The Business Fanatic podcast will introduce you to an eclectic group of people who have developed incredibly effective theories, tools, and techniques to help you rekindle your creative thinking skills to develop new products, new services, improve processes, and solve problems. This podcast will motivate you to dominate your industry and wake-up every day excited to start changing yourself, your organization, and your community.
EP 056: Weekly Musings
In this episode Dr. O discusses the loss of RBG, the ongoing battle against COVID and the growing complacency of people, possibly resulting in a return to more stringent lockdowns. Dr. O also provides an update on his progress with The Positive Revolution and why a move away from negativity and destruction is critical to everyone's future. And he wraps up by reminding everyone to take advantage of COVID and focus on self-improvement. Dr. O shares his recent motorcycle adventure training, and his personal growth riding big bikes off-road.
EP 055: COVID Life
As the pandemic continues, life and work keeps evolving. Many of us face new challenges as we juggle work/life balance. The time is ripe to rethink how we work and how we interact with our customers and partners. There is no better time than now, to improve processes and differentiate yourself from your customers. Dr. O discusses the need to change, create, and innovate, while sharing how he is working remotely and the new challenges he faces, especially working in three time zones.
EP 054: Traveling During a Pandemic
Traveling Internationally during a pandemic is not the most relaxing way to spend a day, but Dr. O just flew from London to Los Angeles, and survived. He will share his experiences dealing with travel during the pandemic, and the differences between how England and the US are handling the various challenges. And Dr. O reminds everyone that this is an amazing time to "put your thinking hats on" as there are opportunities everywhere to improve our world.
EP 053: One Small Step Can Change Your Life
This episode discusses the book One Small Step Can Change Your Life written by psychologist and kaizen expert Dr. Robert Maurer. The book outlines ways individuals can take small steps to achieve large goals; i.e, adopting the principles of kaizen for personal improvement. The seven steps outlined in the book allow individuals to develop new habits through simple, small methods. Dr. Maurer provides a clear and simple method for individuals to slowly build their confidence and overcome fear to achieve large, often insurmountable-seeming goals.
Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "change for the better" or "continuous improvement." It was popularized due to the success of Toyota which utilized kaizen to create some of the world’s most dependable vehicles, while improving every aspect of the organization for industry-leading profits. This business philosophy involves all employees to continuously improve operations. Kaizen sees improvement in productivity as a gradual and methodical process, unlike innovation that often is seen as a large, impactful change that happens quickly. Kaizen is more akin to small, incremental improvements that combine for massive changes.
EP 052: Creating an Idea Factory
An IDEA FACTORY is a deliberate and systematic virtual and physical space which teaches people how to develop ideas and apply them for continuous improvement. An IDEA FACTORY can be for individuals, groups or teams, organizations, or communities. The goal is for people to learn how to develop and apply ideas to solve problems, take advantage of opportunities, create new products, services, or businesses, or improve processes. Now more than ever, IDEA FACTORIES are needed during such a massive time of change.
EP 051: Intrepreneurship
In good times you should never blindly follow the herd. But this is even more relevant during bad times. As Albert Einstein famously said, "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result". To develop lasting competitive advantages and provide new, unexpected value for your customers, it is critical to think and act differently from your competitors. You have to reinvent the game. You need to become an intrapreneur.