164. Use Design Thinking to solve ANY problem Aug 16, 2023

"You can design your work life as an employee or a business owner. Design thinking is for people like you, whether you receive the paycheck or sign the paycheck," Bill Burnett, Stanford School of Design.

In this episode you will learn how to use Design Thinking to make decisions and move towards...

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163. Innovation vs Tradition Aug 09, 2023

When should you innovate and when should you honour tradition?  The luxury industry answers this question all the time. 

Luxury businesses like Louis Vuitton have been around since the 1800s, but have found a way to thrive in the Digital Age. In this episode, you will learn how...

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156. Why most digital transformations fail Jun 20, 2023

According to McKinsey, 70% of digital transformations fail to meet their goals. And yet, these multi-million dollar projects remain a priority for every major CEO. 

In this episode, you'll learn from Matthew Domo about why these projects fail and what to focus on to make them succeed. (Clue:...

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152. The Non-Technical Founder's introduction to working with outsourced developers May 24, 2023

If you have an idea for an app or a tech business, but no tech skills to build it, this episode is for you.

You will hear from Natalie Kaminski, founder of Jet Rockets, whose development company works specifically with non-technical founders.

In this episode, you will learn: 

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151. Design Thinking for career and venture growth May 17, 2023

Design Thinking, first developed at Stanford, is the strength behind tech companies like Airbnb and Snap. Great design was the foundation of Apple and Steve Jobs's obsession.

Design Thinking is a methodology for making decisions, and knowing when to pivot and when to preserve.

You can design...

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150. What all innovators can learn from the massive gaming industry May 10, 2023

The online gaming market is HUGE. Revenue in the online games market is projected to reach US $26.1 billion in 2023. Games developers have also had to solve some of the toughest problems in tech.

And yet, the gaming sector does not receive as much attention in the press as other sectors like...

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149. What business leaders must tell technologists to build great products May 03, 2023

Product makers know how to make a product. But technologists do not know whom the product is for and what their aim is.

When it comes to working with the tech product team, a business leader's job is to represent the user and their needs.

Listen to this episode to hear three key insights...

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144. When tech destroys value Mar 29, 2023

Some technologies lose businesses money and put off their customers. So why do businesses use them?

The technical term is shiny object syndrome! We waste money and make bad decisions when we forget that technology is a tool, not an end in itself,.

The role of a true Digital Leader is to discern...

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142. From dentist to tech founder Mar 15, 2023

Dr Marilyn Sandor is the founder of GoodCheckUp, a telehealth app that gives you dental care whenever, wherever. But her success story came out of a crisis: when Covid struck, she had to shut down her dental clinic, thus losing her income and leaving her patients in the lurch.

Not one to sit...

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141. Why product launches are always late Mar 08, 2023

Apps and algorithms are like bathroom redesigns and subway station refurbishments. Over budget and over deadline.

Listen to this episode to learn why this happens and what to do about it. 

Listen to 119. Why smart leaders expect the unexpected from software updates for more on this topic.

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140. Three lessons for innovators from Running Lean Mar 01, 2023

Most products brought to market fail. Tech Entrepreneur Ash Maurya says this is "not because we can't complete what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product."

Maurya is the author of Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan that works, and...

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138. How to thrive among digital unknown unknowns Feb 15, 2023

If you are not a developer or a data scientist, you don’t know what you don’t know about  tech. This is a very uncomfortable feeling, especially for high achievers, who were trained to believe that success meant knowing everything.

Listen to this episode to hear five tips on...

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