7 episodes

An inspiring podcast series co-hosted by Omar Abbosh and will.i.am

Commonly held beliefs about how to drive business growth aren’t going to cut it in today’s era of unprecedented technological and cultural upheaval. Forget things like fast following, cash cow milking and innovating on the “edge.” In each episode, you’ll hear rare insights from courageous leaders who are bravely reinventing reinvention. Omar and will.i.am break some rules and break down how to harness the winds of change to grow your core business, invest in innovation and continuously reinvent - all at the same time - so you can thrive in the digital age.

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    • 4.5 • 74 Ratings

An inspiring podcast series co-hosted by Omar Abbosh and will.i.am

Commonly held beliefs about how to drive business growth aren’t going to cut it in today’s era of unprecedented technological and cultural upheaval. Forget things like fast following, cash cow milking and innovating on the “edge.” In each episode, you’ll hear rare insights from courageous leaders who are bravely reinventing reinvention. Omar and will.i.am break some rules and break down how to harness the winds of change to grow your core business, invest in innovation and continuously reinvent - all at the same time - so you can thrive in the digital age.

    The Future of Healthcare with the late Bernard Tyson, former Chairman & CEO, Kaiser Permanente

    The Future of Healthcare with the late Bernard Tyson, former Chairman & CEO, Kaiser Permanente

    Imagine a healthcare system that's so good, you might not need to go to the hospital. That was the vision of the late Bernard Tyson, the former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Find out how the company is investing in new technologies such as AI and AR to bring healthcare right to your home, and why investing in preventative care not only creates stronger communities, it drives down costs for everyone.

    • 1 hr
    Reid Hoffman: Pivoting in Silicon Valley

    Reid Hoffman: Pivoting in Silicon Valley

    In a wide-ranging interview with one of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs, Omar and Will.i.am talk to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock, bestselling author, and host of the massively popular podcast Masters of Scale…Reid tells us about his most important pivots, both personal and professional.
     

    • 46 min
    Wisely Pivoting to Corner the Retail Pharmacy Market

    Wisely Pivoting to Corner the Retail Pharmacy Market

    For Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), it’s about reinventing from the inside out to thrive amid a rapidly changing retail pharmacy market. Using data to reduce the manual workload and unlock trapped value the company is building worldwide neighborhood healthcare destinations. Listen in as WBA Co-COO Alex Gourlay discusses the company’s vision and strategy with Accenture’s Omar Abbosh.
     

    • 29 min
    5G: Verizon's Big Pivot

    5G: Verizon's Big Pivot

    The CEO of Verizon Communications on leading the charge with the 5G network, and why it isn’t just a game-changer for U.S, but for the world. Find out how he pulled it off and why he plans to dominate the market in the years to come. And if you think smart phones have changed the way we live our lives, wait until you hear how 5G will upend everything.

    • 34 min
    From Pig Iron to The Internet of Things

    From Pig Iron to The Internet of Things

    From pig iron to the Internet of Things, Omar and Will.i.am find out how Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, has taken one of the oldest energy companies in the world and turned it into a powerhouse of cutting edge digital innovation. Jean-Pascal describes how he took a company known for standalone products to connecting everything to everything, while barely missing a beat. And why he believes the only real job a CEO has is building the very best teams.

    • 27 min
    When Omar Met Will

    When Omar Met Will

    In this first episode of our new series, we look at how pivots have worked for both our hosts. Will.i.am started in music, an industry that demands constant reinvention. He opens up about transforming The Black Eyed Peas and its business model over the past two decades plus. He talks about his biggest pivot — becoming a tech entrepreneur, moving into hardware (Beats) and myriad investments in everything from imaging technology to artificial intelligence. Omar talks about how his research and work with top companies led him to the insights behind his bestselling new book, Pivot to the Future, Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World, and how those insights have been applied in his life and to Accenture itself. They also discuss the concept of the “wise pivot” — making calculated moves that really pay off.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

MonkResing ,

Very Insightful! Really enjoyed this!

Really enjoyed this - very insightful open and honest conversations. I learned a lot, a fun listen. These hosts really have a fun yet truthful dynamic can’t wait for more!

Ampulaski23 ,

Stuffy but great

Content is great, but the layout is super stuffy. It needs to be more conversational. It’s clear they cut to the questions without hearing any sort of “real” reactions to each other’s comments. Otherwise the topics and content are great. Hoping it gets better with time!

ssneg ,

Super Insightful, Honest Conversations!

What a fantastic duo, I really learned a lot!

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