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Discussion, session and conversation with leaders, influencers and trend setters that are defining the future of data.

    Upstanding Company Character to Succeed

    Upstanding Company Character to Succeed

    In this session, Frank Calderoni, CEO Anaplan shared how to build a company that sees hypergrowth by upstanding the character of the company. He shared his insights on his journey in leading a large organization while still maintaining the character-led culture.

    Bio:
    Frank Calderoni is the Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan and the chairman of the company’s board of directors. Frank is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of successful executive leadership. Before joining Anaplan, Frank served as the Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Red Hat, Inc. from June 2015 to January 2017. He also served as EVP and CFO at Cisco Systems, Inc. for seven years. Prior to that, he served as Cisco’s Senior Vice President (SVP), Customer Solutions Finance, and Vice President, Worldwide Sales Finance. Frank joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, where he was the SVP and CFO. Prior to that, he was the SVP, Finance & Administration, and CFO for SanDisk Corporation. Frank also sits on the board of Adobe Systems, Inc.

    Franks Book:
    Upstanding: How Company Character Catalyzes Loyalty, Agility, and Hypergrowth by Frank A. Calderoni https://amzn.to/3z7igws

    Discussion Timeline:
    0:57 Frank's journey.
    2:11 Thoughts on meaning of success for a leader in a large organization.
    4:13 Financial metrics vs employee happiness.
    8:42 Culture is built from bottom up or top down?
    12:00 Culture and strategy.
    14:19 Leadership during uncertain times.
    19:33 The story behind the book "Upstanding".
    20:52 The timing of the book "Upstanding".
    24:17:00 How to gauge the character of an organization?
    26:39:00 Influence of a leader in determining the character and culture of an organization.
    28:23:00 The ideal reader for the book "Upstanding".
    30:06:00 Rapidfire with Frank.
    33:17:00 Frank's favorite reads.
    34:29:00 Closing remarks.
    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 36 min
    Future of Thriving Startup CXO

    Future of Thriving Startup CXO

    In this podcast, Matt Blumberg discussed his book Startup CXO, the insights it carries and shared how to build a thriving leadership that builds for tomorrow today. He sheds light on the importance of a good leader and how to achieve it effectively.

    Matt's Recommended Read:
    The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz https://amzn.to/3edvsHV
    The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter by Patrick McKeown https://amzn.to/3k994TR

    Matt's Book:
    Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company's Critical Functions and Teams by Matt Blumberg , Peter M. Birkeland https://amzn.to/3AWuyJL

    Podcast Link:
    iTunes: http://math.im/jofitunes
    Youtube: http://math.im/jofyoutube

    Matt is the founder and CEO of Bolster, a new talent marketplace for on-demand executives and board members launched in 2020. Matt was previously Chairman & CEO of Return Path, the market leader in email optimization, from 1999, until its sale to Validity. Under Matt’s leadership, Return Path won numerous employer of choice awards including #2 on Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work for” list. Prior to founding Return Path, Matt founded the Internet division of MovieFone (777-FILM) and had previously worked in venture capital and management consulting. Matt is Founder and Chairman of Path Forward, a non-profit that was spun out of Return Path in 2016 whose mission is to empower people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving. He is also the author of Startup CEO: A field guide to scaling up your business, second edition published by Wiley & Sons in 2020, Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Your Company’s Critical Teams, published by Wiley & Sons in 2021, and the forthcoming second edition of Startup Boards, to be published by Wiley & Sons in 2021 or 2022.

    Timelines:
    1:10 Matt's journey.
    3:22 The need for Bolster.
    6:11 Tenets of a successful startup.
    8:08 The kind of leadership required for a successful startup.
    11:08 Best practices building a successful culture for a startup.
    13:27 Pitfalls in leading a startup.
    16:40 Qualities of a successful leader.
    18:48 Tenets of a good leader in a startup environment.
    22:00 Differentiating team expectations in small, mid, and large organizations.
    24:06 Tips on grooming leaders in an organization.
    25:47 The idea behind the book "Future of Thriving Startup CXO".
    30:27 Research behind the book "Future of Thriving Startup CXO".
    32:48 Picking the right authors for the book "Future of Thriving Startup CXO".
    35:42 How does the on-demand leadership model fit into the life of a startup?
    40:39 The role of technology in getting further access to leadership talent.
    41:43 The future of leadership.
    43:40 Rapidfire with Matt.
    45:32 Matt's success mantra.
    48:50 Matt's favorite reads.
    50:20 Closing remarks.

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    • 52 min
    The Art and Science of Leadership

    The Art and Science of Leadership

    In this show, Jeffrey Hull talks about his book Flex. He shared insights on the art and science of being a great leader. He shared the anatomy of leadership and the ingredients of those who do it successfully.

    Bio:
    Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. BCC is CEO of Leadershift, Inc. a leadership development consultancy based in New York City and author of the best-selling book, FLEX: The Art and Science of Leadership in A Changing World, from Penguin-Random House in 2019. A highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and executive coach with over twenty-five years working with C-suite leaders worldwide, Dr. Hull is also a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and adjunct Professor of Leadership at New York University. He is the Director of Education and Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Dr Hull has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, and a wide range of media. He can be reached at www.jeffreyhull.com.

    Jeffrey’s Book:
    Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World by Jeffrey Hull https://amzn.to/36xXRnZ

    Timeline:
    0:55 Jefferey's journey
    3:17 How much of leadership is art and science?
    5:55 The evolution of leadership over thousands of years.
    11:02 Does leadership influence culture or culture influences a leader?
    14:31 Empirical, scientific decision making Vs normal decision making.
    19:05 The necessity of a leader in today's data-driven times.
    21:57 The right leadership model for a well-led organization.
    25:17 The role of leadership in a flattening organization.
    28:54 Tenets of a good leader.
    34:08 The importance of having a coach, a mentor in an employee's work-life.
    37:39 The difference between a leader and a manager.
    43:27 Misconceptions of leadership.
    45:43 About the book "Flex".
    49:02 The idea reader for "Flex".
    50:31 Having access to a coaching book early on in an employee's career.
    54:53 Rapid fire.
    59:02 Jeffery's success mantra.
    1:01:37 Being vulnerable as a leader.
    1:03:22 Jeffery's favorite reads.
    1:05:44 Closing remarks.

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World’s largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World’s largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    work is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rethinking Competitive Advantage with Ram Charan

    Rethinking Competitive Advantage with Ram Charan

    In this session, Ram discussed the ever-evolving world of competitive advantage. He shared how current changes desire to rethink of competitive edge strategies. He shared some data-driven strategies and some best practices that are executable and easy to implement.
    Bio:
    Ram Charan is the co-author of the bestselling Execution and Confronting Reality, written with Larry Bossidy, and the author of Know-How and a dozen other books. A former award-winning Harvard Business School professor, he is a worldwide expert on business strategy, execution, corporate boards, and building a high-performance organization. He has worked with the CEOs of some of the world's most successful companies, including GE, Bank of America, Verizon, Coca-Cola, 3M, Merck, Aditya Birla Group, and Tata Group.

    Ram's Book:
    Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age https://amzn.to/3x5cU3w

    Discussion Timeline:
    TIMELINE

    Stage 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1-2 points/key takeaways that this book points to:
    2. Vishal briefly introduce the guest and kicks off the session

    Stage 2: Subject Matter Expertise
    3. What is the state of organizations today?
    4. How to steer an organization when external forces influence your internals [pandemic etc.]
    5. What are some good habits you surfaced for a constantly evolving organization
    6. What are some signs that you are steering in the wrong direction?

    Stage 3: Introduction as an author
    7. Explain your journey to your current role?
    8. Could you share something about your current role?
    9. What does your company do?
    10. Explain your journey to this book?
    11. Why write this book?

    Stage 4: Main points on the books
    12. What has changed about business today that has rendered obsolete the classic rules of competitive strategy established by Michael Porter and others and requires a new playbook?
    13. As an advisor to some of the world's top CEOs, how worried are they about competing with digital giants right now and what is their best hope?
    14. Does Wal-Mart stand a chance at competing with the ultimate digital giant of Amazon?
    15. Why is imagination such an important skill for competing today?
    16. What is the reason companies should spend more time thinking about their ecosystem than on their direct competitors?
    17. Why do you say that companies need a money-making model, not a business model, and what’s an example?

    Stage 4: Rapid Fire [Say what comes to your mind]
    18 a. #FutureOfWork
    18 b. #Technology
    18 c. #Leadership
    18 d. #Competition
    18 e. #Partnership
    18 f. #Capitalism
    18 g. #GoodBusiness
    18 h. #BadBusiness
    18 i. #FutureOfLearning
    18 j. #CompetitiveAdvantage
    18 k. #1ThingsMisunderstoodAboutCompetition

    Stage 5: Closing
    19. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    20. Do you have any favorite read?
    21. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?
    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Discussing Startup Failures with Tom Eisenmann

    Discussing Startup Failures with Tom Eisenmann

    In this conversation, Thomas Eisenmann discussed the complicated world of startup failures. Tom discussed various failures and what are some ways businesses could have done right. This is a great conversation for anyone seeking to understand failures and how to avoid them.

    Bio:
    Tom Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS) and the faculty co-chair of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Since joining the HBS faculty in 1997, he’s led The Entrepreneurial Manager, an introductory course taught to all first-year MBAs, and launched fourteen electives on all aspects of entrepreneurship, including one on startup failure. Eisenmann has authored more than one hundred HBS case studies and his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes. He is the author of the new book Why Startups Fail.

    Thomas's Book:
    Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success https://amzn.to/2SeCCEa

    Discussion Timeline:
    TIMELINE

    Stage 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1 point that this book points to:
    2. Vishal briefly introduce guest
    Stage 2: Subject Matter Expertise
    3. What is the state of startups today?
    4. What are some common pitfalls you find in the world of startups?
    5. What is the state of innovation today?
    6. What are some common patterns you are seeing when it comes to startups that are coming up today?
    7. How has corporate innovation stifled over the last year?
    Stage 3: Introduction as an author
    8. Why study startup failures?
    9. What are some surprises you found in studying startup failures?
    10. What are the most common patterns of failure?
    11. Why is it important to normalize and accept failure?
    12. Is there such a thing as failing well?
    13. What was one of most of the unexpected failures you learned about when writing this book?
    14. How you should embrace failure if you are a founder?
    15. Are failures something you avoid or something you should embrace?
    16. Naseem Taleb suggests being anti-fragile, can startup be anti-fragile

    Stage 4: Rapid Fire [Say what comes to your mind]
    17 a. #Startups
    17 b. #Entrepreneurship
    17 c. #Failures
    17 d. #Growth
    17 e. #Culture
    17 f. #Founder
    17 g. #Disruption
    17 h. #JobsOfFuture
    17 i. #FutureofStartup
    17 j. #FutureofOrganization

    Stage 5: Closing
    18. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    19. Do you have any favorite read?
    20. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Data, Technology and #FutureofWork

    Data, Technology and #FutureofWork

    In this podcast, Ben Pring co-founded and leads the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant discussed the challenges of technology and transformation as we go through the future of work. Ben shared some challenges of not doing technology transformation properly. He also talked about his book Monster sharing similar insights as it relates to technology and its adoption.

    Introduction:
    Ben Pring co-founded and leads the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant, a $16+ billion American multinational technology company that provides consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services and has over 289,500 employees. Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work-Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Ben was named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50. He was recently named a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica. In 2007, Ben won Gartner's prestigious Thought Leader Award. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, the Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, and Fortune. Based near Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University, in the UK where he grew up.

    Here's the GPS for the questions (These are just the boundaries questions to give a rough journey for the conversation):

    Stage 1: Lead-in
    1. Starter: Give your starter pitch 1 point that this book points to:
    2. Vishal briefly introduce guest

    Stage 2: Subject Matter Expertise
    3. What is the state of work today?
    4. Why did you chose to invest yourself in FutureOfWork
    5. How has the future of work changed since the last year?
    6. What is one thing people get wrong about Work & Technology?

    Stage 3: Introduction as an author
    7. Why do you call technology a "monster" that we can't yet tame?
    8. Why did you feel it was important for you as tech insiders to speak up about a topic that many others are running from?
    9. What's been missing from today's heated conversation about technology's rising power?
    10. Why write monster?
    11. Why relate technology with a monster?
    12. How to reclaim control of technology?
    13. What is the role of government?
    14. What is the role of business?
    15. What is the role of a leader?

    Stage 4: Rapid Fire with Ben Pring [Say what comes to your mind]
    16 a. #FutureOfWork
    16 b. #Technology
    16 c. #Leadership
    16 d. #Monster
    16 e. #Equity
    16 f. #Diversity
    16 g. #Legislature
    16 h. #JobsOfFuture
    16 i. #FutureOfLearning
    16 j. #Something exciting
    16 k. #Things that keep you up at night?

    Stage 5: Closing
    17. What are 1-3 best practices that you think are the key to success in your journey?
    18. Do you have any favorite read?
    19. As a closing remark, what would you like to tell our audience?

    About TAO.ai[Sponsor]:
    TAO is building the World's largest and AI-powered Skills Universe and Community powering career development platform empowering some of the World's largest communities/organizations. Learn more at https://TAO.ai

    About WorkPod:
    Work Pod takes you on the journey with leaders, experts, academics, authors, and change-makers designing the future of work, workers, and the workplace.

    About Work2.org
    WorkPod is managed by Work2.org, a #FutureOfWork community for HR and Organization architects and leaders.

    Sponsorship / Guest Request should be directed to info@tao.ai

    Keywords:
    #FutureofWork #Work2.0 #Work2dot0 #Leadership #Growth #Org2dot0 #Work2 #Org2

    • 59 min

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