Podcasts

Have you ever driven a car that you cannot flip? Imagine you drive down a hill at an angle which would make a normal car land on its top. Scary? Indeed!  I was lucky to be invited by CEO Tomcar, David Brim, as part of the interview to test-drive his car.  The interview with David was interesting in the way that he provided different perspectives on how to disrupt an industry. He also spoke about some of the benefits...

What's wrong with corporates? Con asked this question and decided to start his own business back in 2008. It has been an exciting ride since then where he created organisations with literally no attrition because of the culture he built. Now, he plays a key role in the Startup Eco-System helping founders to grow and connecting corporates and startups.  We also discussed what you can do to address your blind spots.  Here three of his tips:  - get a coach...

Almost every software company in the Silicon Valley uses an agile development approach. Venture Capitalists would not invest into a company that is NOT using the agile approach. At the foundation of this massive development that sweeps throughout the world, is a framework called SCRUM. And the Co-Founder is Jeff Sutherland. It's rare to have a guest on the Podcast who has had so much impact in the business world through the concepts he developed, has improved and is still...

Have you ever wondered how hostage negotiator think and negotiate?  I admit, when I was negotiating large corporate deals, I wasn't really thinking about hostage situations.  I was keen to learn the Harvard Negotiation Project and was very impressed by "Beyond Reason" which I used in my preparations.  But then I learned about Chris Voss. He was an FBI hostage negotiator for many years - and one of the best. And he summarised his knowledge and experts into his amazing...

Jurgen Appelo is recognised as one of the top management & leadership experts. He is also the author of several books on this topic - the latest one "Management for Happiness". One of his key messages is that you shouldn't be afraid to try new things. And iterate faster doing that using an agile approach.  It was a great Podcast on the trends in modern management and leadership - relevant for everyone in the corporate world.  Enjoy! More about Jurgen...

Martin Ford is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. His book "The Rise Of The Robots" was the business book of the year in 2015.  This was probably one of my favourite interviews so far. Martin is a visionary regarding AI and robotics.  And in the interview, we both cover the "blue-collar" aspect. But more importantly, we dive into the white-collar disruption.  What are the future jobs that are most likely still safe? Martin picks two areas.  I am sure,...

LinkedIn just surpassed 500,000,000 members worldwide. It is the largest professional network on the planet.  Chances are high that you are also on LinkedIn. Have you ever wondered how you can utilise the platform better for your business?  Alex Pirouz, CEO and Founder Linkfluencer, can help you here! He created a leading LinkedIn training company helping Entrepreneurs and others to utilise LinkedIn to grow the business.  I had the opportunity to visit Alex in his office in Melbourne. It was...

Another amazing millennial guest on the show.  This time, I am talking to Felix Hartmann, 21 years of age. He was already a successful broker, an Amazon best-selling author and now CEO of the Crowdfunding platform Fundthis.com Felix shows what is possible in today's world. We discuss the power of crowdfunding - and the sibling crowdsourcing - and how this can dramatically alter how organisations approach products development. Felix explains some of the key advantages of using a crowd platform like a...

Glen had a successful CIO career before he started the CIO Academy Asia. It was a fascinating look behind the scenes of the CIO world.  When Glen receives an invite for a lunch, he knows that someone is very likely in trouble.  An interesting conversation about today's trends, challenges and opportunities for the CIO community with topics like the 2-speed IT or the use of agile. Glen's key recommendations are to make time for strategic conversations, to serve the community...

Because Millennials will play an important role in the future of organisations, and it's important to understand how to work with, lead them and learn from them, I am excited to have another expert on the show with Gabrielle Bosché. She has written a number of book on the topic already and is working with major organisations. Did you know that Millennials can be split into two main groups? I didn't.  And Millennials like disruption and I more open to...