An intro to an emerging technology.February 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-07
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.
Securing transactions on the internet.January 20, 2017 / Podcast # 17-03
How to make your data tell a story.October 7, 2016 / Podcast # 16-26
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.
How to construct a compelling tale.August 26, 2016 / Podcast # 16-20
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.
Making your technology work for you.September 4, 2015 / Podcast # 15-18
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.
Fulfilling the changing desires of your customers.September 19, 2014 / Podcast # 14-19
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.
How to responsibly handle the customer's private information.May 16, 2014 / Podcast # 14-10
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 lateâ€”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 consumersâ€™ 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.
How technology can reveal what really makes us innovative.August 9, 2013 / Podcast # 13-16
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.
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, donâ€™t lose sight of your business and give in to the hype.
Geoff Vuleta, CEO of Fahrenheit 212, an â€œinnovating consultancy firmâ€ joins us on Edgewise to share some of his companies methods of creativity and innovation. Geoff describes two types of innovation: renovation innovation, which is the bulk of all innovation efforts, and transformational innovation, which is simply just everything else. You will also learn how to use these tools to help overcome a road block and spark an idea to begin creating.
Geoff Vuleta is CEO of Fahrenheit 212, a specialist consultancy that undertakes innovation assignments for companies including The Coca Cola Company, Warner Music Group, The Hershey Company, Procter & Gamble, Gucci Group, Diageo, and Samsung.
For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success
*Developing Your Collaborative Skills
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Power of Strategy Innovation, by Robert E. Johnston, J. Douglas Bate
*Something Really New, by Denis J. Hauptly
*Harvesting Intangible Assets, by Andrew J. Sherman