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    SPOS #846 - Ella F. Washington On Making Real Progress On Equity And Inclusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 52:58


    Welcome to episode #846 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #846. Candid conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity are never easy. Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Co-host of Gallup's Center of Black Voices Cultural Competence Podcast, and the author of the amazing book, The Necessary Journey - Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Washington continues to deepen her research pipeline and thought leadership as a Gallup Senior Scientist studying race, strengths and other DEI workplace topics. Dr. Washington's global human capital consulting experience has allowed her to impact clients across a myriad of industries including financial services, sports & entertainment, oil and gas, higher education and government. Previously, Dr. Washington led the Diversity and Inclusion function Gallup as a subject matter expert where she provided insight to clients on issues of inclusion, culture, strategic diversity and engagement. Her research and client work focuses on women in the workplace, barriers to inclusion for diverse groups, and working with organizations to build inclusive cultures. She has conducted inclusiveness audits, developed learning workshops, and facilitates strategic planning sessions with executive leadership teams who have goals of intentionally improving diversity and inclusion. These experiences inspired the 2016 founding of Ellavate Solutions, an integrated DEI strategy firm. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 52:57. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dr. Ella F. Washington. The Necessary Journey - Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion. Center of Black Voices Cultural Competence Podcast. Ellavate Solutions. Follow Dr. Ella on Instagram. Follow Dr. Ella on LinkedIn. Follow Dr. Ella on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #845 - Tom Webster On The Future Of Podcasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 51:39


    Welcome to episode #845 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #845. If you ever need to know anything about the state of Podcasting (or where it's going), just ask Tom Webster. Tom has a new role as Partner at Sounds Profitable, dedicated to setting the course for the future of the audio business. He is a 25-year veteran audio researcher and trusted advisor to the biggest companies in podcasting, and has dedicated his career to the advancement of podcasting for networks and individuals alike. He has been the co-author and driver behind some of audio's most influential studies, from the Infinite Dial series to Share of Ear and the Podcast Consumer Tracker. Tom has led hundreds of audience research projects on six continents, for some of the most listened-to podcasts and syndicated radio shows in the world. He's done a card trick for Paula Abdul, shared a martini with Tom Jones, and sold vinyl to Christopher Walken. Tom is known as a results-driven consumer insights visionary, and I am honored to call him a friend. We've both been in the podcasting game longer than most and enjoy the back-and-forth banter about the industry. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 51:39. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Tom Webster. Sounds Profitable. Follow Tom on LinkedIn. Follow Tom on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #844 - Todd Henry On How To Be Creative Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 55:30


    Welcome to episode #844 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #844. When I think about creativity, motivation, getting the work done, being prolific, and taking my thinking to the next level, I often think about the work of Todd Henry. Positioning himself as an "arms dealer for the creative revolution," Todd teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of multiple bestselling books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. With millions of downloads, his podcast - The Accidental Creative - offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy. He's got a brand new book out called, Daily Creative - A Practical Guide For Staying Prolific, Brilliant and Healthy. In the book, we're given a daily dose of insight with 365 exercises and insights for busy professionals, creative and beyond. The book was designed to help you gain powerful focus each and every day. Each daily reading can be completed in five minutes and includes a specific theme to break you out of your current mindsets: A challenge to reflect on and apply a new habit-building principles long with a key action as a takeaway to yield lasting results. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 55:30. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Todd Henry. Daily Creative - A Practical Guide For Staying Prolific, Brilliant and Healthy. The Accidental Creative. Die Empty. Louder Than Words. Herding Tigers. The Motivation Code. The Accidental Creative Podcast. Follow Todd on Twitter. Follow Todd on Instagram. Follow Todd on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #843 - Susie Wise On How We Design For Belonging

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 46:32


    Welcome to episode #843 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #843. Dr. Susie Wise is a design leader with experience in the education, tech, and the social sectors. She coaches leaders in equity design and innovation practices. She teaches at the d.school at Stanford and coaches with the Mira Fellowship. Previously, she founded and directed the K12 Lab at the d.school and co-created Liberatory Design. Her latest book, Design for Belonging, is part of a Stanford d.school series of designer guides, but is filled with insights for all business professionals. The book features a pantheon of smart insights to inspire your design for belonging endeavors and tools and exercises for framing your work. It's also filled with stunning illustrations by DC-based muralist Rose Jaffe. In a world of remote and hybrid work, it's important that everyone has both a sense of belonging and an understanding how to foster belonging in every organization. Enjoy the conversation… Running time: 46:32. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dr. Susie Wise. Design for Belonging. d.school. Rose Jaffe. Follow Susie on LinkedIn. Follow Susie on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #842 - Andrea Belk Olson On Secret Customer Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 53:34


    Welcome to episode #842 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #842. Have you ever met a "differentiation expert"? That's the role of Andrea Belk Olson (who is also a speaker and author). As the CEO at Pragmadik, where her team helps organizations of all sizes better understand customers (their wants, desires and secret needs). She is the author of The Customer Mission, No Disruptions, and more recently published her newest book, What to Ask - How to learn what customers need but don't tell you. A sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events, Andrea is a visiting lecturer at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business and head of their Startup Business Incubator (JPEC Founders Club). She is also a mentor at the University of Iowa Venture School. In What to Ask, Andrea delivers a fresh, cognitive approach for discovering hidden customer needs, converting them quickly into differentiators, and avoiding the pitfalls of traditional research, which ignores the two essential sources of insight: context and behavior. So, if you are faced with discovering what customers really want, this episode is just for you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 53:33. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Andrea Belk Olson. What to Ask. The Customer Mission. No Disruptions. Pragmadik. The Customer Mission Podcast. Follow Andrea on LinkedIn. Follow Andrea on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #841 - Nathan Furr On The Upside Of Uncertainty

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 52:48


    Welcome to episode #841 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #841. In his new book, The Upside of Uncertainty - A Guide To Finding Possibility In The Unknown, Nathan Furr (and his co-author/wife, Susannah Harmon Furr) provide a science-backed guide for navigating and thriving through uncertainty — based on interviews and insights from world-renowned leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives. It's a book for this exact moment in time, and it's a wonderful read. Nathan is an Associate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he teaches innovation and technology strategy. His research focuses on innovation and technology strategy, particularly how new and established firms adapt to technology change and enter new markets. His research has been published in leading journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has received various impressive awards and is a recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, and value creation. He also co-authored Innovation Capital, Leading Transformation, The Innovator's Method, and Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation. Professionally, Nathan has acted as the founder or advisor to corporations and startups in healthcare, clean technology, professional services, the internet, retail and financial services industries. Nathan also sits on the investment board of the Kickstart Seed Fund, an innovative early-stage venture fund, and was the founder of the International Business Model Competition, which attracts thousands of innovative teams from around the world in an international competition. If you're thinking about how to better embrace uncertainty (and, who isn't these days?), this episode is for you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 57:33. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Nathan Furr. The Upside of Uncertainty - A Guide To Finding Possibility In The Unknown. Innovation Capital. Leading Transformation. The Innovator's Method. Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation. Susannah Harmon Furr. Follow Nathan on LinkedIn. Follow Nathan on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #840 - Kathryn Judge On The Rise Of The Middleman Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 50:43


    Welcome to episode #840 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #840. The power of middlemen has, fundamentally, changed the shape of business and our economy. Kathryn Judge is the author of Direct - The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source. In this book, she explores how powerful middlemen and complex supply chains have transformed our lives and how to reclaim the community, connection, and meaning lost along the way. Kathryn is a law professor, author, financial regulation expert, and mother of two. Kate (as she prefers to be called) joined the faculty at Columbia Law School in 2010 and currently serves as the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law. Her research shows how we can promote a more resilient and accountable financial system, and how regulatory design can enhance the legitimacy and efficacy of financial regulation. Her articles have been published in top journals, including Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, etc. and have received accolades from academic peers and industry. She is an editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation and a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 57:33. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Kathryn Judge. Direct - The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source. Follow Kathryn on LinkedIn. Follow Kathryn on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #839 - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz On Trusting Data (And Not Your Gut)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 57:34


    Welcome to episode #839 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #839- Host: Mitch Joel. Should you always trust the data? Should you always trust your gut? Is there science behind these choices? Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist turned writer and journalist. He spends his time investigating all types of data to help us answer big questions and make better decisions at work and in life. He's been called a data revolution “prophet” by Dan Pink, because of Seth's ability to teach us how our instincts lead us astray, but data can help us see the world more accurately, ask better questions, and get happier (according to him). His first book was, Everybody Lies - Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, and his latest one is, Don't Trust Your Gut - Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life. Seth is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times and a former visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, where he developed a course about his research. Seth has presented his original research scientific manuscripts, public journals, and engaging lectures all over the world. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard and a BA in Philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 57:33. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Don't Trust Your Gut - Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life. Everybody Lies - Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. Follow Seth on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #838 - Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher On Expertise (And Who Is Truly An Expert)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 59:37


    Welcome to episode #838 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #838 - Host: Mitch Joel. It seems like everyone on LinkedIn (which is everyone who works) considers themself an expert in something (or everything). What is expertise? Who should we consider an expert? Is there one definition to rule them all? Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher is not just an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Science, Health, and Technology Communication at the University of Waterloo, but is also the author of, On Expertise - Cultivating Character, Goodwill, and Practical Wisdom. Much of Ashley's current research focuses on climate change communication, and she is a member of the University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and the Water Institute. In addition to her duties at Waterloo, she is the General Co-Editor, with Carolyn R. Miller, at Genre Across Borders. Further, she served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) from 2019-2021 and as President of ARSTM from 2018-2019. Ashley's research focuses on how communication practices shape the processes of science and also how diverse audiences engage with scientific and technical subjects through various communication strategies and modalities. Along with being the author of On Expertise, she also wrote Science Communication Online, and is co-editor of Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. Ashley has also been published in numerous journal articles and chapters. If you consider yourself an expert or eyeroll at those who self-describe themselves as one, this episode is for you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:37. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher. On Expertise - Cultivating Character, Goodwill, and Practical Wisdom. Science Communication Online. Emerging Genres in New Media Environments. Genre Across Borders. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #837 - Catherine Price On Why Fun Is Better Than Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 61:22


    Welcome to episode #837 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #837 - Host: Mitch Joel. This week, TED released a new talk titled, Why fun is the secret to a healthier life, that was delivered by Catherine Price on the main stage at TED in Vancouver a few months back. It's an event that I have been attending for well over a decade, and Catherine's talk was - without a question - one of the best talks at this year's event. In a strange twist of fate, Catherine wound up joining myself and others for one of the "open night" dinners that I had organized. We became fast friends. This led me down the rabbit hole of the amazing work that she has done. A special thanks to Adam Grant for making the connection and introduction. Here's how Catherine describes herself: "I help people scroll less, live more, and have fun." She is a science journalist, speaker, teacher, consultant, and the author of many books including, The Power of Fun - How to Feel Alive Again, How to Break Up With Your Phone and Vitamania - How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. Her writing has appeared in places like The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, and many more. Her passion is using her background as a science journalist to help people question their assumptions, make positive changes in their lives, and see mundane things (like fun, phones, vitamins) in an interesting and more philosophical light. She is also the founder of Screen/Life Balance, a resource hub dedicated to helping people create more intentional relationships with technology and reconnect with what really matters to them in life. Her newsletter is also a bright and intelligent light for your inbox (you can subscribe right here). Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:01:21. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Catherine Pric. The Power of Fun - How to Feel Alive Again. How to Break Up With Your Phone. Vitamania - How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food. The TED Talk: Why fun is the secret to a healthier life. Screen/Life Balance. Catherine Price's newsletter. Follow Catherine on Instagram. Follow Catherine on LinkedIn. Follow Catherine on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #836 - Ashish Goel On Overcoming The Challenges Of Creative Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 48:17


    Welcome to episode #836 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #836 - Host: Mitch Joel. Ashish Goel has launched and run design divisions for multiple international companies. He is an entrepreneur, designer, former teaching fellow and a collaborator on the Stanford 2025 project. He is the former head of design at Zomato (India's larger-scale Yelp!). He currently runs Boca, his sparkling water start-up, and advises some of India's top technology companies on design and product management. His new book via the d.school, The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, is called Drawing on Courage - Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making. Ashish believes that this topic is not-always-talked about, yet fundamental to doing cutting edge design work. According to Ashish, "You can do good-enough design-for-life work with its associated tools, but to do great design work you need grit." His book is a practical, illustrated guide to overcoming the challenges of creative work, including where to start, how to give or get feedback, when to change direction, and how to stand up for what matters. Enjoy the conversation.... Running time: 48:16. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Ashish Goel. Drawing on Courage - Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making. d.school. Boca. Follow Ashish on LinkedIn. Follow Ashish on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #835 - Kim Scott On Radical Candor And Ultimate Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 59:09


    Welcome to episode #835 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #835 - Host: Mitch Joel. I have been hard at work trying to find a way to meet Kim Scott since she first published the book, Radical Candor. A special thanks to Dorie Clark and Alisa Cohn for inviting Kim to a dinner that we hosted during the last TED event in Vancouver. Along with Radical Candor, Kim is also the author of Just Work - How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-ass Culture of Inclusivity and co-founder of the companies, Just Work and Radical Candor. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Prior to that Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley, and loves to write fiction novels almost as much (maybe more) than business books. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:01. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Kim Scott. Just Work - How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-ass Culture of Inclusivity. Radical Candor. Follow Kim on LinkedIn. Follow Kim on Instagram. Follow Kim on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #834 - Ron Carucci On How To Lead With Truth, Justice And Purpose

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 58:19


    Welcome to episode #834 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #834 - Host: Mitch Joel. Under what conditions will people tell the truth, behave fairly and act with purpose at work? And when will they lie, cheat and be selfish? Based on 15 years of research, Ron Carucci's latest book, To Be Honest, looks at four factors and how they foster the right (or wrong) culture. Ron has a thirty-year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership — from start-ups to Fortune 10s, non-profits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. With experience in more than 25 countries on four continents, he helps organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and then designs programs to execute those strategies. The author of eight books, Ron shares the stories of leaders who have acted with purpose, honesty and justice even when it was difficult to do so, and how they came out on top. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 58:19. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Ron Carucci. To Be Honest. Navalent. Follow Ron on LinkedIn. Follow Ron on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #833 - Christine Porath On Mastering Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 47:53


    Welcome to episode #833 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #833 - Host: Mitch Joel. What does it mean to build a community? How powerful are communities? Have communities become to insular lately? Christine Porath is a tenured professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She's the author of Mastering Civility - A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. Her latest book is called, Mastering Community - The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us From Surviving To Thriving. In this book, Christine argues how important thriving communities are to our wellbeing and the success of organizations, and learn what steps you can take to create them. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 47:52. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Christine Porath. Mastering Community - The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us From Surviving To Thriving. Mastering Civility - A Manifesto for the Workplace. The Cost of Bad Behavior. Follow Christine on LinkedIn. Follow Christine on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #832 - John Hagel On The Future, Technology And Life At The Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 52:22


    Welcome to episode #832 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #832 - Host: Mitch Joel. To those in the know, John Hagel is a known entity. I've heard him described as the horse-whisperer to many of technology's most respected leaders. John has spent over forty years in Silicon Valley and has experience as a management consultant, entrepreneur, speaker and author. He is driven by a desire to help individuals and institutions around the world to increase their impact in a rapidly changing world. After recently retiring as a partner from Deloitte, John published his newest book, The Journey Beyond Fear, that addresses the psychology of change and he is developing a series of programs to help people navigate through change at many levels. John has founded a new company, Beyond Our Edge, that works with companies and people who are seeking to anticipate the future and achieve much greater impact. While at Deloitte, John was the founder and leader of the global Center for the Edge with the mission of identifying emerging business opportunities that should be on the agenda of CEO's, but are not, and doing the research to persuade them to put them on their agenda. He has also worked with McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group. He also served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. He currently is on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, an organization that conducts leading edge research on complex adaptive systems. He also serves on the faculty of Singularity University. He has also led a number of initiatives regarding business transformation with the World Economic Forum. In addition to his new book, John is the author of seven books, including The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge. If you think about the future of work and how we can adapt to change, this is for you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 52:21. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with John Hagel. The Journey Beyond Fear. Beyond Our Edge. The Power of Pull. Net Gain. Net Worth. Out of the Box. The Only Sustainable Edge. Follow John on Facebook. Follow John on LinkedIn. Follow John on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'. Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #832 - Host: Mitch Joel.

    SPOS #831 - Robert Livingston On Seeking And Speaking The Truth About Racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 53:56


    Welcome to episode #831 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #831 - Host: Mitch Joel. His book, The Conversation - How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racisms Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organization, is widely regarded as one of the best books on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and leading expert on the science underlying bias and racism in organizations. Prior to joining the Harvard Kennedy School in 2015, he held positions as Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Associate Professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Sussex, where he was also area chair, and founder and faculty director of the Centre for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity. Dr. Livingston is also a practitioner whose passion is the application of social psychological theory and research to solving real-world organizational and societal challenges. For two decades, he has served as a diversity consultant to scores of Fortune 500 companies, public-sector agencies, and non-profit organizations. His Harvard Business Review article, How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace, was the winner of the 2020 Warren Bennis Prize, awarded to the best article on leadership published in HBR each year. This article was also included in HBR at 100 — a book showcasing the most influential and innovative articles published in Harvard Business Review over the last century. His groundbreaking approach to combatting racism is detailed in the book, The Conversation. It was selected from among 600 entries as one of six finalists for the Financial Times & McKinsey Best Book of 2021 Award. The Conversation was also nominated for a 2022 NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Literary Work—Instructional” category. Dr. Livingston is an elected Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and he was also selected by Thinkers50 as a member of the Radar Class of 2022. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 53:55. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dr. Robert Livingston. The Conversation - How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racisms Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organization. UpCurrent by Robert Livingston on Substack. Follow Robert on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #830 - Zoe Chance On News Ways To Think About Influence And Persuasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 47:39


    Welcome to episode #830 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #830 - Host: Mitch Joel. Dr. Zoe Chance is a writer, teacher, researcher, and climate philanthropist obsessed with the topic of interpersonal influence. She earned her doctorate from Harvard and now teaches the most popular course at Yale School of Management, which is the basis for her international bestseller, Influence Is Your Superpower - The Science of Winning Hearts, Speaking Change and Making Good Things Happen. Her framework for behavior change is the foundation for Google's global food policy, and before academia, she managed a $200 million segment of the Barbie brand at Mattel. Today, Zoe teaches smart, kind people to raise money for charity, get elected to political office, fund startups, start movements, save lives, find love, negotiate great deals and job offers, and even get along better with their kids. In other words, she helps people to use their superpower of influence as a force for good. Influence Is Your Superpower will teach you how to transform your life, your organization, and perhaps even the course of history. It's an ethical approach to influence that will make life better for everyone, starting with you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 47:39. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Zoe Chance. Influence Is Your Superpower. Follow Zoe on LinkedIn. Follow Zoe on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #829 - David McRaney On The Surprising Science of How Minds Change

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 55:39


    Welcome to episode #829 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #829 - Host: Mitch Joel. When you have a curious mind, you might find yourself wondering what it takes to truly change someone's mind... is that even possible? Especially as things get as crazy as they have become? David McRaney had his own mind changed (about many things)… and it surprised him. David is a science journalist, and he's fascinated will all things brains, minds and culture. He created the blog/book/podcast, You Are Not So Smart, to get a better understanding of self-delusion and motivated reasoning. He started the blog in 2009, and the book became a bestseller shortly after (now available in 17 languages). His second book, You Are Now Less Dumb, was released in 2013, and his latest book is, How Minds Change - The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion and Persuasion. David also recently wrote, produced, and recorded a six-hour audio documentary, Exploring Genius, that dives deep into the history of the idea and the word: genius. With that, if you think that we can't motivate others to rethink their beliefs, you would be wrong. If you still don't believe me, listen to this show. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 55:38. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with David McRaney. How Minds Change - The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion and Persuasion. You Are Not So Smart. You Are Now Less Dumb. Exploring Genius. You Are Not So Smart - the podcast. Follow David on LinkedIn. Follow David on Instagram. Follow David on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #828 - Laura Huang On Turning Adversity Into Advantage

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 53:13


    Welcome to episode #828 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #828 - Host: Mitch Joel. Laura Huang is a professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Laura's research examines interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. She is the creator and co-founder of Project EMplify, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment. Previously, she held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. Her first book is entitled, Edge - Turning Adversity into Advantage, and it looks at how to find a competitive edge when the obstacles feel insurmountable. How do you get people to take you seriously when they're predisposed not to, and perhaps have already written you off? Through her deeply-researched framework, Laura shows how we can turn weaknesses into strengths and create an edge in any situation. She explains how an entrepreneur scored a massive investment despite initially being disparaged for his foreign accent, and how a first-time political candidate overcame voters' doubts about his physical disabilities. Special shout-out to Laura Gassner Otting for the introduction to Laura. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 53:13. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Laura Huang. Edge - Turning Adversity into Advantage. Project EMplify. Follow Laura on Instagram. Follow Laura on LinkedIn. Follow Laura on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #827 - Ayelet Fishbach On The Science Of Motivation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 54:39


    Welcome to episode #827 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #827 - Host: Mitch Joel. Is there an actual science to motivation? Can that science be understood in a world where there are so many hucksters push "motivation" with snake oil-like magnitude? Please meet Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing and IBM Corporation Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ayelet studies social psychology, management and consumer behavior. She is an expert on motivation and decision making. She has presented her research all over the world. Ayelet has served as an Associate Editor on several journals, including Psychological Science and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and she has served on the editorial board of leading journals in psychology and management. She has further served as the president of the International Social Cognition Network and the Society for the Study of Motivation. She is the recipient of several international awards, including the Society of Experimental Social Psychology's Best Dissertation Award, Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. In 2006, she received the Provost's Teaching Award from the University of Chicago. Most recently, Ayelet published her first book, Get It Done - Surprising Lessons From The Science of Motivation, that presents a new theoretical framework for self-motivated action, explaining how to identify the right goals, attack the “middle problem,” battle temptations, use the help of others around you, and so much more. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:39. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Ayelet Fishbach. Get It Done - Surprising Lessons From The Science of Motivation. Follow Ayelet on LinkedIn. Follow Ayelet on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #826 - Roger Martin On A New Way To Think

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 57:24


    Welcome to episode #826 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #826 - Host: Mitch Joel. Don't take my word for it, but Roger Martin is one of the world's top business thinkers in the world. I do think this is true. In 2017, Roger was named the world's #1 management thinker by Thinkers50, an annual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, LEGO and Ford. He is is a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto where he served as Dean from 1998-2013. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants. His newest book is, A New Way to Think - Your Guide to Superior Managerial Effectiveness. His previous twelve books include, When More is Not Better, Creating Great Choices (with Jennifer Riel), Getting Beyond Better (with Sally Osberg), and Playing To Win (with A.G. Lafley). He has written thirty Harvard Business Review articles and writing every week on Medium as well. If you love big thinking about business, this episode is for. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 57:24. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Roger Martin. A New Way to Think - Your Guide to Superior Managerial Effectiveness. When More is Not Better. Creating Great Choices. Getting Beyond Better. Playing To Win. Roger on Medium. Follow Roger on LinkedIn. Follow Roger on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #825 - Joe Pulizzi Breaks Down The Creator Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 59:22


    Welcome to episode #825 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #825 - Host: Mitch Joel. Web3, the creator economy, Discord servers, social tokenization, decentralized technology, Twitch streams… and so much more. When it comes to this new world of content marketing, social media and personal brands slamming into newer platforms and creators, you will meet some of the sketchiest people. Lots of talk with little protein. Joe Pulizzi is the real deal, and since his first Content Marketing World back in 2010, I count him as both a good friend and one of the kindest, smartest minds in the business. Joe has founded five companies including his latest, Creator Economy Expo (the inaugural event takes places next week in Phoenix from May 2nd - 4th, 2022). Joe also recently launched, the content entrepreneurship news site, The Tilt, and the Content Marketing Institute. In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Content Council. His podcast series, This Old Marketing with Robert Rose, has millions of downloads. His charitable foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to children in over 35 states. Joe is also a bestselling writer. He is the author of Content Inc. (which was recently completely updated and expanded into a second edition), Killing Marketing, Epic Content Marketing and more. His novel, The Will To Die, was awarded "Best Suspense Book" of 2020 by the National Indie Excellence Awards. What does the creator economy and content entrepreneurship mean for you as the world of Web3 grows? Let's break down this new world of influencers, content marketing and more. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:22. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Joe Pulizzi. Creator Economy Expo. The Tilt. The Will To Die. This Old Marketing. Content Inc.. Killing Marketing. Epic Content Marketing. Content Marketing Institute. The Orange Effect. Follow Joe on LinkedIn. Follow Joe on Facebook. Follow Joe on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #824 - Shalene Gupta On The Power Of Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 50:42


    Welcome to episode #824 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #824 - Host: Mitch Joel. Do you trust the brands that you buy from? Has your definition of trust in business shifted through this pandemic? Shalene Gupta is a research associate at Harvard Business School and the co-author of The Power of Trust - How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It with Harvard Business School professor, Sandra Sucher. The Power of Trust was nominated for a Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea award. In 2022, Shalene was identified as a thinker to watch out for and made the Thinkers50 Radar list. In the past she was a reporter for Fortune where she wrote about the intersection of diversity and tech. Before working as a reporter, she was a financial specialist for the U.S. Department of Treasury, taught English in Malaysia on a Fulbright scholarship and wrote a book documenting the history of the Malaysian Fulbright program. She has a BA in writing seminars and psychology from Johns Hopkins and an MS from Columbia Journalism School. She's also a graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program. Shalene has taught writing classes in the Boston area, spoken at conferences about trust and diversity, and is now thinking deeply about how we can learn to better trust one another and the companies that we work with. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 50:41. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Shalene Gupta. The Power of Trust - How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It. Sandra Sucher. Follow Shalene on LinkedIn. Follow Shalene on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #823 - Debbie Heiser On Rethinking Age And Aging

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 47:11


    Welcome to episode #823 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #823 - Host: Mitch Joel. When I read Debbie Heiser's bio after her being named to the Thinkers50 list, I knew I wanted to dig into her domain of authority. Debbie is an Applied Developmental Psychologist, a TEDx speaker, consultant, Founder of The Mentor Project, and an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. Debbie has additionally authored peer-reviewed articles, is co-editor of Spiritual Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults, and a frequent expert guest for syndicated and local talk radio shows, international and local podcasts, and print and online media outlets. Her research covers a wide range of topics related to aging, including depression identification, dementia, and frailty. She received an international award for her research on depression identification, as well as serving for nine years on the Board of the State Society on Aging of New York and was President in 2008. Later In 2016, she served as President of Queens Psychological Association in New York. How do you think about age and aging? If you're young, aging is just around the corner, and for those in their middle age, it's a topic that can impact everything from health and happiness to wealth and progress. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 47:11. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Debbie Heiser. The Mentor Project. Follow Debbie on LinkedIn. Follow Debbie on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #822 - Marcus Buckingham On Love And Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 64:35


    Welcome to episode #822 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #822 - Host: Mitch Joel. Marcus Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review's most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of countless in-depth profiles, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own coaching and education firm, The Marcus Buckingham Company. As CEO, he quickly turned it into a human capital management company working with some of the world's largest organizations. He is known as the world's most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus's strengths-based approach is defining the future of work as we know it. He is the author of nine books, including: The One Thing You Need To Know, Now, Discover Your Strengths, First, Break All The Rules, and his latest: Love + Work. The book looks at the intelligent intersection of what you love to with how you contribute it. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:04:35. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Marcus Buckingham. Love + Work. The One Thing You Need To Know. Now, Discover Your Strengths. First, Break All The Rules. The Marcus Buckingham Company. Follow Marcus on LinkedIn. Follow Marcus on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #821 - Whitney Johnson On Smart Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 54:21


    Welcome to episode #821 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #821 - Host: Mitch Joel. Growth is the goal. Helping people develop their potential - enabling them to articulate and become the self they want to be, are capable of being, and that best serves them and others in the short and long term — is what we, as individuals and leaders, strive toward. But how do we grow? This is the question that Whitney Johnson's new book, Smart Growth - How To Grow Your People To Grow Your Company answers. Whitney is CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors. Along with being one of the most fascinating people that I know, she is one of the top ten business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50, Whitney is an expert at smart growth leadership. Whitney has worked at Fortune 100 companies, and as an award-winning equity analyst on Wall Street. She co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School's late Clayton Christensen. She has coached alongside the renowned Marshall Goldsmith, selected by Goldsmith in 2017 as a Top 15 Coach out of a pool of more than 17,000 candidates. Whitney understands how companies work, how investors think, and how the best coaches coach. An award-winning author, Whitney teaches the S Curve of Learning to managers and companies as both a keynote speaker and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning. An innovation and disruption theorist, Whitney is also the author of the bestselling, Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself. She also hosts the weekly, Disrupt Yourself podcast. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:21. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Whitney Johnson. Smart Growth - How To Grow Your People To Grow Your Company. Disrupt Yourself. Build an A Team. Disruption Advisors. Disrupt Yourself podcast. Follow Whitney on LinkedIn. Follow Whitney on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #820 - Jenny Blake On How To Love Your Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 48:14


    Welcome to episode #820 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #820 - Host: Mitch Joel. Time is not money. Time is life force. This is the core of Jenny Blake's powerful new book, Free Time - Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business. Jenny is an author and podcaster (and friend) who loves helping people navigate change and free time to do more of their best work. Jenny is the author of the award-winning book, Pivot - The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, and co-creator of Google's acclaimed Career Guru coaching program. Free Time teaches people to move from friction to flow through smarter systems and the three-stage Free Time Framework. Jenny hosts two podcasts with over 1 million downloads combined: Free Time with Jenny Blake for heart-based business owners, and Pivot with Jenny Blake for navigating change. Jenny started her first blog, Life After College, in 2005. After two years as the first employee at a political polling start-up in Silicon Valley, followed by five years at Google in training and career development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 to launch her own business. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 48:13. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Jenny Blake. Free Time - Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business. Pivot - The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One. Life After College. Free Time with Jenny Blake. Pivot with Jenny Blake. Follow Jenny on LinkedIn. Follow Jenny on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #819 - Maria Brito On How To Turn Your Ideas Into Gold

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 50:04


    SPOS #818 - Jennifer Moss On The Burnout Epidemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 49:38


    SPOS #817 - Carla Johnson On Rethinking Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 51:23


    Welcome to episode #817 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #817 - Host: Mitch Joel. Carla Johnson helps organizations that are constrained by an old-school approach when taking on new world problems. They're struggling with unpredictability, frustrations, and a shortfall of results. They might think the problem is the wrong people or strategy or product. But they're really suffering from an outdated and faulty architecture. Even the hardest work and best intentions fall flat with the wrong conditions for innovation and more broadly – success – in these modern and volatile times. As an Innovation Architect and CEO of RE:Think Labs, Carla helps organizations design and build the ideal architecture to accelerate innovation, engagement, and growth. Having written ten books and studied both innovation and architecture for the last twenty years, she's developed a specific framework to help leaders remodel their approaches in order to boost speed, reduce risk, and enjoy more predictable outcomes. In her latest book, RE:Think Innovation, teaches her 5-step framework to connect the dots, come up with the ideas and find the opportunities in any market, for any business and under any condition. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 51:22. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Carla Johnson. RE:Think Innovation. Follow Carla on LinkedIn. Follow Carla on Twitter.  This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #816 - Gaurav Bhatnagar On Breakthrough Performance And Well-Being

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 50:12


    SPOS #815 - Sarah Stein Greenberg On How To Think, Create And Lead

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 52:06


    SPOS #814 - Barry Nalebuff On Better Ways To Negotiate

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 55:36


    SPOS #813 - Sucharita Kodali On The Future Of Retail And Consumer Behavior

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 60:07


    Welcome to episode #813 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #813 - Host: Mitch Joel. When I think of retail and the state of eCommerce, I'm always curious what Sucharita Kodali is thinking. As Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, Sucharita is a leading expert on eCommerce, multichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. In her research (you can get a taste of it right here), Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. Prior to Forrester, Sucharita was the director of marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she managed the customer acquisition, retention, and market research efforts for the $2 billion luxury retailer's online channel. Sucharita holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:00:07. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Sucharita Kodali. Forrester. A taste of Sucharita's latest research. Follow Sucharita on LinkedIn. Follow Sucharita on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #811 - Ruth Gotian On Peak Business Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 52:22


    Welcome to episode #811 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #811 - Host: Mitch Joel. Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is currently a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about optimizing success. She also has a weekly podcast by the same name, where she gathers high achievers to talk about their journey to success. In 2021, she was one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking and is a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. During her extensive career, she has personally coached and mentored thousands of people ranging from undergraduates to faculty members. As Assistant Dean for Mentoring she oversaw the success of nearly 1,800 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine. Currently, she researches the most successful people of our generation, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, CEOs and Olympic champions, in order to learn about their habits and practices so that we may optimize our own success. She is also the author of a brand new book titled, The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 52:22. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dr. Ruth Gotian. The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance. Optimizing Success Podcast. Follow Ruth on Twitter. Follow Ruth on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #810 - Martin Ford On The Rule Of The Robots

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 53:54


    Welcome to episode #810 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #810 - Host: Mitch Joel. Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of four books, including including his latest, Rule of the Robots - How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything, the New York Times Bestselling Rise of the Robots, Architects of Intelligence, and The Lights in the Tunnel. He is also the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. His TED Talk on the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on the economy and society, given on the main stage at the 2017 TED Conference (where I was in attendance), has been viewed over 3 million times. So, if you have been thinking about artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of (just about) everything, this is for you. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 53:54. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Martin Ford. Rule of the Robots - How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything. Rise of the Robots. Architects of Intelligence. The Lights in the Tunnel. Follow Martin on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #809 - Dorie Clark On How To Play The Long Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 54:03


    Welcome to episode #809 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #809 - Host: Mitch Joel. One of the great pleasures of my professional career has been getting to know Dorie Clark and watching her ascent in the business world. Dorie has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Dorie, a consultant and keynote speaker, teaches executive education at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and she is the bestselling author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, Stand Out, and her new book, The Long Game - How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie has been described by the New York Times as an 'expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.' A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:03. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dorie Clark. The Long Game - How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. Entrepreneurial You. Reinventing You. Stand Out. Follow Dorie on Facebook. Follow Dorie on LinkedIn. Follow Dorie on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #808 - Len Herstein On Vigilance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 54:33


    Welcome to episode #808 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #808 - Host: Mitch Joel. I first heard about Len Herstein because he was running an ever-popular live event called, Brand ManageCamp. A few years later we spoke, and he asked me to give one of the keynote presentations (virtual… because… ya know…). From there we exchanged messages from time to time and became quick friends. Len also understands the danger of complacency. He just wishes he had known earlier. Now, as the author of Be Vigilant! Strategies to Stop Complacency, Improve Performance, and Safeguard Success. Your Business and Relationships Depend on It, he's on a mission to empower organizations and individuals to safeguard the success they've worked so hard to achieve. Len has a three decade history in business, marketing, and entrepreneurism. Before founding ManageCamp Inc and producing 19 annual iterations of the world-acclaimed Brand ManageCamp marketing conference, Len worked in brand marketing and innovation for Coca-Cola, The Campbell Soup Company, and Nabisco. Len is also a Reserve Sheriff's Deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado. In this volunteer position, he works up to 850 hours a year as a State-certified peace officer on the patrol team – for free. Inspired to make a positive contribution to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Douglas County, Len works to be part of the solution of creating better relationships between police and the community. It wasn't long before Len realized he was learning valuable lessons through his law enforcement training that could be applied directly back to his business. The most important lesson, and one of the very first he learned, was the concept that complacency kills and vigilance saves. Now Len has developed actionable strategies to help business leaders stop complacency, improve performance, and safeguard success through vigilance. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:32. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Len Herstein. Be Vigilant! Strategies to Stop Complacency, Improve Performance, and Safeguard Success. Your Business and Relationships Depend on It. Brand ManageCamp. ManageCamp Inc. Follow Len on Facebook. Follow Len on LinkedIn. Follow Len on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #807 - Karen Walrond On How To Work For Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 56:37


    Welcome to episode #807 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #807 - Host: Mitch Joel. She is on a mission to help people name their gifts, attain their goals and make light. Karen Walrond is an author, a leadership and activism coach, and a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, having been trained in Brené Brown's work on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience and worthiness. Karen also trained in positive psychology coaching from the Wholebeing Institute, using the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction, purpose and fulfillment in life. She's also a bestselling author, on the subjects of tapping into your superpowers and how to work for change in the world without losing your joy, and she's contributed both photographs and essays to books on faith and self-expression. Her latest book is called, The Lightmaker's Manifesto - How To Work For Change Without Losing Your Joy. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 56:36. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Karen Walrond. The Lightmaker's Manifesto - How To Work For Change Without Losing Your Joy. Follow Karen on LinkedIn. Follow Karen on Facebook. Follow Karen on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #806 - Martin Moore On Reconnecting Leadership With Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 54:47


    Welcome to episode #806 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #806 - Host: Mitch Joel. Meet a very animated (and passionate) leader... who demands real results. His business, Your CEO Mentor, creates cut-through content for leaders who want to build their leadership confidence and skills, fast. Co-founded by father/daughter duo Martin Moore and Emma Green, their purpose is to improve the quality of leaders, globally. Together they have distilled Marty's 30+ years of senior leadership experience and turned it into practical, no nonsense content that helps experienced leaders become exceptional leaders. They host the podcast, No Bullsh!t Leadership, and their book of the same name is a great read. They also run the highly regarded online leadership program, Leadership Beyond The Theory, and work with leaders through a range of bespoke consulting and keynote speaking engagements. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 54:47. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Martin Moore. Emma Green. No Bullsh!t Leadership. No Bullsh!t Leadership Podcast. Leadership Beyond The Theory. Follow Martin on Facebook. Follow Martin on Instagram. Follow Martin on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    SPOS #805 - Vanessa Bohns On Influence And Persuasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 60:40


    Welcome to episode #805 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #805 - Host: Mitch Joel. I'm really into this book called, You Have More Influence Than You Think - How We Underestimate Our Power Of Persuasion, And Why It Matters by Vanessa Bohns. Vanessa is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in psychology from Columbia University and an AB in psychology from Brown University. Vanessa has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business and has taught at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review, and her research has been published in top academic journals in psychology, management, and law, and featured by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, and beyond. This is her first book, and it illustrates why we we fail to recognize the influence we have, and how that lack of awareness can lead us to miss opportunities or accidentally misuse our power. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:00:39. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Vanessa Bohns. You Have More Influence Than You Think. Follow Vanessa on Instagram. Follow Vanessa on LinkedIn. Follow Vanessa on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #804 - Azeem Azhar On This Exponential Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 61:25


    Welcome to episode #804 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #804 - Host: Mitch Joel. Azeem Azhar is on a mission to explain how our societies and ways of life will change under the force of exponential technologies. He is determined to bring together the two cultures of innovation and tech and of business, society and policy and help us understand the real implications of the changes we are witnessing; which he is able to do from the vantage point of a 25-year career as an entrepreneur, investor and analyst in the tech industry. Azeem's book is called, The Exponential Age - How Accelerating Technology Is Transforming Business, Politics and Society. He brings a unique background to explain the intersection of breakthrough technologies and the economies and societies in which we live. His amazing newsletter, Exponential View, is loved by investors, academics, journalists and nerds like me from around the world. Azeem also hosts the Exponential View podcast, distributed by Harvard Business Review. Azeem is a senior advisor to professional services firm, PwC. He also advises entrepreneurial firms and is an investor in early-stage startups in AI, renewable energy, female healthtech, self-driving cars and marketplaces. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:01:24. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Azeem Azhar. The Exponential Age - How Accelerating Technology Is Transforming Business, Politics and Society. Azeem's newsletter: Exponential View. Azeem's podcast: Exponential View. Follow Azeem on LinkedIn. Follow Azeem on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #803 - Pamela Slim On New Customers And New Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 58:08


    Welcome to episode #803 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #803 - Host: Mitch Joel. When the book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, came out in 2009, it changed a lot (for many people). The author, Pamela Slim, established herself as a recognized authority in what business could be. She is also a community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. Over the years, it has been amazing to become friends with her. Pam is also the author of Body of Work and her recently published book, The Widest Net - Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right In Front of You. Pam also partnered with my other friend/author Susan Cain to build and launch the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute. In 2016, Pam launched the K'é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 58:08. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Pamela Slim. The Widest Net - Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right In Front of You. Escape from Cubicle Nation. Body of Work. K'é Main Street Learning Lab. Follow Pamela on LinkedIn. Follow Pamela on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #802 - Adam Tooze On How Covid Shook The World's Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 56:51


    Welcome to episode #802 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #802 - Host: Mitch Joel. Are you sick about all the Covid talk? Don't let that stop you from listening to what Adam Tooze has to say about it. Adam is the author of the recently published book, Shutdown - How Covid Shook The World's Economy. Adam's perspective is a little different than most. Adam holds the Shelby Cullom Davis chair of History at Columbia University and serves as Director of the European Institute. In 2019, Foreign Policy Magazine named him one of the top Global Thinkers of the decade. Prior to Shutdown, Adam published, Crashed - How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed The World in 2018. His perspective on recent history and the economy is second to none. Adam was born in London. He grew up between England and Heidelberg Germany. Having received his BA in Economics from King's College Cambridge in the summer of 1989, he had the good fortune to witness the end of the Cold War in Berlin, where he began his postgraduate studies. He went on to take his PhD from the London School of Economics. From 1996 to 2009 Adam taught at the University of Cambridge, where he was Reader in Modern History and Gurnee Hart fellow in History at Jesus College. After Cambridge, Adam was appointed to the Barton M. Biggs Professorship at Yale University, where he succeeded Paul Kennedy as the Director of International Security Studies. Adam joined Columbia's history department in the summer of 2015. Along with Crashed and Shutdown, he has written a slew of other books that have been translated into eleven languages. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 56:51. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Adam Tooze. Shutdown - How Covid Shook The World's Economy. Crashed - How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed The World. Chartbook - Substack. Follow Adam on Facebook. Follow Adam on Twitter.  This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #801 - Dave Pell On Breaking News And Being The Internet's Managing Editor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 67:54


    Welcome to episode #801 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #801 - Host: Mitch Joel. One of the best newsletters online is NextDraft. It is a a quick and entertaining look at the day's most fascinating news curated and with commentary by Dave Pell (who has self-appointed himself as Managing Editor of the Internet). Dave has been writing about news, technology, and media since 1999. He's been news obsessed since he was child. He has also been investing in and advising startups since the earliest days of the internet, and has written extensively on the role of technology in our lives. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He sits on the board of 826 Valencia and is a longtime advisor to the Center for Investigative Reporting. This is his first book: Please Scream Inside Your Heart - Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End, and it's a cathartic and humorous ride through the unnerving, maddening hellscape of the 2020 press cycle, reestablishing the line between "real" news and real life. "Fueled by the wisdom and advice of his two Holocaust-surviving parents, for whom parts of this story were all too familiar, Pell puts the key stories of 2020 into context with pith and punch - highlighting turning points that widened America's divisions, deepened our obsession with a media-driven civil war, and nearly knocked the country off its tracks. Pell also examines the role of technology in society—and how we somehow built the exact opposite of what we thought we were building. Why did the lies spread faster than the truth? How did our tech addiction contribute to the nightmare? Why do you feel a vibration in your pocket right now?" Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:07:54. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Dave Pell. NextDraft. Please Scream Inside Your Heart - Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End. Follow Dave on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #800 - Debbie Millman On Why Design (And Podcasting) Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 62:23


    Welcome to episode #800 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #800 - Host: Mitch Joel. I'm not one to celebrate milestones. Still, I found myself wondering who might make for a fascinating conversation if episode number 800 ever happened. I wanted it to be someone that I know, love and respect. At the same time, I wanted it be someone that has yet to be a guest on the show. Someone who knows what it's like to toil in the long conversations over the years. There was only one choice: Debbie Millman. Debbie has been creating her own podcast since 2005. It is the first and longest running podcast about design. I do believe that Six Pixels of Separation is the longest consistently running business podcast, but I could be wrong. Debbie is a national treasure, and if you're not listening to her show, Design Matters, you really should. Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie is also an author, educator, and curator, along with being a famed podcast host. Debbie is the author of seven books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page. Her most recent book, Why Design Matters - Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, will be published in February 2022. She is also the co-owner and Editorial Director of PrintMag.com. Debbie co-founded the world's first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2010. For 20 years, Debbie was the President of Sterling Brands, one of the world's leading branding consultancies. She arrived in 1995 when the company was two years old and had 15 employees in one office. Under her leadership, Sterling grew to 150 employees in five offices and she was instrumental in the firm's acquisition by Omnicom in 2008. Again, we share a lot of common and parallel career tracks. Let's celebrate 800 episodes, the power of design, and what it takes to stay the course in the world of podcasting. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:02:22. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Debbie Millman. Design Matters. Why Design Matters - Conversations with the World's Most Creative People. Follow Debbie on Instagram. Follow Debbie on LinkedIn. Follow Debbie on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #799 - Cade Metz On The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 55:02


    Welcome to episode #799 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #799 - Host: Mitch Joel. Best known for his reporting on artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas, Cade Metz is a reporter with The New York Times. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine, the U.S. editor of The Register, PC Magazine, and other outlets. His first book is called Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World. Genius Makers looks are deep questions like: What does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have, or might create? From the back cover: "The book presents the fierce conflict among national interests, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice. Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask. And like a great mystery, it presents the story and facts that lead to a core, vital question: How far will we let it go?" Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 55:01. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Cade Metz. Genius Makers - The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World. Follow Cade on LinkedIn. Follow Cade on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #798 - Alisa Cohn On Startups, Leadership And Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 60:15


    Welcome to episode #798 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #798 - Host: Mitch Joel. Named the Top Startup Coach in the World at the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Global Coaches Awards in London, Alisa Cohn has been coaching startup founders to grow into world-class CEOs for nearly twenty years. She is the author of just-published book, From Start-Up to Grown-Up. This onetime startup CFO, strategy consultant, and current angel investor and advisor has worked with Venmo, Etsy, DraftKings, The Wirecutter, Tory Burch, and more. She is the executive coach for Runway Startups – the incubator at Cornell NYC Tech that helps post-docs commercialize their technology and build companies. She serves on the board of the Cornell Advisory Council. She has coached public and political figures. A recovering CPA, she is also a Broadway investor in productions which have won two Tony Awards and is prone to burst into song at the slightest provocation. That doesn't happen on this show (sadly). Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:00:14. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Alisa Cohn. From Start-Up to Grown-Up. From Start-Up To Grown-Up Podcast. Follow Alisa on LinkedIn. Follow Alisa on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #797 - David Schonthal On Innovation And New Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 53:57


    Welcome to episode #797 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #797 - Host: Mitch Joel. David Schonthal is a Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches courses in new venture creation, design thinking, business acquisition, healthcare entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and creativity. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Kellogg's Zell Fellows Program, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student entrepreneurs. Outside of Kellogg David is a Senior Director of Business Design at IDEO, David focuses on helping organizations build and launch new ventures, design new business models, and establish go-to-market strategies. David also serves as an Operating Partner at 7WireVentures, a healthcare technology-focused venture capital firm, and is a Venture Partner at Pritzker Group. He is also a Global Advisor at Design for Ventures, a Tokyo-based early-stage venture fund that invests in design-led Japanese startups. David is a co-founder of MATTER, a 25,000-square-foot innovation center in downtown Chicago focused on supporting healthcare entrepreneurship and serves as a member of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's technology, innovation and entrepreneurship council, ChicagoNext. More recently he co-authored the book, The Human Element - Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas with Loran Nordgren. This is for anyone who wants to launch new ideas and innovation into the world and your work. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 53:57. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with David Schonthal. The Human Element - Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas. Loran Nordgren. Kellogg School of Management. Follow David on Twitter. Follow David on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.    

    SPOS #796 - Indira Samarasekera On Leadership And Nerve