A podcast for business leaders motivated to make a positive difference to the world, brought to you by the co-founders of AxiaOrigin. We are ex-management consultants who turned our backs on the tired conventions of the industry to pursue truth: informing through data and analytics, and driven by our values, we collaborate with business leaders to support a more prosperous and resilient future.
My investigative journey into the world of consulting...
Is consulting evil?
Working with corrupt governments... Aggressively marketing addictive painkillers... Advising detention centres on how to detain immigrants...These are just a few of the many high-profile scandals that have rocked the management consultant industry over recent years.
So you can imagine my hesitancy when I signed up for a 4-week internship with a little-known consulting firm called AxiaOrigin. Would this signify me joining "the dark side"?
This podcast takes you on my journey into the world of consulting. I recorded each of my experiences, and I think you'll be interested by the results...
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How should we place a value on water?
Warning: If you’re not interested in water, then this podcast is not for you…
But if, like us, you are invested in helping the water sector deliver greater environmental and social value, then this podcast is a must-listen.
As Ofwat invites us all to contribute to its latest consultation ‘PR24 and Beyond: Creating tomorrow, together’, we explore innovative approaches to understanding, better than ever, what’s important to water consumers.
Join Niki Roach and Marios Kyriacou from AxiaOrigin, with guests Ali Simms and Alex McCluckie from DJS Research, and Adrian Rees from ARC, as they discuss where we are with understanding public value, what’s possible in the run up to PR24 and critically, why is this even important?
Dear Netflix, stop trivialising real mental health issues. Elisa Lam deserves better...
In this podcast, we explore how our consumption of Netflix and modern entertainment is detrimental to important topics like mental health, among others.
Media entertainment in the 21st Century is broken - we explain how we are sleepwalking through one of the greatest market failures of our age... and we need to do something before it gets much worse.
And, Netflix, we would love a chat if you can pencil us in.
Disrupting Open Energy with UK Power Networks
AxiaOrigin host Alex Mahon and Martin Knoebel from UK Power Networks to explore the potential for Open Data within the Energy sector.
We have been working with Alex and the UKPN team to develop some of the emerging and interesting topics around Open Data which could generate huge value for customers, and do wider good for society.
This has resulted in us developing a series of articles on relevant use cases for Open Data in the Energy sector, across adjacent sectors such as local government, Healthcare, and Financial services. We invite you to listen to our thoughts on these areas, and contribute your voice to the discussion.
How is AxiaOrigin behind fake news?
The key to a good lie is to convince you that there is no deception.
There are forces constantly vying for your attention, in the news you read and the social media you consume. How can we be sure whether these forces have good intentions, or are sinister? And how are we, as creators and consumers of media, adding fuel to this fire?
Less than one month away from a US Presidential Election, the campaign trail is not the only battleground...
To find out more , listen to our latest podcast – part of a series on disinformation, the market failures that have led us here, and what urgently needs to be done to correct them.
#onetake - 2050 Water: A film review
Last week saw the launch of the long-anticipated, and UK's first, draft Water Innovation Strategy - Water 2050.
Water is so integral and precious a resource for everyone on the planet. So how do we make "2050 Water" a project which isn't just for the fans, but something which is societally relevant? How do we make it the "Black Panther" of Marvel films?
In this podcast, we invite you to listen to our "film review" of the innovation strategy. Hear our team's honest take on this innovation strategy: we share what we love about it, what it needs to improve, and what needs to happen to truly harness collaborative and Open Innovation.