“Planet of the Associations” is Seth Kahan and Mark Levy’s vlog and podcast for C-level leaders of associations. It takes a look at the association of the near future -- three years from now. How will that X+3 association be different from the association of today, in terms of leadership, membership, mission, vision, education, advocacy, certification, biz dev, and tactics? How can you go about creating that kind of world-changing association – starting this very second? Of course, if we want to see what's coming, we’ll have to shake things up . . . and that’s exactly what Seth and Mark will do. While parts of their show will be straightforward business discussions (i.e., How do you amp up member engagement?), much of it will approach business by deviating far off the beaten path and going to the edges. Expect to hear insights, ideas, and stories pulled from the worlds of math, science, artificial intelligence, art, history, comedy, sports, magic, and street theater... all kinds of things that may seem beside the point, but end up being the landscape where real innovation occurs.
Episode 25 - Phenomenology and the Importance of Accuracy
Listen in as Seth and Mark as they unpack precision, defining quality, knowledge management, 3,000 surgical gloves, and codified knowledge.
Episode 24 - Mark and Seth discuss total commitment and removing barriers from being yourself
Listen in as Mark and Seth talk about the "Farley Commitment," leading from behind, yes in the land of no's, equal distribution of likes and dislikes, Evolution of Dance, “nobody knows anything,” and lots more!
Episode 23 - Seth and Mark are Back, and They're Discussing Desiccated Scorpions
Listen in as they cover the importance of clarity and enthusiasm, championship cows with white faces, being imprisoned by existing paradigms, The American College of Cardiology, American Geophysical Union, The International Corrugated Case Association, purity of mind, cat eyeglasses, and more!
Episode 22 - Mark and Seth Talk About Antidotes to Over-professionalism
Listen in as they discuss being trapped in your own grooves, looking at problems from different angles, working with Eeyores, Austin, Peace Park, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elvis Costello, and lots more!
Episode 21 - Mary Byers Joins Seth and Mark as They Discuss the Race for Relevance
Listen in as Mary, Seth, and Mark talk about Mary's new book, 6 prescriptions for organizations undergoing change, generational differences, market consolidation, digital first strategy, being stewards of organizational history, moving within uncertainty, 80/20 rule, time famine, and lots more!
Episode 20 - The Importance of Field Trips and Finding Your Biggest Adventure
Listen as Mark and Seth discuss breaking away from you-centric things, knowledge management, The World Bank, Disney, the NYC Diamond District, adventuring your way out of situations, bungee jumping, and much more!