Technology

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn on Simplifying Problem Solving

Using the AREA method to make choices with confidence and conviction.

July 21, 2017 / Podcast # 17-29

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

You’d think with all the technology at our fingertips we’d be making decisions faster than ever. But tech still needs a human driver and we’re as fallible as ever. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is here with her new book Problem Solved and her AREA method for streamlining solving complex problems.

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Maciej Kranz on the Internet of Things

An intro to an emerging technology.

February 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-07

Maciej Kranz

Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things but don’t understand it’s potential to change business-life as we know it. Cisco Systems VP of Corporate Strategic Innovations Group, Maciej Kranz’s new book provides the baseline awareness and contextual framework for building that understanding. He spent a recent rainy afternoon in our studio answering questions only an IoT newbie could appreciate.

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Alex Tapscott on the Blockchain Revolution

Securing transactions on the internet.

January 20, 2017 / Podcast # 17-03

Alex Tapscott
You’ve probably heard of bitcoin, probably as a means of payment for shady business deals. Bitcoin is about to get a lot more legit as the ways of ensuring cyber security and trust become more and more evolved. Alex Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution, joins us to talk about this emerging technology that’s about to be adapted to all aspects of our online lives.

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Scott Berinato on Good Charts

How to make your data tell a story.

October 7, 2016 / Podcast # 16-26

Scott Berinato

Data Visualization is a hot new trend and our software makes it easier than ever. Sometimes too easy. Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualization, is here to talk about what ground rules you need to set so that you’re telling the most compelling story with your data.

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Nancy Duarte on Telling Your Story

How to construct a compelling tale.

August 26, 2016 / Podcast # 16-20

Nancy Duarte

Storytelling is an incredibly important business skill, it makes you and your message instantly more memorable. While speed and brevity are essential to a good presentation, a bad story is already too long. Nancy Duarte joins us to talk about the importance of well-constructed stories.

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Kory Kogon on Using Technology Wisely

Making your technology work for you.

September 4, 2015 / Podcast # 15-18

Kory Kogon

In this episode of AMA Edgewise, we talk to Kory Kogon one of the Co-Authors of The 5 Choices: The Path Extraordinary Productivity. Kory explains why it is both easier and harder to achieve extraordinary productivity. In a business world filled with technology made to increase productivity, those same tools somehow take control over your day. Kory Kogon and her Co-Authors illustrate the framework necessary to take back control of your workday through the 5-Choices.

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Alan Trefler on Keeping an Eye on Consumers

Fulfilling the changing desires of your customers.

September 19, 2014 / Podcast # 14-19

Alan Trefler

In his new book, Build for Change: Revolutionary Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation, Alan Trefler discusses the divergence that is becoming more and more visible between successful leading companies and the not so successful companies. Trefler argues that consumers are becoming more empowered and are gaining the upper hand against big businesses that provide essential services for them. Trefler says that it is now up to companies to start determining the intent of the customer, and what keeps them coming back for more. To do this, companies must leave behind traditional management approaches and adopt a new system which looks at customers holistically.

Alan Trefler is the founder, CEO, and chairman of Pegasystems. He attended Darthmouth College where he majored in Economics and Computer Science. In 2009 he was named American Business awards Software CEO of the Year and in 2011 the Massachusetts technology leadership council named him Public Company CEO of the year.

 

Mark Van Rijmenam on the Benefits of Big Data

How to responsibly handle the customer's private information.

May 16, 2014 / Podcast # 14-10

Mark Van Rijmenam

Mark Van Rijmenam, author of the new book Think Bigger, is a strategist who advises organizations on how to effectively manage their big data. He describes what big data is, why organizations should use it, and how they can benefit from it. Rijmenam suggests companies should deal with it now before it is too late—those that fail to manage big data today will cease to exist 10 to 15 years from now. He offers four tips companies should follow in order to handle their consumers’ privacy information responsibly. And while storing, managing, and analyzing big data can mean a risk for consumer privacy, it does help companies offer their customers better products and services.

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Ben Waber on New Ways to Track Productivity

How technology can reveal what really makes us innovative.

August 9, 2013 / Podcast # 13-16

Ben Waber

To increase productivity, how many seats should be at the cafeteria table? Before the best answer was a guess or simply “who cares?” However, in an increasingly knowledge-work and collaboration focused world, factors like who you sit with at lunch and who you chat with in the hallway start to matter. Ben Waber has devised a new and possibly controversial system that will keep track of these unofficial meetings that actually lead to greater productivity and innovation.

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Jeremy Goldman on Going Social

April 5, 2013 / Podcast # 13-07

Jeremy Goldman

Social media is the go-to tool for businesses to connect to their customers. However, many businesses use the wrong type of social media or lose sight of with is important to their business model. Join Jeremy Goldman, author of the book Going Social, as he talks about the traps and pitfalls a business may face when trying to establish a social media presence. Remember social media is just a tool, don’t lose sight of your business and give in to the hype.

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