The Doneson Podcast is a podcast about the Mike, Oscar, Lima (MOL) Management Of Leagues. The better you are as a leader in Doneson, the quicker your league Rises to power. Join us as we dissect the pros and cons of some of the world's greatest leaders.We'll analyze their shortcomings and celebrate their victorys.
Season 2 #30 Larry Page - Google
And finally, here we are at Episode 30 of the DONESON podcast! Today we will discuss Mr. Larry Page of Google. There was a time when people would counsel each other to look things up in the dictionary or encyclopedia. But now, thanks to Page and others, we just “Google it”. A sign of the times for sure but perhaps also a sign of diminished critical thinking?
Google is known for being a fabulous place to work. Free meals and tons of leisure activities for its employees. Within this 21st century workplace environment, they have accomplished so much. However, there is the question of privacy for its users. With Google Chrome connecting to personal google accounts, everything and anything can be traced. Does leaving your users unprotected mark Google as a true leader or just one who is out for their own gain?
Season 2 #29 Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook
Welcome to Episode 29 of the DONESON podcast! The time has come to discuss the founder of one the most used social platforms in the world: Mr. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Zuckerberg is credited with transforming the everyday life of almost everyone on the planet by bringing Facebook into our lives. His creation has transformed human relationships and connections across the miles. And it only continues to grow. With acquisitions of companies like WhatsApp and Instagram, Zuckerberg has taking over the social market. However, does he really deserve all the credit? His ongoing legal battles with early partners would say otherwise. And for all the good that Facebook has brought us, it is also been proven to promote addiction in some people. Loss of sleep, depression and more has been cited from the overuse of Facebook. And of course, there is always the privacy issue. Is Facebook stealing our information? Because we all know that it most certainly can. Is that really what leadership looks like?
Season 2 #28 Steve Jobs - Apple
Join us today on Episode 28 of the DONESON podcast as we discuss the founder of Apple, Mr. Steve Jobs! Despite an acceptance rate into the company that is way lower than some Ivy League schools, working at Apple is still something many strive for. Jobs was known for being committed to always evolving and having fresh, exciting new products. Simple consistent products and methods, were his mantra. He believed that successful people didn’t rely on others but accepted final responsibility for their work. However, despite these qualities, he also has been known for his refusal to give to charities of any kind, his well-known denial of paternity to his first child and most notably as a tyrant in the workplace. How does this reflect on him as a leader? His leadership and contributions in technology might be undeniable but were his methods acceptable?
Season 2 #27 Jeff Bezos - Amazon
Dive right in and join the fun on Episode 27 of the DONESON podcast! Mark Grogan joins us today as well, he’s our special guest host and/or deranged fan depending on how you look at it. Either way, he did whatever he had to, to get on the show and he made it!
Today we discuss, Mr. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon! Amazon has literally taken over the retail world which is an incredible feat for an online bookstore that originated in Bezos’ garage. Amazon grew exponentially within its very first month in business. One of the best tactics that they used, were mobile billboards outside brick and mortar stores that prompted customers to go online. Now, millions of people use Amazon for the convenience, ease and often better pricing than their local stores. So many advantages for the consumer but what about the other side of the coin? Merchants who sell on Amazon, cannot house their goods in the warehouse and many brick and mortar stores have gone under because it’s impossible to compete with Amazon. And most recently, there have been allegations of horrible working conditions for the employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. So how does all this reflect on Jeff Bezos as a global leader?
Season 2 #26 Bill Gates - Microsoft
Welcome to Episode 26 of the DONESON podcast! Today we have special guest Nekotia Jones joining us. Mr. Jones is the Director of Client Support at XOi Technologies.
You can connect with him through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/in/nekotia-jones-3195791
Today we are discussing Mr. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. Gates has been an influential powerhouse for the tech world and has paved the way for many but after learning more him, you may ask yourself…has his time come and gone? Microsoft has permeated all aspects of modern life from education to business and beyond. Gates has also aimed to use his success for the greater good. He has cited Rockefeller as being an influence in his charity work that has helped to make great advances in many areas. Gates even warned the world about the current pandemic as far back as 2015. On the other hand, he has also made controversial comments about population control and Microsoft has been in violation of anti-trust laws. And when it comes to leadership, and Gates has admitted this himself; Microsoft totally missed the mark on the mobile market. So, is he really a leader to follow into the next part of the 21st century?
Season 2 #25 Philip Knight
Join us today on episode twenty-five of the Doneson podcast as we learn about Philip Knight, the brains behind the NIKE empire! Mr. Knight had ambitions for his company right from the start. A graduate of Standford business school, his goal was to bring the high quality of Japanese shoes to the US market. Although the name went through a few changes at the beginning, it was one of the original employees that suggested naming it after the Greek goddess of victory -Nike. Despite always supporting professional athletes and amateurs, as well as showing body positive and motivational ad campaigns, Nike has also supported several controversial people in order to get more exposure. Not to mention they have been accused several times of horrible unethical labor practices in their overseas factories. This bears asking: how much good outweighs the bad? Some? Or none at all? Join us on the podcast to find out!