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Remarkable Retail
Ulta's Remarkable Growth Story featuring Dave Kimbell, CEO

Remarkable Retail

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 34:47


Our new season kick-off episode features an illuminating interview with Ulta CEO Dave Kimbell. Ulta has become one of the most remarkable growth stories in all of retail, growing from a small regional player to an $8 billion powerhouse with more than 1,300 stores and an expanding presence within Target. Dave discusses the brand's evolution and some of the keys to their success, including a relentless focus on the customer (instead of channels), the importance of human-connection and story telling and why physical stores remain critical to their growth strategy.But first we give a shout-out to each other and many of our friends and past podcast guests who were named to ReThink's Top Retail Influencer list. We then take on the big retail news from the past week starting with the monthly US Commerce Department Retail sales data, which were very strong despite many misleading headlines. We also discuss Walmart's new wholesale partnership with two buzzy digitally native brands. AboutDave was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2021 after having previously served as President since December 2019, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer since March 2015 and Chief Marketing Officer since February 2014. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular, Chief Marketing Officer of Seventh Generation, Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, and held a number of brand management roles in the Beauty Division of The Procter and Gamble Company from 1995 to 2001. Dave currently serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago lights, and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago.October 2021 Ulta Investor Day Presentation About UsSteve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his       website.    The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book  Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at  Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a      Forbes senior contributor and on       Twitter and       LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel      here.Michael LeBlanc  is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice.   He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career.  Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast,       The Voice of Retail, plus  Global E-Commerce Tech Talks  ,      The Food Professor  with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext!  You can learn more about Michael   here  or on     LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue,  his YouTube BBQ cooking channel! 

Apartment Investing Journey
AIJ164: From Big Brand Marketing Executive to 90 Million in Multifamily Investing - with John Casmon

Apartment Investing Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 32:57


John Casmon launched Casmon Capital Group to help busy professionals invest in real estate without taking on a second job. We've helped families invest in close to $90M in multifamily apartments to create passive income, reduce their tax obligation, and foster generational wealth. John hosts the Target Market Insights: Multifamily + Marketing podcast. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit. As a former marketing executive, John oversaw marketing campaigns for General Motors, PepsiCo, and MillerCoors.Join Our Passive Investor NetworkDownload Our Passive Investor Guide to Multifamily SyndicationsWE DISCUSS:His corporate background in marketing.His career shift from corporate to real estate investing.Learning about large commercial multifamily.How his business looks like today.The details of his recent deal.The principles of investing.His biggest challenge.His best advice for someone just starting.KEY QUOTE:“Passive investors typically want to get to know who you are, they wanna understand your track record  and your experience, they wanna know about the market, and then they wanna know about the deal and the opportunity.”CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:https://www.casmoncapital.com/sampledealCONNECT WITH US! Visit our Website: https://www.canovocapital.com/podcastConnect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apartmentinvestingjourney/?modal=admin_todo_tourFollow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmNIzpEzxGn5ZuNgjAVV-w/featuredFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apartmentinvestingjourney/Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/apartment-investing-journey/id1464256464LOVE THE SHOW? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW & SHARE

Making Marketing
PepsiCo's Fabiola Torres on making Rockstar Energy relevant with gamers young and old

Making Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 26:40


Energy drinks are in the midst of a renaissance. According to Fabiola Torres, CMO and svp of PepsiCo's energy drinks category -- which includes big brands like Rockstar -- the renaissance is about finding who the core customer is. Her focus, she said on the Modern Retail Podcast is to “really go deep into storytelling, making sure that our products continue to get better and better.” Torres joined the PepsiCo team in April 2020, right when the pandemic hit. Before, she worked at high-end brands like Beats By Dre and Nike. In her eyes, she was excited about leading the marketing for a ubiquitous product that still resonated with unique subcultures. That's no easy task, however. Energy drinks have a bunch of connotations, and their popularity has risen and fallen like changing tides. But as gaming platforms continue to reach new users, and with Gen Z being such a driving force of culture, energy drinks are making a comeback. According to July data from IRI, the energy drink category grew 11.6% year-over-year. PepsiCo's strategy with Rockstar, which it acquired in 2020, is to team up with people and events that are popular in the communities it wants to target. This includes teaming up with Microsoft on its latest Halo release, as well as a bunch of influencer campaigns. That's especially true for social campaigns; “When we talk about TikTok, it works with influencers that have the reach,” she said. The hope is to find the gaming, youthful zeitgeist while also figuring out areas for growth. What's more, according to Torres, Rockstar is just the beginning of energy drinks under Pepsi. “The future is bright for us,” she said.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1334: 08 Jan 2022 | Report: 15 Tesla Semi's Delivered This Month

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 18:55


Show #1334 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 8th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon ProducerPRABHAT VAZE VOLVO CARS RECORDS FULL-YEAR SALES GROWTH, SALES OF ELECTRIFIED CARS GREW MORE THAN 60% - Volvo Cars global sales grew by 5.6 per cent per cent to 698,693 cars in the full year 2021. - Sales of Recharge models grew by 63.9 per cent in 2021, compared with 2020. Recharge cars made up 27 per cent of the company's total sales volume in 2021. - Almost 40 per cent of all new Volvo cars sold in December were Recharge models, whereof fully electric cars made up 7.4 per cent. In Europe, the share of Recharge cars was almost 60 per cent, while in the US it was close to 30 per cent of overall sales volumes. Original Source : https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/en-gb/media/pressreleases/293359/volvo-cars-records-full-year-sales-growth-sales-of-electrified-cars-grew-more-than-60 VOLKSWAGEN GROUP IS NUMBER ONE FOR BATTERY ELECTRIC CAR SALES IN THE UK - With over 37,000 battery electric car sales (equal to a 19.5 percent share of the segment in 2021), the Volkswagen Group in the UK not only further developed its market leadership in car sales, but also became the clear market leader in the growing zero emission battery electric vehicle segment in 2021 - The year 2021 saw battery electric vehicles breakthrough to become mainstream in the UK car market with overall BEV sales up 76.3 percent on 2020 to a total of 190,727 units, equivalent to 11.6 percent of all cars registered (source: SMMT). - With multi-award winning cars, from the Volkswagen ID.3 and World Car of the Year ID.4; plus the outstanding Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron joining the existing Audi e-tron line up; and the ŠKODA Enyaq iV entering the market, Volkswagen Group UK outperformed the car market with an increase in battery electric registrations of over 100 percent to 33,239 in 2021. Meanwhile Porsche Cars GB registered 4,039 Taycan models leading total Volkswagen Group BEV registrations in the UK to more than double to 37,278 cars in 2021 compared with the year before. Original Source : https://www.volkswagengroup.co.uk/en-gb/releases/12 GERMANY MARKS 48,436 NEW EV REGISTRATIONS IN DECEMBER - With 48,436 new electric cars, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) recorded a new record for new registrations in December. With a share of 21.3 per cent, this segment reached another record high. - Looking at the new registrations from January to December of this year, the picture is as follows: A total of 355,961 electric cars were newly registered – an increase of 83.3 per cent (share of around 13.6 per cent) compared to the previous year (194,163 new registrations, share of around 6.7 per cent). The increase in plug-in hybrids, on the other hand, was somewhat smaller. From January to December 2021, the KBA recorded a total of 325,449 new PHEV registrations Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/06/germany-marks-48436-new-ev-registrations-in-december/ WALMART AND FEDEX ORDERING THOUSANDS OF ELECTRIC DELIVERY VANS FROM GM'S BRIGHTDROP - Walmart struck a deal with General Motors-backed BrightDrop to reserve 5,000 of the company's electric delivery vans, the companies announced today. The retail giant says it will integrate the EVs into its fleet in the coming years. - BrightDrop, which is GM's dedicated electric delivery spinoff, will sell to Walmart both of its vehicles: the EV600 and the EV410. The EV600, which went into production last fall, has 600 cubic feet of cargo space, can travel up to 250 miles on a full battery, and has a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds. The smaller EV410 features 400 cubic feet of cargo space and can cover 250 miles on a single charge. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22867087/walmart-brightdrop-electric-delivery-van-gm-fedex RIVIAN ROLLS OUT FIRST OTA UPDATE TO CUSTOMERS - Rivian is still new on the market, and their R1 line of cars only started deliveries last November. This means owners did not have the chance to experience an OTA update up until now. You see their excitement when they finally got one and we must say we are impressed this came in sooner than expected. It is not a big update by any means, but one meant to iron out some bugs here and there, just to make things smoother onboard the R1T and R1S. - The update procedure was documented by the user “Iwantatesla” in Rivian Forums, who also mentioned everything seems “much snappier” after the update. - the update covers things from Bluetooth connectivity to the improved Navigation app. Various user interface refinements were also on the menu, with smoother transitions between apps as well as improvements to the infotainment system's performance. Original Source : https://www.autoevolution.com/news/rivian-rolls-out-first-ota-update-to-customers-looks-like-the-kids-were-forgotten-178543.html FIRST 15 TESLA SEMI UNITS TO BE DELIVERED TO PEPSICO BY END OF JANUARY: REPORT -Recent reports from the electric vehicle community have suggested that PepsiCo may end up taking delivery of its first 15 Tesla Semis as early as this month. - The EV maker has reportedly started installing several Megachargers at PepsiCo's Modesto, California facility. Images shared with EV publication Drive Tesla indicated that the Semi's Megachargers are connected to a Megapack battery. The power output of the Megachargers was reported to be a whopping 1.5 MW as well - Perhaps the most exciting factor about the Semi's reported deliveries this month, however, would be the vehicle's batteries. Expectations are high that the Semi would be using Tesla's new 4680 battery cells, which were unveiled on Battery Day. Tesla has been showing some encouraging signs with its 4680 ramp Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-first-customer-deliveries-date-pepsico CHARGENET RAISES $6 MILLION TO PUT EV CHARGERS IN FAST FOOD PARKING LOTS - Electric vehicle charging startup ChargeNet raised a $6.2 million seed round from local investors including the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, as it looks to expand its network of charging hubs at fast food restaurants across California. - The funding will aid San Diego-based ChargeNet's strategy of deploying solar-powered EV charging stations at fast food restaurant parking lots, starting with six charging ports at a Taco Bell in South San Francisco later this month. The company plans to add similar locations in and around Los Angeles as part of its goal of expanding to more than 80 fast food restaurants by the end of the year, ChargeNet CEO Tosh Dutt told dot.LA. Original Source : https://dot.la/chargenet-ev-chargers-parking-lots-2656247335.html WATCH TESLAS AND AUDIS AND OTHER CARS SMACK INTO FAKE KIDS Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/watch-teslas-and-audis-and-other-cars-smack-into-fake-k-1848316218 TESLA'S CAMERAS-ONLY AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM STIRS CONTROVERSY Original Source : https://techxplore.com/news/2022-01-tesla-cameras-only-autonomous-controversy.html MODELING STUDY SUGGESTS 1.8M EXCESS DEATHS ATTRIBUTABLE TO URBAN AIR POLLUTION IN 2019 Original Source : https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/01/20220107-lancet.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing)  Steve Sims

Roland Frasier, Co-founder and/or principal of 5 different Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning, SaaS + real estate). Serial entrepreneur who built or sold 24 businesses with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to just under $4 billion. Currently CEO of All Channels Media, LLC, and principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer.com, Traffic & Conversion Summit, Praxio.com, TruConversion.com, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountable, Everbowl Restaurants, Big Block Realty, Scribe Publishing and Real Estate Worldwide. Roland's work includes infomercials with Guthy-Renker, publishing deals with Simon & Schuster & Random House, shows with major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, over 100 private and public offerings, running an international hedge fund, advising major brands on a variety of business and legal related issues (from PepsiCo to MacDonald's). Roland has a real passion for business and putting deals together and is always looking for businesses to invest in or acquire, re-position and sell. Recent strategic partnerships and clients include Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Harper-Collins Publishing, Fedex and Uber. Specialties: Acquiring or partnering with entrepreneurs to scale businesses through acquisitions, strategic relationships and marketing. Roland is also adept at negotiation, copywriting, marketing strategy, structuring and funding of mergers and acquisitions and, public exit strategies for businesses and entrepreneurs.  

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth
Becoming an Authentic Leader with Lance Tanaka

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 38:31


Lance is the founder of the Lance Tanaka Group that provides executive coaching for the “best of the best” global and local companies in Asia, US, and Europe. He has accumulated over 17,000 coaching hours of 800+ executives. 
He has published three books - Stories from the Top, Tend Your Garden, Dream and Achieve and the host of 2 podcast series - Tanaka in Three and Stories from the Top.He has been a former executive in Pepsico for 15 years and Nike-Cole Haan for 4 yrs.Episode Summary -
Being the head of the business is exactly like being a ship captain; how you sail your business will define your success. You need to set examples for your team. 
Leadership is not about giving instructions; it is all about influencing & motivating people.Most people have a wrong notion that being a business owner makes them a successful leader, which is absolutely wrong. As a business owner, you might know what needs to be done, but it is your leadership skills that will show you how it needs to be done.
You can only grow your company once every team member is on the same page and you are leading from the front.Your job as a leader is not to instruct but to do it.“If you feel like a victim, you will not be able to leverage your strengths & passion.”
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:[02:10] Lance talks about his success journey from being a corporate employee to running a successful Leadership Consulting & Coaching business.[06:14] Lance shares three tips on how to become a successful leader.[14:03] Lance shares his greatest skillset that has helped him navigate from corporate life to becoming a successful business person.[15:35] The foundational skillsets for becoming a successful leader.[17:04] Lance talks about his most significant accomplishment.[18:51] Lance talks about the biggest challenge he has faced recently on his business and how he sailed through it.[25:38] What does working from your happy place mean to Lance?[27:37] Lance's advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur.[32:09] Lance talks about the importance of understanding your business's finances.[37:15] Lance talks about his new projects.

How to Connect with Lance Tanaka:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lancetanaka/Website - https://www.lancetanakagroup.com/About the Host -Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and PodcasterShe has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success. How to Connect with Belinda:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccessLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworthInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/stepintosuccess/Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com

Wisdom From The Top
PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi

Wisdom From The Top

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 74:15


Listen again. After becoming the CEO of PepsiCo in 2006, Indra Nooyi became the first woman and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company. From Chennai, India, to Yale's School of Management, Nooyi worked her way up from The Boston Consulting Group, Motorola, and ASEA Brown Boveri before eventually landing at PepsiCo, overseeing the global operation of its countless drinks, snacks, and restaurants. Nooyi's new memoir My Life in Full details her legendary career, exploring her extraordinary personal journey and the demands of being one of the most powerful women on the planet. Originally released Oct, 2021

Ecommerce Brain Trust
Measuring Success Across the Digital Shelf - Episode 220

Ecommerce Brain Trust

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 26:31


In today's podcast, we are talking with John Maltman about issues brands have been facing as a result of the shift to online sales channels. John gives his take on the best ways to measure success across retailers and retail media platforms, and explains what he thinks is next in the digital shelf tech.  Make sure you tune in to find out more! John Maltman is the founder and CEO of Digital Shelf Analytics platform e.fundamentals. He has built a successful 30+ year corporate career with blue-chip FMCG (CPG) companies including global giants Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo and Asda Walmart, complemented with leadership roles in high growth B2B technology and service businesses, before stepping into the world of start-ups. Frustrated with the industry's weak reaction to the enormous opportunities of ecommerce, John decided to apply his deep client-side knowledge to help brands win online, telling colleagues: ‘The market needs it, it doesn't exist, so we'll create it.'

Self Publish -N- 30 Days
SPECIAL EDITION YB's Collaboration Corner with Special Guest Kendall Ficklin

Self Publish -N- 30 Days

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 25:29


It's Monday and that means it's time for a new episode of YB's Collaboration Corner! If you desire to share your story with the world, want to advance  in your career, create conversations and connections, and don't want to take years to do it  then this is for you. This week join President of Sales Rob "YB" Youngblood for conversation & connection with  Business Coach, Author and Founder & CEO of GRINDATION, Kendall Ficklin.Kendall launched his entrepreneurial journey after leaving a 10-year career AT&T in the late 90s to open a barbershop in Atlanta, GA. It was during these years that his gift for coaching became abundantly clear. Clients would enter for a haircut and leave with vigor and newfound energy to take massive action in their lives. Kendall's advice ran the gamut—from business to personal, analytical to emotional. When he'd left corporate, Kendall already knew he had the knowledge and endurance to run a service-oriented company, but he discovered his ability to transform and draw out the best in people. Kendall is now the founder of a personal and business development community GRINDATION. Kendall is also the creator and facilitator of B.O.S.C. (The Business of Speaking and Coaching Training Program) where he serves as a sales coach, leadership instructor and motivational speaker.His work has touched the lives of thousands of people, from professional athletes to hedge fund managers to students all over the country. Kendall is a self-taught, self-made businessman whose knack for sales and leadership has earned him the honor of serving major clients such as the NFL, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Delta, Home Depot, WNBA, Arby's, Honey Baked Ham, Carrabba's Italian Grill, and PepsiCo.From the barbershop to the boardroom, there one thing remains consistent about Kendall: he excels at coaching. He is committed to motivating others to reach peak performance. His businesses: GRINDATION and B.O.S.C. are the perfect solution for companies and individuals looking for leadership development, corporate training and ways to boost sales beyond belief.Tune in for a new episode every Monday night at 7:30 pm (CST). www.selfpublishn30days.comDon't miss another episode… Subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher.You can also watch this episode on our YouTube channel here:If you have been thinking about how to publish a book but you're not sure how, Self Publish -N- 30 Days is the company for you! As the #1 Self Publishing Company in the world we are able to publish your book faster and with less stress than other services. We offer the same services as KDP Amazon  but with a personalized approach. We know that to publish on Amazon, there are several steps that seem intimidating if you don't know what to do. At Self Publish -N- 30 Days our skilled team will walk you through the whole process of how to write a book step by step. Contact Us Today!This Is The Year For Your New Book!

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking
431: Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity (with Jonathan Brill)

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 39:43


Welcome to an episode with the former Global Futurist at Hewlett Packard, Jonathan Brill. Get Jonathan's new book here: https://amzn.to/3uG0m2F Jonathan Brill is an expert on resilient growth, innovation, and decision-making during uncertainty. He helps organizations by preparing them to profit from radical change. As a former senior leader in HP, he directed the company's long-term strategy programs. He was also a creative director at Frog Design and the managing partner of innovation firms that created over 350 products. He is currently the managing director at Resilient Growth Partners and a board member at Frost & Sullivan, a major market intelligence firm with offices in 46 countries. He also develops products for both fictional heroes and real people as the Futurist-in-Residence at Territory Studio, the creative visionaries behind the sci-fi tech in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Ghost in the Shell, and Blade Runner 2049. He advises globally on product innovation and resilient growth strategy with clients, including Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo, the United States government, and the MIT Media Lab. He is an in-demand thought leader, speaker, and contributor to TED, Singularity University, Korn Ferry, JP Morgan, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute and has done extensive management training at Stanford University.  In this episode, Jonathan talked about how companies could prepare for uncertain times and what they could do to turn these into opportunities for profit and growth. For business owners who want to have a more secure future for their companies, this is for you. ROGUE WAVES: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change. Jonathan Brill: https://amzn.to/3uG0m2F Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo We use affiliate links whenever possible (if you purchase items listed above using our affiliate links, we will get a bonus).

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Andrew Morton, CEO of Bloom Health Partners

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 47:07


Bloomhealthpartners.com About Bloom: Bloom Health Partners, the national occupational health and health-technology company that's had a huge hand in helping Fortune 500 companies, schools, Hollywood productions, and sporting events, safely reopen. To date, Bloom has built custom covid testing programs for the likes of PepsiCo, Six Flags (all 22 parks in North America), American Airlines, Amazon Studios, Netflix, Apple Studios, Viacom, Live Nation, and many others. With a new wave of pandemic uncertainty brought about by the Omicron variant, discussions around vaccine and testing mandates, an abundance of new home Covid testing options, I wanted to offer up interviews with Bloom's CEO, Andrew Morton. He can help shed light on what the future of work, school, and entertainment might look like, based on Bloom's proven track record. He can also discuss the importance of implementing ongoing testing programs across industries, as new variants continue to surface. Morton was formerly CEO of Maitri Health Technologies—a global healthcare supply platform out of Canada—and oversaw the acquisition of Bloom Health by Maitri in July 2021. The $20 million deal, which brought together Maitri's innovative cloud strategy for safe workplaces and Bloom Health's occupational health system, has proven successful in helping organizations of all types return to work intelligently and maintain long-term operations. Bloom's founder and CEO Andrew Morton launched the company at the onset of the pandemic when covid testing was scarce and inconvenient, and the outlook for the economy was incredibly bleak. The company now has the resources to scale their development of pop-up modular testing laboratories, which gives them the control and flexibility necessary to carry out workable covid plans for clients across a range of industries. Additionally, in November, they announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Montgomery Public Schools, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health, to offer free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff.

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley
Net Positive, with Andrew Winston

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 69:04


Andrew Winston is my guest on Episode 150 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley. Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build companies that thrive by serving the world. Named to Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 as a “thinker to watch,” his views on strategy have been sought after by the world's leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Andrew is the author of the bestsellers Green to Gold and The Big Pivot. Andrew's latest book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take (co-authored with renowned CEO Paul Polman), is a finalist for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business book of the Year Award. Net Positive has been called an “electrifying strategy for business success and unlike any other book you've read” by Merck Chairman Ken Frazier, a “wonderful rallying call” by Sir Richard Branson, and “pure heresy” by Arianna Huffington. Andrew is also a respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at executive meetings around the planet. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale. https://andrewwinston.com/

Bright Side
5 Simple Reasons You Can't Wake Up in the Morning

Bright Side

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 10:43


Are you a night owl or an early bird? Are you constantly pressing the snooze button on your alarm even though you had a full night's rest? If you're more of a night owl than a morning person, your late-night activities will naturally make you sleepy in the morning. But if you're not, it can be hard to figure out why, despite all your efforts, you simply cannot get up when your alarm goes off. Watch the video to learn what could be causing this baffling situation. An informal poll found that 90% of successful executives are early risers. These early birds include Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, who's up at 5 a.m., Tim Cook, Apple CEO, who's up at 3:45 a.m., and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, who's up at 4 a.m. Rising early allows these and other executives to have time to exercise, catch up on the news, eat a healthy breakfast, and engage in mindfulness practices like meditation. There are a lot of reasons why being a morning person can be beneficial. If you haven't been rising early but want to, the following information might give you an insight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Business of Marketing
The Future of Leadership, DEI and Sustainability According to Former Facebook CMO

The Business of Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 41:26


The influential marketer described as a “guiding light” in the advertising world wished us a farewell last year as he stepped down from his storied, four-decade career concluding at Facebook as the global CMO. But his impact and personal work are far from over in terms of revolutionizing the industry. We couldn't think of a better way to wrap season two of The Business of Marketing Podcast than by having Antonio Lucio as our guest. The former global CMO of companies like Facebook, Visa, HP, and PepsiCo has been a driving force for change and development when it comes to areas like diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as sustainability. On the season finale, Adweek's chief innovation officer Toby Daniels sits down with Antonio to discuss his incredible career journey, his commitment and focus on DEI and sustainability issues, what he has in his CMO toolkit, and much more. Antonio also talks about the origin and purpose of his latest venture, 5S Diversity and his participation as a member of the CMO Sustainability Accelerator, an industry-wide collaboration led by Adweek, ANA's Global Growth Council and Sustainable Brands. Throughout Season 2 of the podcast, we will be spotlighting a number of different startups that have participated in SAP.iO's foundries programs. During this episode, you will hear from Olga Kotsur, Founder and CEO of Mercaux, a mobile solution that bridges the gap between designers and end customers. Learn about what they believe are some of the biggest future obstacles that they will have to overcome and how they leverage technology to drive growth and business transformation.

Super U Podcast
Indra Nooyi

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 17:01


Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American, former chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo. She's ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women. In 2017, she was ranked the second most powerful woman on the Forbes list of The 19 Most Powerful Women in Business. She serves on the board of Amazon and just recently published her 2021 memoir, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future. 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com

The Takeaway
Private Companies Pledge $1.2 Billion in Investments to Central American Northern Triangle 2021-12-14

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 44:45


Private Companies Pledge $1.2 Billion in Investments to Central American Northern Triangle Vice President Kamala Harris announced a total of $1.2 billion worth of infrastructure and economic development investments in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from high-earning corporations like Microsoft, Mastercard and PepsiCo. Oscar Chacón, Executive Director of Alianza Americas says while this public, private partnership is a step in the right direction, more is needed like leveraging the far greater $22 billion in remittances from Central Americans working in the United States.  Food Insecurity in the Military We speak with Shannon Razsadin, President and Executive Director of the Military Family Advisory Network about food insecurity in the military. Happy the Elephant Could Change the Face of Animal Rights Happy finds herself at the center of a legal case that could shift our notion of legal personhood as we know it. An organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a writ of habeas corpus, or claim of unlawful detention, on behalf of Happy, all in an effort to get her rehomed to a sanctuary. Right now, you can only use a habeas corpus petition on behalf of a person. Happy's case will go before New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, sometime in 2022. For more on this, The Takeaway spoke to Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She recently wrote about Happy the elephant for The Atlantic.  For transcripts, see individual segments page. 

The Takeaway
Private Companies Pledge $1.2 Billion in Investments to Central American Northern Triangle 2021-12-14

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 44:45


Private Companies Pledge $1.2 Billion in Investments to Central American Northern Triangle Vice President Kamala Harris announced a total of $1.2 billion worth of infrastructure and economic development investments in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from high-earning corporations like Microsoft, Mastercard and PepsiCo. Oscar Chacón, Executive Director of Alianza Americas says while this public, private partnership is a step in the right direction, more is needed like leveraging the far greater $22 billion in remittances from Central Americans working in the United States.  Food Insecurity in the Military We speak with Shannon Razsadin, President and Executive Director of the Military Family Advisory Network about food insecurity in the military. Happy the Elephant Could Change the Face of Animal Rights Happy finds herself at the center of a legal case that could shift our notion of legal personhood as we know it. An organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a writ of habeas corpus, or claim of unlawful detention, on behalf of Happy, all in an effort to get her rehomed to a sanctuary. Right now, you can only use a habeas corpus petition on behalf of a person. Happy's case will go before New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, sometime in 2022. For more on this, The Takeaway spoke to Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She recently wrote about Happy the elephant for The Atlantic.  For transcripts, see individual segments page. 

Unofficial Partner Podcast
E215: Pepsi, Barclays and Fuse

Unofficial Partner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 64:50


This was a bit of a moment for Richard and Sean as its the first in person recording we've done since the lockdown forced us online. Newer listeners won't remember but the first fifty or so podcasts we did were face to face at various locations, and we'll be looking to do more through 2022, virus permitting.So, we met up at the London headquarters of Omnicom Media Group for the second in our series on sports marketing in partnership with Fuse, the sport, entertainment, cause and culture agency, who helped us pull together a stellar panel that includes Tom Corbett, Group Head of Sponsorships and Media at Barclays, Adam Warner, Senior Director of Global Sports Marketing at PepsiCo, along with Steven Hutchison, Managing Director of Fuse.It's a broad conversation about football sponsorship, the UEFA Champions League, The Premier League and the FA Women's Super League, through the eyes of the people making the decisions on the brand side of two of sport's biggest spending commercial partners.  The weekly Unofficial Partner newsletter is read by thousands of people across the sports business every Thursday, to join them subscribe via unofficialpartner.comEvery episode of Unofficial Partner can be found by using the big podcast providers, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or via your favourite podcast app. 

SportsPro Podcast
Playbook | How to approach business planning in a testing and fast-moving environment

SportsPro Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 56:50


SportsPro senior contributor Matt Rogan talks to Louise Johnson, chief executive at sports marketing agency Fuse, about business planning going into 2022. They discuss how Louise juggles daily and long-term planning in an organisation with 100 staff in the UK and another 250 around the world. Louise also explains how she balances the needs of clients – including PepsiCo, McDonald's, Nissan, and Carlsberg – with those of internal teams and Fuse's parent, Omnicom. And they look at how best to assess annual targets, growth and resources, and future changes and obligations, in a testing period for the industry.

Feeding 10 Billion
Indra Nooyi on Smart Protein's Breakout Moment

Feeding 10 Billion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 29:30


Indra Nooyi needs no introduction. But what does she think about smart protein? If you're following along, you know that by investing in plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated alternatives to animal-sourced meat, eggs, seafood, and dairy products — what we call smart protein — we stand a chance to vastly transform the future of food for the better. And Indra agrees with us. In this first episode of Season 2.5, The Good Food Institute's Varun Deshpande sits down with Indra Nooyi as they put their heads together to deliberate the massive benefits that smart protein brings to personal and planetary health. They discuss how we can improve our food supply, change our relationship with livestock, and prevent future pandemics. Indra also emphasizes the need for smart protein to be accessible, ubiquitous, and affordable. Tune in to listen about how she thinks we'll get there, what her thoughts on conscious capitalism are, and who she thinks the champions of the future might be. Resources for further reading:Corporate partnerships in smart protein, emerging out of PepsiCo and Unilever(https://www.pepsico.com/news/press-release/pepsico-and-beyond-meat-establish-the-planet-partnership-llc-a-joint-venture-to-01262021)(https://www.unilever.com/news/press-releases/2021/unilever-steps-up-plant-based-protein-innovation-in-partnership-with-enough.html)Market momentum in smart protein, covered by BCG and Bloomberg(https://www.bcg.com/en-in/press/23march2021-alternative-protein-market-reach-290-billion-by-2035)(https://www.bloomberg.com/company/press/plant-based-foods-market-to-hit-162-billion-in-next-decade-projects-bloomberg-intelligence/#:~:text=New%20York%2C%20August%2011%2C%202021,by%20Bloomberg%20Intelligence%20(BI))Planetary health imperatives, covered by the World Economic Forum, Observer Research Foundation, The Lancet, and The Hindu(https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/how-can-we-produce-enough-protein-to-feed-10-billion-people)(https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/feeding-india-the-case-for-smart-protein/)(https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(19)30023-3/fulltext) (https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/embracing-alternative-protein/article31750635.ece)Follow Indra Nooyi onTwitter | LinkedIn | InstagramYou can connect with Varun Deshpande:LinkedIn | TwitterFind GFI on Social Media:Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTubeYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured

Roads Taken
I'm lovin' it: Morgan Flatley on trying to do hard things and having fun doing it

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 27:59


Guest Morgan Flatley had a job in non-profit consulting after college, but felt motivated more by seeing the female owner run her own small business than the content itself. After traveling a bit and taking personality inventories from her parents' home, she realized that she loves being around people and ideating creative solutions. This led her to the advertising world, business school, and a career in marketing.Over the years she has had opportunities to work on some of the world's most iconic brands. After a decade in product management for Gatorade, she was tapped to head up marketing for McDonald's USA and, more recently, to become CMO for the global organization, all while being a mom to three small children. Brand after brand, she continued to surround herself with good people, try to do hard things, and have fun doing it. But things get a little crazy when the brand you serve is known by nearly everyone on the planet.In this episode, find out from Morgan how listening deeply and knowing who you are are key for people as well as brands…on ROADS TAKEN...with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestMorgan Flatley has had a career in brand management and marketing that has included some of the world's most iconic brands. After more than a decade spent at PepsiCo, working for ten years on Gatorade, she was named chief marketing and digital customer experience officer for McDonald's USA and just recently promoted to global chief marketing officer. Morgan was named by Forbes to its World's Most Influential CMOs list for two consecutive years, rising to #6 worldwide in 2021, and has also been recognized with Adweek's most prestigious "Brand Genius" honor. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.  Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.comEmail the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

New York City Bar Association Podcasts -NYC Bar
Making It Work: The In-house/ Outside Litigation Counsel Dynamic – PepsiCo

New York City Bar Association Podcasts -NYC Bar

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 77:07


Christina Lewicky, a member of the City Bar Litigation Committee and the host of this podcast series, speaks with Farzin Firooznia, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, PepsiCo, Latin America; and Andrew (Drew) Tulumello, Co-Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, Weil, Gotshal & Manges. They discuss elements of a successful partnership, including philosophical alignment of values, creative whiteboard sessions, and joint efforts to transform external counsel into an effective advisor.

The SupplyChainBrain Podcast
How PepsiCo Beverages Coped With COVID

The SupplyChainBrain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 13:59


Sound Bites A Nutrition Podcast
198: What You Should Know About Processed Foods – Dr. Bruce Hamaker & Dr. Tahnia Gonzalez

Sound Bites A Nutrition Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 36:35


Processed foods and beverages appear in almost every aisle of the supermarket and are a part of our daily eating occasions. A survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) showed that while a majority of Americans had purchased processed foods or beverages and were likely to continue purchasing processed food items, they were also split on the level of concern they had for processed foods and beverages. This is an area that has been met with uncertainty and skepticism, but also presents an opportunity for health care professionals to help consumers gain a better understanding of the role that processing plays in our food supply chain and the food that we eat. Tune in to this episode with guests Dr. Bruce Hamaker and Dr. Tahnia Gonzalez to learn about: The definition of processed food and the many different types of processing The history of and benefits of processing How processing impacts nutrient quality, ingredients lists, shelf life Insights from a new survey about what RDNs and consumers think about processed food Tips for healthcare professionals to educate the public on processed foods Important resources including a webinar and handout This episode is sponsored by PepsiCo's Health & Nutrition Sciences Team Full shownotes and resources at www.SoundBitesRD.com/198

Product Talk
EP 183 - PepsiCo Product Lead on Building Platform Products That Scale

Product Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 34:15


There are many different products and thousands of ways to build these products. In a technology-first environment, a platform is part of this process, whether it helps to build the product or is the product itself. What comes first in all this development: the platform or the product? PepsiCo Product Lead Deepika Yerragunta shares her ideas of building platforms as products and within frameworks to boost productivity and scale.

IRI Growth Insights
The Business of Joy

IRI Growth Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 56:01


IRI's Growth Insights C-Suite Conversations feature notable leaders talking about the future of CPG, retail and media. This installment welcomes Rachel Ferdinando, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Frito-Lay North America, the snack subsidiary of PepsiCo. Ferdinando speaks with Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, IRI president of client engagement, and Sheila McCusker, IRI executive vice president and team lead for PepsiCo. The conversation spans many topics, including how the PepsiCo mission of bringing joy with every sip and bite informs everything Frito-Lay does. She also discusses Frito-Lay's rapid response to shifting consumer and shopper trends during the pandemic and how it stays ahead of emerging trends to deliver highly successful innovation. The interview delves into the insights that sparked the company's recent award-winning “Can't Touch This” campaign, as well as the growing role that data-driven insights and technologies are playing in helping Frito-Lay meet fast-changing consumer demands. Ferdinando concludes by providing advice to potential future CMOs. 

Unofficial Partner Podcast

Today's guest is Tom Fox, the former chief executive of Premier League club Aston Villa during the ownership tenure of fellow American Randy Lerner. So this is a timely conversation about the economics of the Premier League, the power and limitations of the CEO's job and the potential impact of government regulation following the Tracey Crouch review in to football governance. Fox's career has mixed high end football with brand marketing. Before Villa, Fox led Arsenal's commercial team under CEO Ivan Gazidis following a marketing career at PepsiCo and Nike. Between 2017 and 2020 he was president of MLS franchise the San Jose Earthquakes and recently carried out a similar role at FaZe Clan, the esports franchise.The weekly Unofficial Partner newsletter is read by thousands of people across the sports business every Thursday, to join them subscribe via unofficialpartner.com

Legends of Sales and Marketing
54. Marketing Legend Gary Briggs, Former CMO of Facebook

Legends of Sales and Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 65:02


Discover how Gary Briggs landed and led the marketing charge at PepsiCo, IBM, eBay, PayPal, Google, Motorola, and Facebook. Learn the chance encounters that changed the trajectory of his life, the unique challenges social media has introduced into society, and where Gary finds an abiding sense of meaning. Legends of Sales and Marketing is produced by People.ai.

Future Shop Podcast with WSL
EP28: Learnings from the Front Lines in Dramatically Changing Retail Times with Anne Fink, PepsiCo

Future Shop Podcast with WSL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 34:02


Wendy Liebmann talks with Anne Fink, president of global foodservice at PepsiCo about how she, her team, and her foodservice community responded when the industry shut down overnight -- and how together they have reinvented their business model for these changing times.They discuss: The importance of taking care of all constituents – employees, customers, consumers, and communitiesStaying true to your corporate purpose How to build community engagement during times of great upheaval, and in so doing build longer-term brand trustThe importance of continuous innovation and how it enables companies to respond quickly in disruptive timesTrends that will drive retail growth, from “home as hub”, to making shoppers' lives easier, to delivering heightened, meaningful experiences in stores

Episodes – Ventchat
Podcast 607: Goodwill Jockstrap

Episodes – Ventchat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 197:13


Brent talks about his “procedure”.  Andy tries a unique beverage sent to him gratis by Pepsico. Chicken nugget shortage? The man who “fell” onto a piece of army ordinance. Why the ancient Greeks preferred small genitals. The new male “doll”, and the concerns of robotic harm to humans. Plaid. The substitute teacher that brought a […]

Inspirational Leadership with Kristen Harcourt
The Most Powerful Mindset for Success with Leslie Ehm

Inspirational Leadership with Kristen Harcourt

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 46:30


Why are some people magnetic, confident, comfortable in their skin, and in charge of their destinies? What's their secret? In a word: Swagger For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Leslie Ehm, who's a former TV host and advertising Creative Director turned training guru. She's spent decades travelling the globe with her award-winning company Combustion, working with executives and teams from top organizations like Google, Disney, Pepsico, Lenovo TD Bank, FBC, Uber, and so many more. She's turned technologists into creative forces, bankers into storytellers, and has brought a serious dose of badass-ness to boardrooms everywhere. Fueled by her unrelenting passion for developing human potential, Leslie is now a Swagger Coach, speaker, and the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestselling Author of Swagger – Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want. She's also a passionate amateur boxer and fighter for good.

Life After Business
#276: Branding for Buyout with Ted Schlueter

Life After Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 69:48


This week’s guest is the award-winning, brand-building entrepreneur, Ted Schlueter. Ted is the Founder and CEO of The Grist, a Boston-based brand and marketing agency, and is a pioneer in the world of pre-exit branding. Ted created, developed and refined the Branding For Buyout method over two decades and used it successfully on high-profile exits including Pop-Corners to PepsiCo and Embotics to swedish software enterprise, Snow. He just launched his book Branding for Buyout (which i loved and used the word intentional 3 times in the first 20 minutes) This episode is about a blind spot in the M&A market: branding. Ted Schlueter is an award winning, brand building entrepreneur. In this episode he talks about how increasing your EBITDA and multiple is how your company is valued when valuing it through the lens of a financial valuation, but branding for buyout is how you are perceived to the market if you’re selling to a 3rd party, and increasing the perceived value your brand plays in the market can alone can raise your sale price when talking to third party buyers. Ted's work is all about branding for the future, looking at micro trends and positioning his clients as the authority in the space for the purpose of a buyout. Some companies will acquire others for their cash flow but some companies will purchase a company purely for their position and message in the marketplace. Ted thinks this is the future of M&A… listen to this interview and get exclusive insight on how to raise the value of your company through branding. What You Will Learn Branding for buyout versus marketing business as usual What aspect of business Ted thinks is missing from the M&A process What branding for the future means How branding and positioning can increase a company's baseline price - no matter the intrinsic value The importance of forecasts, thinking about the future critically and how you should plan Why you should predict the market based of customer needs versus what competitors are doing How long it can typically take to brand for a buyout The importance of creating hypothetical scenarios when planning an exit Why the M&A structure is due for a remodel Why Ted thinks branding will change the climate of M&A Bio: Ted Schlueter is an award winning, brand building entrepreneur. He’s the Founder and CEO of The Grist, a Boston-based brand and marketing agency, and is a pioneer in the world of pre-exit branding. Ted created, developed and refined the Branding For Buyout method over two decades and used it successfully on high-profile exits including Pop-Corners to PepsiCo and Embotics to swedish software enterprise, Snow. He just launched his book Branding for Buyout (which i loved and used the word intentional 3 times in the first 20 minutes) Quotes: 08:17 - “I think marketing exists predominantly to see more of your product or service or technology to a customer.” - Ted Schlueter 09:42 - “The last thing the buyer wants is to buy who and what you are today. They want to know what you’re going to be three, five, seven years and how it’s going to affect their business.” - Ted Schlueter 32:15 - “Workforce by design wasn’t really a category; it was an integration solutions cell when everyone was selling the pieces.” - Ted Schlueter 36:50 - “Skate to where the puck will be, not to where the puck is.” - Ted Schlueter 41:42 - “Naming and branding the technology and then sharing the experience of them using the product in real world environments. That definitely allotted eight or nine figures to the exit pric

Sixteen:Nine
Saurabh Gupta, Ultraleap

Sixteen:Nine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:13


If you have been in the industry for a while, you'll maybe remember all the excitement around using gesture technology to control screens. That was followed by the letdown of how crappy and feeble these gesture-driven touchless working examples turned out to be. Like just about everything, the technology and the ideas have got a lot better, and there is a lot of renewed discussion about how camera sensors, AI and related technologies can change up how consumers both interact ... and transact. Ultraleap is steadily developing a product that lets consumers interact with and experience digital displays using sensors and, when it makes sense, haptic feedback. The company was formed in 2019 when Ultrahaptics acquired Leap Motion, and the blended entity now operates out of both Silicon Valley and Bristol, England. Leap Motion was known for a little USB device and a lot of code that could interpret hand gestures in front of a screen as commands, while Ultrahaptics used ultrasound to project tactile sensations directly onto a user's hands, so you could feel a response and control that isn't really there. Or something like that. It's complicated stuff. I had an interesting chat with Saurabh Gupta, who is charged with developing and driving a product aimed at the digital OOH ad market, one of many Ultraleap is chasing. We got into a bunch of things - from how the tech works, to why brands and venues would opt for touchless, when touchscreens are so commonplace, as is hand sanitizer. TRANSCRIPT Hey, Saurabh, thank you for joining me. Let's get this out of the way. What is an Ultraleap and how did it come about?  Saurabh Gupta: Hey, Dave, nice to be here. Thank you for having me. Ultraleap is a technology company and our mission is to deliver solutions that remove the boundaries between physical and digital worlds. We have two main technologies. We have a computer vision-based hand tracking and gesture recognition technology that we acquired and on the other side of the equation, we have made a haptic technology using ultrasound. The whole premise of how we came about was we started out as a haptics company and that's what our founder and CEO, Tom Carter, built when he was in college, and it was a breakthrough idea for us to be able to deliver the sense of touch in mid air using ultrasound was how we started, and to be able to project haptic sensations in mid-air, one of the key components of that was, you need to understand where the hands are in space and for that we were using computer vision technology by Leap Motion to track and locate user's hands in space, and we had an opportunity to make an acquisition, and some of your listeners may already know about Leap Motion. Leap Motion has been a pioneer in gesture based hand tracking technology since 2010. They've got 10 plus years of pedigree in really refining gesture based hand tracking models. So we had an opportunity to purchase them and make an acquisition in 2019, we completed the acquisition and rebranded ourselves to Ultraleap. So that's how we started. As stated in our mission, it's all about focusing on user experience for the use cases of how users are interacting with their environment, and that environment could be a sort of a 2D screen in certain applications, the application that we'll probably talk about today, but also other aspects of augmented reality and virtual reality, which are on the horizon and our emerging technologies that are gaining more ground. So that's the central approach. How can we enhance the interactivity that users have with a physical environment, through an input and an output technology offerings with gesture as input and haptics being the output?  The whole gesture thing through the years has been kind of an interesting journey, so to speak. I can remember some of the early iterations of Microsoft Kinect gesture, sensors, and display companies and solutions providers doing demos showing, you can control a screen by waving your hand, lifting it up and down and this and that, and I thought this is not going to go anywhere. It's just too complicated. There's too much of a learning curve and everything else.  Now, the idea as it's evolved and like all technology got a lot better is, it's more intuitive, but it's still something of a challenge, right? There's still a bit of a curve because we're now conditioned to touching screens. Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, you're right. One of the key aspects here is that gesture has been around. There's been research that goes back to the early 90s, if not in the 80s, but computer vision technology in general has come a long way. The deep learning models that are powering our hand tracking technology today are a lot more sophisticated. They are more robust, they are more adaptable and they are able to train based on a lot of real world inputs. So what that really means is that since the computing power and the technology behind recognizing gestures has improved, a lot of that has manifested itself in a more approachable user experience, and I completely accept the fact that there is a gap and we've got 10 plus years of learned behavior of using a touchscreen. We use a touchscreen everyday, carry it in our pockets, but you also have to understand that when touch screens became prevelant, there was the type keyboard before that.  So the point that I'm making here with this is that we are pushing the envelope on new technologies and a new paradigm of interactivity. Yes, there is a learning curve, but those are the things that we are actually actively solving for: The gesture tracking technology should be so refined that it is inclusive and is able to perform in any environment, and I think we've made some really good steps towards that. You may have heard of our recent announcement of our latest hand tracking offering called Gemini. The fundamental thing with Gemini is that it's based on years and years of research and analysis on making the computer vision, deep learning models, that power that platform to be as robust, to be low latency, high yield in terms of productivity and really high initialization, which means as part of the user experience, when you walk up to an interface, you expect to use it right away. We know we can do that with touch screens, but if you put this technology complementary to an interface, what we are solving for at Ultraleap is: when somebody walks up to a screen and they put up their hand to start to interact, the computer vision technologies should instantly recognize that there's a person who is looking to interact. That's number one, and I think with Gemini, with the deep model work that we've done, we've made some good progress there. Number two, which is once the technology recognizes that a person wants to interact, now can we make it more intuitive for the person to be as or more productive than she would be with a touchscreen interface? And that's where I think we've made more progress. I will say that we need to make more progress there, but some of the things that we've done, Dave. We have a distance call to interact, which is a video tutorial attraction loop that serves as an education piece. And I'll give you a stat. We ran a really large public pilot in the Pacific Northwest at an airport, and the use case there was immigration check-in, so people coming off the plane, before they go talk to a border security agent, some people to fill out their information on a kiosk. So we outfitted some kiosks with our gesture based technology and the rest were the controls, which were all touchscreen based and over multiple weeks we ran this study with active consumers who actually had very little to no prior experience using gestures and we did this AB test where we measured the gesture adoption rate on the kiosks without a call interact, before a call to interact and after a call to interact, and it increased the gesture adoption rate by 30%, which means that it certainly is helping people to understand how to use the interface. The second stat that came from it, that at the end of the pilot, we were almost at 65% gesture adoption rate, which means almost more than 6 out of 10 people who use that interface used gesture as the dominant interface for input control, and the third piece of this was how long did it take for them to finish their session? We measured that using the gesture based interaction, the time was slightly higher than for the control group that was using a touchscreen, but it wasn't much, it was only 10% higher. Now one can look at that stat and say in a transactional setting where you know, it's going to take you 30 seconds to order a burger, adding an extra second can be a problem, but at the same time, those stats are encouraging for us to think about when we look at that as the baseline to improve from.  So if I'm listening to this and I'm trying to wrap my head around what's going on here, this is not a gesture where you're standing 3 feet away from a screen and doing the Tom cruise Minority Report thing, where you're waving your arm and doing this and that is, can you describe it? Because you're basically doing touch-like interactions and the ultrasonic jets or blasts of air or whatever are giving you the feedback to guide you, right?  Saurabh Gupta: So we've got two avenues that we have going at this from. One is for the self service type offering, so you think of check-in kiosks or ordering kiosks at restaurants or even digital wayfinding, digital directories. We are solving for those primarily led at least in the first phase led by our gesture tracking technology. So gesture being the input modality, complimentary to touch. So, what we do is we build a touch-free application, which is a ready to use application that is available today on Windows based media players or systems to convert existing touch screen-based user interfaces to gesture, but what we've done is we've made the transition a lot more intuitive and easier because what we've done is we've replicated and done a lot of research on this and replicated interaction methods or gestures you would call it. I hate to use gestures as a word, because it gets tagged with weird hand poses and things like that, people pinching and all of that. For us, it's all about how we can replicate the same usage that a typical average consumer will have when she interacts with a touch screen based interface. So we came up with this an interaction method that we call Airpush which is basically, to explain it to your listeners, it's all about using your finger and moving towards an interactive element on screen. But what happens is the button gets pressed even before you approach them based on your forward motion or interaction. Now, the smart math behind all of this is that not only do we track motion, but we also track velocity, which means that for people who are aggressive in terms of their button pressing, which means they do short jabs, we can cater for those or people who are more careful in their approach as they move towards the screen, the system is adaptable to cater to all types of interaction types, and we track all the fingers so you can use multiple fingers too or different fingers as well. So these are some of the things that we've included in our application. So that's one side. The second side is all about interactive advertising, immersion and that's where I think we use our haptic technology more, to engage and involve the user in the interactive experience that they're going to. So for self service and more transactional type use cases, we're using primarily our hand gesture technology. And for immersive experiential marketing, or even the digital out-of-home advertising type of use cases, we are leading without haptic based technology.   And you're involved on the digita, out-of-home side, right? That's part of your charge?  Saurabh Gupta: That's correct. So I lead Ultraleap's out-of-home business. So in the out-of-home business, we have both self service retail, and digital out-of-home advertising businesses that we focus on. David:. So how would that manifest itself in terms of, I am at a train station or I'm out somewhere and there's a digital out-of-home display and I go up and interact with it and you're saying it's a more robust and rich experience than just boinking away at a touchscreen. What's going on? What would be a good example of that? Saurabh Gupta: So a good example of digital out of home activations is that we've partnered with CEN (Cinema Entertainment Network) where we've augmented some of their interactive in cinema displays that are being sold from a programmatic perspective. Now the interactive piece is still being worked into the programmatic side of things, but that's one example of an interactive experience in a place based setting. The other example is experiential marketing activations that we've done with Skoda in retail malls and also an activation that we did with Lego for Westfield. So these are some of the experiences that we've launched and released with our haptics technology and on the self service side we've been working with a lot of providers in the space you may have heard of.  Our recent pilot concluded with PepsiCo where we are bringing in or trialing gestures for their ordering kiosks for their food and beverage partners. So these are some of the things that are going on on both sides in the business. David:. So for the Lego one or the Scoda one, what would a consumer experience?  Saurabh Gupta: So these are all interactive experiences. So for Lego, it was about building a Lego together. So basically using our haptic technology which obviously contains gestures as the input, moving Lego blocks and making an object that was being displayed on a really large LED screen at one of the retail outlets and in London, so a user would walk up, they would use their hands in front of our haptic device to control the pieces on the screen and then join them together and make a Lego out of it and while they're doing that, they're getting the sensation of the tactile sensation of joining the pieces and that all adds up to a really immersive, engaging experience within a digital out of home setting.  So you get the sensation that you're snapping Lego pieces together?  Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, snapping pieces together, controlling so you get the agency of control, and it's one of those sensations that gives you a very high memorability factor. I don't know whether you track the news. This was in 2019. We did actually a really extensive activation with Warner Brothers in LA, and what we did was at one of the cinemas down there for Warner Brothers' three upcoming movies, Shazam, The Curse of La Llorona, and Detective Pikachu, we added interactive movie posters using haptics in the cinema lobby, and this would complement the digital poster network that was already existing at that location, and over the course of the activation, which was around six weeks long, we had almost 150,000 people that went through the cinema and we actually did in partnership with QBD, we did a lot of analytics around what the. performance was of an interactive movie poster experience within a digital out-of-home setting and got some really great stats.  We measured a conversion rate between an interactive experience versus a static digital signage experience. The conversion rate was almost 2x, 33% increase in dwell time, like people were spending more time in front of an interactive sign versus a static sign. Attention span was significantly higher at 75%, 42% lift in brand favorability. So these are really interesting stats that gave us the confidence that haptic technology combined with gesture based interface has a lot of value in providing and delivering memorable experiences that people remember. And that's the whole point with advertising, right? That's the whole point. You want to present experiences that provide a positive association of your branded message with your target consumer, and we feel that our technology allows that connection to be made  One of the assumptions/expectations that happened when the pandemic broke out was that this was the end of touchscreens, nobody's ever going to want to touch the screen again, the interactivity was dead and I made a lot of those assumptions myself and turns out the opposite has happened. The touch screen manufacturers have had a couple of pretty good years and the idea is that with a touchscreen, you can wipe it down and clean your hands and do all that stuff. But you're at a far greater risk standing four feet away from somebody across a counter, ordering a burger or a ticket or whatever it may be.  So when you're speaking with solutions providers, end user customers and so on are you getting the question of, “Why do I need to be touchless?” Saurabh Gupta: Yeah, it's a fair point, Dave, and let me clarify that. Look, from our perspective, we are focusing on building the right technology and building the right solutions that elevate the user experience. Hygiene surely is part of that equation, but I accept your points that there are far greater risks for germ transmission than shared surfaces, I totally accept that, and yes, there is a TCO argument, the total cost of ownership argument that has to be made here also.  The point that I will make here is that we fundamentally believe and being a scale-up organization that is focusing on new technology, we have to believe that we are pushing the technology envelope where what we are focusing on is elevating the user experience from what the current model provides. So yes, there will be some use cases where we are not a good fit, but contactless as a category or touchless as a category, maybe the pandemic catalyzed it, maybe it expedited things, but that category in itself is growing significantly.  A couple of stats here, right? The contactless payment as a category itself, 88% of all retail transactions in 2020 were contactless, that's a pretty big number And assuming that retail is a $25 trillion dollar market. That's a huge chunk.  But that's about speed and convenience though, right? Saurabh Gupta: Totally. But all I'm saying is contactless as a category is preferable from a user perspective. Now, gesture based interactivity as a part of that user flow, we fundamentally believe that gesture based interactivity plays a part in the overall user journey. So let me give you an example.  Some of the retailers that we are talking to are thinking about new and interesting ways to remove levels of friction from a user's in-store experience. So there are multiple technologies that are being trialed at the moment. You may have heard of Amazon's just walk out stores as an example. You don't even have to take out your wallet and that is completely based on computer vision, as an example, but there are other retailers who are looking to use technology to better recognize who their loyal customers are. So think of how we used to all have loyalty cards for Costco or any other retailer.  They're removing that friction to say, when you walk through the door, you've done your shopping and you're at the payment powder, we can recognize who you are. And if we recognize who you are, we can give you an offer at the last mile, and in that scenario, they are integrating gestures as part of the completely contactless flow. This is where I think we are gaining some traction. There is a product that we are a part of that hasn't been announced yet. I can't go into details specifically on who it is and when it's going to be released. But we are part of a computer vision based fully automated checkout system that uses gesture as the last mile for confirmation and things of that nature. That's where we are gaining traction. Overall point here is that we are focusing on really showcasing and delivering value on how you can do certain things in a more natural and intuitive way. So think of digital wayfinding at malls, right? You have these giant screens that are traditionally touchscreens, right? When you think of that experience, it has a lot of friction in it, because first of all, you can't use touch as effectively on a large screen because you can't swipe from left to right to turn a map as an example. We fundamentally believe that the product could be better with gesture. You can gesture to zoom in, zoom out, rotate a map, and find your direction to a store. Those kinds of things can be augmented. That experience can be augmented with adding just a capability as opposed to using a touchscreen based interface. So those are the high value use cases that we are focusing on.  So it's not really a case where you're saying, you don't need to touch screen overlay anymore for whatever you're doing, Mr. Client, you just use this instead. It's tuned to a particular use case and an application scenario, as opposed to this is better than a touch overlay? Saurabh Gupta: I think that is a mission that we are driving towards, which is, we know that there is potentially a usability gap between gesture in terms of its evolution than touchscreen. We are looking to bridge that gap and get to a point where we can show more productivity using gesture.  And the point is that with our technology, and this is something that you referenced a second ago, you can turn any screen into a touchscreen. So you don't necessarily need a touchscreen and then you can convert it to gesture. You can convert any LCD screen to an interactive screen. So there is some deep argument there as well. What's the kit, like what are you adding? Saurabh Gupta: Just a camera and a USB cable, and some software. And if you're using haptics feedback, how does that work? Saurabh Gupta: So haptics is a commercially off the shelf product. So it's another accessory that gets added to the screen. However, that contains the camera in it so you don't need an additional camera. That also connects to external power and a USB back to the media player.  So as long as you've got a USB on the media player, you're good, and right now your platform is Windows based. Do you have Android or Linux?  Saurabh Gupta: Good question, Dave. So right now we are Windows based, but we know it's of strategic importance for us to enable support on additional platforms. So we are starting to do some work on that front. You'll hear some updates from us early next year on at least the hand tracking side of things being available on more platforms than just Windows.  How does economics work? I suspect you get this question around, “All right. If I added a touch overlay to a display, it's going to cost me X. If I use this instead, it's going to cost me Y.  Is it at that kind of parity or is one a lot more than the other?  Saurabh Gupta: It depends on screen size, Dave, to be honest. So the higher in screen size you go, the wider the gap is. I would say that for a 21 or 23 inch screen and up, the economics are in our favor for a comparable system. And are you constrained by size? I think of all the LED video walls that are now going into retail and public spaces and so on, and those aren't touch enabled. You really wouldn't want to do that, and in the great majority of cases with this, in theory, you could turn a potentially fragile, please don't touch surface like that into an interactive surface, but are you constrained to only doing things like a 55 inch canvas or something? Saurabh Gupta: This will require a little bit of technical explanation. The Lego example that I talked about was targeted on, I would say a large outdoor LED screen. So the concept here is that if you want one-to-one interactivity.  So what do I mean by one-to-one interactivity? One-to-one interactivity is that basically when in our interface, when the user approaches the screen, there is an onscreen cursor that shows up, and that on screen cursor is what is the control point for the user. Now one-to-one interactivity for us to achieve that where the cursor is at the same height or there's no parallax between where the finger is and where the cursor is, for that you have to be connected to or at the screen, and when you are connected to the screen, based on our current camera technology, we can control up to a 42 inch screen for one-to-one interactivity, but we've also been doing exams showing examples where if you connect the sensor to slightly in front of the display, then you can cover a wider area and we've been able to showcase examples of our technology being used on up to a 75 inch LCD screen in portrait mode.  So then any larger than that, the scale gets a little wonky, right? Cause you've got a person standing in front of a very large display and it just starts to get a little weird. Saurabh Gupta: Yeah. It's like putting a large TV in a small living room. So you need to be slightly further away because then it gets too overwhelming, and for that, we have worked with certain partners and they've done some really interesting work like this company called IDUM, they built a pedestal and so that pedestal encloses our tracking device, and that can be placed several feet from a large immersive canvas, like a LED wall, as an example, in a museum type activation, and people can walk by and then they can control the whole screen with that pedestal slightly further away from the screen. So it's like a Crestron controller or something except for a big LED display!  Saurabh Gupta: Exactly. It's like a trackpad in front of the screen, but slightly further away.  Gotcha. All right. Time flew by, man. We're already deep into this. You were telling me before we hit record that your company will be at NRF and you may also have people wandering around IEC but if people want to know more about your company, they go to ultraleap.com?  Saurabh Gupta: That's correct. Ultraleap.com, we have all the information there and David, it was great to talk to you and thank you for the opportunity.   

Taste Radio
Core Values Create Category Leaders. Just Ask Vive Organic.

Taste Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 34:59


Raise your hand if you bought a wellness/functional juice shot in the last 18 months. We're guessing more than a few hands went up, and it's not surprising. Demand for the products, often formulated with immunity-boosting ingredients such as turmeric, ginger and elderberry, surged during the pandemic. As a result, the category, which was once composed of a handful of brands sold at natural grocers, has attracted a growing number of upstart and established companies to the space. Mainstream retailers have also taken note and many have incorporated juice shots into their cooler sets. Despite booming demand and an increasingly competitive landscape, pioneering wellness shot brand Vive Organic has remained consistent in its focus, according to co-founder JR Simich. Adherence to the brand's core values, which include a commitment to high quality ingredients and consumer-driven innovation, helped drive Vive to prominence in the natural channel and, later, to nationwide distribution at mainstream retailers including Safeway, Target, CVS and Walmart.  In an interview featured in this episode, Simich spoke about how Vive has kept its focus and why it has been so important to the brand's development. He also discussed his role among the company's three founders, why staying on message helped land a long-term partnership with Whole Foods, the impact of its creative and efficient trade show strategy and why aligning with founders of like-minded brands has benefited Vive's ability to land new distribution and retail placement. Show notes: 0:39: Interview: J.R. Simich, Co-Founder, Vive Organic — Simich spoke with Taste Radio editor Ray Latif about how he and his co-founders assessed the opportunity for a wellness shot brand, how Vive enhanced its test-and-learn sales strategy and why passion played a key factor in the company's initial placement at Whole Foods. He also explained how a trade show strategy built on the brand's recovery benefits helped win over key figures in the industry, how the company's product line has evolved and how Vive attempts to educate consumers about esoteric ingredients. Later, he explained how sharing notes with other natural brand founders provided important insights about mainstream retailers, his level of concern that strategic companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsico are divesting from refrigerated brands and his perspective on growing competition in the wellness shot category.  Brands in this episode: Vive Organic, FloWater

The Money Show
The supply chain disruptions are forcing South African retailers to source their goods locally

The Money Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 82:31


Evan Walker, portfolio manager at 36ONE asset management explains how local retailers are looking at local manufacturers to supply them with goods due to the supply chain disruptions. Dr Richards Lessells, infectious disease specialist at the KZN Research Innovation and sequencing platform at the University of KwaZulu Natal on data suggesting the looming Covid-19 4th wave. Then on other people's money, Indra Nooyi, former chair and CEO of Pepsi Co talks about her career and her book, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Make Money Mondays
Other People's Money - Indra Nooyi, former chair and CEO of Pepsi Co.

Make Money Mondays

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 23:34


Guest: Indra  Nooyi | former Chair & CEO  at Pepsi Co.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast
S28E10 - Three Habits that Will Have the Biggest Impact in Someone's Personal and Professional Life, with Rob Shallenberger

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 32:13


In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) talks with Rob Shallenberger about the three habits that will have the biggest impact in someone's personal and professional life. See the video here: https://youtu.be/7WE2ioA0Rus. Rob Shallenberger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-shallenberger-a7345b6/) is one of the world's leading authorities on leadership, time-management, and productivity. He's trained and spoken for hundreds of organizations around the world such as the Dallas Cowboys, Charles Schwab, and PepsiCo. He's the CEO of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership and is the bestselling author of five different books focused on leadership, time-management, and productivity. His company has established a top-ranked certification program for other trainers and coaches. Rob began his career by spending two years of service in Bolivia. Following his service mission, he attended Utah State University where he graduated in 2000. He went on to earn an MBA from Colorado State University. He served as an F-16 Pilot in the United States Air Force for 11 years. He was also an Advance Agent for Air Force One and traveled the world working with foreign embassies and the Secret Service. He's been married for 23 years and has four beautiful children. Check out Dr. Westover's new book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/bluerthanindigo. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ Ranked #6 Workplace Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ Ranked #7 HR Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hcipodcast/support

Next Wave Leadership Podcast
Dave Yawman, a Partner at Cresco Partners and Former EVP and Corporate Secretary at PepsiCo: On Ethical Leadership at a Global Company, Why Leaders Must Carry a Badge and a Mirror, and Inverting the Leadership Paradigm

Next Wave Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:47


David (Dave) Yawman is a leader, legal expert, and Partner at Cresco Partners, Inc. Cresco is a management consulting firm that helps both leaders and teams grow through mentorship and strategy with their brand of leadership development. Before Cresco, Dave worked for PepsiCo for over 20 years, where he developed his expertise in global markets and public policy. While there, he filled multiple crucial roles including EVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. He also served as an Associate at Fried Frank on Wall Street. In this episode… Why is being a great leader so difficult? We all have thoughts on how things can be improved or how we would lead if we were in charge, but how many of us excel when we're finally in that position? Leadership is complicated—and it's especially difficult when you don't even know yourself. After all, how can you lead others when you don't know your own tendencies and biases? This is why Dave Yawman says self-reflection is crucial for leading others. He has had the opportunity to lead employees at PepsiCo and has discovered firsthand what it means to set an example. In addition, he has led the ethics of the company, knowing when to bend and when to stand firm. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to leadership, but if anyone knows what it takes, it's Dave. In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack speaks with Dave Yawman, Partner at Cresco Partners, Inc., to discuss leadership and how to be self-aware. They dive into topics of ethics across cultures, inverting the leadership paradigm, and what it means to carry a badge and a mirror. They also discuss Dave's long career and how his family and early years at Wall Street helped shape who he is. Check out this episode to hear all this and more!

Work From The Inside Out
151: Manifest the Real You - Leslie Ehm

Work From The Inside Out

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:09


Leslie Ehm told me she came into the world kicking, screaming, and was “a lot of human”. She was a challenge from day one, didn't like to follow the rules, and was precocious, doing everything early and fast. Fortunately, Leslie had an amazing mother who encouraged her to embrace her energy, passion, creativity, and wild child nature. And Mom never talked to her about the benefits of putting herself in a box. Both of Leslie's parents were entrepreneurs. Her father was a Holocaust survivor. She was taught to do what she felt, to recognize her power, her purpose, to go after it, and not let anything stop her. At 19, Leslie packed it all up and moved to the UK from her home in Montreal. She didn't know a soul there, had nothing in place, and went to pursue her dreams of being a singer because she was in love with all things British and British music. Leslie ended up living there happily for 17 years. Over that time she continually leaned into all kinds of opportunities as one thing led her to the next. Her music partner also worked in the film industry. He got her involved in the film industry and Leslie worked as a script analyst, then eventually as a script editor and a script doctor for companies like Miramax. She ended up working as a TV host for many years, through as she puts it, a happy accident. Leslie was developing TV ideas and had made connections in the industry. Whenever she would go and pitch, Leslie would bring her full self to the party, as she explained,” I'm a very go big or go home kind of girl.” On one of these occasions, she was pitching a TV idea to a big production company in the UK and the guy who owns the company said you know, you should be on camera. They hired Leslie and gave her a talk show.  Now, it wasn't as easy as it sounds, but it's all true. Leslie is a big proponent of recognizing your transferable skills and worrying less about your resume. She suggests that you look at what you are good at and go from there. For her, it became writing and storytelling which eventually translated into copywriting work and leadership as a creative director.  Today Leslie is a Swagger Coach and training guru who has discovered the secret to tapping into your authentic self and turning it into a superpower. She's also the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Swagger – Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want. In this week's Work From The Inside Out podcast, learn more about Leslie's journey: Leslie has spent the last 14 years traveling the globe, training senior execs and teams from Fortune 100 companies like Google, Pepsico, Uber, Disney, TD Bank, Lenovo, and more.  She has turned technologists into creative forces, bankers into storytellers, and has brought a serious dose of spirit to boardrooms everywhere.  Learn more and connect with Leslie here:  https://www.facebook.com/leslieehmspeaks https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslieehm/ https://twitter.com/leslieehm www.leslieehm.com

The CPG Guys
Principles of Successful Leadership with Unilever's Vandana Khanna

The CPG Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 41:47


The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Vandana Khanna, Director of Digital Finance Transformation at Unilever.Follow  Vandana Khanna on LinkedIn at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/vandanakhanna/Follow Unilever on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unilever/ Follow Unilever online at: http://www.unilever.comVandana answers these questions:1) Your career has passed through several CPG brands, J&J, PepsiCo amongst them and core finance such as D&B. Decompose this for our audience and tell us how different it is CPG vs core financial companies.2) The pandemic has irreversibly altered shopper behavior it seems - do you agree. In the role you perform, how are you responding to this and preparing Unilever to win during the transformation?3) The word data lake is a misused and confusing term. Decompose this for our audience. How are you creating a data lake?4) From your experience, How does Finance play a big role in ecommerce transformation?5) Your role involves - Design the Roadmap and Path to scale Emerging Technologies like RPA, Cognitive and Intelligent Automation capabilities. What does this mean in everyday life?6) You are a partner to supply chain and factory finance - in these days of supply chain constraints how does your role help these functional groups?7) Diversity & inclusion has taken on a stronger meaning these days. How are you Champion Inclusivity and belonging for People of Color these days?8) What is your advice for others on the finance transformation journey like you? DISCLAIMER: The content in this podcast episode is provided for general informational purposes only. By listening to our episode, you understand that no information contained in this episode should be construed as advice from CPGGUYS, LLC or the individual author, hosts, or guests, nor is it intended to be a substitute for research on any subject matter. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by CPGGUYS, LLC. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.  CPGGUYS LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual's use of, reference to, or inability to use this podcast or the information we presented in this podcast.

Lead With We
PepsiCo's Maddy Kulkarni: Educating The Next Generation of Business Leaders

Lead With We

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 32:05


As PepsiCo's Global Marketing Director of Sustainability & Purpose, Maddy Kulkarni has been an integral part of charting a new course for one of the world's largest enterprises. And now she's passing on that knowledge to younger generations as a professor at the University of Texas. She even created her own textbook! In this episode Maddy and I chatted about the importance of educating the next generation of business leaders on how to blend purpose and profit, the case studies she uses from PepsiCo, and some of the exciting details of pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation of PepsiCo that will drive growth by restoring the planet and inspiring positive behavior change.  Maddy Kulkarni Maddy Kulkarni is the recent author of Social Impact Marketing: The Essential Guide for Changemakers, a textbook for her new course at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also the Global Marketing Director for Sustainability & Purpose at PepsiCo where she consults marketing leaders on how to connect the organization's sustainability agenda with their consumers through the voice of their brands. Recognized as a 40 Under 40 business leader by Dallas Business Journal, Maddy has served on boards of Social Venture Partners, the Terry Foundation, and the PR Committee of the Dallas Arboretum. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Dallas Heroes Project, an organization that creates engaging marketing campaigns to drive awareness of the positive impact local heroes and organizations are making in their communities. Through her new textbook, she is enjoying teaching our next generation of leaders on how marketing can be a force for good. This episode of Lead With We was produced and edited by Goal 17 Media and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. You can also watch episodes on YouTube at WeFirstTV. Resources Visit leadwithwe.com to learn more about Simon's new book or search for “Lead With We” on Amazon, Google Books or Barnes & Noble.  Learn more about PepsiCo's pep+ strategic plan at pepsico.com/pepsicopositive Connect with Maddy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madhura16 For case studies and other free resources about purposeful business, go to WeFirstBranding.com

The Modern Customer Podcast
How To Deliver B2B CX In a Post-COVID World

The Modern Customer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:38


Customer expectations have changed over the past 18 months of a pandemic, leaving brands with the challenge of pivoting and adapting not only to a new way of living and working but also to a new way of interacting with and serving customers.  Scott Finlow, CMO of PepsiCo Foodservice, has noticed two major trends during the pandemic. First is that people are looking forward to re-entering the world and having meaningful connections. As they do so, they want to try new products and have new experiences. Second, people are looking for more purpose in their lives and in their brand choices. That manifests in a variety of ways, including being more aware of the impact of their decisions on the environment and their health and wellbeing.  But Finlow says understanding and recognizing those changes is only the first step. Companies need to understand where customer needs are heading so they can focus on re-inventing a better normal. It's not about going back to how things were but instead moving forward and creating a better future.  Perhaps nowhere is that more important than in the B2B world, where many companies are adjusting to new ways of doing business. Throughout the pandemic, PepsiCo has focused on forming partnerships to help support its restaurant customers as they pivot. The company is also investing heavily in digital and building out services to help its customers along their own digital journeys.  As customer expectations change, innovation is crucial. B2B companies need to find new ways to meet customer needs and break out of how things have been done in the past. With an increased focus on health and safety, PepsiCo set out to create contactless fountain drink equipment. Finlow says it required the work of multiple departments to deliver on the new hygiene standard. But it doesn't stop there—the company is also piloting a drink machine in Europe that allows customers to gesture and pour the drink of their choice. Continual innovation provides B2B customers with the tools they need to best serve their customers.   Customer experience has always required continual change and evolution, but especially in a post-COVID world. B2B companies that stay in touch with their customers to understand their new needs and expectations, find ways to support their journey and continually innovate will lead the way towards the future.      *This episode is sponsored by Quiq. Quiq is a leading conversational AI platform that drives two-way conversations to deliver a better experience for people and brands. Quiq enables enterprises to connect and engage in two-way conversations with their customers across varied messaging channels — including Facebook Messenger — in more than 170 languages. Quiq is the future of business-to-consumer messaging; it's the wingman every brand and CX'er needs. _______________ Blake Morgan is a customer experience futurist, keynote speaker, and author of the bestselling book The Customer Of The Future. For regular updates on customer experience, sign up for her weekly newsletter here.  Join the new Customer Experience Community here.

Taste Radio
What This Big Deal Could Mean For You. And, Why It's Okay To Use The ‘F' Word.

Taste Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 63:34


As we gear up for BevNET Live and NOSH Live, Taste Radio hosts Ray Latif, John Craven, Jacqui Brugliera and Mike Schneider discussed one of the biggest deals in beverage history and what it might mean for future entrepreneurial drink brands, how a David rose up against a Goliath and notable products to cross our desks over the past week, including those of a particular fast “flying”brand.  This episode also features an interview with Kyle Peters, who recently made the gut-wrenching decision to shut down his high protein ice cream brand, Carter and Oak. Peters explained how he came to a crossroads, one in which he saw no option other than to shut down the business, and offered advice on how entrepreneurs can gird themselves for the ever-present challenges of operating a food or beverage company. Show notes: 0:55: Billions Do A ‘Body' Good. Dew The Wrong Thing. Dumplings And Waffles Make Us Happy. -- The hosts chatted about the industry's excitement for BevNET Live, NOSH Live and Brewbound Live, as well as the news of Coke's $5.6 billion acquisition of sport drink brand BodyArmor and Rise Brewing Co.'s big win in its trademark battle with PepsiCo. They also spoke about a top retail executive joining the agenda for NOSH Live and sampling opportunities for brands attending the event, Fly By Jing's move into the frozen aisle and new canned coffee, RTD cocktails and indulgent desserts. 31:01: Kyle Peters, Founder, Carter & Oak --  Peters joined Taste Radio editor Ray Latif for a conversation about why he closed the doors on Carter & Oak, which had been positioned as a better-for-you, high-protein ice cream brand made with no added sugar. Peters spoke about the company's pandemic-induced pivot, and why, despite strides in the retail and distribution of its products over the past year, he determined Carter & Oak could not survive. He also urged entrepreneurs to focus on improving their margins, why aggressive patience is a virtue and why he's comfortable with saying “failure.”  Brands in this episode: BodyArmor, Rise Brewing Co., Mtn Dew, Harmless Harvest, Honey Mama's, YumEarth, Nature's Bakery, TRUFF, Fly By Jing, Omsom, Ramona, Yes You Can, Russian Standard, Vital Sign, Novo Brazil, La Di Da, Biotic, Eastern Standard Provisions, Juneshine, Carter & Oak

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1268: Pepsi: Our Tesla Semi Trucks Arrive This Year | 08 Nov 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 24:20


Show #1271 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 8th November. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to three new Patreon Producers!  First up it's ANDREW WHELAN. And also welcome BRIAN D ANDERSON. Plus a new Executive Producer BILL CALHOUN. Thank you so much. NEW LOTUS TYPE 132 SUV PREVIEWED IN OFFICIAL IMAGE - Lotus has given a first look at its maiden SUV, which is codenamed the Type 132 and due to be revealed in full next year. - As first reported by Autocar, the Type 132 has been in development since 2016 and is set to launch with two four-wheel-drive variants, offering between 600bhp and 750bhp. It will be able to accommodate batteries ranging from 92-120kWh in capacity and will offer 800V charging. - The Norfolk firm has released the first in a series of official videos that will build up to the launch of the new Aston Martin DBX rival, which will be a key element of its bold growth strategy under the ownership of Chinese car giant Geely. - The Type 132 will be built at a new £900 million manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China, and will be one of two Chinese-built EVs the firm will launch in the next five years. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-lotus-type-132-suv-previewed-official-image SAMSUNG SDI AND SK ON TO COMPETE WITH CHINESE MAKERS WITH PRISMATIC BATTERIES - Korea's three major battery makers, which have announced massive investment plans for the United States, are shifting their focus to Europe. They are looking to secure an edge with next-generation batteries in a price war with Chinese battery companies. - The key is competition with Chinese battery companies. China's CATL, the world's largest battery company, is building a battery plant in Germany for commercial operation from 2022. CATL produces prismatic batteries and is expected to focus on expanding orders from Volkswagen. In March, Volkswagen announced that it would increase the proportion of prismatic batteries to 80 percent by 2030. - Samsung SDI and CATL will compete fiercely in the prismatic battery sector. Samsung SDI is betting on Gen. 5, a next-generation prismatic battery to be used for BMW electric vehicles. - Major European automakers such as Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen are placing battery orders worth tens of trillion won to secure batteries for their vehicles to be launched after 2024. Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html BMW I7 REPORTEDLY GETTING THREE ELECTRIC MOTORS SHARED WITH I5 M - It was back in March last year when BMW originally announced there would be a fully electric version of the next-generation 7 Series. - CEO Oliver Zipse revealed during the Annual Accounts Press Conference 2020 the variant without a combustion engine would be the most potent. - Likely to be called i7, the 7 Series sans gasoline/diesel engine is said to have three electric motors in its highest specification. According to Auto Motor und Sport, two of them will be mounted at the back and the third one will be positioned on the front axle. The report mentions the e-motor driving the front wheels will have less power. - the same three-motor setup could be installed in a full-fat M version of the next 5 Series in EV form (i5) with a yet-to-be-confirmed total output of 750 horsepower. - It won't ride on a dedicated electric car platform as it will share its underpinnings and most of the design as well as shape with the combustion-engined models. For a bespoke EV from Bavaria, 2025 will be the year when the Neue Klasse architecture will debut. Original Source : https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/11/08/bmw-i7-electric-sedan-three-motors TESLA'S NEW 12V LI-ION AUXILIARY BATTERY HAS CATL CELLS INSIDE - With the refreshed Model S/Model X, Tesla switched from conventional lead-acid to an all-new lithium-ion 12 V auxiliary battery (Model 3/Model Y still uses a conventional one). Thanks to an outstanding, two-part presentation and teardown conducted by Ingineerix, we can take an in-depth look at this new solution, hinted at in early 2021 by Elon Musk and shown only briefly at the delivery event. - previously Tesla was using in the Model S/Model X a 12 V, 33 Ah lead-acid AGM battery. It stores about 0.4 kWh of energy, but weight is quite substantial: 27 lbs (12 kg). According to Ingineerix, such batteries last in Teslas about 2-4 years, which is pretty low and sometimes causes unexpected problems if the car stops working. - The new,lithium-ion battery is much smaller and much lighter (only about 4 lbs / 1.8 kg). That's because it's much higher energy density, but also has a lower energy content. We assume that with a more reliable and "smart" solution, there is no need for 0.4 kWh. The battery has only a 0.1 kWh of energy (99 Wh to be precise) and a capacity of 6.9 Ah, according to the description. - the new battery consists of a BMS circuit board made by CATL and four prismatic NMC lithium-ion battery cells (6.9 Ah each), connected in series. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/546087/tesla-liion-12v-auxiliary-battery PEPSICO CEO SAYS HE EXPECTS DELIVERY OF FIRST TESLA SEMIS THIS QUARTER - PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta said on Monday that the company is expecting its first delivery of Tesla Semi trucks in the fourth quarter. - Laguarta was speaking from the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. During an interview on “Squawk on the Street,” CNBC's Jim Cramer asked about PepsiCo's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. - “Transportation is about 10% of our overall gas emissions so it's important and we're working on different solutions. We replace our fleet regularly, every ten years more or less...and we're already starting to buy electric trucks actually from Tesla. I mean I don't want to promote anybody but that's the brand we're using so far and we're getting our first deliveries this Q4.” - The comments come almost four years after PepsiCo first announced it would purchase 100 Tesla Semi trucks. It was the largest known pre-order of the vehicle at the time. - On the company's Q2 earnings call in July, Tesla said it was pushing the Semi program to 2022 due to supply chain challenges and the limited availability of battery cells. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/08/pepsico-ceo-says-he-expects-delivery-of-first-tesla-semis-this-quarter.html HOW FORD NEARLY LOST RIVIAN TO GENERAL MOTORS - GM was interested in Rivian at the same time as Ford, and Scaringe had chatted with Mary Barra about a potential investment, and those talks advanced quickly. GM were ready to pull the trigger, and Rivian was ready to take the money. WSJ reports that Rivian's leaders were skeptical of GM - in April of 2019, Ford announced it would be investing $500 million in Rivian. Since then, Ford's investments have reached $1.2 billion. Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/how-ford-nearly-lost-rivian-to-general-motors-1848015138 UK EV SUPERCHARGING COMPANY GRIDSERVE TO EXPAND TO US, ASIA - A U.K. company is in discussions with fuel forecourt operators in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to install vehicle-charging facilities that use electricity generated from renewable sources. - Gridserve Holdings Ltd. is already building a network of fast-charging hubs in Britain and now is planning to expand further afield. The initial international projects will be announced within the next few months, said Toddington Harper, founder and chief executive officer. - The company's backers include Richard Branson's The Rise Fund and Hitachi Capital U.K. Plc. - “Everything we have achieved in the U.K. has required us to overcome massive complexities and challenges -- experience we've spent years developing,” Harper said. “It's now time to share those learnings with partners across the world and accelerate the shift to net zero transport.” Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-08/u-k-electric-vehicle-supercharging-firm-to-expand-to-u-s-asia E-MOBILITY EVENT ELECTRIFY EXPO SET FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AT COTA - The Electrify Expo, North America's largest e-mobility event, will take place from Friday through Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas - Over a half-million square feet of display space will be filled with electric vehicle and e-mobility brands including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Hyundai, Polestar, Kia, Volvo, Volkswagen, MINI, SUPER73, Rad Power Bikes and Segway. Visitors will be able to test drive electric products on demo courses throughout the weekend. - Admission starts at $20; free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets: electrifyexpo.com/attend. Original Source : https://eu.statesman.com/story/news/2021/11/08/e-mobility-event-electrify-expo-set-friday-through-sunday-cota/6339102001/ UK DEVELOPER HARMONY ENERGY'S IPO RAISES US$251 MILLION FOR TESLA MEGAPACK ROLLOUT Original Source : https://www.energy-storage.news/uk-developer-harmony-energys-ipo-raises-us251-million-for-tesla-megapack-rollout/ E-BIKES ARE ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING ELECTRIC CARS IN SALES Original Source : https://futurism.com/the-byte/ebikes-crushing-electric-cars TRANSPORT BY ELECTRIC SCOOTERS: ARE OUR CITIES READY FOR MICROMOBILITY? Original Source : https://www.archdaily.com/971488/transport-by-electric-scooters-are-our-cities-ready-for-micromobility QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Returns on Monday 22nd November after my short holiday. Email me a suggestion for a possible question and I might pick yours!  hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

The Voicebot Podcast
Conversational AI at Pepsico with Elena Parlatore - Voicebot Podcast Ep 233

The Voicebot Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 59:13


Elena Parlatore is the senior director of global digital consumer experience at Pepsico. Her role in the consumer insights group focuses on all of the ways consumers interact with Pepsico products and channels. A big part of that work is focused on consumer interaction with conversational AI technologies through Amazon Alexa, Facebook Messenger, website chatbots, and the call center.  Today, we discuss the objectives, technologies, channels, and the results of Pepsico's many conversational AI initiatives. It is a rare look inside the way that large consumer goods enterprises approach conversational AI.  

Wild Business Growth Podcast
#168: Stacy Madison – Founder of Stacy's Pita Chips and BeBOLD Bars

Wild Business Growth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 51:42


Stacy Madison, the Founder of Stacy's Pita Chips and BeBOLD Bars, joins the show to share her journey from serving pita chips at her Stacy's D'Lites food cart in Boston to inventing a category and selling her brand to PepsiCo. Hear how she got Stacy's Pita Chips in stores, the moment she knew it was taking off, being in the bar space vs. pita chips space, an impromptu Stacy singing session, and mouth-watering questions from Wild Listeners. Connect with Stacy on Instagram at @_StacyMadison and BeBOLDbars.com

WorkLife with Adam Grant
Taken for Granted: Indra Nooyi Says It's Time for Leaders to Care

WorkLife with Adam Grant

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 40:26


PepsiCo's trailblazing former CEO drove record profits—but did so while investing in employee well-being, consumer health, and environmental sustainability. In their second conversation, she and Adam are on stage for a lively, entertaining dialogue about how to improve our work lives and our workplaces. They talk about striking a balance between fitting in and standing out, winning support for major change up and down the org chart, and rethinking business education. Indra also reveals the name of the only world leader who ever intimidated her and why she doesn't care who wins the battle between Pepsi and Coke.

How I Built This with Guy Raz
Wisdom From The Top: Bonus Episode

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 73:42


This week, we thought we'd bring you a little bonus from another show that Guy hosts called Wisdom From The Top. After becoming the CEO of PepsiCo in 2006, Indra Nooyi became the first woman and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company. From Chennai, India, to Yale's School of Management, Nooyi worked her way up from The Boston Consulting Group, Motorola, and ASEA Brown Boveri before eventually landing at PepsiCo, overseeing the global operation of its countless drinks, snacks, and restaurants. Nooyi's new memoir My Life in Full details her legendary career, exploring her extraordinary personal journey and the demands of being one of the most powerful women on the planet.

Economist Radio
The Economist Asks: Indra Nooyi

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:26


Is work-life balance possible at the top? Host Anne McElvoy asks the former chief executive of PepsiCo how she juggled family commitments with leading a Fortune 500 company. She shares her lessons on mixing business with politics – and how should top companies respond to criticism that they pay too little tax? And why did she plump for a corporate career when she could have been a rock star?Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Real Reel
Branding Basics and Finding Creative Inspiration with Kelli Adams

The Real Reel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 51:42


Episode 131: If you're the type of person who falls in love with the branding before even trying a product, then this is the episode for you! Natalie welcomes branding aficionado and co-founder of Onda Tequila Seltzer, Kelli Adams, to pull back the branding curtain and dig into what it takes to build a product that appeals to the right customer. Kelli may just be more obsessed with branding than Natalie is and has worked with some major companies like PepsiCo and Frito-Lay to help create memorable and recognizable products for consumers everywhere. Her natural gift for graphic design combined with her creative side was the perfect fit for Onda, the company she created alongside her three co-founders who each bring their own set of unique skills to the table. Today's episode dives into how to get those creative juices flowing, how 90's fashion can inspire a modern day brand, and what it's like to transition from a 9-to-5 job to working for yourself. If you're eager to learn more about what it really takes to make a brand stand out in a competitive market, then tune in for some great tips and tricks.   Thank you so much for being a part of our podcast community! Please be sure to rate, follow, review, and of course, post to your highlight reel. Follow your host Natalie on Instagram @nataliebarbu and @therealreelpodcast.  Follow Onda on Instagram @drinkonda and Kelli @kelliadams  Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  CANVA - Go to canva.me/realreel to get your FREE 45-day extended trial.  QUIP - Go to getquip.com/realreel to save $10 on a quip Smart Electric Toothbrush.  CUROLOGY - Go to curology.com/real for a free 30-day trial and just pay for  shipping and handling!  SMASH & TESS – Go to smashtess.com/realreell to shop and use code REALREEL at check out for 15% off your purchase!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices