180. Business & product lessons from Don Norman Dec 06, 2023

A brilliant solution to the wrong problem can be worse than no solution at all: solve the correct problem” - Don Norman. 

Don Norman was Apple's first user experience architect and is revered for his expertise in design, usability engineering, and cognitive...

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179. Top 4 tech podcasts for Business Leaders Nov 29, 2023

Here are Sophia Matveeva's top four podcast picks to help you learn how tech is changing business and the economy. This is a selection of the most jargon-free shows, where the hosts don't assume you've worked at AWS for a decade.

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178. How Logitech grew profits 4x in 3 years Nov 22, 2023

Before the advent of the iPhone, Logitech was a boring but successful company, making $2 billion per year. They made functional but ugly computer mice at affordable prices.

But when the world moved from PC to mobile, its revenues tanked and its future looked bleak.

The board knew they had to make...

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177. Where business schools fail in the Digital Age Nov 15, 2023

A top MBA can be the best investment you make in your career. BUT most business schools haven't adapted to the Digital Age, despite pressure from employers & students.

Listen to this episode if you have an MBA, are considering one, or work at a business school.

You will learn:

  • What's missing...
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176. How community management helps tech companies win Nov 08, 2023

In just the first half of 2023, the Sweat with Kayla app recorded over $77 million in revenue. Without an engaged community, this success would not have been possible.

A well managed community can help a business grow revenue, attract new customers and create a product that users love.

Learn...

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175. How to use gamification to grow revenue, reduce churn & get new customers Nov 01, 2023

Gamification helped Dropbox grow its user base by 3900% in 15 months. This is why Business Leaders must know how gamification engines work & how to use them.

Listen to this 20 minute episode to learn:

  • What gamification is
  • When using it is imperative, and when it's just a nice to have
  • Case...
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174. What stock market investors REALLY need to know about tech Oct 25, 2023

Tech companies have changed the stock market and the economy. But, to be a Smart Money investor, what do you really need to know about tech?

Listen to this interview with Richard Kramer to find out.

Richard is a renowned stock market analyst and founder of Arete Research, an independent...

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173. The biggest reason things go wrong in product teams Oct 18, 2023

A great product attracts users, grows revenue and whets investor appetite. But what makes a great product? A good team and a smart process.

Listen to this short episode to see what a good product management process looks like. 

You will learn:

  • What specialists need to be involved in a...
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172. Q&A: how do I go from banking to fintech? Oct 11, 2023

If you want to transition career from a traditional industry, or a stuffy company, to a fast growing business, this episode is for you. 

“The business strategies employed by highly successful start-ups and the career strategies employed by highly successful individuals are strikingly...

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171. Deep tech investing vs standard venture capital Oct 04, 2023

ChatGPT has popularized deep tech, but most people don't really know what it is or how it differs from standard software innovation.

Don't be most people. 

This episode will demystify deep tech investing and show you why smart VCs never really take any technological risk (even in the most...

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170. Advisory Boards: why join them & why have them Sep 27, 2023

If you want to run a start-up, get to the top of a corporate, get headhunted for board roles or become a Smart Money investor, joining an advisory board is a smart move.

But, for advisors, boards can can also become a time drain and a risk to your reputation. 

For founders, advisory boards...

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169. The No. 1 Tech Concept for Business Leaders Sep 20, 2023

Traditional industries, like banking, FMCG, and real estate have a fundamental difference to tech companies. If you do not understand this difference, or under-estimate it, you will not be able to thrive in digital transformation or work with tech start-ups.

In this episode you will...

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