The XL Podcast: Leadership In The Exponential Era
Stories are powerful tools to lead, influence and connect. The XL Podcast features conversations with leading thinkers in business, such as Tony Fernandes, as they share stories of growth, transformation, and leadership in today's age of exponential connection.
Hosted by Graham Brown and produced by Pikkal & Co.
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XL17: Atul Temurnikar - Leadership and Agile Thinking in Education
Atul Temurnikar is the Co-founder and Chairman of Global Schools Foundation Singapore. Founder in 2002, GIIS (Global Indian International Schools) covers 22 campuses globally. In this conversation Graham and Atul discuss Leadership, Agility and the mindset needed to adapt to a constantly changing workplace. They also cover the future shape of education - from Primary to University.
XL16: Rod Drury - the Funemployed Billionaire founder of Xero
Graham Brown talks Rod Drury, the billionaire founder of SAAS Platform Xero. Rod describes himself as “Funemployed” - not actively involved in the day to day running of the business, but serving on the board and spending his days exploring new adventures - from mountain biking to surfing. We all know Xero, but who is the man that turned the Xero idea into a $10 bn SAAS success? How did Xero build a cloud accounting platform that people love?
XL15: Jody Medich - How Automation can help Elevate Human Work
Automate to Elevate. Greater process automation can elevate employees from mundane tasks to accomplish more enriching & value-generating work. Jody is an Independent consultant for Product design as well as an international faculty & Graduate studies program mentor/advisor at the Singularity University in California, USA.
XL14: Nell Watson - Aritificial Intellgence Past, Present and Future
Welcome to the podcast, Nell Watson, Founder of QuantaCorp, a pioneer in Machine Vision. Graham and Nell explore the fascinating world of AI, philosophy, and ethics. Graham was a graduate of Artificial Intelligence back in 1995, but a lot has changed in the last 25 years! Nell explains how AI has evolved and how it will continue to evolve from here.
Nell serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, and holds Fellowships from the British Computing Society, and Royal Statistical Society. She also chairs EthicsNet.org, a community teaching pro-social behaviours to machines
XL13: Sahar Hashemi - Coffee Outside the Comfort Zone
In this episode, Graham talks with Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic and confectionery brand Skinny Candy.
Sahar opted out of her career as a lawyer to grow Coffee Republic which she later helped float on the stock market. Sahar Hashemi was named in Management Today in “Top 35 Women in British business under 35” and Independent on Sunday in “The 20 most powerful women in Britain”.