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SPOS #613 - Tom Peters Is Back And Demands Excellence

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Welcome to episode #613 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast - Episode #613 - Host: Mitch Joel. There is only one Tom Peters. He's a legend. Literally. For anyone in business, Tom Peters is the gold standard. From his countless bestsellers (In Search of Excellence, Re-Imagine, and on and on) to his incredible public presentations. He's a personal mentor to me (whether he wants to admit it or not) and I can best define him as a "cranky optimist." Tom is back with a brilliant new book (seriously, drop everything and go out and get it) called, The Excellence Dividend - Meeting The Tech Tech With Work That Wows And Jobs. Tom spent a significant amount of his earlier years in California, mainly Silicon Valley (where he was on a list of "100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley"), from 1965-2000. Tom is a civil engineering graduate of Cornell, where he was included in the book The 100 Most Notable Cornellians, and he earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in business at Stanford. He holds multiple honorary doctorates as well and has been honored by dozens of associations in content areas such as management, leadership, quality, human resources, customer service, innovation, marketing, and design. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, where he made two deployments to Vietnam (as a combat engineer in the fabled Navy Seabees) and "survived a tour in the Pentagon." He was a White House/OMB drug-abuse advisor in 1973-1974, and then he worked at McKinsey & Co. from 1974-1981, becoming a partner in 1979. He also co-founded McKinsey's now gargantuan Organization Effectiveness practice. In 1981, Tom founded Skunkworks Inc. and The Tom Peters Company. As for his book? Just take a look here. After his many (many) years dealing and consulting with the top brands and business leaders in the world, his latest book, The Excellence Dividend is truly of the moment. From Tom's perch, there is perspective, insight and power that every person in business must pay attention to (and learn from). Enjoy the conversation...

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast - Episode #613 - Host: Mitch Joel.

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jonwreed
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I would hope so :)
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3 myths about the future of work (and why they're not true) | Daniel Susskind

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 15:48

"Will machines replace humans?" This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less -- or even no -- work?

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The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.

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jonwreed
17 days ago
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a talk on our automated future....
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Customers Talk SAP Analytics Statement of Direction

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Jamie, Derek, Eric, and some guy named Mike regroup now that the dust has settled a little bit to talk about the impact that the SAP Analytics State of Direction has on them as customers.





Download audio: http://podcast.evtechpartners.com/files/2018-04-02_Customers_Talk_SAP_Analytics_Statement_of_Direction.mp3
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jonwreed
20 days ago
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this looks interesting
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Rodney Brooks on the present and future of robotics & AI

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Rodney Brooks is the father of the Roomba, the founder of iRobot, and the creator of both the Baxter and Sawyer product lines from Rethink Robotics. He’s arguably the world’s most accomplished roboticist. And if he’s not – and I personally can’t think of who could challenge him for that crown – he’s definitely the top roboticist to be profiled in an Errol Morris documentary (1997’s Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control).

When Rodney left Australia for the region that would later become known as Silicon Valley, there were quite literally 3 mobile robots of consequence on the entire planet. Years later, he founded a company which has since brought tens of millions of these critters into the world. His products have saved countless lives. They have also liberated thousands of acres of carpeting from dust crumbs, dog hair, and other detritus.

Amazingly, Rodney’s tenure and credentials are every bit as significant in a second high tech field: artificial intelligence. He founded the leading developer of AI coding tools throughout the 80s and early 90s. And somehow he squeezed his robotics and AI entrepreneurship in while building a storied academic career – largely at MIT, where he spent a decade running one of the two largest and most prominent AI centers in the world.

Rodney is my guest in this week's edition of the After on Podcast. You can listen to our interview by searching “After On” in your favorite podcast app, or by clicking right here:

As you’ll hear, Rodney diverges from fashionable narratives on several tech-related topics. They include super AI risk; the extent to which jobs will be imperiled by automation (he’s more worried about a labor shortage than a job shortage); and the timeline of the rise of self-driving cars (this being intersection of his two domains of foundational expertise: robotics and AI).

Few can match the breadth, depth, and duration of Rodney’s purview on the tech industry – which makes for a truly fascinating conversation.

Image: Jeff Green/Rethink Robotics - Rethink Robotics, CC BY 4.0, Link

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jonwreed
31 days ago
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looks like a good one
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My Influence Marketing Podcast Interview: Building Your Enterprise Tribe

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Originally written and posted by Mark Troyer on Medium.

Building Your Enterprise Tribe, featuring the SAP Mentors story with Mark Finnern — EP002

Passion, purpose, and playfulness are three top qualities of encouraging members of any advocacy program, to guarantee success and positive connection with community. Mark Finnern shares his expertise in bringing out these qualities in both online and face-to-face events.

On today’s episode of The Influence Marketing Podcast, we are joined by Mark Finnern, founder of the boutique consultancy Playful Enterprise. Mark shares how he built the SAP Mentor Program, explains the terminology and ideology behind the concept of an “Enterprise Tribe,” and gives tips on how a company can encourage mentors to highlight and support the community. Finnern discusses bringing passion, purpose, and playfulness into the advocacy program to create deep connection and trust.

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jonwreed
33 days ago
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this should be a fun one!!!
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Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience | Jason Shen

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 06:31

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen -- he studied biology, but now he's a program manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how looking for ability over credentials can lead to hiring great employees.

Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com

The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.

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jonwreed
41 days ago
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career inspiration fodder...
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