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The Thinking Process of an Artist

6/4/2018
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Elizabeth Shanahan grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, a rural area that is nevertheless saturated with fine and performing arts. This being the case, she was exposed to and fascinated with the arts from a young age. Her homeschool education had a deep focus on art, music, theater, and literature, and these early exposures have a significant impact on her work and life today. Since 2015, Shanahan’s work has been shown in group exhibitions throughout the Southeast, as well as New...

Duration:00:19:13

Bootstrapping a Subscription Service

5/13/2018
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SSD Nodes is an SSD hosting provider that offers simple, high-performance cloud computing with personal support, live upgrades, and incredible speed to enable growth and deliver an outstanding experience. Founded by Matt Connor, in 2011 and bootstrapped it into one of the fastest growing cloud hosting providers. Regarded as an industry leader in hybrid computing strategies and solutions, they have established world-class data centers having multiple layers of physical and operational...

Duration:00:22:22

Future of Collaborative Social Networks

3/8/2018
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Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business at Babson College. For almost twenty years, his research, teaching and consulting have focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with over 300 leading organizations (companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations) across industries on a variety of solutions including innovation, revenue growth, leadership...

Duration:00:28:47

Marketing Research and Co-Creation

2/28/2018
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Stefanie Jansen trained in designing, implementing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research and uncovering consumer insight. Although an all-rounder, Stefanie’s target group specialization (and her passion) has always been children, youth, and families. In 2007 she became self-employed and established herself as a co-creation expert. Stefanie always puts the consumer first, and to her, co-creation is the only logical way to get from key insight to successful innovation. She...

Duration:00:27:04

Branding: Always at the Forefront of Your Marketing

2/15/2018
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The first edition of the toolkit was made possible by 271 backers on Kickstarter in 2015 and from crowdfunded, self-publishing success to bookstores across the world: Brand the Change is now published by BIS publishers. With over twelve years of experience as a brand developer, Anne Miltenburg has worked with organizations and people as diverse as tech companies, artisans, women’s rights activists and bankers, from Zambia to Tunisia and from the USA to Saudi Arabia. To help her clients...

Duration:00:23:21

Brave Leadership Tapping Into Their Illusive Want

1/17/2018
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While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. People want to give them their best. But in a business world that’s so competitive and uncertain, how do you connect with others more authentically to tap into their illusive want? Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful, and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need About: Kimb [...]

Duration:00:24:40

Lessons from the Rescue of 77 Businesses

1/10/2018
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If there’s one shared trait among the companies Bob Bethel took over, it was their approach to accounting. Each one of them was using what Bob calls “taillight accounting” – looking backward to see how the business is doing financially. He does not blame them for using this method of accounting, as this approach is preferred by the majority of companies in this country. The problem is that taillight accounting encourages business failure. His new book, Strengthen Your Business:...

Duration:00:39:00

Using Lean, TOC & Six Sigma to Transform Schools

1/3/2018
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The Excellent Education System: Using Six Sigma to Transform Schools helps you discover and understand the technique of evidence-based learning and operations through which the modern school satisfies the need to increase the flow of successful students through the educational system from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This book explains, in clear terms, what educational excellence means and the principles of process improvement. In addition, it gives you an introduction to the Six Sigma...

Duration:00:26:12

2017 Business901 Podcast of the Year: The Lean Strategy with Dan Jones

12/27/2017
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Dan Jones is a management thought leader and advisor on applying lean, process thinking to every type of business across the world. He is the founding Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the UK, dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean thinking and helping others with its implementation. He is also the co-author of the original books on Lean, The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production and Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your...

Duration:00:26:38

The Power of Tribal Thinking

12/18/2017
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Christine Comaford believes we can do well and do good, using business as a path for personal development, wealth creation, and philanthropy. Her newest book, Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times, will be released January 2018 but if you pre-purchase the book through her website there is an amazing collection of free giveaways. Power Your Tribe website: http://www.poweryourtribe.com/ Her two New York Times bestselling business books are SmartTribes: How Teams...

Duration:00:27:46

Conducting Research Using The Oxford Review

12/11/2017
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David Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Review. He is also acknowledged to be one of the world’s leading experts in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty and developing emotional resilience. David teaches and researchers at several universities including the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Division, Cardiff University, Oxford Brookes University School of Business and many more. He is the author of The Ambiguity Advantage: What great leaders are great at, published by...

Duration:00:27:33

Thriving in a Digital Age

11/9/2017
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THE DIGTIAL HELIX provides organizations the power to act faster and do it better than before by developing a digital culture from the ground up. Digital transformation promises a bridge to a future, where organizations can thrive with more fluid business models and processes. The few who get digital transformation right deliver twice as fast as other organizations, and see a near-immediate doubling in brand value. This new book, THE DIGITAL HELIX: Transforming Your Organization’s DNA...

Duration:00:30:20

Amazing Power of Added Insights

10/23/2017
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Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the leadership world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to business challenges. Her second book, Insight, delves into the connection between our self-awareness – what she calls the meta-skill of the twenty-first century – and our performance and success, both in life and the...

Duration:00:30:57

Mastering your To Do List

10/11/2017
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According to biz-life strategist TEDx speaker Cortney McDermott, and new author of the book, Change starts within you, now is the perfect time to master your to-do list. “There’s something about the instant gratification of checking off or, even better, drawing a thick line through a ‘to-do,’” says McDermott, author of Change Starts Within You. “But it’s not about chasing gold star after gold star. There is a secret thought-process to mastering your to-do list…in a way that’s sustainable.”...

Duration:00:28:58

Service Design Audio Collection

10/2/2017
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A special collection of Business901 podcasts on the subject of Service Design. The collection totals over four hours and the guests are listed in the order of appearance. Marc Stickdorn graduated in Strategic Management and Marketing and worked in various tourism projects throughout Europe. A leading proponent thru the years of Service Design, Marc co-authored This is Service Design Thinking. Arne van Oosterom, Partner at DesignThinkers is a Strategic Design agency that specializes...

Duration:03:57:03

The Negotiated Journey

8/23/2017
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Geurt Jan de Heus is a medical doctor by training. After several years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, he changed his life and career to join RoutsLaeven. This small agency, founded 30 years ago, specializes in negotiation training, coaching and consulting. Geurt Jan is passionate about making the world a better place through more ‘constructive dialogues’. These dialogues are grounded in an open and exploratory mindset, with respect for others and yourself,...

Duration:00:28:28

See it, Solve it, Share it

8/15/2017
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Daniel Matthews’ work spans the spectrum from the University of Tennessee and Delta Faucet to Mercedes-Benz, 3M, and more. His book, The A3 Workbook: Unlock Your Problem Solving Mind is one of the best books that I know of for organizations struggling to solve problems effectively the first time. I first met Dan when he participated in the podcast for this book, Nuts and Bolts of A3 Thinking.Dan has worked for Toyota as a trainer and for the Kentucky MEP. Currently, he is the Executive...

Duration:00:40:30

Building a Sustaining Lean Culture

8/9/2017
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Susan Kamacho, HR Manager for Gemline, delivered Making Culture Visuals Come Alive – Three Easy Steps webinar as a lead-up to the 2017 Lean People Development Summit. During the webinar Susan shared: Process that assisted in the creation of their culture visualGetting the leadership team to embrace the culture visualHow the visual “came alive” with the entire facility I was excited enough to ask Lean Frontiers the opport [...]

Duration:00:32:24

Native Advertising Explained

8/6/2017
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Mike Smith is Senior Vice President of Revenue Platforms and Operations at Hearst Magazines Digital Media and SVP of Advertising Platforms of Core Audience at Hearst. The former President of Forbes.com and former Chief Digital Officer of Forbes Media, Smith is an authority on how using real-time bidding systems with finesse can dramatically promote online advertising and branding. Before joining Forbes, Smith was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at TheStreet.com. He also worked...

Duration:00:28:58

TRIZ for Business

7/5/2017
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Victor Fey, a TRIZ Master and a close associate of Genrikh Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ, has over 35 years’ experience in TRIZ research, training, and application. Since The TRIZ Group’s inception in 1995, Victor has collected more than two decades of consulting experience serving the Global 1000. In this innovation consulting capacity, Victor’s work has ranged the gamut from teaching, coaching and consulting, to facilitating and leading cross-functional teams in delivering critical...

Duration:00:22:23