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Six Pixels of Separation - Mitch Joel’s weekly conversation with business leaders, thinkers, innovators and cultural icons. The show is about insights and provocations on brands, consumers, technology, business and how connected we’ve all become.

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast Mitch Joel

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Six Pixels of Separation - Mitch Joel’s weekly conversation with business leaders, thinkers, innovators and cultural icons. The show is about insights and provocations on brands, consumers, technology, business and how connected we’ve all become.

    SPOS #908 – Josh Bernoff On The State Of Business Books (And Writing One)

    SPOS #908 – Josh Bernoff On The State Of Business Books (And Writing One)

    Welcome to episode #908 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #908. When I think about business books... from writing one to the ideas within them, to how the business of writing book works, I think of Josh Bernoff. His latest book, Build a Better Business Book - How to Plan, Write, and Promote a Book That Matters, highlights his deep understanding of the intricate process of crafting impactful business literature, and how to make it successful. His approach is direct, and uniquely hands-on. He dives deep into the creation phase, assisting authors in rapidly defining their book idea and finding the perfect title and subtitle, delivering a one-page book treatment that sets the foundation for their project. His service extends to creating compelling book proposals, including everything from a captivating opening to a detailed promotion plan, ensuring that the manuscript appeals to both publishers and readers. Book projects on which he collaborated have generated more than $20 million for their authors. Before this gig, Josh spent twenty years as the Senior Vice President, Idea Development at Forrester, where he analyzed technology and business. At Forrester (and with co-author, Charlene Li), he published the Businessweek bestseller Groundswell - Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. He has authored, coauthored, or ghostwritten eight business books, including Writing Without Bullshit - Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean. Prior to Forrester, Josh spent fourteen years in start-up companies in the Boston area. Now, he works closely with nonfiction authors as an advisor, coach, editor, or ghostwriter. He has collaborated on more than 50 nonfiction books. Josh writes a blog post on topics of interest to authors every weekday. Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 1:09:44. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Josh Bernoff. Build a Better Business Book - How to Plan, Write, and Promote a Book That Matters. Writing Without B******t - Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean. Groundswell - Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Josh’s Blog. Follow Josh on X. Follow Josh on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    SPOS #907 – David Burkus On Building The Best Team Ever

    SPOS #907 – David Burkus On Building The Best Team Ever

    Welcome to episode #907 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #907. What is the future of team dynamics at work? Let's delve into the innovative world of leadership and management with David Burkus, an expert in organizational theory and psychology. David, with his unique blend of academic rigor and practical insights, has continually redefined our understanding of what makes teams excel at work. His latest book, Best Team Ever!, is as a testament to his dedication to uncovering the secrets behind highly successful teams. This book isn't just a compendium of theories, it’s a roadmap drawn from extensive research and real-world examples. David peels back the layers of traditional management structures, inviting readers to explore the core principles that empower teams to achieve their fullest potential. A regular contributor to leading publications and a sought-after speaker, David has made a career of challenging conventional wisdom. His approach blends the latest research with pragmatic strategies, a methodology that has made his work resonate with a diverse range of leaders and professionals. What sets David apart is his ability to distill complex concepts into accessible, engaging narratives. His previous books, Leading From Anywhere, Pick A Fight, Friend Of A Friend, Under New Management and The Myths of Creativity, demonstrate the diverse workplace challenges David has tackled over the years. David consistently offers a fresh perspective on collaboration, innovation, and productivity. So, if you are looking to navigate the complexities of modern team leadership, how effective teams operate and thrive in today's ever-evolving work environments, join us as we explore with the foundational elements that constitute the Best Team Ever! Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 1:04:56. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with David Burkus, Best Team Ever! Leading From Anywhere. Pick A Fight. Friend Of A Friend. Under New Management. The Myths of Creativity. Check out David on ThinkersOne. Follow David on LinkedIn. Follow David on X. Follow David on YouTube. Follow David on TikTok. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    SPOS #906 – Anne Morriss On How To Move Fast And Fix Things

    SPOS #906 – Anne Morriss On How To Move Fast And Fix Things

    Welcome to episode #906 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #906. Meet Anne Morriss, a seasoned leadership coach, prolific writer, and an indisputable authority in company creation. Anne has an acute understanding of the modern business landscape, and has devoted a significant portion of her career to exploring and addressing key issues that contemporary organizations face. An advocate for strategic leadership, she has become widely known for her insightful perspectives on the dynamics of trust, speed, and change within the business world. Anne is the co-author (along with her partner, Frances Frei) of the new book, Move Fast And Fix Things - The Trusted Leader's Guide To Solving Hard Problems. The book (and this conversation) is an exploration of the balance between speed and trust in fostering organizational change. He other books include: Unleashed and Uncommon Service. He is also the Co-Founder of The Leadership Consortium. With experiences like her advisory role at Uber during one of the company's most pivotal times, Anne offers piercing insights into the complex mechanisms of corporate action and cultural evolution. Beyond just writing about it, Anne is dedicated to the real-life implementation of her theories. She is a company builder, continually testing and refining her strategies in various environments. At the same time, her work as a leadership coach signifies her commitment to individual growth within the organizational context. Anne also hosts Fixable, a podcast in partnership with the TED podcast network, where she and Frances help to solve workplace problems quickly. The podcast offers deep insights, creating an invaluable resource for leaders aiming to improve their work environment and efficiency. In an era demanding quick results and transparency, Anne is lighting the way, demonstrating that trust-based, swift leadership is not only possible but also key to success. Anne embodies the transformative power of informed, strategic leadership. Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 1:01:04. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Anne Morriss. Move Fast And Fix Things - The Trusted Leader's Guide To Solving Hard Problems. Unleashed. Uncommon Service. The Leadership Consortium. Fixable. Frances Frei. Follow Anne on LinkedIn. Follow Anne on X. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SPOS #905 – Mark Schaefer On Crafting Authentic Brands In A Clickbait World

    SPOS #905 – Mark Schaefer On Crafting Authentic Brands In A Clickbait World

    Welcome to episode #905 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #905. A seasoned marketing consultant, keynote speaker and blogger, Mark Schaefer brings decades of experience to a discipline often clouded by buzzwords. Mark is all about cutting through the complexity of digital noise to foster real connections for the brand and their customers. His latest book, Belonging To The Brand, explores the concept of community as a cornerstone of customer loyalty. In it, Mark details pragmatic approaches for brands to earn trust and advocacy, suggesting that the key lies in creating a sense of belonging among consumers. This book is a guide rooted in the principle that meaningful engagement trumps transient marketing victories. Complementing this practical approach to marketing, Mark also recently published, The Most Amazing Marketing Book Ever, which is a collection of diverse perspectives from marketing professionals across the industry, advocating for a collective learning mindset (the authors were culled from his private marketing community). That book reinforces the idea that the most robust marketing strategies emerge from a mosaic of insights. Like me, Mark is a long-time blogger, offering opinions and actionable advice from evolving digital tactics to leveraging social media for genuine engagement. Beyond his writing, Mark prides himself on being an educator, marketing consultant and speaker. His philosophy is simple: Understand your audience deeply and engage with them authentically. If you're looking for insights that are both practical and forward-thinking, we battle it out thinking about where marketing is headed. Take a glimpse into the latest marketing trends and strategies, while also being reminded how enduring principles of community and authenticity can be applied in today's fully-digital world. Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 1:02:04. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Mark Schaefer. Belonging To The Brand. The Most Amazing Marketing Book Ever. Marketing Rebellion. Known. Cumulative Advantage. Mark’s other books. Mark’s Blog. Rise Community. Follow Mark on X. Follow Mark on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SPOS #904 – Jason Del Rey On The Retail Battle For Our Wallets

    SPOS #904 – Jason Del Rey On The Retail Battle For Our Wallets

    Welcome to episode #904 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #904. In the ever-changing and expanding universe of retail, Jason Del Rey stands as a chronicler of commerce, a journalist who's been demystifying the confluence of retail and technology with a critical yet insightful lens. Jason has been the voice behind the curtain, peering through the glittering facades of retail industry giants (namely Walmart and Amazon) and penning the narratives that shape our understanding of modern commerce. His expertise as a business journalist has graced the pages of Recode, where he's dissected the complex ecosystem of e-commerce, scrutinizing the moves of major players and the seismic shifts they create across the global market. In his new book, Winner Sells All, Jason unpacks the colossal clash between Amazon and Walmart, entities vying not just for market dominance but for the very essence of consumer loyalty. This isn't merely a story of two titans in a tug-of-war - it's an exposé on how their rivalry redefines the contours of retail and the stakes involved in winning the wallets of a global audience. As a journalist, Jason has had a front-row seat to the evolution of retail dynamics, witnessing firsthand how digital strategies have revolutionized consumer behavior and expectations. His book is also much more than a chronicle of competition, it's a lens through which we can view the future of retail, illuminated by the past's lessons and the present's innovations. And, as we all know, it stretched beyond retail into other dimensions like cloud services, healthcare, and more. What Jason offers in Winner Sells All is a treasure trove of insights gleaned from years of reporting and conversations with executives who are (or were) in the mix. He is the host of Land of the Giants: The Rise of Amazon, a narrative podcast series. His exploration goes beyond the surface, diving into the strategies, leadership philosophies, and corporate cultures that fuel these retail juggernauts. Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 59:59. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Jason Del Rey. Winner Sells All. Land of the Giants: The Rise of Amazon. Recode at Vox. Follow Jason on LinkedIn. Follow Jason on X. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 59 min
    SPOS #903 – Neil Patel On Timeless Marketing In Digital Mayhem

    SPOS #903 – Neil Patel On Timeless Marketing In Digital Mayhem

    Welcome to episode #903 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.
    Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #903. In an era bedazzled by emerging marketing platforms and technologies co-mingling with fickle algorithms, Neil Patel stands as a beacon for modern marketers — illuminating not just the untamed frontiers of digital strategy, but also the classic routes that brands should never abandon. Sure, we’re awash with shiny new marketing platforms and tactics (ready for comment marketing?), but Neil reminds us that these are just that: Tools. They are not substitutes for foundational strategies that have stood the test of time — Search Engine Optimization, content marketing, and customer engagement. Sure, digital trends shift, but consumer needs remains constant. Neil's genius lies in his alchemical skills, blending the latest tools with timeless wisdom - all of which has culminated in the success of his own agency, NP Digital. What makes Neil stand out is not only his finger-on-the-pulse insights, but his ability to declutter the digital landscape. His marketing playbooks are veritable treasure maps, where X (not the Twitter X) marks the perfect blend of new-age tactics and old-school strategies. When Neil speaks of conversion optimization, he’s not dismissing the art of crafting a compelling story or the tried-and-true method of A/B testing. He’s layering them with behavioral analytics and data points, evolving the process without losing the essence. His mantra could very well be: "Innovate, but don't alienate." One thing is clear: Innovation and tradition are not oil and water in Neil’s marketing strategy blend. Neil is a New York Times Bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Barack Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations. My new business, ThinkersOne, is also a client of NP Digital - so I was eager to chat with someone who has walked a similar professional path to mine, and then intersects again as I become a client of his. Enjoy the conversation...
    Running time: 1:00:11. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. Check out ThinkersOne. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Neil Patel. NP Digital. Follow Neil on X. Follow Neil on LinkedIn. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

    • 1 hr

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