Podcasts

Human Intelligence 2.0 is the theme of this year's Creative Innovation Conference.  So it fits perfectly with the theme of the Disciplined Disruption Podcast. And it's my great pleasure to have the organiser and mind behind the conference, Tania de Jong, on the Podcast.  Just ahead of the conference in Melbourne, we talk about Human Intelligence and how we can prepare for what is coming.  Enjoy this Episode, and take advantage of the special event discount and download Tania's new...

This Episode is a special one.  I decided to talk about the H.P.D.A. (High Performance in the Digital Age) framework, so you have a better understanding where Disciplined Disruption fits in. This framework helps you to lead yourself and others better in today's fast-changing world.  It's the foundation for my keynote and group presentations.  The session is deliberately short because it's me talking.  I hope you enjoy it.  Let me know when you have any questions. Michael More Information: http://www.michaelalf.com...

This was one of the most entertaining and insightful sessions of the show.  Robert & Shel have authored a number of books together already.  And the last one is called "Fourth Transformation".  I love reading the book - get it here on Amazon. And I was so excited to have both on the show. Yes, this episode is with two guests.  I know you are going to love it. And I am sure you will hear new things about AR/VR...

One of the great things of a medium like a Podcast is to bring different perspectives together.  Some time back, we had Martin Ford as a guest.  Today, I have the pleasure to present Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, with me.  He is running this think tank, and the team published an interesting article (link at the end) on the trends in the labour market in the last 165 years. The results are different...

The University of Melbourne invests a lot of money into research. We talk about $1bn!  And that's across thousands of academics and researchers.  Still, one of the main challenges universities face is the leverage and the application of this research to the benefit of industry and society.  This is why Doron was brought on board of the Melbourne University.  With an amazing background in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capitalism and Start-Up Support, Doron is certainly the right person at the right place. ...

Are you using Siri, Google Home or Amazon Echo? Digital assistants will soon be everywhere.  But, are those assistants able to do all the jobs you might expect from them? Will you be able to book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne via Amazon Echo? Maybe.  More likely is a scenario where your Amazon Echo talks to the digital persona of Qantas and books the right flight. This is only one scenario, Dale discusses with me on the Podcast!  An...

Nic is a great example for Disciplined Disruption with a background in IBM and Australia Post and now at a start-up.  And he focusses his efforts on an increasingly important topic - Cybersecurity. More specifically, his company has developed a solution to prevent identity theft.  On the Podcast, Nic shares a personal story that demonstrates how problematic identity theft is today. Enjoy the episode - I am sure you get some concrete ideas to implement.  More about Nick   ...

From Austria to Australia - because of my German background, I was able to pronounce Nicholas' surname correctly :-) Dr. Nicholas Gruen shares the story of his father that got him interested in  It was a good start into a very entertaining conversation on economics, politics and what we can do differently to solve some of today's problems and challenges. As the CEO of Lateral Economics, Dr Nicholas Gruen is used to think differently, and that's often a good thing to get...

Franz' question as one nobody really has asked him was "Would you do it again?" In this deep conversation, Franz provides a view behind the curtain of a roller-coaster journey. Franz was Founder of Villa & Hut which he sold successfully. But the success didn't last, and he was hit hard. Getting back took a while, and Franz shares more of that in the conversation.  Now Franz is a popular speaker, mentor and also a Non-Executive Director.  We also discuss...

BE AFRAID WHEN YOU FEEL SAFE! That's probably the quintessence of what Disciplined Disruption stands for. And that's what Jonathan shared as a key takeaway.  His book Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments provides insights why resilience in today's world is so important.  Learning from harsh environments will help you to succeed in the business environment too.  Get the book on Amazon here.  What do you do when you get lost in the wild - be it...