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Get a…Business Second Opinion Rigorously Examining Sources and Effects of Business Practices. Learn to read between the lines and peep behind the curtain on where business ideas come from and what their effects are likely to produce as a result. Predict effects before you buy! Question before you adopt! Business Second Opinion makes it easy.
 
The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space. It is about advancing the conversation about learning for purpose and for the common good, not just for job-readiness, and certainly not to create docile consumers. Coconut Thinking is a place where we think and act to make positive contributions to the welfare of the bio-collective—all living things that have an interest in the healthfulness of the planet. It is time fo ...
 
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In this episode, I speak with Dwayne Matthews, who makes his second appearance on the podcast. Dwayne is a Chief Innovation Evangelist and Future of Education Strategist. He helps school boards, educators and parents understand new and evolving themes in the 21st century, the future of work and how to help prepare children to thrive in a rapidly ev…
 
In today’s episode, I chat with Tony Martignetti, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching, a Boston-based organization on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. Tony’s also the host of the Virtual Campfire Podcast, an Advisory Board member for a number of purpose-driven organi…
 
Examining Article Strategy Needs Creativity by Adam Brandenburger, March April 2 2019. Four Cs of Creativity. Contrast, Combination, Constraint, Context. We got deeply into the effect of constructing Models from activity and why Living Systems frameworks start in a place that serves innovation which gives more effective utility to customers than ab…
 
It's Christmas you beautiful people. Let's celebrate by listening to some imbecile shouting into a microphone. First up Julie Sibilla shares the worst Christmas present that her nan gave to her mum and brother. This episode's Yule Log is the Arendelle Castle Yule Log from Frozen, and it's on Disney plus. If you haven't got Disney plus, don't worry,…
 
In today’s episode, I chat with Carol Sanford, a Seattle, Washington-based serial entrepreneur, author, speaker & executive producer at the Regenerative Business Summit, an event held annually in Seattle each year To elevate and enrich the conversation about regeneration and focus it on innovative, enlightened disruption in business and industries.…
 
It's Christmas! and you're beautiful. Hooray. This episode is packed to the rafters. First up is another great song from Adam Kennedy and his Creative Commonaires. This one is called The Plight Before Christmas and you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeOa36NjAGU Then Ed Daly, author of The Christmas Book, tells us about th…
 
In today’s episode, we have a 2 for 1 special, as I speak with Dr. Bob Nelson & Mario Tamayo to discuss the release of their book, Work Made Fun, Gets Done. Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale and Results. According to Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For in America:” 81% of workers in the companies on the list say they work in …
 
In this episode, I speak with Ulcca Joshi Hansen, author, educational thought leader and social change advocate with a twenty-year career dedicated to shifting the foundational values and approaches that undergird America’s education system. She currently serves as the Chief Program Officer for Grantmakers for Education, a member organization that …
 
Welcome to The Total Christmas Podcast, it's December and it really is Christmas and it's another packed show. First up Ed Daley reads another part from his book. This time he explains how a clerical error led to It's A Wonderful Life becoming one of the most popular Christmas films of all time. If you want to read more, check out his book: https:/…
 
In this episode, I speak with Dave Strudwick, Principal of REAL School Budapest. REAL School is an independent, not-for-profit international learning environment that educates for sustainability, primarily through real-life, entrepreneurial learning. Their mission is to raise a new generation who can dream and build a more beautiful, equitable and …
 
Dr. Jim Young Kim is a physician and anthropologist who previously served as the President of the World Bank. As a student at Harvard he co-founded the influential non-profit Partners in Health with Dr. Paul Farmer. Kim has received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World." Dr…
 
In this episode, I speak to Yong Zhao, Foundations Distinguished Professor in the School of Education with an appointment in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. He is also the Global Chair Professor of Education at East China Normal University, a global chair professor at the University of Bath in the U.K., and a Professorial Fellow…
 
This show is packed to the gills. We have it all, bad editing, poor sound quality, boring content, you name it, we've got it. First up is Santa Claus is NOT Coming to Town, and Katie Gibson shares the story of how she kept the magic alive for her younger sister. Rich Chambers shares another Christmas memory and we listen to his take on The Snow Mis…
 
Josh Little, Founder & CEO of Volley, a Utah-based video messaging software for professionals & teams. Josh is a serial entrepreneur; he’s launched 4 separate tech companies since 2007. In amongst much confusion, tragedy & uncertainty, Josh saw an opportunity presented by the global pandemic - the inevitable shift of work. And more specifically, ho…
 
Scholars, practitioners, advocates and students gathered recently at Duke University to examine the topic of redistricting, the process of drawing congressional boundaries. The conference included judges and mathematicians, investigative reporters, and more. Each contributed insights to try and untangle the complex web that redistricting had become…
 
In this episode, I speak with Ginny Whitelaw. Ginny is the founder of the Institute for Zen Leadership, a Zen Master in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen, as well as President of Focus Leadership. She is a recognized expert in leadership development and executive coaching and has authored 4 books, including The Zen Leader. A biophysicist by training…
 
You're here! And it's great to see you. In this episode we start with another story and song from Rich Chambers. The song this week is called Hold On Santa and you can hear the whole thing here: https://richchambers.com/santa-s-rockin-band Then we have an interview with Ed Daly about his fantastic new book, The Christmas Book: The Ultimate Guide to…
 
In this episode of the Coconut Thinking Podcast, I speak with Andrés Roberts, Founding Partner at The Bio-Leadership Project and Way of Nature UK. The Mission of the Bio-Leadership Project is to change the story of leadership by working with nature. Much of Andrés's work is around asking the question "How would nature change leadership?" This quest…
 
There’s been tremendous political wrangling in the US recently about raising the debt ceiling (how much money we allow ourselves to borrow). The U.S. is not the first country in history borrow money and we won’t be the last. In the late imperial period until the early 1920s, Russia needed cash, and they got it from Britain and France. Owing so much…
 
As Founder & Chief Strategist at CyberSC, Dominic Vogel understands the intricacies of cybersecurity across multiple industries - financial services, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure. He provides strategic security leadership to technology start-ups and small / mid-size businesses to…
 
In this episode, I speak with Daniel Christian Wahl, international consultant and educator specializing in biologically-inspired whole systems design and transformative innovation. He is the author of Designing Regenerative Cultures and has worked with local and national governments on foresight and futures, consulted companies like Camper, Ecover …
 
Hooray for another episode of The Total Christmas Podcast. First up we look at The Eye of Sauron Yule Log from The Lord of the Rings. A 2 second loop of a flaming eye playing for 5 hours. It's riveting stuff. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23_LCri1Kw&t=201s This episode we have 4, count'em 4, Top Ten Christmas Movies Lists.…
 
If you’ve ever opened the New York Times, it’s likely that you’ve read something by Frank Bruni. He worked at the paper for 25 years as metro reporter, White House correspondent, Rome bureau chief, and even the chief restaurant critic for a time. He was also the first openly gay op-ed columnist at the Times. Bruni is now a faculty member at the San…
 
Dieter Valdsman is a Cape Town, South Africa based business executive with extensive organizational design, change and transformation experience. Today he spends most of his time as the Group Human Capital Executive for the 6000-employee Momentum Metropolitan Group, a South African-based financial services conglomerate. He’s also a senior research …
 
In this episode of the Coconut Thinking podcast, I speak with Jane Bryant, former CEO of Artswork, the UK's national youth arts development agency, formerly chaired by Ken Robinson. Now a consultant, Jane works in the cultural sector, aiming to work with clients from arts, creative and cultural organisations, the education sector, funders, and loca…
 
OI YOU. YEAH YOU, I'M TALKING TO YOU. COME AND LISTEN TO MY PODCAST. DO IT NOW! It's another episode of the TCP and we have loads of crap for your lovely ears. First off it's our Top Ten Christmas Movies Lists. We've had a team of scientists develop a formula to calculate the best list in Jack's opinion. This episode we have lists from Anthony Caru…
 
Kirsten Anderson is the Vancouver, Canada-based Founder of Integrate Play, a boutique training corporation that creates bespoke events and learning experiences to drive innovation, team-building and alignment. Items that couldn’t be more important today as organization reimagine their workplaces. I’ve known Kirsten for a few years now. We’ve bumped…
 
Hooray, it's another "great" episode of the TCP. This show is loaded up to the eyeballs with the usual drivel. Fist up we have a brand new segment where Rich Chambers, singer and songwriter, shares one of his Christmas memories and then we play a clip from one of the songs from his Christmas album, Santa's Rockin Band. To check out the full album, …
 
How can we use regenerative practices to help people reveal their essence? How can we move away from a deterministic approach to education and allow learners to set their own path in ways that are meaningful to them? What could a learning ecosystem without assessment look like? How do we draw on the commonalities of quantum physics and ancient wisd…
 
Duke University’s Cyber Policy program has a new report that shows data brokers are openly and explicitly advertising sensitive information about US individuals for sale including demographic information, political preferences, even real-time GPS locations on current and former U.S. military personnel. The authors say such data brokerage is a virtu…
 
Lee Miller is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, at Seton Hall University School of Management, and at USC. He’s a speaker, executive/ career coach, and consultant specializing in the areas of influencing, leadership, innovation, negotiation skills. He’s a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a 5 time recipient of the Seton Hall Business…
 
Hello, good to see you. This episode we have Top Ten Christmas Movie Lists from Katie Gibson and Art Kilmer from The Cosy Christmas Podcast. If you want to check out Art's podcast, here's a link: https://cozychristmas.libsyn.com/ Then we talk about Scrooge The Musical starring Albert Finney. Not only was this the first movie length musical version,…
 
This episode is the second part of a two part series of exchanges between Louka Parry, CEO of the Learning Future and host of the Learning Future podcast, and me. I was thrilled to be a guest on Louka's podcast (part 1) and even more thrilled to have Louka on this episode. In addition his role at Learning Future, Louka is a Founding Executive of Ka…
 
Most Americans have no idea that there are elaborate pretend Iraqi and Afghan villages scattered around the United States – on US military bases. The villages are designed to look real. There are people in them - many of the people were born in the Middle East and immigrated to the U.S. They now play pretend versions of themselves, in pretend Middl…
 
Mario Nawfal is the Founder of the Athena Group of Companies, a business conglomerate that operates in more than 40 countries. He’s a unique individual; unlike anyone I’ve ever interviewed before on this podcast. And that appealed to me for several reasons. I’m often asked for best practices around networking - one is to set aside time to meet peop…
 
Hooray, it's another episode of this stuff. First up we look at 2 of our listeners' Top Ten Christmas Movie Lists. First up is Benji Pearson and then it's Scott Newman, where will they appear on the chart? Then we look at one of the worst versions of A Christmas Carol that has ever been conceived. It is abysmal and a travesty and a blight on humani…
 
In this episode of the Coconut Thinking podcast, I speak with Devin Vodicka, CEO of the Learner-Centered Collaborative, former CEO of Altitude Learning, and author of "Learner-Centered Leadership." You will probably have come across Devin's writings, talks, and thoughts as he is as deep a thinker as he is a prolific creator. Devin contributes so mu…
 
Tim is passionate about the intersection of organizational culture and coaching. With experience in marketing, sales and HR at large organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Intel and Index Group, Tim has coached C-level leaders, and taught at Bogazici University Lifelong Learning Centre, Global Knowledge Canada, and Simon Fraser University. He hold…
 
This episode points to three primary errors that most HBR articles make and why they fall into lower paradigms. First error, assuming people can’t be introspective, see and correct or evolve themselves. Second error, working on change with an internal focus disregarding the effects in the ecosystem. Third error, working as those individuals are sep…
 
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