The Playbook invites leaders of global operations some of the world's largest and most innovative companies to share their strategies and mantras.
Josh Jensen - On Entrepreneurial Journey and Work Life Balance
Josh Jensen is an LGO Class of 2016 graduate with a wide range of work experiences from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. He is the cofounder and CEO of Inspectify, a Y-Combinator backed company that uses technology to solve the headaches of home inspections. He lives in West Seattle with his wife Mary (LGO ‘12), their two daughters, and a husky puppy.
Arnold Barnett - On COVID-19, the Airline Industry, and Luck from a Probabilistic Perspective
Arnold Barnett shares his perspective as a professor, airline industry expert, and all-around probabilist as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently teaches courses on probability and the airline industry at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Hugh Churchill - On manufacturing and lessons learned from GM's ventilator production
Hugh shares with us his career working with General Motors after MIT, and we dive into his experience helping GM produce ventilators as a part of the Defense Production Act. We also talk about the future of electric vehicles and his current role working with EV experience and industrialization. Hugh lives in the greater Detroit area.
Alex Whigham - On the Work from Home Life and Dealing with Uncertainty
Alex shares his experience going remote during the COVID-19 outbreak and how he and his team have been working stay on top of the rush in people ordering much more online. He works for Wayfair in Boston, Massachusetts and his team handles delivery logistics.
JS Bolton - On Manufacturing, Listening, and Doing the Right Thing
JS Bolton shares her experiences in the manufacturing world, moments that have made a difference for her, and how she has grown as a leader. She currently works for Nissan in Smyrna, Tennessee where her team manufactures and assembles multiple vehicle models.
Sean Willems - On Teaching, Simplifying, and Optimizing
Sean Willems shares his story on what led him to teaching, some memorable experiences he's had with operations consulting, and why optimizing his wardrobe has made all the difference. Sean is currently a visiting professor at MIT where he teaches operations management.
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