Your Business. Small Business Coach Training Small Business Field Guide: Organized and Profitable The Small Business Coach Gameboard

Duration:00:38:22

Episode #15. Damon Lembi: The Learn-It-All Leader

9/20/2023
Damon Lembi is the CEO of LearnIt, a service company dedicated to helping all firms become learning organizations. He is the go-to expert on learning, change, and people development. He shared some of his 25+ years of experience with The Value Creators podcast.

Duration:00:39:08

Episode #14. Josefine Campbell on The Personal Energy Of Agile

9/12/2023
In this episode, Josefine Campbell shares how being agile is the most important and impactful management innovation of the 21st century. How we need to strip away all bureaucratic and processual obstacles to create a fast delivery of superior customer experiences, how its principles can apply at the individual level as well as the organizational level, and how being agile comes down to self-awareness and self-management.

Duration:00:37:09

Episode #13. Ben Johnson On The Evolution of Software Entrepreneurship

8/30/2023
It is evident that in today's economy, AI & software are extremely powerful tools in business, creative pursuits, and innovation. In this episode, Ben Johnson, co-founder of Particle41 and other successful software companies, joins to discuss the integration of AI from enhancing customer support to aiding software development, the ethical considerations of AI usage, and its simulation of empathy. For the full show notes visit: thevaluecreators.com

Duration:00:44:01

Episode #12. Mark McGrath On Adaptive Entrepreneurial Management

8/25/2023
Mark McGrath of AGLX has developed a management approach he calls The Adaptive Entrepreneurial Method. He combines the insights of John Boyd and the entrepreneurial principles of Austrian economics. Boyd was a prolific writer on strategy, particularly famous for his development of the OODA Loop model of decision-making under uncertainty, feedback, and responsive re-orientation, as well as the author of a vast body of work on strategy. Austrian economics overlaps in the area of entrepreneurial judgment, which is purposeful action under uncertainty, and dynamic responsiveness to the resultant marketplace signals (ie. feedback loops) that action generates. He joined The Value Creators podcast to explore the intersection of John Boyd and Austrian economics. For full show notes visit: thevaluecreators.com

Duration:00:44:46

Episode #11. James Burstall On The Flexible Method

8/20/2023
There’s a considerable debate among consultants and academics regarding the definition of management: what is it? Is it a science, is it a process, is it a set of tools that business schools teach us how to use? In this episode, James Burstall comes on to explain his perspective on management as a mindset (the interacting mindsets of many different people in many different circumstances in fact) as proposed in his new book titled The Flexible Method: Prepare To Prosper In the Next Global Crisis.

Duration:00:47:01

Episode #10. John Tamny Entrepreneurs Don't Meet Needs, They Lead Them

8/14/2023
Entrepreneurs aren't just about meeting needs; they're all about setting trends and leading the way. Think of the big names like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Sam Altman. They don't just follow the usual business rules; they rewrite them. So, how do they actually pull it off? In this episode, John Tamny, the Vice President at FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and Senior Economic Adviser to mutual fund firm Applied Finance Group, will take us on a journey to see how entrepreneurs, the minds that redefine industries, shake things up by tackling needs that haven't been addressed yet. He's all about those game-changers who see opportunities where others don't. For full show notes visit, thevaluecreators.com

Duration:00:37:35