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Ian Barkin talks emerging technology, digitization, the future of work and more.

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Ian Barkin talks emerging technology, digitization, the future of work and more.

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    OneTAKE Live: Selling & Storytelling With Mark Bozek

    OneTAKE Live: Selling & Storytelling With Mark Bozek

    “You’re not going to reinvent impulse. It’s a human instinct.” – Mark BozekBut wait — there’s more!In this episode of OneTAKE Live, join host Ian Barkin as he discusses the convergence of fashion, broadcasting, commerce and film with Mark Bozek, CEO of start-up Live Rocket, a member of the SYKES Board of Directors, the former HSN CEO, QVC EVP and the director of ‘The Times of Bill Cunningham’ – a documentary on the life and work of a famous New York City fashion personality (now available on Amazon and Apple).How have entertainment and brand advocacy converged and transformed commerce? Joking that he, “never sold anything that anybody ever needed,” Mark shares how he capitalizes on the power of storytelling and an understanding of human psychology to engage consumers and establish successful brands.And what does Mark know about establishing successful brands? Well, there isn’t a commerce trend in the last 30 years that he hasn’t helped architect. The earliest executive at the fledgling Fox television network, the former EVP of QVC and the CEO of HSN, Mark has spent his career helping launch enterprises and entrepreneurs to new heights. He was even featured as a character in the Golden Globe Best Picture nominated film, JOY (2015), in which Mark was portrayed by Bradley Cooper.Join us as Mark discusses storytelling, sales and all the places they converge on OneTAKE Live!Episode ResourcesLive Rocket LLCMark’s IMDB PageMark’s Film InstagramThe Times of Bill Cunningham (Website)The Times of Bill Cunningham (Amazon)The Times of Bill Cunningham (Apple)

    • 51 min
    • video
    OneTAKE Live: Training & Enabling Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs With Dr. Rebecca White

    OneTAKE Live: Training & Enabling Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs With Dr. Rebecca White

    “Entrepreneurs are affecting their industries. They’re not affected by it, they’re affecting it. We’re changing the world.” – Dr. Rebecca White What makes a successful entrepreneur? Is it luck? Timing? Should college students simply drop out and start companies the moment they have an idea? There’s an equation to successful entrepreneurship, but the variables aren’t always obvious. How does a new entrepreneur get ahead? Join us this week on OneTAKE live with our host, Ian Barkin, as he speaks with Dr. Rebecca White, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa, about how today’s entrepreneurs are preparing for the world of tomorrow. It’s hard to pin down what makes a good entrepreneur. For example, there’s an advantage to experience, but also an advantage to youth. It’s important to have support, but too many founders can be a big problem. A big opportunity might arise, but the timing might not be right. The entrepreneurial equation is delicate, and when you’re starting a company, things get complicated fast.           Fortunately, Dr. White is an entrepreneurship expert. She treats entrepreneurship like a science by experimenting, studying and considering variables at each stage. To Dr. White, entrepreneurship is a way of looking at the world: she teaches her students to see needs, solve problems and take advantage of opportunity. In addition to her work with the University of Tampa, Dr White also hosts the podcast The EN Factor, and writes for The EN Factor blog.   Episode ResourcesThe En FactorThe En Factor BlogThe Kauffman Foundation - Entrepreneurship

    • 55 min
    • video
    OneTAKE Live Sourcing, Automation and Blockchain. Oh My! with Dr. Mary Lacity

    OneTAKE Live Sourcing, Automation and Blockchain. Oh My! with Dr. Mary Lacity

     “Like any technology, it’s about how you deploy it.” – Dr. Mary Lacity What if you could digitize uniqueness by sending one-of-a-kind originals, rather than easy-to-produce copies? It’s not just a thought: distributed ledgers, smart contracts, tokenization — these are all ways that we can take advantage of digital accountability to transfer value. But what’s the next step? With blockchain technology, it’s possible to turn a network of information into a network of value; but, that’s no easy feat. Will your organization be able to reap the benefits afforded by growing digital ecosystems? Join Ian Barkin this week on OneTAKE live as he discusses enterprise systems, blockchain technology and the future of work with Dr. Mary Lacity.Having known Ian for several years, Dr. Lacity is a visionary pioneer at the forefront of enterprise information technology trends. She has written numerous books on subjects ranging from blockchain technology, service-outsourcing and even robotic process automation. A professor at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Dr. Lacity researches complex systems of information in order to discover ways technology can augment human ability. In addition to teaching, Dr. Lacity also serves as the director of the Blockchain Center for Excellence. She led the charge to adopt automation as a means to augment human ability years ago, and now specializes in the expansion of complex data ecosystems. Episode Resourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lacityhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lacity/https://blockchain.uark.edu/A selection of books written, or co-authored, by Mary LacityA Manager's Guide to Blockchains for Business: From Knowing What to Knowing HowBecoming Strategic with Robotic Process AutomationNine Keys to World-Class Business Process Outsourcing (Criminal Practice Series) 

    • 33 min
    • video
    OneTAKE Live: Giving Work & Creating Impact with Mark Sears

    OneTAKE Live: Giving Work & Creating Impact with Mark Sears

    “Impact sourcing is just sourcing, but with a different set of goals.” – Mark Sears How do you make the smartest possible impact? It’s important to use resources effectively but, how do dynamic companies leverage knowledge to work smarter? What about doing good for others? Impact sourcing — responsible outsourcing — might just be the solution that the world needs. Join us this for this week’s episode of OneTAKE Live where Ian speaks with Mark Sears, founder and CEO of CloudFactory, about how strategic companies and powerful machines can work together to impact the future of work — for good. A longtime friend of Ian, Mark has extensive experience as a service innovator, offering high quality solutions for many of the worlds’ problems. His company, CloudFactory, is driven to innovate; focusing on providing opportunity in underserved communities. Though Mark sees his work as for-profit, his mission worldwide brings important access to individuals around the globe that need it most. Though Mark is an entrepreneur, his purpose is to energize underserved global communities, taking advantage of smart automation and data to create success for everyone involved.   Also discussed: how for-profit companies can enact non-profit change, augmenting and supporting innovative, trained data solutions as well as how companies can leverage technology to reach long-term success.Episode ResourcesSYKESJobs.SYKES.com  

    • 40 min
    • video
    OneTAKE Live on: The Brave and Imperative World of CX with Mark Hillary

    OneTAKE Live on: The Brave and Imperative World of CX with Mark Hillary

     In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Mark Hillary, writer, analyst, futurist and host of the CX Files podcast, about shifting brand interaction trends due to COVID-19 and how companies can prepare for an uncertain future. Episode ResourcesSYKESJobs.SYKES.comCX Files

    • 35 min
    • video
    OneTAKE Live on: The Outsourcing Industry Gets Back in the Saddle with Phil Fersht

    OneTAKE Live on: The Outsourcing Industry Gets Back in the Saddle with Phil Fersht

    In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Phil Fersht, founder, CEO and chief analyst at HFS Research about how smart technology and innovative research are rapidly transforming the outsourcing industry.

    • 38 min

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