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The Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future. A futurist for over 35 years, Andrew will help you and your business stay ahead of the curve. Find out more at https://ActionableFuturist.com
 
A Sidetrade podcast series on how innovation, data and AI are disrupting order-to-cash. The journey from tactical to strategic order-to-cash starts with optimizing data, technology and operations. CFOs can turn O2C into a data-driven strategic advantage to create a forward-looking approach to payments, best-collection action, and dispute and risk strategy. Sidetrade’s podcast features finance futurists, order-to-cash experts, industry innovators and FinTech collaborators that think different ...
 
Authentic, freedom loving explosives and weapons experts discuss issues in culture, science, and spirituality. Dropping quantum thought bombs that still make sense in a world that is ever expanding. Up-level your thinking on the worlds dramas with these Texans whom are into self development and airy fairy things. Or stay for the explosive action as they blow stuff up for fun, we mean in the name of science.... as they are fully licensed explosives and weapons manufacturers who had a TV show ...
 
How do you get good at strategy? Whether you’re into brand strategy, advertising strategy, digital strategy, social media strategy, or you just love doing strategy but you get frustrated at how people use the word, Sweathead will help you delve into the practices and minds of some of the world’s most wonderful strategists. We're in our fifth year and have surpassed 1,200,000 listens! Hit SUBSCRIBE, tell your friends, and leave a kind rating. Real-time action is @markpollard and @sweathead. Y ...
 
SPIN IT is a business podcast that will inspire you to see failures and obstacles as a stepping stone for success, transforming them into a new path forward, a path that you may not have seen or considered before. Whether it’s a scandal or a broken business model - obstacles are an opportunity to learn, pivot and go after your goals with a new perspective. Hosted by Stephynie Malik, award-winning Crisis Management Expert and Business Strategist, this podcast offers you advice and guidance on ...
 
The idea of the future can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be; the future comes one day at a time. Take action to future-prepare yourself, your team, or your organization and listen now! In this podcast, Keith Keating – a Learning & Development professional, workforce futurist, and design thinking practitioner – explores topics aimed at helping to prepare for and stay ahead of tomorrow. The future depends on what you do today! http://keithkeating.com
 
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In a world full of misinformation, which media sources can you trust? Enter The Conversation, an independent source of news analysis and informed comment written by academic experts, working with professional journalists who help share their knowledge with the world and deliver truthful stories that anyone can read and understand. To learn more abo…
 
We all want to feel good about our work but does some of the marketing industry take itself too seriously? In our personal pursuit for meaningful work and a sense of nobility, can we completely overshoot the whole point of marketing? What if marketing doesn't need to be noble? What if "brand purpose" isn't a useful concept? What if marketing is jus…
 
Nathan Brown is Global Chief Strategy Officer for UM in New York. We worked in the same building on William St in Sydney about 15 years ago. Nathan was a breath of fresh air. He built teams that expected to do creative things with their clients’ media buys. He was a good coach and easy to collaborate with. He’s still all of these things. But many y…
 
On this weeks episode of Spin It, Stephynie is speaking with Robin Dreeke. Robin is a best-selling author, trainer, facilitator, retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Hailed as the “Spy Catcher” and a world renowned behavioral expert, Robin will share his secrets to: establishing trust, creating…
 
Jo Lepore is Global Foresight Leader at Mars Wrigley. She moved to the USA about a year ago and works out of Hoboken, New Jersey. In this episode of Sweathead, Jo takes us through how she approaches her work, the work of a snack futurist. This kind of work might be of interest to a few agency strategists and Jo helps us understand how to make it wo…
 
This week on Spin It! Stephynie is speaking with Kara Goldin, founder of Hint Water. For those of you who have not tasted Hint Water, Hint is an unsweetened flavored beverage. When Kara launched Hint she actually launched it from her garage with the support of her husband Theo. Kara’s story is brillant. Her tenacity, grit and ability to never take …
 
Archana Mahadevan is VP, Director of Strategy at DDB Chicago. Archana was born in India and came to the United States to attend college. She has been here ever since. While in India, Archana was obsessed with advertising, and wanted to prove to everyone that she could do it. So she combined her need to start over, her desire to work in advertising,…
 
Public relations is no longer just about sending press releases - increasingly PR has become integrated with sales and marketing functions and relies upon practitioners having a solid grasp of data. To find out more about the future of PR and communications, I spoke with Heather Kernahan, the Global CEO of Communications company Hotwire. Heather ha…
 
Picture this: you have a yearning to do strategy but you’re in an account management role. Maybe a job switch has been promised. Maybe you're simply doing multiple roles. Either way, on your mind is this question: "How do I do strategy full-time?" The transition isn’t always easy. The thing you want can put stress on your current company. But how m…
 
Within a matter of minutes, the pandemic went from freaking out everybody about keeping their jobs to unfurling a ton of new opportunities. Agencies and brands alike turned to strategists to help them navigate the ambiguity and confusion and frustration. And now many strategists realize they have more options than ever. But what’s a strategy boss t…
 
This week on Spin It! Stephynie is speaking with THE MARK METRY- If you have not heard of Mark or are not familiar with his work, you are in for a treat. Mark's parents immigrated from Egypt, he is first generation here in the US. Mark was so painfully shy due to various issues like mental health, social anxiety, and feeling like he just didn't qui…
 
If you had the chance to speak with the former CMO of Salesforce about the future of Marketing what would you ask them? I had the chance to do just that on this episode of the Actionable Futurist Podcast, speaking with Stephanie Bushcemi who is currently the CMO of Confluent. She was previously EVP and CMO of Salesforce and held the same role at IH…
 
Will Super intelligence AI take over the world? But before that what happens to our world when narrow AI takes over those pesky 9-5 jobs of ours. But that maybe ok because our modern work life is a scam. Did gun confiscation trigger our major wars on this continent? Rex visits the average life expectancy in the 1800's compared to now.…
 
Rodolfo Estrada is a fresh new planner at BBDO in Guatemala. He recently took The Sweathead Strategy Accelerator, our 6-week strategy course. And I thought his work was worth sharing. In this episode, Rodolfo takes us through his response to a hypothetical brief. The task was to get heavy drinkers to consider Vivitrol as a way to cut down their dri…
 
After stints at Leo Burnett and Droga5, Mara Rigney now helps brands work out what to do with Web3 at Accenture Song. "With Web3" is such a...non-specific thing. And, for those of us who've been around through Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, it's hard not to feel a little skeptical. Like, "Oh, here comes another Ponzi scheme." But, in this episode, Mara takes…
 
This week on Spin It! Stephynie is speaking with Wall Street Journal Best selling author and “Your CEO Mentor” Founder Martin Moore. A former corporate CEO, Moore worked his way up from an entry-level position in software development to become a CIO, an SVP, and a Head of Strategy. This led to his defining role as CEO of CS Energy. During his 5-yea…
 
Austin Powers is currently in Phuket, Thailand. He recently burned out. In Phuket, he hopes to rekindle himself. Austin had been working in Taiwan as a Global Marketing Strategy Director. This was after working in Singapore, Beijing, and Hong Kong. He posted his exit strategy in the Sweathead Facebook Group. Many other strategists related...hardcor…
 
David Snell and Christopher Owens have worked at The Richards Group in Dallas for fifty years. Combined. That's a long, long time. David is TRG's Head of Brand Strategy while Christopher is Brand Strategy Director. In 2020, The Richards Group hit a crisis. Words said by the agency's founder were reported to the media. The agency lost staff. The age…
 
This week on Spin It! Stephynie we will be speaking with Jon Ferrara Founder and CEO of Nimble. Jon is considered to be an early pioneer in the CRM space and was the Co-Founder of Goldmine Software Corporation. Ten years following the acquisition of GoldMine in 2000, Jon returned to the start-up world revolutionizing customer relationships AGAIN by…
 
For many the interim model of working is not new, where senior, experienced staff are brought into a firm before a permanent role is filled. With work moving towards a more distributed model, and access to talent being widened beyond the city centres, will a hybrid workforce model, utilising freelance and permanent staff emerge? To answer this ques…
 
Strategy bosses say it’s hard to find good talent right now. Recent pressure on margins and growth has meant that many strategy bosses are torn between their roles in the management team, winning new business, and helping their teams to develop. The pandemic led to a lot of strategy job losses but, as soon as the economy came back on, it also led t…
 
This week on Spin It! Stephynie is speaking with Ahmad Imam, who is the definition of a jack of all trades, doing a lot of things really, really well. He’s an edutainer, content creator, speaker, social media consultant, and highly regarded social media personality. Ahmad is a firm believer that kindness should be at the heart of all things, especi…
 
It's not every day you get to launch a campaign at the Super Bowl. And it's not every day you get to speak to the people who did it. This episode of Sweathead is an edited recording of a live panel we hosted for the Sweathead community, organized by Dot Jarantilla.In it, Chandreyi Davis (Global VP of Brand Marketing, Trips Brands at Expedia Group) …
 
May 25th 2022, marks four years since the General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as GDPR came into effect in the UK and the EU. The GDPR's primary aim is to enhance individuals' control and rights over their personal data and simplify international businesses' regulatory environment. Four years on, though, are consumers adequately …
 
A saucy episode of broad thinking across topics of baby food shortage to population shrinking and what mindset you need to survive. We take a look at culture rot and just how good we have it despite so many thinking we don't. Are we at a tipping point with culture rot, tribal polarity or losing the republic? What and how do you lose a republic and …
 
Strategy bosses are humans, too. It's true. In this episode, we run through ten tensions that follow around most strategy bosses from an analysis of over 60 responses to a LinkedIn post. You can read the PDF of this podcast here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/markpollardstrategist_the-twisted-reality-of-strategy-bosses-activity-6926907852582268928…
 
Strategists Karan Taneja and Syed Shozab Abbas recently shared a bunch of practice strategies online. In this episode, we look at five of them: Selling Playstation 5 to 45+ dads in a midlife crisis Selling Sleepwell mattresses to pregnant women Selling Woodland to stay-at-home dads Selling therapy to bodybuilders Selling Fastrack to grandparents Sy…
 
This week on Spin It, Stephynie had the privilege of speaking with former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss. Prior to becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Chris served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI and was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years. On this w…
 
TikTok now has a billion users, so what makes it stand out from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter? To answer this I spoke with Aaron Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer of MediaOcean, a mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising that connects brands, agencies, media, technology, and data. Aaron has been in the Marketing industry fo…
 
If you'd like to read this episode, go to this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdbxeOTpGg0/ My first in-person masterclass will happen in NYC on Thursday June 16. DM me for details or get them in your inbox with our newsletter soon. In this episode, we discuss Fearless Honesty and five ways a strategist can focus on sounding clear rather than emu…
 
In this week's episode of Sweathead, we speak with Sahar Mehdi (Digital Strategist, WE Codeword) and Kate Endeley (VP, Multicultural Strategy Director, Edelman). We continue a conversation we started in person in Dallas in which we discussed some of the initiatives and titles agencies use to do, hint at doing, or pretend to do..."inclusion". You ca…
 
On this weeks episode of Spin It, Stephynie enjoyed speaking with her dear friend and colleague Adam Posner. Adam is the Founder and President of NHP Talent Group: A Talent Access Consultancy, specializing in recruitment strategy, talent process and operations. Prior to pivoting into the world of recruiting, Adam spent 15 years working within the v…
 
In this episode, Sidetrade Solution Consultant and former O2C practitioner, Andrea Baker, discusses why data and not cash is king in today’s order-to-cash process. Data is helping finance teams evolve credit management from a tactical necessity to a strategic asset which in turn unlocks the value of O2C to the entire organization.…
 
We explore which one is more dangerous hurt feelings or censorship and how does Biden's Ministry of truth dept gets us to George Orwell's 1984 dystopia, and with Elon Musk buying Twitter will he be mysteriously offed like Epstein? Maybe decentralization of all facets is the only thing that can save us? We then jump into why the fall of fiat currenc…
 
If you've ever wanted a Masterclass in Web3, NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) then this 45-minute podcast is for you! I was fortunate to be able to convince Nick Abrahams, the Global Co-leader of Digital Transformation Practice at leading law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to come on th…
 
In Sidetrade’s inaugural episode, Chief Product Officer Rob Harvey and Chief Technology Officer Mark Sheldon discuss the journey from tactical to strategic order-to-cash and how it begins with optimizing data, technology and operations. The pair also share best practices on the future of finance and how teams can turn O2C into a data-driven strateg…
 
Kavinda Welagedara is Chief Strategy Officer at Fudge, an eight-person agency born during the pandemic. He's based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a city and a country in the grips of social unrest due to inflation, as well as corruption and nepotism within the government. We discuss all of this in this episode of Sweathead. You can find Kavinda here: https…
 
Today on Spin It!, we are talking with David Meltzer. From the minute David and Stephynie first chatted she knew he was different in every aspect of business and personal leadership. David is a servant leader, mentor and business coach. He is also a 3x international bestselling author, the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business sh…
 
We discuss the doc "Close Encounters of the 5th Kind." It's not your everyday UFO doc, this one explores meditation groups whom summon aliens and communicate with them - we discuss our governments narrative towards aliens. If aliens are not enough to warrant 1984 style gov control, than what would be? This question brings us to today's war in Ukrai…
 
Over 100 people joined us for this panel about getting jobs overseas. It features: - Payal Pereira who recently got her first job in New York at Sylvain, - Rodrigo Maroni, CSO of Wunderman Thompson NY,- Charlotte van der Vorm, a recruiter and founder of VDV Search in the UK.You'll also hear Dot Jarantilla who makes the Sweathead events happen plus …
 
On today's episode, Stephynie speaks with one of the highest rated podcast hosts, Lance Essihos. Lance's podcast, University of Adversity, has dominated the podcast arena and is ranked Top 50 on iTunes worldwide. True to the title of the show, Lance is no stranger to adversity. He has faced some of the most difficult challenges. He battled addictio…
 
What really goes on behind the scenes to ensure you get the things you order on-line or in person? To find out more, I spoke with Wayne Snyder, Vice President of Retail Strategy for EMEA at Blue Yonder. Wayne has worked in retail for more than 20 years and is a recognised expert in planning and supply chain operations. Wayne argues that with recent…
 
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