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The Playbook invites leaders of global operations some of the world's largest and most innovative companies to share their strategies and mantras.

The Playbook, an MIT LGO podcast MIT LGO

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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 - 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.

    • 46 min
    Arnold Barnett - On COVID-19, the Airline Industry, and Luck from a Probabilistic Perspective

    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.

    • 52 min
    Hugh Churchill - On manufacturing and lessons learned from GM's ventilator production

    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.

    • 39 min
    Alex Whigham - On the Work from Home Life and Dealing with Uncertainty

    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.

    • 31 min
    JS Bolton - On Manufacturing, Listening, and Doing the Right Thing

    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.

    • 34 min
    Sean Willems - On Teaching, Simplifying, and Optimizing

    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.

    • 24 min

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