100 episodes

When did you say ”THAT’S IT! I’VE HAD IT!”? Time to Disrupt and Interrupt with host Karla Jo. Every week KJ interviews professionals who are disrupting their industries and altering economic networks that have been antiquated with bull-headed predecessors holding up the progress.

KJ delves into uncovering more from industry rebels and innovators that you didn’t know you needed in your life.

Disruption / Interruption JoTo PR

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

When did you say ”THAT’S IT! I’VE HAD IT!”? Time to Disrupt and Interrupt with host Karla Jo. Every week KJ interviews professionals who are disrupting their industries and altering economic networks that have been antiquated with bull-headed predecessors holding up the progress.

KJ delves into uncovering more from industry rebels and innovators that you didn’t know you needed in your life.

    Disrupting the Autism Spectrum: Ling Huang's Technological Innovations for Society

    Disrupting the Autism Spectrum: Ling Huang's Technological Innovations for Society

    Ling Huang is the President and CEO of Technology North Corporation, a local IT professional service and technology provider that specializes in innovation product development and marketing, infrastructure management, and high-quality senior professional services. In this episode, KJ and Ling explore the misconceptions surrounding autism, emphasizing that those with autism are not disabled but simply different, and explore the societal and employment challenges faced by individuals on the spectrum. He introduces a revolutionary business model that not only creates a supportive workplace environment for people with autism but also turns their unique skills into a productive asset, generating significant revenue and fostering inclusivity in the tech industry. Ling's personal connection to the cause, as a father to a son with autism, drives his commitment to making a radical change and ensuring a supportive future for individuals on the spectrum.

     

    Key Takeaways:

    06:29 Understanding Autism: Beyond the Labels

    09:11 The Growing Challenge of Autism in Society

    10:54 Navigating the Costs and Challenges of Autism Support

    15:28 Rethinking Employment for People with Autism

    23:04 Expanding Services and Embracing Data's Potential

    23:17 Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Workplace

    27:25 Engineering Solutions for Autism Inclusion

    36:02 Building a Community Beyond Employment

     

    Quote of the Show (15:30):

    "Employment for people with autism isn't just about jobs; it's about creating a space where they feel like they belong to a community." - Ling Huang

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Ling Huang

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lingh   

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ling_huang

    Company Website: https://www.technologynorth.net/

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/technology-north-corporation/

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Disruption Unlocked: Anna Yuan's No-code platform for AI-powered Software for Entrepreneurs

    Disruption Unlocked: Anna Yuan's No-code platform for AI-powered Software for Entrepreneurs

    Anna Yuan is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and the Co-Founder & CEO at ScaleGrowth, a no-code platform for building AI-powered community-driven businesses and marketplaces. In this episode, KJ and Anna explore Anna’s personal journey from a disregard for her initial career in chip design to becoming a tech innovator, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and creativity in entrepreneurship. The episode wraps up with a reflection on the evolving purpose of technology and its role in creating a new era of innovation and community.

     

    Key Takeaways:

    05:28 The Power of No-Code Platforms: Democratizing Technology

    14:03 The Future of Software Development: No-Code and AI

    19:37 Pivoting to a Broader Market: The Journey of Scale Growth

    24:04 Embracing Challenges and Disrupting Standards

    29:07 Personal Passions and Building Habits

     

    Quote of the Show (16:00):

    “I wonder, what's the next level of purpose that we can create for ourselves? The sky's the limit." – Anna Yuan

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Anna Yuan:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annay/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamfaranna

    Company Website: http://scalegrowth.ai  

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scalegrowth/

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Disruption Unleashed: Dan Ward on PUNK Culture Influence on Redefining Innovation

    Disruption Unleashed: Dan Ward on PUNK Culture Influence on Redefining Innovation

    Dan Ward is a Senior Principal Systems Engineer and Innovation Catalyst at MITRE a not-for-profit corporation committed to the public interest, operating federally funded R&D centers on behalf of U.S. government sponsors. In this episode, KJ and Dan share insights on how punk culture's authenticity, DIY ethic, and experimental nature can influence and drive radical changes in the mainstream, displacing conventional methods with innovative solutions. The conversation also touches on the importance of being 'punk enough' in today's fast-paced, status quo-challenging environments, Dan's perspectives on small teams and constraints fostering creativity, and MITRE's unique role as a not-for-profit systems engineering organization focusing on public interest. 

     

    Key Takeaways:

    04:13 The Core of Disruption and Innovation - Curiosity

    07:38 The Evolution of Punk and Its Impact on Mainstream Culture

    14:08 The Power of Communication and Community in Disruption

    16:14 Are You Punk Enough? Embracing Your Inner Disruptor

    21:26 Punk's Essence and the Magic of Trying New Things

    34:32 MITRE's Unique Approach to Problem-Solving

    35:31 Finding Punk: Beyond Mainstream Channels

     

    Quote of the Show (21:00):

    "Innovation, disruption, and punk, these all happen in the seams, in the edges, in the extremes, and less so in the mainstream." – Dan Ward

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Dan Ward:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedanward/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedanward

    Company Website: http://www.mitre.org/

    Website: https://www.thedanward.com/

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Disrupting Revenue Forecasts: How Leisure Travel and Digital Nomads Are Shaping the Future with Russ Stanziale

    Disrupting Revenue Forecasts: How Leisure Travel and Digital Nomads Are Shaping the Future with Russ Stanziale

    Russ Stanziale is the Chief Sales & Growth Officer at IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world's leading provider of automated revenue management software and services. In this episode, KJ and Russ discuss the importance of authentic communication in sales, termed 'the dude conversation', and how disrupting traditional processes can lead to significant growth and innovation. They explore how the pandemic has shifted values towards experiences over possessions, leading to a boom in leisure travel and the rise of digital nomads, while examining the challenges and changes in hotel management and revenue prediction. Stanziale also highlights the expansion opportunities within and beyond the hotel industry, including emerging markets and new technologies like AI, underscoring the potential for future disruption and innovation. 

     

    Key Takeaways:

    01:36 Becoming a Maverick in Revenue Management

    03:29 The Art of Being Authentic in Business

    06:52 Revolutionizing Hotel Pricing with Data Science

    08:41 Navigating the Post-Pandemic Travel Boom

    11:42 Adapting to New Travel Trends and Industry Changes

    15:32 Expanding Horizons: Beyond Hotels to New Markets

    22:21 Embracing AI and Future Technologies in Travel

     

    Quote of the Show (18:00):

    "The demand for travel is a fundamental change in the way that people see their values emerging in the world."– Russ Stanziale

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Russ Stanziale:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russ-stanziale-102692/

    Company Website: http://www.ideas.com   

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideas-revenue-solutions/  

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Disrupting MarTech Data Analysis in eCommerce: Lee Roquet’s Data-Driven Agency Revolution

    Disrupting MarTech Data Analysis in eCommerce: Lee Roquet’s Data-Driven Agency Revolution

    Lee Roquet is the Chief Executive Officer at Finch, an e-commerce marketing company that empowers e-commerce enterprises with data-driven, omnichannel strategies that drive revenue growth and chart a course toward greater profitability. In this episode, KJ and Lee delve into the necessity of data centralization, narrative control in storytelling to clients, and the accountability between agencies and customers. Lee also touches on the challenges and saturation in the agency space, advocating for transparency, expectation management, and leveraging AI for creative and strategic advantages. 

     

    Key Takeaways:

    01:48 A Spotlight on E-Commerce Innovation

    03:03 The Power of Data and AI in Transforming E-Commerce

    09:48 Centralizing Data for Strategic Insights

    21:19 The Evolution of Agency Roles in the AI Era

    31:45 Maximizing Human Connection in a Digital Age

     

    Quote of the Show (21:00):

    "The last thing I always try to do is simplify, take out friction for the customer and employee experience. I want less systems, honestly." – Lee Roquet

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Lee Roquet:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeroquet  

    Company Website: https://www.finch.com

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finch-ecomm-agency/

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    Disrupting FinTech with Alternative Data: The Sean Adler Journey

    Disrupting FinTech with Alternative Data: The Sean Adler Journey

    Sean Adler is the Founder and CEO at GZI, an award-winning pioneer in alternative data that produces gains consistently on par with the top hedge funds around the world. In this episode, KJ and Sean delve into how alternative data is reshaping the FinTech industry, with a focus on its capacity to provide actionable insights for investors and its potential mainstream integration in the near future. 

     

    Key Takeaways:

    02:40 Exploring the Transformative Power of Alternative Data

    04:57 The Intricacies and Future of Alternative Data in Finance

    07:59 Sean Adler's Journey: From Scholar to Entrepreneurial Success

    12:15 Merging Biotechnology and Financial Technology

    14:39 The Future of Alternative Data and Its Mainstream Potential

     

    Quote of the Show (17:00):

    "Alternative data is financial data that is not directly related to finance, but it pertains to the financial services industry." - Sean Adler

     

    Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.

     

    Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval

     

    Ways to connect with Sean Adler:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmadler/  

    Company Website: https://gzi.finance

    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gzi/

     

    How to get more Disruption/Interruption: 

    Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption

    Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

lokdinmyhous ,

So much fun!

Karla Jo does such a great job of balancing very serious business challenges with wit to cone to a proposed solution. These are always creative, innovative people who are fighting the status quo. Many people are just too comfortable in mediocrity, but not this crowd!

Listen in and enjoy the witty banter!

Top Podcasts In Business

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin
Money News Network
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
Prof G Markets
Vox Media Podcast Network
The Ramsey Show
Ramsey Network
Habits and Hustle
Jen Cohen and Habit Nest
The Economics of Everyday Things
Freakonomics Network & Zachary Crockett