AMA Edgewise

In the coming weeks we will be bringing you the insights and voices of recognized thought leaders across a wide range of topics.

Our aim is to provide those essential "nuggets" of perspective that will help you and your organization improve performance, adapt to changing business realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world.

David Braun on Mergers and Acquisitions

Separating the reality from Hollywood.

June 23, 2017 / Podcast # 17-25

David Braun

You’ve probably seen Pretty Woman, Wall Street, or Working Girl and think you have an idea of how mergers and acquisitions work: a big scary company comes to buy a small company and sell it for scrap. David Braun, founder and CEO of Capstone, is here to tell you that is so outside the realm of reality “you could actually call it science fiction.” He joins us on Edgewise to bust some more myths about how mergers and acquisitions work from both sides of the table.

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Crystal Kadakia on The Millennial Myth

Adapting to the changing workforce.

June 16, 2017 / Podcast # 17-24

Crystal Kadakia

There has been and probably always will be a culture clash when a new generation enters the workforce. With new technologies emerging every day, the clash between Millennials and their elders seems more pronounced than ever. Crystal Kadakia, author of the new book The Millennial Myth, joins us to talk about some companies that are accepting the cultural differences between generations and adapting to the changing workforce.

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Anne Marie Knott on Measuring Your Company’s IQ

How intelligent is your company?

June 9, 2017 / Podcast # 17-23

Anne Marie Knott

We know people can be measured on a scale on intelligence, but what if we could do the same for businesses? Our guest Anne Marie Knott has done just that. She’s here to talk about her RQ scale and how she uses it to measure the innovation output for companies worldwide.

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Kristi Hedges on The Inspiration Code

How to make your life more inspiring.

June 2, 2017 / Podcast # 17-22

Kristi Hedges

When we think about inspirational leaders we tend to think about the big dreamers and the iconoclasts. It seems like it’s impossible to be inspiring ourselves. Kristi Hedges, author of the new book The Inspiration Code, joins us to talk about how we can make our words and actions more inspiring to others.

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Paul Hellman on Communicating in 8 Seconds

What you're saying vs. what they're hearing.

May 26, 2017 / Podcast # 17-21

Paul Hellman

In today’s distracted world that’s always pulling us in a million different directions it’s hard to be memorable; there’s too much information and too little time. Paul Hellman, author of the new AMACOM book You’ve Got 8 Seconds, joins us with tips on how to capture attention and keep it.

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Sarah Robb O’Hagan on High Performance Workplaces

Tips for you and your team.

May 19, 2017 / Podcast # 19-20

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O’Hagan joins us this week to talk about some of the principles in her new book Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat. Listen in for her advice on building great teams, how to stop your company from being too risk-averse, and working towards your own success.

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Anelia Varela on Better Business Writing

Making your writing better for everyone.

May 12, 2017 / Podcast # 17-19

Anelia Varela

Most industry writing is, let’s face it, boring. Anelia Varela, US Director of The Writer, has made it her mission to change that. Listen in for her tips on how to make your business writing simpler, more effective, and stand out from all your competition. Also make sure to check out the archive of our on-demand webcast with Anelia here!

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Kim Scott on Radical Candor

Care personally, challenge directly

May 5, 2017 / Podcast # 17-18

Kim Scott

As a manager there’s a fine line to walk between being friendly and being helpful. That line gets even more blurry for women in the workforce. Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, joins us with how to walk that line, how to provide even negative feedback while still remembering your colleagues’ humanity.

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David Robertson on the Power of Little Ideas

Business-changing innovations don't have to be huge.

April 28, 2017 / Podcast # 17-17

David Robertson

What do LEGOs and lingerie have in common? More than you probably think. David Robertson, author of the new book The Power of Little Ideas, is here to talk about how both LEGO and Victoria’s Secret (and others) made small changes that made them the leaders of their industry while still staying true to their core product.

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Michael Hoefflinger on Becoming Facebook

The Social Network movie was not completely accurate.

April 21, 2017 / Podcast # 17-16

Michael Hoefflinger

It seems like everyone has a Facebook account these days and that’s no accident. Michael Hoefflinger, former marketing exec at the social media giant, knows first hand what it was like to sit in meetings with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg and watch their straegies to grow the business. He joins us to talk about his new book Becoming Facebook, published by AMACOM, and the keys to Facebook’s meteoric success.

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