Episode 391 | Barry O'Reilly - Comfortable with Uncomfortable

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Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Barry OReilly talks with Dave Rael about experiences experiments, culture, writing, learning, teaching, and unlearning </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.</p> <p>Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry helps with many of the world’s leading companies, from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 behemoths, break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling culture of experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making, higher performance and results.</p> <p>Barry is the author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale—included in the Eric Ries series, and a Harvard Business Review must read for CEOs and business leaders. He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.</p> <p>Barry is faculty at Singularity University, advising and contributing to Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs based in San Francisco, and throughout the globe.</p> <p>Barry is the founder of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and management consultancy Antennae.</p> <p>His mission is to help purposeful, technology-led businesses innovate at scale.<br> </p> <p>Read Barry’s blog at: <a href="https://www.barryoreilly.com">www.barryoreilly.com</a><br> Find out more about Unlearn at: <a href="https://www.unlearn.online">www.unlearn.online</a><br> See what he has to say on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/barryoreilly">@barryoreilly</a></p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Barry OReilly</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The impact of working with exceptional people</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Barry became an author</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Decomposing huge tasks</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry's synthetic thinking</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Unlearning to make room for growth</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry's new book: Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry on Antifragility</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry's story of failure - innovation without the right context and then creating the right context to test assumptions</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry's book recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Measuring and creating experiments by first creating success criteria</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - "The blind spot of expertise"</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Barry's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Barry</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1260143015/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results - Barry O'Reilly</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.unlearn.online/workshops/%20" target="_blank">Barry's Workshops</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.execcamp.com/" target="_blank">ExecCamp</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1449368425/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale (Lean (O'Reilly)) - Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky, Barry O'Reilly</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jemolesky" target="_blank">Joanne Molesky</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/jezhumble" target="_blank">Jez Humble</a></li> <li><a href="https://jimwebber.org/" target="_blank">Jim Webber</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.apcjones.com/" target="_blank">Alistair Jones</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812979680/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) - Nassim Nicholas Taleb</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacies_of_distributed_computing" target="_blank">The Fallacies of Distributed Computing</a></li> <li><a href="https://developeronfire.com/book-recommendations" target="_blank">Developer On Fire Guest Book Recommendations</a></li> <li><a href="https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-241-tom-gilb-impactful-value" target="_blank">Tom Gilb on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1451639619/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. Covey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0345472322/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Barry's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062273205/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - Ben Horowitz</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0679762884/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">High Output Management - Andrew S. Grove</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1118539273/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business - Douglas W. Hubbard</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1260143015/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results - Barry O'Reilly</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Barry's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Stay curious - when you encounter something you think is not right, ask "why do you think that" with curiosity</li> <li>Get comfortable with being uncomfortable</li> <li>Start small and feel successful</li> </ol> </div> </div>