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A podcast discussing the structural shifts in Technology, Strategy, the nature of Work and the dynamics of the Platform Economy.

Structural Shifts, by Aperture Aperture.co

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A podcast discussing the structural shifts in Technology, Strategy, the nature of Work and the dynamics of the Platform Economy.

    Mimetic Theory And The Future Of E-commerce, w/ Julian LEHR

    Mimetic Theory And The Future Of E-commerce, w/ Julian LEHR

    Today, your host, Ben Robinson, is virtually sitting down with Julian Lehr, an ex-Googler, startup founder, and current startup partnerships lead at Stripe. Julian and Ben get into all sorts of interesting behavioral psychology related to buying and how digital companies can use physical elements to take advantage of signaling. You will also learn Julian's tactics for staying productive, why advertising budgets are shifting from celebrities to micro-influencers, why the Berlin startup scene hasn't quite lived up to the hype - and much more!

    • 55 min
    Aligning the Stock Market with the Planet, w/ Luciano DIANA

    Aligning the Stock Market with the Planet, w/ Luciano DIANA

    Your host Ben Robinson, is speaking with Luciano Diana, Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management—one of the leading independent wealth and asset managers —  where he is running the Pictet Global Environmental Opportunities Fund. In this episode we cover: should government stimulus packages be conditional on companies investing in energy efficiency? Why plant-based products are a space that you need to be paying attention to? Why we should be bullish about the ability for market forces to solve climate change? And more!

    • 43 min
    The Craft Movement: Swiss Maker Edition w/ Marc MAURER (On) and Arthur VIAUD (La Nébuleuse)

    The Craft Movement: Swiss Maker Edition w/ Marc MAURER (On) and Arthur VIAUD (La Nébuleuse)

    This episode focuses on two Swiss companies rising in the maker movement. First we interview Marc Maurer, COO, and co-owner of the sports shoemaker, On. On is a brand preferred by Roger Federer which taking on Nike and Adidas with a high-end, high-tech trainer — also known as sneaker — that is so lightweight that ‘it feels like you are walking on clouds’. After Marc, you will hear from Arthur Viaud, co-founder and CEO of La Nebuleuse — a craft brewery that is taking on the giants in Switzerland, and it’s starting to expand internationally. This beer-maker prides itself on being part of an industry with a heart and a smile, brewing beer with love, passion, and Swiss quality standards.

    • 58 min
    From Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning, w/ John HAGEL

    From Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning, w/ John HAGEL

    We are speaking with John Hagel, who has been working with the most successful companies in Silicon Valley for 40 years (also a startup founder of his own). John is the author of several books — including The Power of Pull he co-chairs Deloitte Center for the Edge, which is a Silicon Valley research center. In this episode, John joins Ben Robinson for a very comprehensive discussion on the zoom in — zoom out approach to strategy; why the advertise-based business model is unsustainable and the alternative; how customers’ reluctance to accept mass-market products will drive the fragmentation of product and service-based businesses; why learning in the form of sharing existing knowledge is not where the greatest value is; why John is optimistic about the gig economy — and more.

    • 58 min
    Hitting Internet Escape Velocity, w/ Brett BIVENS

    Hitting Internet Escape Velocity, w/ Brett BIVENS

    Our guest today is Brett Bivens— a venture investor at TechNexus Venture Collaborative, an early-stage venture capital firm — and he is going to talk about why he is so optimistic about Spotify and how the future of audio will be a social experience with different network effects. One of the core investment areas for TechNexus is audio and media. And so, in this episode, you’ll hear Brett talking about that, with your host, Ben Robinson, as well as talk about the various concepts that Brett has coined, including ‘escape velocity’ and ‘clampetition’.



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    • 55 min
    Post-pandemic Wealth Management, w/ Anna ZAKRZEWSKI, Christine SCHMID, Laurence MANDRILE-AGUIRRE

    Post-pandemic Wealth Management, w/ Anna ZAKRZEWSKI, Christine SCHMID, Laurence MANDRILE-AGUIRRE

    Your host, Ben Robinson, sits down with Anna Zakrzewski who leads Wealth Management globally, for Boston Consulting Group; Christine Schmid who heads up Strategy at additiv, and Laurence Mandrile-Aguirre — who heads up Switzerland & Monaco for Citi Private Bank. We cover the opportunities around Digital Wealth Management and what that truly means, how ready are wealth managers to take advantage of the shift to Assets under Intelligence, where new entrants fit into the market and what the future of wealth management will be.

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