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A Global weekly show interviewing leaders in their fields, authors, renowned professors, inventors, innovators, change-makers and mavericks to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious.

This Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning. The show exists to enable people to be fully informed to lead better lives, lives packed with meaning. While it focusses on corporate culture and workplace, it aims to help people in their personal purpose as partners, parents and people.

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A Global weekly show interviewing leaders in their fields, authors, renowned professors, inventors, innovators, change-makers and mavericks to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious.

This Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning. The show exists to enable people to be fully informed to lead better lives, lives packed with meaning. While it focusses on corporate culture and workplace, it aims to help people in their personal purpose as partners, parents and people.

    Part 2: Visa Founder and CEO Dee Hock: One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organisation

    Part 2: Visa Founder and CEO Dee Hock: One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organisation

    Part 2 explores how just as Dee Hock decided to "retire on the job" by giving up on his desire to make an impact on the business world, a series of events gave him the opportunity to create a chaordic organisation that would eventually become Visa.

    This episode includes the principles, that were the foundation of Visa
    How Dee Hock used human ingenuity to empower those around him
    The challenges he and the team overcame
    The definition of Chaordic
    The definition of Educe
    Onion peeling the definitions of what made up the exchange of value

    Abstract:
    52 years ago, our guest foresaw and implemented the foundations for the world’s first trillion dollar organisation. Back then, Visa was little more than a set of unorthodox convictions about organisation slowly growing in the mind of a young corporate rebel.

    Today, according to the Visa 2019 annual report, payments and cash volume for the year was a staggering $11.6 trillion dollars, transactions processed on Visa’s networks totalled $138.3 trillion dollars and the year saw some 3.4 billion Visa cards in operation.

    He is the man who imagined this reality, who had a once-deemed-impossible vision 52 years ago, a vision which has become a concrete reality today. He is a man who has a different view on what the next 50 years can deliver, but that vision will require a radical shift in mindset for every single one of us.

    It is such an immense honour to welcome the founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa and author of the pioneering work “The Birth of the Chaordic Age” and its updated version “One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization”, Dee Hock.

    http://www.deewhock.com/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed with Carl Honoré

    In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed with Carl Honoré

    Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better.

    But in the race to keep up, everything suffers - our work, diet and health, our relationships and sex lives. International bestselling author Carl Honoré uncovers a movement that challenges the cult of speed.

    In this entertaining and hands-on investigation, he takes us on a tour of the emerging Slow movement: from a Tantric sex workshop in London to a meditation room for Tokyo executives, from a SuperSlow exercise studio in New York, to Italy, the home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements. There has never been a better time to embrace the healing power of living slow.

    More about Carl here:
    http://www.carlhonore.com

    • 39 min
    Part 1: Visa Founder and CEO Dee Hock: One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organisation

    Part 1: Visa Founder and CEO Dee Hock: One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organisation

    Dee Hock is notoriously private. This is a unique multi-part interview which he granted the Innovation Show. It is an honour.

    Part One of a multi-part miniseries on the life and philosophies of Visa founder and CEO Emeritus Dee Hock. This will run in parallel to the show, which will run as usual.

    52 years ago, our guest foresaw and implemented the foundations for the world’s first trillion dollar organisation. Back then, Visa was little more than a set of unorthodox convictions about organisation slowly growing in the mind of a young corporate rebel. Today, according to the Visa 2019 annual report, payments and cash volume for the year was a staggering $11.6 trillion dollars, transactions processed on Visa’s networks totalled $138.3 trillion dollars and the year saw some 3.4 billion Visa cards in operation.

    He is the man who imagined this reality, who had a once-deemed-impossible vision 52 years ago, a vision which has become a concrete reality today. He is a man who has a different view on what the next 50 years can deliver, but that vision will require a radical shift in mindset for every single one of us.

    It is such an immense honour to welcome the founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa and author of the pioneering work "The Birth of the Chaordic Age" and its updated version "One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization", Dee Hock.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe & Help Solve Difficult Problems with Stephen Shapiro

    Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe & Help Solve Difficult Problems with Stephen Shapiro

    Unprecedented access to infinite solutions has led us to realise that having all of the answers is not the answer.

    From innovation teams to creativity experts to crowdsourcing, we've turned from one source to another, spending endless cycles pursuing piecemeal solutions to each challenge we face.

    What if your organisation had an effective and systematic approach to deal with any problem?

    To find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions. The questions you ask determine which solutions you'll see and which will remain hidden.

    More about Stephen here: https://stephenshapiro.com/invisible-solutions/

    • 58 min
    WHY simple WINS: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters with Lisa Bodell

    WHY simple WINS: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters with Lisa Bodell

    Imagine what you could do with the time you spend writing emails every day. 
    Complexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time.

    Our guest today helps leaders and their teams move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today's corporate world to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm.
    By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, individuals and companies can begin to recognise which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value. 

    Simplification is a skill that's available to us all, yet very few leaders use it.
    Simplification is the right thing to do--for our customers, for our company, and for each other.

    Operating with simplification as our core business model will make it easier to be respectful of each other's time.

    Simplification drives culture, and culture in turn drives employee engagement, customer relations, and overall productivity.

    More about Lisa here: https://futurethink.com

    • 44 min
    Dual Transformation: Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future with Scott D. Anthony

    Dual Transformation: Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future with Scott D. Anthony

    Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future with Scott D. Anthony

    It is always a pleasure to welcome friend of the Innovation Show Scott D. Anthony.

    In his new book, he proposes a practical and sustainable approach to one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today: transforming your business in the face of imminent disruption. 

    Dual Transformation shows us how a company can come out of a market shift stronger and more profitable, because the threat of disruption is also the greatest opportunity a leadership team will ever face. Disruptive change opens a window of opportunity to create massive new markets. It is the moment when a market also-ran can become a market leader. It is the moment when business legacies are created. 

    That moment starts with the core dual transformation framework: 

    Transformation A: Repositioning today’s business to maximise its resilience, such as how Adobe boldly shifted from selling packaged software to providing software as a service.

    Transformation B: Creating a new growth engine, such as how Amazon became the world’s largest provider of cloud computing services.

    Capabilities link: Fighting unfairly by taking advantage of difficult-to-replicate assets without succumbing to the “sucking sound of the core.”

    Scott with his co-authors Clark Gilbert, and Mark Johnson address the characteristics leaders must embrace: courage, clarity, curiosity, and conviction. Without them, dual transformation efforts can flounder. 

    We discuss:
    Kodak, Nokia, Xerox, Netflix and Microsoft.
    Scott pays homage to the late and great Clayton Christensen
    and we discuss what skills we all need to ride the gale of creative destruction

    More about Scott here:
    https://www.innosight.com/team_bio/anthony-scott-d/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

Fionnaa ,

Great food for thought!

Fantastically informative on such interesting innovational topics with superb guests! Thank you.

Damon Wilde ,

Keeps getting better

I have been a long time subscriber, even going back over the back catalogue. Each show adds a new skill to the human repertoire. I look forward to hearing the progression in 2019 and beyond.

Camillusobrien ,

Seven principles for marketing growth

Firstly, this is a biased review. I’ve known Frans for many years. I’ve also worked with him on projects and I’ve read his book.

With this out of the way, this is a great interview with Frans, where he does explain what BiTSing is about.

Aidan gives Frans the time and space to be explain BiTSing with examples from clients and he delves a little deeper to highlight how important these principles for companies seeking growth.

Listen out in particular for the Golden Egg. It’s about finding out what’s makes your company/brand uncopyable and gives you a message that will make you more distinctive that your competitors.

I like to borrow from Stephen Covey and think of these principles as the “Seven Principles of Highly Effective Marketers”

Following these will lead to a Revenue Growth.

Enjoy the interview.

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