May 23, 2016

Why Beauty is the Key to Design

Alan Moore is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Working at the intersection between design, technology and business, he possesses a unique grasp on the changes that are reshaping our world and an insight and passion on how to transform organizations and businesses to thrive in a world where it’s not business as usual. his latest book, Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (Do Books) was the topic of our conversation.

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May 16, 2016

Using the Imagineering Process

Lou Prosperi wrote the first book in the Imagineering Toolbox Series called The Imagineering Pyramid: Using Disney Theme Park Design Principles to Develop and Promote Your Creative Ideas.When not visiting Disney parks, Lou is a manager, technical writer, instructional designer and former game designer. Lou’s book outlines 15 practices and principles that will enable you to make your project a Disney production.

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May 10, 2016

Digitizing your Traditional Business

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age (Columbia Business School Publishing) shows why traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy?customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models, and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization. This is not another "me too" type book. The material is fresh and original and specifically aimed at traditional business models, though startups will benefit from it. Author David Rogers is my podcast guest.

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May 2, 2016

Transitioning to Experiences

Robert Rose is the author of Experiences: The 7th Era of Marketing and Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand . Robert is the Strategist in Residence and brand advisor for the Content Marketing Institute, a featured writer, and guest blogger for iMedia Connection, CMSWire and Fierce Content Management.

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Apr 25, 2016

Using Trello for Storyboarding

This is more about the use of Trello and for a virtual team than it is about problem-solving. My Storyboard efforts are based on my training in Disney Practices and enhanced by the book, The Disney Way, 3E: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company.


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Apr 20, 2016

Innovating with Lean Six Sigma

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, founder, and CEO of Firefly Consulting, is a globally known expert in the field of Innovation and Operational Excellence and is a coauthor of Fast Innovation. She has led global Lean Six Sigma deployments in multiple industries, including one that saved over one billion dollars. Her new book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World's Most Effective Business Improvement Process, was the topic of discussion in this podcast.

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Apr 10, 2016

Making the Disney Way: Your Way

Bill Capodagli has become one of the most recognizable storytellers (aka keynote speakers) on the cultures of Disney and Pixar, enlightening audiences with Walt Disney's original success formula, “Dream, Believe, Dare, Do”, that is transforming both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies alike. Bill is the co-author of The Disney Way, 3E, along with several others (I have them all), and can be found at Capodagli Jackson Consulting.


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Apr 4, 2016

How Good is Your Digital Footprint?

Kristin Zhivago is president and co-founder of Cloud Potential LLC. They offer best-practice analysis and improvement of a company’s digital impact, mostly working with companies that have historically done well in their space but are now being surpassed – even blindsided – by those who operate at cloud speed and use cloud-based tools. They are instructing managers how to master those tools and then optimize their digital revenue-generation efforts. Kristin is also the author of Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy.


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Mar 28, 2016

The Startup Equation Podcast

Ja-Naé Duane is a speaker, strategist, social scientist, artist, creative economist, and co-author of The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup. The book is filled with infographics, visuals, and case studies—a vibrant, practical guide to creating a winning business model for any startup.

The Startup Equation leads you step by step through the decisions and data to find your perfect startup model. You'll learn how to identify your “entrepreneurial type” and follow the book’s visual roadmap to building your own successful business plan for your unique dream. The book provides the blueprint for not only understanding the startup economy, but the challenges and opportunities for every type of new business.

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Mar 22, 2016

Want to Practice Lean? Go to Gemba

The Gemba Academy provides high quality online and DVD-based lean manufacturing training for individuals and groups. Ron Pereira, co-founder and partner, was my guest has more than 15 years experience in various manufacturing, supply chain, and senior leadership roles. Ron has held the titles of process engineer, engineering manager, master black belt, and director of manufacturing & continuous improvement. They can be found at http://www.gembaacademy.com/.

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Mar 20, 2016

Guidance for the New Manager

Bryan Armentrout is a Corporate Entrepreneur and thought leader in the quality assurance/ risk management space. Bryan is the owner of The Food Leadership Group, a food safety and quality systems consulting firm. He has written a new book called The New Manager Mindset: How to Master the Four Secrets of Leadership that College Doesn’t Teach You which is about passing along what he has learned in over 20+ years as an executive in the food industry.

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Mar 14, 2016

Breaking thru Sales Deadlocks

Dealstorming” is Tim Sanders’s term for a structured, scalable, repeatable process that can break through any sales deadlock. He calls it “a Swiss Army knife for today’s toughest sales challenges.” Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges drives sales innovation by combining the wisdom and creativity of everyone who has a stake in the sale.

About Tim Sanders: Tim has spent most of his career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was on the ground floor of the quality movement, the launch of the mobile phone industry and, most notably, the birth of the world wide web. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day IPO in history. After Yahoo acquired the company, Tim was tapped to lead their ValueLab, which enabled sales teams to close hundreds of millions of dollars of new business through rapid collaboration. By 2001, he rose to the position of Chief Solutions Officer and later, the company’s Leadership Coach. In 2005, he founded Deeper Media, which provides consulting and training services for leading companies, trade associations and government agencies.

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