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Just FlexIt
Columbia Business School Professors Join a Special Edition Episode of Just FlexIt™

Just FlexIt

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 47:39


An extraordinary episode of Just FlexIt™ has hit the airwaves! Austin Cohen was joined by Professor Olivier Toubia, PH. D., and Professor Melanie Brucks, PH. D. at the Columbia Business School recording studio to take part in an engaging and informative conversation about their respective research processes, and topics like communication and behavior. Both of these individuals hold great meaning to FlexIt, and Austin specifically,  as past instructors of his at Columbia Business School. FlexIt has collaborated with Professor Melanie and Professor Oliver on numerous projects centered around FlexIt's inception, brand refocusing, and growth.Class in Session:

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast
A Guide to Excellence with Tom Peters

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 43:11


Research indicates that 25% of the workforce is engaged. What about the other 75%? Tom Peters believes we should put people first, and success will follow. This isn't new information. From Tom's first book in 1982, In Search of Excellence, to his latest book Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, Tom shares his thoughts on leadership excellence. It is more than process and spreadsheets; it is focusing on the growth of the people you lead. As a bonus, Tom asks Kevin some questions. Key Points Tom Peters shares his thoughts on the importance of EQ, culture and remote work, and the importance of front-line leaders. Meet Tom Name: Tom Peters  His Story: Tom is the author of Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism. He has a civil engineering degree from Cornell and an MBA and Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served in the US Navy, deployed in Vietnam and at the Pentagon, was a policy advisor to the White House, and became a partner at McKinsey & Co. In 1981 he founded three companies and has continued to influence leaders ever since. Worth Mentioning:  https://excellencenow.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tompeters-excellence This episode is brought to you by... Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website. Book Recommendations Tom Peters' Compact Guide to Excellence by Tom Peters, & Nancy Green  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain  This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race by Nicole Perlroth  Related Episodes The Excellence Dividend with Tom Peters Creative Acts for Curious People with Sarah Stein Greenberg Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders with Bill George  

Don't Stop Us Now! Podcast
A Rare CFO - Madeline Ling

Don't Stop Us Now! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 34:44


Our episode this week features the first Chief Financial Officer we've had on the show, however Madeline Ling is not your ‘ordinary' CFO. We don't think we've met a CFO who values diversity and building relationships the way Madeline does, not to mention the articulate and creative way she speaks about the stories the numbers can tell her. Madeline has held multiple CFO roles throughout her 20-plus year career to date which has seen her work far and wide, including in the U.S., China, Mexico, Europe, and Thailand. A tech-company veteran, these days she is CFO of US-based Boomi, a fast-growing global SaaS company, focussed on easy software integration, now owned by two blue chip private equity firms.Before taking on CFO roles, Madeline spent twelve years consulting including the Boston Consulting Group where she was a Principal. She also has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.In this episode you'll hear:What Madeline learnt as an impressionable teenager when she moved to the US not speaking a word of English How she thinks about leveraging her differences to add valueMadeline's recipe for building awesome working relationships; andThe two questions she asks herself before changing roles or company. In short, this was a fabulous conversation and you'll really be inspired by the thoughtful and articulate Madeline Ling. Useful LinkBoomi website Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Into the Impossible
P-hacking, Reproducibility & the Nobel Prize: Guido Imbens

Into the Impossible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 128:17 Very Popular


Guido W. Imbens, along with David Card and Joshua Angrist, shared the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics for “methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”. In 2017 he received the Horace Mann medal at Brown University. An honor shared by your host Professor Brian Keating. He is The Applied Econometrics Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2012, and has also taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He holds an honorary degree from the University of St Gallen. He is also the Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow at the Stanford GSB.  Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences from experimental and observational data. He has published extensively in the leading economics and statistics journals. Together with Donald Rubin he has published a book, "Causal Inference in Statistics, Social and Biomedical Sciences”. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Statistical Association. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. In this episode, Professor Imbens give his lecture on his Nobel Prize-winning thesis. See the video with the slides here: https://youtu.be/X632K3n8PPI 00:00:00 Intro 00:04:23 Origin of the book Causal Inference in Statistics, Social and Biomedical Sciences 00:10:23 Define what you mean by the credibility revolution and what does it take to create a revolution in economics? 00:15:50 Are we in a “reproducibility crisis” in science and what can we do about it? 00:20:18 How should education and pedagogy be changed to meet the credibility challenge? 00:27:40 What is a day in your life like? 00:34:48 How has winning a Nobel Prize impacted you? 00:43:30 Guido's Nobel Prize Thesis Lecture Begins: The Critical Concepts in Causality 00:43:50 Guido's academic journey. 00:47:50 Correlation is not causality 00:53:00 Statistical traditions 00:55:30 Econometrics 01:05:00 Examples 01:38:22 End of lecture slides    01:38:00 Final four existential questions. 01:39:25 What would you put in your ethical will? 01:45:23 What is the greatest accomplishment in your field that should be preserved for posterity? 01:50:00 What have you changed your mind about? 01:54:25 What advice would you give your younger self to go into the impossible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Not Your Normal Social Emotional Learning
Ep. 108 - Personalities, Patterns and Perspectives, with Monica Wesolowska

Not Your Normal Social Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 58:01


https://monicawesolowska.com/leo-lea Author, Editor, Speaker, Teacher Leo + Lea, illustrated by Kenard Pak (Scholastic, August 2022)Elbert in the Air, illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey (Dial, February 2023) Holding Silvan: A Brief Life (Hawthorne, named a "Best Book" of 2013) So… just a quick reminder to check out Monica's website for more info and a resource or 2 that will help you to extend students' learning around LEO and LEA's perspectives. Also, I've included a link to learn more about Jo Boaler, an educator Monica mentioned who's helped thousands and thousands of young students grow in confidence around mathematics, banishing their math anxiety… Anxiety, whatever its cause, impacts a child's sense of self, to one degree or another, which will impact a child's mindset and interactions… which is one of the many reasons this, the Big Picture Social Emotional Learning podcast has such a wide-armed embrace around various influences and experiences that impact our students' development. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and she has headed up powerfully engaging projects that empower educators, even early childhood educators, with accessible and practical approaches to teaching mathematics. Her website provides tons of free resources: https://www.youcubed.org/ If you're interested, I highly recommend a conversation Jo Boaler shared with Lex Fridman. Here's the link. In a future episode I plan to share more insights about how to develop conversation with young ones, so they have the benefit of gaining skills around expressing their own ideas, about following and exploring topics of interest so that the architecture of their brains can receive the benefit of more fully integrated neural pathways… FASCINATING and important stuff… Okay ~ until next time. Oh: Instagram!!! It would be great if you'd follow this, the Big Picture Social Emotional Learning podcast, there. Okay, for real: BYE. BYE. Oooops... sorry... I couldn't include the resource that Monica wanted to share, so now I hope you'll definitely check out her website. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nini-white/message

Think Like A Nobel Prize Winner
P-hacking, Reproducibility & the Nobel Prize: Guido Imbens

Think Like A Nobel Prize Winner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 128:02


Guido W. Imbens, along with David Card and Joshua Angrist, shared the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics for “methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”. In 2017 he received the Horace Mann medal at Brown University. An honor shared by your host Professor Brian Keating. He is The Applied Econometrics Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2012, and has also taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He holds an honorary degree from the University of St Gallen. He is also the Amman Mineral Faculty Fellow at the Stanford GSB.  Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences from experimental and observational data. He has published extensively in the leading economics and statistics journals. Together with Donald Rubin he has published a book, "Causal Inference in Statistics, Social and Biomedical Sciences”. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Statistical Association. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. In this episode, Professor Imbens give his lecture on his Nobel Prize-winning thesis. See the video with the slides here: https://youtu.be/X632K3n8PPI Connect with me:

The Technically Human Podcast
What it Means to Care: Ethical medicine in the age of tech

The Technically Human Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 59:00


In this episode of "Technically Human," I give my mic over to two guest hosts, David Geitner and Roman Rosser, to interview Dr. Robert Pearl about the intersection between tech, medicine, and our health. Dr. Pearl answers questions about the way that technologies are radically reshaping health care; the hosts ask questions about bias in medicine; and the group discusses the ways in which our current system fails to treat us, well, well. Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation's largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy. He is the author of Mistreated: Why We think We're Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We're Usually Wrong, a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare. His new book, Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients is available now. All proceeds from these books go to Doctors Without Borders.  Dr. Pearl hosts the popular podcasts "Fixing Healthcare" and Coronavirus: The Truth. He publishes a newsletter with over 12,000 subscribers called  HYPERLINK "https://robertpearlmd.com/newsletter/" Monthly Musings on American Healthcare and is a regular contributor to Forbes. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, and in TIME, USA Today and Bloomberg News.  David Geitner is a third-year Biological Sciences major and Frost Scholar at California Polytechnic State University. He grew up in Yuba City California where he learned to love science, sports, community service, and the outdoors. He works in an on-campus research lab working with protein phosphomimetics for protein-to-protein interactions. David aspires to be a dentist as quality dental care is a necessity for society. David hopes to go into the military as a dentist and provide a service to his country. Roman Rosser is a student studying Aerospace Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He recently joined the PROVE team which is building a long-distance electric car. Roman hopes to work on designing or building new vehicles and has a particular passion for orbital rockets. His hobbies include lifting, backpacking, surfing and reading. A special thank you to David Geitner and Roman Rosser for hosting this week's episode, and to Dr. Pearl for joining us for the show. We'll be back next week with another episode of the “22 Lessons in Ethical Technology special series,” so stay tuned! You can find more information about the 22 Lessons series and the Technically Human Podcast, on our website, www.etcalpoly.org.  And don't forget to subscribe to the show! You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast
Women in Tech Series: Gwen Tormey Chief Operating Officer at Corestream shares the broad view of an organization.

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 41:51


Welcome to the Women in Tech Series from the Global Tech Leaders Podcast. Today we are speaking to Gwen Tormey Chief Operating Officer at Corestream. As COO, Gwen Tormey owns Corestream's strategic roadmap and annual planning and runs the Business Analytics & Data, Operational Excellence, Marketing, and Retail Discounts teams. She has significant experience in business and product operations, strategy, finance, and M&A. Gwen holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Management Science & Engineering, with distinction, from Stanford. We kick off by asking Gwen to share with us her career journey and what has led her to where she is today. She was born and raised in New York. Started in Management Science & Engineering. Private Equity. Health Technology. Industrial Chemicals. Back to Business School. Physical Therapy. Funding. The move to Tampa. Early growth stage. Getting connected. Corestream is a voluntary benefits technology platform catering to large enterprise-size clients. From 5 people to 130. We ask Gwen what the COO role means to her and why she loves it. CEO in waiting. Mentor. What the company needs. Multi-dimensional thing. Very organised and detailed. The broad view of the organisation. Then we ask Gwen about the framework and what actionable insights could help someone listening. It's not perfect on day one. Building year after year. Get people used to measure. North star goal. Smart Sheet. Metric drivers. Leadership meets monthly. Weekly team meetings. Next, we ask Gwen why is Corestream so exciting. Invest in team and culture. Most of the team is remote. Ensuring people are happy and fulfilled. Career development and feedback. Mission-driven. We ask Gwen what culture means to her. Empathy and humility. Culture Council. Culture Interview. Town Hall Meetings. An employee of the month. Lastly, we ask Gwen if she has any accountable tools or hacks to share. Followupthen.com Block out thinking time. Mural. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gloabl-tech-leaders/message

Optimal Business Daily
756: How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity by Yu-kai Chou

Optimal Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 12:41


Yu-kai Chou with NirAndFar talks about how to boost desire using the psychology of scarcity Episode 756: How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity by Yu-kai Chou Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/psychology-of-scarcity/  Indeed is the #1 source of hires in the U.S., according to TalentNest. Go to Indeed.com/STARTUP to get started  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
20 Sales: How To Structure The Interview Process for All Sales Reps, The Must-Ask Questions When Identifying Potential Sales Talent & The 3 Biggest Mistakes Founders Make When Hiring Their First Reps with Lauren Schwartz, VP of Enterprise Sales @ Five

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 48:25


Lauren Schwartz is Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Fivetran, the leading platform for modern data movement. She has helped scale Fivetran's enterprise business from its infancy to a team of nearly 100, while more than tripling enterprise revenues. Previously, Lauren spent close to 4 years at Segment where she started as the first female AE and ultimately built and led sales teams in enterprise and growth. Lauren earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business after 6 years at Google where her enterprise sales career began.   In Today's Episode with Lauren Schwartz: 1.) How Being Rejected as an Eighth Grader Can Lead to World Class Sales Leader: How Lauren made her way into the world of enterprise sales with Google? Why, for a while, Lauren wanted to get away from the label of a salesperson? Why "salesperson" does not do the job of sales justice? Why does Lauren believe that one of the core traits the best salespeople have is being able to cope with rejection? How has Lauren been rejected? How did she respond? What changed their mind? 2.) The Sales Playbook: What, Who, When: How does Lauren define the term "sales playbook"? What are the nuances? Does Lauren believe the founder should always be the first sales rep? What are the core signs that a founder is now ready to bring in their first sales hires? What are the 3 biggest mistakes founders make when they hire their first sales reps? What are the core traits that the best early sales reps have? 3.) The Hiring Process: Building the Best Sales Team: How does Lauren structure the hiring process? What are the most unconventional but useful questions Lauren uses to determine the depth and quality of potential sales hires? What are the glaring red flags that Lauren looks for in this interview process? How does Lauren use case studies and deal reviews in the interview process to determine the quality of a candidate? 4.) Scaling the Machine: The Onboarding Process: What are the single biggest mistakes founders make when onboarding sales reps? How should sales team onboarding be structured? What materials should the founder have in place for the sales team to learn from on Day 1? How can sales leaders ensure new sales team members engage across functions?

School for Good Living Podcasts
192. David Bradford  – Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues

School for Good Living Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 101:47


David Bradford is the author of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for over 50 years and helped to cultivate a course affectionately known as “touchy-feely” where he has coached and consulted with hundreds of people to help them cultivate excellent relationships. … Continue reading "192. David Bradford  – Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues" The post 192. David Bradford  – Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues first appeared on School for Good Living Podcasts.

Real Vision Presents...
My Life in 4 Trades - How Bill Browder Took on Putin's Oligarchs

Real Vision Presents...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 51:42


There's nothing ordinary about Bill Browder's life. After earning an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1989, he moved to Russia with the intention of becoming the “biggest capitalist in Eastern Europe.” Bill's dream manifested with the opening of the Hermitage Fund, which became the best-performing hedge fund in the world. In this captivating episode of My Life in Four Trades, the venture capitalist turned political activist joins Maggie Lake to share the distinct highlights and harrowing downsides to his success: taking on and taking down business oligarchs of the old Soviet republics, the tragic death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and his emergence as Vladimir Putin's No. 1 enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

My Life in 4 Trades
How Bill Browder Took on Putin's Oligarchs

My Life in 4 Trades

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 51:42


There's nothing ordinary about Bill Browder's life. After earning an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1989, he moved to Russia with the intention of becoming the “biggest capitalist in Eastern Europe.” Bill's dream manifested with the opening of the Hermitage Fund, which became the best-performing hedge fund in the world. In this captivating episode of My Life in Four Trades, the venture capitalist turned political activist joins Maggie Lake to share the distinct highlights and harrowing downsides to his success: taking on and taking down business oligarchs of the old Soviet republics, the tragic death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and his emergence as Vladimir Putin's No. 1 enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Flowing East and West: The Perfectly Imperfect Journey to a Fulfilled Life

Vanessa Loder has been on a journey of self awareness, from playing on the soccer field as a teen and college student, to graduating at the top of her class at an Ivy League, to finding herself, in full business attire, sneaking out of her downtown San Francisco office to attend a hypnosis and past life seminar.  Along the way, she fine-tuned her ability to pay attention to what she calls the “sacred breadcrumbs,” giving her insight into her true heart's desire.  Please listen in as Vanessa shares her perfectly imperfect journey, and gives some great advice for all of us to tune into our own inner wisdom.   “Women are so happy for a seat at the table, we haven't really questioned how the table is set”  Vanessa Loder   To order Vanessa's book and get some of her supplementary materials:  https://vanessaloder.com/soul-solution/   Some of the books Vanessa mentions: Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss The Instruction by Ainslie MacLeod Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin   Bio Vanessa Loder is an acclaimed keynote speaker and sought-after expert on women's leadership, mindfulness, stress management, rewiring your brain for happiness, owning your inner game, and sustainable success. Vanessa's work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, the Huffington Post and Glamour magazine. Her guided meditations have been streamed over 1 million times globally. Vanessa's Tedx talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 155,000 views. Loder is the author of the forthcoming book, The Soul Solution: A Guide for Brilliant, Overwhelmed Women to Quiet the Noise, Find Their Superpower and (Finally) Feel Satisfied, released by SoundsTrue in October 2022.    In her previous life, Loder was a successful private equity investor who advised fast growing companies. She is a self-described over-achiever whose unfulfilling experience left her burned out, exhausted, and eager to find another way.    After spending close to a decade working in finance on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, Vanessa felt that she had climbed to the top of the wrong ladder! Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work have led to thousands of women finding their way back to soul.    Vanessa has worked with high performing teams and leaders at AirBnb, Bain & Co, Cambridge Associates, Castlight Health, Charles Schwab, Cisco, Dreamforce, Flextronics, Goldman Sachs, Google, LinkedIn, Mattel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, PA Conference for Women, PG&E, PwC, Sheppard Mullin, Salesforce, StubHub!, Tedx, The Dailey Method, The Hamlin School, The North Face, The Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford MSx Women, ThoughtSpot, Uber, Upwork, Watermark, Women in Private Equity and many other organizations.   Vanessa received her MBA from Stanford University and her BA in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. Loder is certified as an Executive Coach by the Hendricks Institute and trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) by Carl Buchheit at NLP Marin. Vanessa currently lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband and two children, who remind her to take “mommy time-outs” when she's about to lose her marbles.

South Asian Studies at Stanford
Gayatri Sethi: Belonging, unbelonging, and the complexity of identity

South Asian Studies at Stanford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 38:17


Lalita du Perron talks to Gayatri Sethi (@desibookaunty on Instagram) about her time at Stanford Graduate School of Education, her book Unbelonging (from which she reads an excerpt), and what is considered home. Apologies for occasional internet issues. Links referenced in episode: 1947 Partition Archive: https://www.1947partitionarchive.org/ (https://www.1947partitionarchive.org/) Unbelonging: https://mangoandmarigoldpress.com/products/unbelonging (https://mangoandmarigoldpress.com/products/unbelonging)

Grit & Growth
Latest Insights on Driving Business Growth

Grit & Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 32:24


Welcome to Grit & Growth's masterclass on the effectiveness of small business interventions in emerging markets — with hard data to back it up. Thanks to researcher Stephen J. Anderson's studies with African entrepreneurs, you'll hear why having a coach, getting classroom training, and learning how to delegate can drive growth and impact your bottom line.Stephen J. Anderson has spent his entire career trying to bring rigorous research to international development efforts, whether at the World Bank, Stanford Graduate School of Business, or his current post at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.Anderson makes his case for research on the effectiveness of growth interventions. He explains, “In the development sector someone says, “I have this great program,” and then they show you the best cases. But did this program or intervention really lead to that increase in firm sales and profits? I can't just cherry-pick or look at it anecdotally.”Top Six Masterclass Research-Based Takeaways Remote coaching works. The study of 930 Ugandan businesses proved that those companies that received coaching over six months increased sales, profits, and employment — by up to 50 percent!Coaching on your value proposition had the biggest effect. Anderson advises entrepreneurs to ask themselves, “What am I offering? Who am I offering it to? And why should they buy from me?” Think about your business model, think about the strategic shifts that you might have to make in the value proposition. Coaching or access to coaching can help you do that.In-person classroom training increases profits. The study of small firms in South Africa showed that those who received training — whether finance & accounting or marketing — increased profits by about 25 to 30 percent. Networking with other entrepreneurs enhances learning. “We're social beings,” explains Anderson, “and we still want to network. I learn a concept, I take it out to my business. I come back a week later and share what worked and what didn't work. I'm also going to hear from 10 or 15 other entrepreneurs. And so I'm going to learn the theory from whatever the instructor's telling me, but I'm also going to learn practically from others.” Entrepreneurs need to delegate to scale. Anderson's study of hundreds of businesses in Nigeria proved that to scale up, you need to let go. Anderson says, “Providing entrepreneurs with access to the expertise they need, that they can insource or outsource, grows the team, the managing team, and eventually grows the sales and profits of those firms.”Try not to hire family or friends. Anderson urges entrepreneurs to think hard before they hire and to look for ways to professionalize their workforce with the specific skills they really need to grow the business.Hear more about how Anderson's research can be the basis for more effective entrepreneurship programs across the world and apply his findings to your own entrepreneurial journey.Research Links:Pathways to Profits: the Impact of Marketing vs Finance Skills on Business Performance, by Stephen J. Anderson, Rajesh Chandy, Bilal Zia.Do Marketers Matter for Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda, by Stephen J Anderson, Pradeep Chintagunta, Frank Germann, and Naufel Vilcassim. 2021. Journal of Marketing 85(3), 78-96.Improving Business Practices and the Boundary of the Entrepreneur: A Randomized Experiment Comparing Training, Consulting, Insourcing and Outsourcing, by Stephen J. Anderson and David McKenzie. Journal of Political Economy.Additional research support was provided by Stephen Kagera, Janine Titley, and Christy Lazicky.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking
513: Business Ethics as a Competitive Advantage (with J.S. Nelson)

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 79:26


Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 256, an episode with an expert in business law and business ethics, J.S. Nelson. Get J.S's book here: https://amzn.to/3C8am91 Managing business ethics has always been a challenge for many organizations. As unethical business conduct rises, the struggle of implementing ethics and compliance programs in organizations also increases. Business ethics can make or break your business or career. But it can be used as a competitive advantage if managed correctly and can build the most valuable asset: your reputation. The key is to articulate your organization's values – defining who you are, what you stand for, and extending it toward every inch of your organization. It's very important for management to cultivate a culture of openness, where people feel safe to speak up and where ethical misconduct is not tolerated. As J.S. mentioned in this episode, “the way to get the behavior that you want is to intervene early and often.” In this episode, J.S speaks about the value of business ethics, the major schools of philosophical ethical thought, and how understanding it can help people become better at being ethical. She discusses the ways an organization can cultivate ethical behavior and how to get away from situations involving ethical traps in the modern business world.  Nelson is an expert in business law and business ethics. She is a visiting professor at Harvard Business School. Nelson was the first tenure-track appointment in a U.S. law school, specifically to teach business ethics and to develop law-school curricula around the subject. Nelson has spent nearly fifteen years teaching at top universities across the country, including Villanova Law School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Haas Business School of the University of California at Berkeley, Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, and the Mihaylo School at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to her work in academia, Professor Nelson served as staff counsel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and she clerked for the Honorable David M. Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable William H. Yohn Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also worked as a deputy district attorney and as a business litigator in Denver, Colorado. Nelson graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was the Supreme Court Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors and distinction in the major from Yale. Get J.S's book here: Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know, J.S. Nelson & Lynn A. Stout: https://amzn.to/3C8am91 Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

Behavioral Health Today
Part 1: Psychological Responses to Privilege with Brian Lowery – Episode 178

Behavioral Health Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 26:50


In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Brian Lowery. Brian is a professor of Organizational Behavior and a Social Psychologist by training at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Brian is driving an initiative to shape enlightened and purposeful leaders for a diverse society. Brian's research examines the operation of racial attitudes below the threshold of consciousness and the perception of inequality. He has been published in major scholarly journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Law and Human Behavior. Together Graham and Brian discuss an understanding of privilege by looking at the advantages and benefits associated with a specific identity and looking at these identities on the same level to recognize the advantages that come with your circumstances. We discuss we engage with privilege and how it can activate our defense mechanisms., and finally we discussed the psychological responses to privilege and the three Ds of defense, denial, distancing, and dismantling.   For more information about Brian Lowery and his podcast Know What You See, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com For more information about articles and other media content by Brian Lowery about race, equity, and privilege, please visit: https://www.knowwhatyousee.com/media-page  

Beyond 6 Seconds
Destigmatizing Tourette Syndrome through storytelling – with Kevin Helgren

Beyond 6 Seconds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 44:31


"You can choose to keep living your life in isolation... Or, you can break yourself out of that isolation and start to own the things that make you, you. One of which is having Tourette's, right?" Kevin Helgren's mom shared these encouraging words with her son after seeing him struggle with his Tourette Syndrome diagnosis in middle school. This conversation helped give Kevin the confidence to talk about his Tourette's and start accepting it as a unique and authentic part of himself. Last year, Kevin shared his story in a keynote speech at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he recently got his MBA. His speech, called “You're Scaring the Bears: The Power of Tourette's,” helped him educate even more people about Tourette's when it was published on YouTube. In this episode, Kevin talks about living with Tourette's and sharing his experiences publicly, where the unique name of his speech comes from, the importance of leaning into your authentic self, and the intersection of his identities as a neurodivergent gay man. Learn more about Kevin and his Tourette's advocacy on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also watch his 13-minute talk, “You're Scaring the Bears: The Power of Tourette's,” on YouTube. Watch the video of this interview on YouTube! Subscribe to the FREE Beyond 6 Seconds newsletter for early access to new episodes! Support this podcast at BuyMeACoffee.com/Beyond6Seconds and get a shout-out on a future episode! Read the episode transcript. *Disclaimer: The views, guidance, opinions, and thoughts expressed in Beyond 6 Seconds episodes are solely mine and/or those of my guests, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or other organizations.*

Optimal Business Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY
732: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal

Optimal Business Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 9:44


Nir Eyal of NirAndFar talks about how to design user behavior Episode 732: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://medium.com/behavior-design/urwant-to-design-user-behavior-pass-the-regret-test-first-fd6cfa797b04   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Optimal Business Daily
732: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal

Optimal Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 9:44


Nir Eyal of NirAndFar talks about how to design user behavior Episode 732: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://medium.com/behavior-design/urwant-to-design-user-behavior-pass-the-regret-test-first-fd6cfa797b04   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

London Writers' Salon
#028: Nir Eyal — How to Build An 'Indistractible' Writing Life

London Writers' Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 65:36


In this episode we talk with bestselling author and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal @nirandfar on what it means to be ‘Indistractible', and how we as writers can master our internal and external triggers, make time for our writing, and build more productive, successful, and creative writing lives. Nir also shares how he built his audience and his email list, why he crowd-edited his book with over 500 readers, and how he stays engaged with his readership.*ABOUT NIR EYALNir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.*QUOTES BY NIR EYAL:“All human behaviors are prompted by a desire to escape discomfort, which means that time management is pain management…Money management is pain management. Weight management is pain management.Fundamentally, if you don't figure out what are those internal triggers that spur you to escape? If you don't figure out what those are and learn to deal with it, if you don't master them, they will become your masters”*RESOURCES:Twitter:@nireyalNir's website and blog: https://www.nirandfar.com/Nir's books: Hooked (UK, US) and Indistractable (UK, US)Book 15-minute office hours with NirFree 80-page supplemental Indistractable workbookCan Someone with ADHD be ‘Indistractable'?Nir's Podcast: Nir And Far - Business, Behaviour and the BrainNir's email: nir@nireyal.com*For show notes, transcripts and to attend our live podcasts visit: podcast.londonwriterssalon.comFor free writing sessions, join free Writers' Hours: writershour.com*FOLLOW LONDON WRITERS' SALONTwitter: twitter.com/​​WritersSalonInstagram: instagram.com/londonwriterssalonFacebook: facebook.com/LondonWritersSalon

Poets&Quants
The Changing Of The MBA Guards At Harvard & Stanford

Poets&Quants

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 31:31


The admission chiefs at both Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business announce their departures on the same day. What it says about the pressures of MBA admissions today

The Weekly Walk
How to Be a Better Human with Carole Robin

The Weekly Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022


Join Joyce & Carole Robin, Author and Interpersonal Guru, for a casual conversation you can walk to. Joyce and Carole explore the hallmarks of exceptional relationships, why feelings are so important to human interaction, the necessity of curiosity, and why every interaction with another human being is an opportunity to learn. About CaroleCarole Robin, Ph.D. who taught the legendary Interpersonal Dynamics (affectionately known by students as “Touchy Feely”) course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership, Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program, and Director of the Stanford Interpersonal Dynamics Programs for High Performing Executives (Executive Program) and winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award before co-founding Leaders in Tech, which brings the principles and process of “Touchy Feely” to executives in Silicon Valley. Prior to coming to Stanford, she had careers in sales and marketing management and was a partner in two consulting firms. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed and award winning book, Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues which contains the lessons of "Touchy Feely" that thousands of students have consistently described for decades as life changing and worth the price of their MBA. She lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband of 36 years. Connect with CaroleWebsite: https://leadersintech.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carole-robin-a8b5a91/Book: Connect

The Rational Reminder Podcast
Jonathan Berk and Jules van Binsbergen: The Arithmetic of Active Management, Revisited (EP.220)

The Rational Reminder Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 83:16


Do you feel like you have a good grasp of financial markets? Think again! In this episode, we take a plunge into the world of financial markets with experts Jules van Binsbergen and Jonathan Berk. Jules is a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Jonathan is a Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. They also host a popular podcast called Else Equal, which explores the science and strategy of making better financial decisions, and have written several academic papers that challenge the status quo. In our conversation, we discuss their research on the relationship between manager skill and fund performance, the best ways to measure performance, and reasons why benefits are in favour of the managers. We also explore the dogma surrounding mutual funds, the differences between active and passive management, and how to measure efficient capital markets. Listeners will also hear perspectives that challenge their understanding of capital markets and viewpoints that completely disagree with previous guests. Although we have covered this topic before in previous episodes, this conversation will fundamentally change the way you view financial markets and how to think about them.   Key Points From This Episode:   What information fund performance contains about manager skill. (0:04:04) Reasons why manager skill and performance are unrelated. (0:04:59) We learn how manager skills should be measured. (0:06:57) How to choose the appropriate benchmark to measure value added. (0:09:26) Find out if you can use factor-mimicking portfolios to measure risk-adjusted returns. (0:12:05) Whether funds that directly target risk factors can be used as an investable benchmark. (0:16:35) What the skill of active managers are when skill is measured as value-added. (0:20:52) The proportion of value-added between security selection and market timing. (0:23:20) Discussion about how persistence manifests when it is measured by value-added. (0:25:43) Find out if investors should analyze mutual fund companies as opposed to managers. (0:32:36) Discover why research has focused on individual security pricing and not on evaluating manager skill. (0:34:25) We unpack the reasons why it's a zero net alpha as opposed to a negative net alpha in equilibrium. (0:38:19) We delve into why the research took so long to apply rational expectations to fund investors as with the stock market. (0:42:46) An explanation of how equilibrium zero net alpha fits into Bill Sharpe's arithmetic of active management. (0:48:16) Who benefits from the high amount of skill available within the sector. (0:51:11) Whether the increase in millionaires around the world drives inequality. (0:56:12) Hear if it is possible to identify skilled fund managers before the benefits of their skills are absorbed by fund size. (01:01:41) The implications on efficient market hypothesis for the stock market. (01:05:36) Advice for investors, considering that the benefits of skill are in favour of managers. (01:08:37) Details about their research on how multi-factor asset pricing models are not representative of risk. (01:12:45) We end the show by learning how our guests define success in their lives. (01:19:08)    Links From Today's Episode:   Jules van Binsbergen — https://sites.google.com/view/jules-van-binsbergen/ Jules van Binsbergen on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-van-binsbergen-a7b21a2/ Jules van Binsbergen on Google Scholar — https://scholar.google.com/citations/ Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/ Jonathan Berk — https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/faculty/jonathan-b-berk Jonathan Berk on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-berk-07874a3b/ Jonathan Berk on Google Scholar — https://scholar.google.com/citations/ Stanford Graduate School of Business — https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ Else Equal: Making Better Decisions — https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/all-else-equal-making-better-decisions Passive in Name Only — https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage/ The Emperor of All Maladies — https://www.amazon.com/Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography-Cancer/dp/1439170916 Unsettled — https://www.amazon.com/Unsettled-Climate-Science-Doesnt-Matters/dp/1950665798 ‘Episode 200 with Prof. Eugene Fama' — https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yYXRpb25hbHJlbWluZGVyLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz/episode/MzA2MjM2OTctOTc5Yy00MDU4LWE3YzMtYTdmMGU4NGQ0Y2Jj?sa=X&ved=0CAIQuIEEahgKEwjI27ng_rH6AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQsQQ Rational Reminder on iTunes — https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-rational-reminder-podcast/id1426530582. Rational Reminder Website — https://rationalreminder.ca/ Rational Reminder on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/rationalreminder/?hl=en Rational Reminder on YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/ Benjamin Felix — https://www.pwlcapital.com/author/benjamin-felix/ Benjamin on Twitter — https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix Benjamin on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ Cameron Passmore — https://www.pwlcapital.com/profile/cameron-passmore/ Cameron on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CameronPassmore Cameron on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameronpassmore/  

Inside the Lion's Den: A Business and Leadership Podcast
Ep 72: How to Create and Grow a Multi-Billion Dollar Company with Dan Macklin

Inside the Lion's Den: A Business and Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 44:07


My guest today is Dan Macklin, cofounder of SoFi, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company, and the CEO of Salary Finance Inc. We talk about what it takes to grow a multi-billion dollar company, what it takes to raise capital, and the pitfalls and challenges along the way. We discuss shifting roles from co-founder of one company, to CEO of another, moving from the corporate to the start-up world, and the links of financial stress on a person's well-being. Dan has some great anecdotes and advice for anyone trying to grow their own company. Daniel Macklin is the co-founder of Social Finance Inc. ($20+ billion IPO), and CEO of the United States arm of Salary Finance Inc. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from University of Durham in England, and an M.S. in Management degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dan has been featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also an angel investor, guest lecturer at Stanford University, Tottenham Hotspur devotee, and future Amazing Race contestant. In this episode, we'll cover: - Dan's work history and education before he co-founded SoFi - Tips for raising money and pitching to investors - Advice and things to avoid for your first three years of a new business - Dan's decision process in leaving a company he founded and deciding what to do next -  How Dan got involved with Salary Finance Inc - How Salary Finance Inc works and its challenges for the future - Financial stress and its links to your overall wellness - Making the move from the corporate to the start-up world - Role differences and similarities between a founder and a CEO SHOW NOTES: https://insidethelionsdenpodcast.com/podcast/episode72 Resources: Apply to Work with Me Instagram Future Fund | The guilt-free flexible plan to build financial wealth + freedom

Tech Girls Cast
Ep. 47: Becoming an Unconventional Leader ft. Alicia Jabbar

Tech Girls Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 25:09


On today's episode, we have Ms. Alicia Jabbar as our special guest. Alicia Jabbar, CPCC, PCC has designed and delivered more than 100 experiences that inspire liberated leadership for women working in male-dominated industries. She is an executive leadership coach who partners with individuals who sit on the outside of what is known, valued, or understood in the places they live and work. Through their work together, Alicia helps her clients uncover how to increase their leadership capacity without sacrificing who they are. Alicia also facilitates the Interpersonal Dynamics course ("Touchy Feely") offered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to coaching, Alicia built a career at a high-growth data technology company leading teams across both product management and partnerships. Her clients included top-tier technology companies like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, Yahoo, and Amazon. She was part of the initial team at Datalogix that sold to Oracle in 2015 at a 33x return to investors. To learn more about Alicia, you can visit www.aliciajabbar.com, or check out https://www.aliciajabbar.com/top-articles to view the top 5 most read articles of her career. To share a personal story on how Tech Girls Cast has impacted your life, please email podcast@techgirlscode.com, or leave a podcast review on Apple Podcasts. You can also connect on Facebook and Instagram at Tech Girls Code. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tech-girls-cast/support

Boardroom Banter
EP #36: Accessibility As A Challenge & Opportunity In Healthcare w/ Walter Mibei, Medical Doctor & Sloan Fellow At The Stanford Graduate School Of Business

Boardroom Banter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 58:34


Accessibility is one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare industry in Africa, whether in preventive care, curative care or innovative medicines- but is also its greatest opportunity. Over the past three years, Walter Mibei has been at the forefront of leading efforts in the COVID-19 and Ebola Virus pandemic response in sub-Saharan Africa. He has 12 years of experience since qualifying as a doctor, working with companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk. He is currently taking a mid-career break which he is spending as a Sloan Fellow at The Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this episode, we look at his transitions over the course of his career and break down the opportunities available for actionable solutions in accessible healthcare to better prepare Africa for the next pandemic. Find out more about Walter through his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-mibei/ Support our podcast further by subscribing to our Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/boardroombanter?fan_landing=true

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques.
Directive Speech vs. Dialogue: Communicating Better as a Leader

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 17:38


As the dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dean Jon Levin knows the importance of crafting the right message and sharing it in the right way. But, as he says, one of the biggest challenges for any leader is to know what to communicate, and how. How do leaders strike the balance between being clear and directive, and as Levin says, “leaving space for people to form their own opinions, to discuss ideas, to debate”? He joins host and lecturer of strategic communications Matt Abrahams to discuss on this episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The EntreLeadership Podcast
Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon at Work with Naomi Bagdonas

The EntreLeadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 45:27 Very Popular


Join us as our host, George Kamel, talks with Naomi Bagdonas. She's a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an executive coach. Naomi is also a coauthor of the bestselling book, Humor, Seriously. In this episode, she shares the benefits of humor at work, the different humor styles we use, and what to do when a joke doesn't land. Later, George chats with Kacy Maxwell—the executive director of marketing for EntreLeadership. He shares when not to use humor at work (from personal experience). When figuring out what type of humor is appropriate for the workplace, it's important to be aware of the fine line between stuff we should and shouldn't say. You'll learn: •      Why you should laugh more at work •      The four styles of humor at work •      How to recover from a bad joke at work •      How humor can go completely wrong at work Sign up for The EntreLeadership Podcast takeaways—a weekly email where you'll get three tangible takeaways and a tactical action step related to each episode: https://bit.ly/podcast-takeaways Support our sponsors: •      Hite Digital: https://bit.ly/HiteDigital •      Kyro Digital: https://bit.ly/KyroDigital •      NetSuite: https://bit.ly/NetSuiteEntre •      Trainual: https://bit.ly/TrainualEntre Links mentioned in this episode: •      The EntreLeadership Podcast: https://bit.ly/TheEntreLeadershipPodcast •      Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: https://amzn.to/3BML5lV •      Take The Humor Typology Quiz to find out your humor style: https://bit.ly/3Ljr1Ld •      Naomi Bagdonas and Jennifer Aaker's TED Talk: https://bit.ly/3RPr9Et •      Sign up for your 30-day free trial of EntreLeadership Elite: https://bit.ly/3x40ASS Learn more about EntreLeadership Events: •      EntreLeadership Master Series: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipMasterSeries •      EntreLeadership Summit: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipSummit   Learn more about EntreLeadership Coaching: •      Elite: https://bit.ly/3tI2fN8 •      Advisory Groups: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipAdvisoryGroups •      Executive Coaching: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipExecutiveCoaching •      Workshops: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipWorkshops Listen to all the Ramsey Network podcasts anytime, anywhere in our app. Download the Ramsey Network app: https://apple.co/3eN8jNq

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Claudia Fan Munce: "The Board's Role is to Challenge Management to Think Outside of the Box."

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 52:26


0:00 -- Intro.1:30 -- Start of interview.2:27-- Claudia's "origin story". She was born in Taiwan and grew up in Brazil. She came to the US after college. She studied CS and later went to work for IBM, where she had a 30 year career including founding the firm's Venture Capital Group. Post IBM, she joined NEA as a venture advisor, and has served on several corporate boards.8:31 -- On the evolution of corporate venture capital (CVC) at IBM, and the industry generally. In 2012, she was the first CVC partner to join the board of the NVCA.11:54 -- How CVC investors fit in the boardroom of venture-backed companies ("usually via board observer seats").15:40 -- How should boards approach the current downturn.19:15  -- On Silicon Valley's "growth at all costs" mantra.  "It's a phenomena of too much money in the market."23:32  -- On supermajority voing stock and founder control. "VCs don't build companies, founders do." 29:25 -- The role of the board in strategy and innovation. "The strategy is owned by management, the board's role is to continuously help calibrate that strategy."33:22 -- The oversight duties of directors relating to cybersecurity. "We can't throw enough money at it."36:31 -- On the evolution of ESG. "It started with very positive tones where everyone was supporting it." "Good companies can do both: good financial results and good corporate social responsibility." ("this is not a new phenomenon").39:40 -- On stakeholder governance. "I don't know who influenced who" in connection with Hubert Joly, former Chair and CEO of BestBuy (where she serves as a board member.) [Check out this interview that I did with Hubert Joly for the Sciences Po American Foundation in 2021]. "Great companies like IBM have held up its cultural values consistently for a very long time."41:38 -- On the evolution of boardroom diversity. "The board's role is to ask questions to really challenge management to think outside of the box." "Diversity of gender, life experience, expertise or age [is critical for this purpose]." "The California boardroom diversity policies set up momentum that have helped improve people's ability to think outside of the box in terms of board composition. Hopefully this continues to happen without the need to have these laws in place."44:26 -- How directors should think about geopolitical risks in the current environment. "You have to have a very strong local team." "The risk is considerably higher."45:52 -- What are the 1-3 books that have greatly influenced your life: Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore (1991) (and others by this author).47:07 -- Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? "People who care enough about me to give me very honest feedback." (difference between mentors and sponsors).48:20 -- Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel."49:46 --  An unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love: she loves cleaning.50:30 --  The living person she most admires: Hillary Clinton.Claudia Fan Munce is a venture advisor at NEA, and serves as a board member at Best Buy, CoreLogic, the Bank of the West/BNP Paribas, the Energy Impact Acquisition (SPAC) and the National Association of Corporate Directors/Northern California. She's also a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License 

Optimal Health Daily
1879: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani

Optimal Health Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 11:13 Very Popular


Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani share why you make terrible life choices. Episode 1879: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2018/04/peak-end-rule.html Indeed, the number one source of hires in the U.S., delivers 1.5x more hires than even internal referrals, according to TalentNest. Get started now at Indeed.com/HEALTH.  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Optimal Health Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY
1879: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani

Optimal Health Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 11:13


Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani share why you make terrible life choices. Episode 1879: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2018/04/peak-end-rule.html Indeed, the number one source of hires in the U.S., delivers 1.5x more hires than even internal referrals, according to TalentNest. Get started now at Indeed.com/HEALTH.  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Deal Scout
Ecommerce Acquisitions with Ruben Amar

The Deal Scout

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 58:12 Transcription Available


Ruben is the co-founder and co-CEO of Forum Brands, leading its Mergers & Acquisitions team.Ruben began his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in London, and then joined TA Associates, a US-based growth private equity firm investing out of a $9bn fund globally, as an investor in Consumer and Tech. While at TA, Ruben was actively involved in driving buy-and-build strategies of some of TA's portfolio companies which resulted in more than 20 executed acquisitions, expansion into more than 10 countries, and significant value creation for shareholders. Ruben was also on the board of 7 different companies interacting closely with founders and CEOs.Ruben holds a master's in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.He is on a mission to identify and build the next generation of world-class consumer brands through technology and strategic deal-making.Forum | We Buy & Build Amazon FBA Businesses

Optimal Business Daily
712: Good Products Start With Good Questions by Jake Knapp with Nir Eyal

Optimal Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 8:50


Jake Knapp with NirAndFar reminds you that good products start with good questions Episode 712: Good Products Start With Good Questions by Jake Knapp with Nir Eyal Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn). Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/good-products-start-good-questions/   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices