Hosted by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors Adam Jackson and Gabe Luna-Ostaseski, "The Way Work Should Work" explores new business models, incentive systems and ownership structures that will affect how every single one of us works. We’re joined by top tech investors, business leaders, and academics on the front lines shaping the future of work. This podcast is produced by Braintrust, the first user-controlled talent network that enterprises use to access highly skilled technical talent without hefty markups. Learn more at UseBraintrust.com
Today’s guest is Shelley Osborne, Vice President of Learning at Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 130,000 courses and 35 million students. Shelley leads the company’s learning strategy and continuous upskilling of employees globally. In her work, she often leverages innovative technologies and fresh approaches like virtual reality and gamification to drive lasting engagement. Before Udemy, Shelley was the Vice President of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, where she advised early- and late-stage companies on learning and talent strategy, skill development and leadership programs. Before moving into the professional learning and development space, Shelley had a successful career as a classroom teacher in Canada for almost a decade.
Ep. 17: Resilience & Agility
Today’s guest is Ravin Jesuthasan, a global thought leader and author on the future of work and human capital. Ravin is the Global leader of Willis Towers Watson’s Future of Work practice, and a member of World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment, having led numerous research projects for the WEF on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work. Ravin has published three books on the Future of Work, and joins us today from Chicago where he lives with his wife.
Ep. 16: Power Skills of the Future
Today’s guest is Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Partner at IDEO and the founder and Dean of IDEO U. IDEO U is a learning platform where anyone can learn to solve anything creatively. Suzanne’s work focuses on transforming individuals and organizations through teaching and sharing thought leadership. Obsessed with understanding culture and human motivation, Suzanne arrived at IDEO via a crooked path involving anthropology, teaching English, museum-exhibit design and working in tech start-ups. Suzanne has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s from the University of Chicago. She is a passionate traveler, educator, research geek, climber, sailor, and mom.
Ep. 15: Agile at Scale
Today’s guest is Chris Fussell, President of McChrystal Group, a consultancy that helps organizations tap into the potential of their people to better compete in a complex and interconnected business environment. Chris is the author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World as well as 2017 Wall Street Journal bestseller, One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams. He joined McChrystal Group as a Partner in 2012. Prior to that, Chris served 15 years in the Navy on US Navy SEAL Teams leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe. Chris lives with his family in the DC area - Welcome to the show Chris!
Ep. 14: Designing the Future
Today's guest is Lisa Kay Solomon. She's a designer in residence at Stanford's D school and Founding Chair of the Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University. Lisa is a passionate speaker, author, and educator and thought leader focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible, and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. Lisa's work focuses on developing teachers and amplifying skills, mindsets, and behaviors required to lead positive change. She's co-author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact, how design strategic conversations accelerate change, and most recently, design a better business: new tools, skills and mindset for strategy and innovation. Lisa lives with her family in Menlo Park, California.
Ep. 13: Technology as a Force for Good
Today's guest is Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, and member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and nonprofit tech over a decade ago. Sheila designed and launched NGO Source, a service focused on international brand-making and most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and General Counsel for TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9 billion in donated tech-based resources.
Excellent personal and professional development chats for anyone in tech.
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