OutsideVoices with Mark Bidwell show

OutsideVoices with Mark Bidwell

Summary: In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth.

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 Back in the Game: EA's Near Death Experience with Andy Billings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:22

In this episode, Andy Billings, Vice President of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts, joins us. Andy is co-founder of Electronic Arts University, an internship program for graduates to begin careers in gaming, and is also an Innovation Advisor for the think tank, Singularity University, as well as to some of the largest corporate organisations within the USA. 

 Nicholas Thomas: The Return Of Curiosity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:40

The word “curiosity” seems to be appearing increasingly frequently in the world of business. Someone with a very distinctive perspective on the topic is Professor Nick Thomas, a historian and anthropologist, and author of a book entitled "The Return Of Curiosity."

 Fighting The Good Fight Against Bias with Dolly Chugh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:16

In this episode, we are joined by author and social scientist, Dolly Chugh, to discuss her book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, which studies how implicit bias and unintentional ethical behavior affects our everyday decision making. Dolly is a Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University, has won several awards for excellence in teaching and ethics, and is a monthly columnist for Forbes.com.

 Ignoring the Siren Call of Sameness Creates Lasting Value with Scott Page | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:08

In this episode, we are joined by Scott E. Page, a Professor of Complex Systems, Politcal Sciences, and Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Scott is an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and is an author and speaker who has worked with Google, Bloomberg, Blackrock and NASA. Today, he discusses his latest book, The Diversity Bonus.

 Kevin Kelly - The Formula For The Next 10,000 Startups, Failing Forward, And Becoming A Teaching Organisation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:06

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, co-founded Wired in 1993 and served as its Executive Editor for the first seven years. His acclaimed book is called The Inevitable, where he discusses the 12 technological forces that will change our future. On today's show, he talks on how technology will shape organisations and why leaders need to adapt to a teaching mentality within the company.

 Innovating, Medici style with Frans Johansson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:53

In this episode, we are joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Frans Johansson. Frans is the author of the bestselling book, The Medici Effect, from which the now popular term was coined, and more recently, The Click Moment. Frans is the Founder and CEO of The Medici Group, a consultancy firm which promotes innovation through diversity.

 Shapeshifting Companies of the Future with Dr. Bob Johansen of Institute for the Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:10

In this episode we are joined by Bob Johansen who has been helping organisations around the world prepare for and shape the future for nearly forty years.

 Gambling on Innovation: How To Be Productively Wrong With Luis Perez-Breva Of MIT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:58

In this episode, we are joined by Luis Perez-Breva, a lecturer and research scientist at MIT’s School of Engineering and the Director of MIT’s Innovation Teams Program. Luis has extensive experience in both innovation practice - via his involvement in multiple startups - and innovation research - through his academic work. We talk about his first book, "Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong."

 Inventing The Future with Business Model Innovation with Alex Osterwalder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:44

Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, author, business model innovator, and co-founder of Strategyzer. In this episode, Alex discusses the innovative way he wrote the Business Model Generation book and explains why the Business Model Canvas is an excellent tool for businesses looking to challenge their current business model. Show notes: https://www.outsidelens.com/outsidevoices

 Dual Transformation and why Noah's Arc Management can't Work with Scott D. Anthony of Innosight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:32

In this episode, Scott D Anthony, writer, speaker and Managing Partner at consulting firm Innosight, joins us to discuss his new book, Dual Transformation – How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future. Scott is a globally renowned specialist in innovation, publishing several books on the domain as well as being a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

 Rob Wolcott - Never Leave Serendipity to Chance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:41

Robert Wolcott is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the The World Innovation Network (TWIN) and a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management. Mark discusses innovation and how he plans to bring KIN to Europe. He also offers thoughtful advice for entrepreneurs trying to manage their team on a middle-management level.

 Combining Startup and Corporate with Jenny Fielding of Techstars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:33

In this episode we are joined by Jenny Fielding Managing Director at Techstars a global venture capital fund for innovative tech startups. Jenny has extensive experience in both the startup and corporate worlds and a strong passion for “marrying startups with corporates” to create innovation and cultural shifts.

 Efosa Ojomo: See the World Through New Lenses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:01

So reads the title of a chapter in the book by Professor Clay Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon, The Prosperity Paradox. The concept of looking at markets from different perspectives is at the heart of this optimistic yet practical book, in which the authors apply robust management theories to help leaders uncover and capture opportunities in developing markets.

 Lisa Bodell: Killing Companies, Creating Space, the Not-To-Do List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:31

Lisa Bodell is a globally recognized innovation leader and futurist. She founded futurethink in 2003 and is the author of the book, Kill the Company. Lisa sits down with Mark to discuss how leaders can become more efficient in the work place and how they can properly simplify the work process for everyone in the company.

 Dave Kesby: Herding Cats - Unconventional Team Leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:40

I sat down with Dave Kesby, organizational coach and author, to talk about his book, “Extra-Dependent Teams: Realising the Power of Similarity”, where he challenges the conventional wisdom of teams. Dave served in The British Army for seven years before turning to a career in  organizational and leadership development. He combines military, academic, corporate and volunteering experiences to provide a fresh and challenging perspective on what it means to lead, as well as be part of a team.


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