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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova Tiffani Bova

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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

    Be The Leader You Wish You Had and Pivot with Purpose with Stephen Shedletzky

    Be The Leader You Wish You Had and Pivot with Purpose with Stephen Shedletzky

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

    This week I am thrilled to welcome Stephen Shedletsky to the What’s Next Podcast! Stephen leads Brand Experience and lead igniter at Simon Sinek, Inc. He ensures that every product, partnership, and communication reflect the organization’s most deeply-held beliefs. As an Igniter himself, Stephen is first in line to support those who seek to discover, articulate, and bring their WHY to life. With a knack for sharing the right words at the right moment, he delivers evidence-based content in a provocative, captivating, and light-hearted way. Stephen joined Simon Sinek’s team in 2012, answering fan email.  

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to be inspired, find their “why,” and pivot themselves and/or their businesses into a purpose-driven, fulfilling venture in this strange new world! 

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Stephen is all about inspiring people to live their purpose and live more fulfilled life. It’s very powerful when you can move around and through your purpose, or your vision of what you are trying to create! Earlier this year, the world seemed to change overnight… and suddenly we all needed to pivot rapidly. Stephen and the team at Simon Sinek immediately took to their task of creating–and helping others create–a safer, more inspired, and more fulfilled world in a NEW way. Like the rest of us, they knew they needed to reinvent themselves, their jobs, and their business models… Stephen explains that it wasn’t, and shouldn’t be, about individual credit. It’s all about improvement and cooperation. He also breaks down some of the work he and others are doing at Simon Sinek to help others jumpstart their “why” and articulate their purpose, identify the difference between confidence and arrogance, and internalize the power and process of the pivot! He also dives into finite vs infinite and which side the “game of business” falls. 

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… It’s not just about pivoting your company, but pivoting yourself and it’s not a game of credit, it’s a game of improvement! 
     

    Running time: 33:34

      

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    • 33 min
    The Innovation Stack: You Don’t Have To Be Qualified To Do What Hasn’t Been Done with Jim McKelvey

    The Innovation Stack: You Don’t Have To Be Qualified To Do What Hasn’t Been Done with Jim McKelvey

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

    This week I am thrilled to welcome Jim McKelvey to the What’s Next Podcast!  Jim is a serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, artist, and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He's the co-founder of Square and served as the chairman of its board until 2010, and still serves on the board of directors. In 2011, his iconic card reader design was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art. Jim also founded Invisibly, an ambitious project to rewire the economics of online content. In 2016, he became a deputy chair of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. 

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… budding entrepreneurs and those who never saw themselves as the fabled “entrepreneurial type.” 

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Jim shares his own history with and relationship to entrepreneurship, as well as the process of writing his exciting new book The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time! Jim knows what it’s like to get excited about problems that need to be solved–like the genesis of Square. He takes this time with the What’s Next! audience to demystify the “myth of the entrepreneur” and drive home that it’s not just okay, but normal, to not necessarily be “qualified” to innovate. By definition, no one is yet qualified to do what hasn’t been done! If you’re doing something new you don’t get to copy, and you don’t necessarily get to feel qualified. Your awareness of timing is also huge, you can do the “right thing” at the wrong time and get a terrible result. You don’t get a guarantee, so get comfortable with discomfort and stop worrying about being the most “qualified.” Focus on the problem and fix through the fear! 

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… His perspective and his bias for copying and competence. There’s no time to waste! 

     

    Running time: 35:40 

     

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    The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time 

    • 35 min
    Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business with Alison McCauley

    Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business with Alison McCauley

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

    This week I am excited to welcome Alison McCauley to the What’s Next Podcast!  Alison is the founder and CEO of Unblocked Future, a firm that helps organizations pushing the frontier of emerging technology to communicate vision, build ecosystems, and go to market. Alison is also the best-selling author of Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business, and a frequent keynote speaker about the impact of emerging technology on our lives and our world.  

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone working on or interested in data science and analytics or blockchain technology and anyone intimidated by it and seeking to learn! 

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… We’ve seen a dramatic breakdown in supply chains during this time and this pandemic… In this episode, Alison McCauley breaks down emerging technologies in a way that informs the laymen and the savvy professional alike. She discusses the reshaping of the ways in which we conduct business, supply chains, selling and marketing, even cybersecurity and bringing humanity to tech, and (of course) blockchain! According to Alison, blockchain can provide hugely beneficial transparency and visibility when you have competing interests all touching the same ecosystems, and simplify otherwise unnecessarily convoluted processes.  

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Alison’s Protopian viewpoint of technology and her enthusiasm for human-focused design in tech! 

     

    Running time: 29:11 

       

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    • 29 min
    Brands: Would We Miss You if You Didn’t Show Up? with Seth Godin

    Brands: Would We Miss You if You Didn’t Show Up? with Seth Godin

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

    This week I am thrilled to bring you our third What’s Next! Bonus Episode with the incomparable Seth Godin! For this special episode, I'm sharing my recent LinkedIn Live chat with the best-selling author of Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable! 

    Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world. Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!). By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world. 

    In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. 

     

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… everyone! Also, anyone interested in or working in marketing, as well as anyone working in or around education and/or who is concerned with their children’s education. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Would we miss you if you didn’t show up? Life is too short to work on things that don’t matter! Let’s talk about impact and being remarkable, let’s find the things that are worth our time, let’s introduce truth and true value into the marketing industrial complex! People should show up like people–it’s been in short supply... Life shouldn’t be a race to get the most zeros on your electronic ledger. So, how are you going to show up as a human for other humans? Seth also takes this time to talk about the democratization of education and how the virtual and modern classroom could stand to be flipped and reimagined for true innovation and improved impact! 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Seth Godin! How kind and generous Seth is with his time and knowledge! 

     

    Running time: 34:36 

       

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    • 34 min
    I Am Because We Are: Black Management History with Dr. Leon Prieto & Dr. Simone Phipps

    I Am Because We Are: Black Management History with Dr. Leon Prieto & Dr. Simone Phipps

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

       

    This week I am thrilled to bring the What’s Next! audience my first double-interview with brilliant academics Leon Prieto and Simone Phipps! Their book, African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage, comes after having been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing "ground-breaking African-American management history research," much of which has been included in a number of other prominent management books.  

     

    Leon is an Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University. His research areas are in African American management history, social issues in management, and minority social entrepreneurship. His research is focused on the contributions of minorities (gender as well as racial & ethnic) to the development of management as a discipline and the interrelationship between organizational management and society.  

     

    Simone is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University, where she teaches organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, principles of management, strategic management, human resource management, and leadership. Her research interests include management history, entrepreneurship, HR practices, leadership, and relationships between the organization and society. Usually, her research involves the exploration or examination of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society.  

     

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… everyone–especially anyone interested in the source of much current management thinking, leadership practices and/or anyone interested in African-American and Black history. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Simone and Leon share some of their ground-breaking, African-American management history research as well as the rich history of cooperative structures inherent in African culture–like the idea of Ubuntu: I am because we are. Leon and Simone break down the importance of cooperation and its place in the post-pandemic world, spirituality and it’s place in the modern capitalist system and the rich history of forgotten and/or hidden figures in black leadership and black business ownership in the United States. Leon and Simone discuss the ramifications of this forgotten history on organizational structures and opportunities today in the 21st century, they also share their mission to make capitalism a more compassionate and more complete system, and their work on updating management textbooks to include influential black figures who have been written out of our so much of our academia on leadership and management.  

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… The entire interview. It was such an honor to have them on my show. 

     

    Running time: 31:50 

       

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    African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage 

    • 31 min
    Some Chicken Soup for the Soul with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen

    Some Chicken Soup for the Soul with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 
      
    This week I am thrilled to bring you another What’s Next! Bonus Episode with dynamic duo Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen! For this special episode, I'm sharing my recent LinkedIn Live chat with the best-selling authors of the new book: Ask! Our conversation was truly Chicken Soup for the Soul and I just knew my What’s Next! Podcast listeners needed to hear this too! 
     
    Mark Victor Hansen is probably best known as the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 million books sold. Having spoken to over 6000 audiences worldwide, he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers and leaders of our time. 
     
    Crystal Dwyer Hansen is an international speaker, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and entrepreneur. Her expertise is in the field of human potential. Through her years spent as a Transformational Life Coach, and Wellness/Nutrition Expert, she has seen people experience profound and lasting transformation in relationships, career, health & wellness, by tapping into their own inner resources. Having personally guided people from seemingly impossible states of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness—to triumph, freedom, and happiness, is what drives Crystal’s conviction that all people have unlimited potential for greatness if they only understand how to access those resources.
     
    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone who needs a little chicken soup for the soul right now, and/or who needs to listen or learn how to listen.
     
    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Mark and Crystal share their life’s work, their passion, and how to take adversity and turn it into advantage. With everything happening in the world, it’s a great time to sit and recharge with a hopeful and helpful pair who are looking to give the world a big, comforting bowl of chicken soup! We discusses their latest book Ask! And what questions, to whom and how we should be asking them, and in turn, how we should be listening.
     
    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Learning how ASK, to listen, to listen more, and to listen better.



    Running time: 36:05
     
      
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    Ask!: The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny Book

    • 36 min

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