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The Reboot Chronicles is a no-holds-barred podcast that has been bringing together CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and global leaders for over a decade. Listen in wherever you get your podcasts, for inspiration on how people have rebooted themselves -and- through behind-the-scenes stories about their organization, how they are rebooting competitiveness, growth, innovation, technology, talent, culture, governance...and more.

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The Reboot Chronicles is a no-holds-barred podcast that has been bringing together CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and global leaders for over a decade. Listen in wherever you get your podcasts, for inspiration on how people have rebooted themselves -and- through behind-the-scenes stories about their organization, how they are rebooting competitiveness, growth, innovation, technology, talent, culture, governance...and more.

    Rebooting Women's Health Beauty and Wellness

    Rebooting Women's Health Beauty and Wellness

    When it comes to building businesses, I’m a big platform approach guy. When I met Kim (Kimon) Angelides the Executive Chairman and CEO of FemTech Health—a data driven personalized health, beauty and wellness brand for women—I knew his organization would soon be making waves in the digital health market.

    Kim brings decades of experience championing innovation in healthcare, in both public and private companies. Kim has founded many companies, including one of my favorites, Livongo in Chicago, acquired by TelaDoc just a year after its multi-billion dollar IPO.  His recent acquisitions of Birchbox, Liquid Grids and Mira Beauty form the cornerstone to Kim’s strategy and ramping up his competitive advantage—and I think he is just getting started.

    As Executive Chairman of Revieve, I love ventures that take personalization of health, beauty and wellness to the next level—especially for women. I invited Kim to join me for an episode of The Reboot Chronicles podcast, to talk about what led to yet another of his remarkable founding journeys … and why FemTech.


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    How to add $1.0 billion in revenue fast! Elaine Boltz - Crocs

    How to add $1.0 billion in revenue fast! Elaine Boltz - Crocs

    Elaine Boltz started her job at Crocs as their Chief Operating and Transformation Officer at a most propitious time: March 2020. No sooner had she settled into her new digs at their cool Colorado headquarters when the pandemic shut down supply chains and manufacturing—but also helped make Crocs a true zeitgeist performer. Those shoes people love to hate— but everyone from kindergarteners to your gardening grandma has a pair—became a huge success, once again. In 2021, they had 67% revenue growth and industry-leading 30% operating margin and sold 103 million pairs of footwear globally, up 49% over 2020. During the fourth quarter, the brand sold 22.6 million pairs, an increase of 19.7% over last year—adding $1 Billion of topline revenue in just a year!


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    Scaling Food and Feeding the World

    Scaling Food and Feeding the World

    As the Chairman of Revieve, I speak regularly at conferences around the world and meet with fellow speakers and CEO’s who proclaim that their company will transform categories like health, beauty, wellness and food. When I ran into Alan Hahn at a recent event, I was reminded that his company, MycoTechnology, is delivering the critical ingredients that next-generation food companies need at scale—mushrooms. The company is growing rapidly, has raised $120 million, and as Alan says: “If we grow as a world population from 7 billion to 10 billion by 2040, it's a 50 to 70% increase in protein requirement. So we really need to use this food that would go to waste and upcycle it into the food stream. It will be a huge way to achieve our exponentially growing needs.”


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    80% of US women don't like the way they look

    80% of US women don't like the way they look

    Andrea Harrison, VP of Beauty & Personal Care at CVS Pharmacy, is a business executive for whom the pandemic brought radical growth opportunity. She oversees beauty at 10,000 CVS locations that are within 10 miles of 80% of the US population. CVS Health has been growing rapidly over the last few years and forecasted to deliver over $300 billion of revenue in 2022. When so many retailers were shut, Andrea and her remarkable team had “the perfect sandbox” to explore how to connect with customers both #IRL and online and engage them in product trial. As Andrea sees it, we are in the midst of a whole personal exploration into the nature of “self-care” and CVS was able to meet the expanding needs of its customers whether it was a drive through rapid test, something I did a few times, administering crucial vaccines or simply testing a new type of mascara or bath salt.


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    True AI & The Future of Networking: Rami Rahim - CEO Juniper Networks

    True AI & The Future of Networking: Rami Rahim - CEO Juniper Networks

    Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks is someone who truly can be labeled a pioneer in the building of the Internet. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 9000 employees, operations in 50 countries and over $4.7 billion in revenue, Juniper Networks played a pivotal role in how we all communicate today. Along his two-plus decades of experience at Juniper (how rare in an industry so lacking in company loyalty), Rami has received many accolades including being named by The Economic Times as one of the “most loved CEOs.” Juniper is one of the behind the scenes sort of companies that doesn’t get the attention of the media the way others do and I was delighted to pick Rami’s brain about the future of networking.

    With telecom and infrastructure growth having slowed due to supply issues along with competition from cloud services, we discussed how the company is rebooting into more agile growth and moving from this hardware centric world into software, AI-driven cloud services, security  and 5G.

    As Rami says “Juniper has always been a true innovator in IP networking technology. We were builders of the infrastructure that helped the internet scale at a time when service providers were really struggling to keep up because it was at the cusp of the.dot-com boom. Imagine a little upstart company trying to convince service providers to trust their networks with a startup’s technology. The only reason I think we managed to get that kind of trust was because they really had no choice. Traffic was exploding. They needed technology that could keep up with it. We had an innovative new architecture and were developing routers with silicon technology. We offered a very scalable internet, and a great operating system to keep up with that demand.”

    Rami went on to discuss how Juniper has rebooted itself for the cloud-based world.. “But we have evolved our business and diversified it. Now it’s very nicely split between telecom operators, which remain extremely important to us, cloud providers, (all of the major hyperscale cloud providers in the world are our customers), and global 1000 type enterprises that are increasingly trusting their networks, on our technology.In the early days, our claim to fame, our credibility, our pedigree was scale and performance. But things have evolved beyond that into experience. Right now, if I talk to a CTO, CIO or CEO of a big fortune 500 company or a telco or a cloud provider, their biggest challenge is complexity in network operations that is slowing them down. The solution to that is software driven innovation, AI-driven innovation that will remove the complexity from running networks. And yes, it will remove the human factor from running networks altogether.”


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    Taking On Doubters with Fruit & Water - Kara Goldin, Founder, Hint Inc.

    Taking On Doubters with Fruit & Water - Kara Goldin, Founder, Hint Inc.

    I’m a big believer that some of the best business ideas are simple, and also driven by personal conviction. I recently sat down with Kara Goldin, author of a great book called Undaunted, Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, which details how she faced up to endless naysayers and triumph with Hint Water which she scaled  into a couple hundred million dollar company. What is Hint? Water with fruit essence. No sugar, no artificial flavors or sweeteners. It was one of the big successes of the Covid beverages-by-mail era. Like me, she was a Diet Coke addict who wanted to be healthier and looked at what was right in front of her: a big cup of water that she made more palatable by adding fruit slices, and she created a product out of it. This was not her first go round in startup land, she had worked at a dot com that was sold to AOL, but the first time she ever entered the consumer products space and wow, she did with a bang, or kiwi, strawberry or coconut.


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