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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!
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Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week I’m excited to bring you an episode of What’s Next! Podcast with a dear friend of mine, Laura Gassner Otting. For this episode, I’m sharing my February 22nd LinkedIn Live chat with Laura as we dive into the tricky territory that lies between success and happiness. Laura Gassner Otting’s rebellious and entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started when she dropped out of law school to join an unknown southern governor’s presidential campaign, and ended up as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role as the youngest Vice President at a nationally respected search firm when she realized that her boss’s definition of success didn’t align with hers and, instead, founded and ran one of the fastest-growing search firms in the country. In 2015, Laura sold that firm to the team who helped her build it and since that time, has appeared regularly on Good Morning America and the TODAY Show. Laura’s writing has been seen in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, HR Magazine.  Laura is the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose, and is soon to release Wonderhell.  THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anybody trying to make sense of the emotion-filled limbo that lives between success and happiness.  TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… success can bring complicated emotions. On the one hand, it’s exhilarating. On the other hand, we tend to quickly jump to the next goal and become overwhelmed or stressed about the rising challenge of the next steps. Laura explains how to navigate the “wonderhell” of this tension and find happiness in the process.  WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… the idea of being a student of the process. Approaching big moments with openness to learn gives us a great awareness of the wonder and possibilities around us.  Running time: 29:00 Subscribe on iTunes  Check out the LinkedIn Live Chat Find Tiffani on Social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Find Laura Online: Official Website Twitter LinkedIn Laura’s Book: Wonderhell Laura’s HBR Article:  Are You Pursuing Your Vision of Career Success — or Someone Else’s?
  Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.       This week I am thrilled to bring back an amazing conversation I had with Nick Davis! Nick is a managing partner at Reaching the Future Faster and author of the Amazon Best-Seller: Future Ready: A Change Makers Guide to the Exponential Revolution. He is the prior V.P. of Enterprise Solutions and the current Faculty Chair for Corporate Innovation at Singularity University. Nick is a recognized thought leader in the innovation space who specializes in identifying exponential trends that enable enterprise organizations to deliver customer value through new and existing technology platforms. He is also a Venture Partner at Bold Capital, which invests in high-growth startups that leverage exponential technologies. He’s previously served as External Innovation Leader for PwC and the Director of Corporate Development for The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.    ​​THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to be Future Ready!​    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Nick is talking about making our business, organizations, and frameworks Future Ready! He discusses the intersection of innovation, leadership, and culture and drives home that being ready for the future doesn’t come down to one thing. It isn't one thing, it's a combination of multiple things, like the decisions you make as a leader and how you allocate your people resources. Moreover, it is your investment in technology that has and will have huge implications on how successful your organization is going to be 12, 18, 24, and/or more months from now. Nick is helping us think critically about the decisions we’ll soon have to make.     ​​WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… I really enjoyed hearing his framework on how to think about building a business that is “Future Ready” across innovation, leadership, and culture.​  ​​​    Running time: 27:52        Subscribe on iTunes     ​​ Find Tiffani on Social: ​  Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram      Find Nick Online:   LinkedIn  Twitter  Future Ready Book 
Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova.    This week I’m thrilled to bring you an episode of What’s Next! Podcast with Robert Glazer.    Robert is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency, and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row.   He is the author of the inspirational newsletter Friday Forward. He’s also the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of five books: Elevate, Friday Forward, How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace, Moving To Outcomes, and Performance Partnerships. He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate Podcast.     THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders who want to foster a culture of growth and anybody who is managing a virtual team.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… the growth of an organization is proportionate to the growth of the individuals on the team. Just as much as leaders focus on business growth, they should focus on the growth of their employees who are on the ground doing the work. Robert breaks this down into four key elements: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical.    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… the way that Robert manages employees against agreed-upon KPIs instead of sporadically checking in on small steps along the way. This gives his remote team autonomy and flexibility to achieve their goals and, ultimately, reinforces a culture of trust.    Running Time: 27:49   Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on Social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Find Robert Online: Official Website Twitter LinkedIn   Robert’s Book: Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week I have the pleasure of re-sharing one of my favorite episodes with our first Grammy-nominated recording artist, record producer, and musician, Ryan Leslie. If that isn’t impressive enough, Ryan is also a technophile, entrepreneur, and genius Harvard graduate who conferred his degrees in political science and macroeconomics at the ripe old age of 19. While at Harvard, Ryan taught himself basic production skills and also developed a musical style all his own. This led him to produce music for a variety of prominent artists, including Usher and Britney Spears, in multiple musical genres ranging from R & B and hip-hop, to pop and gospel. But, it doesn’t end there, Ryan co-founded Super Phone to help track conversations via text and interact more personally and effectively with his fans. Now, he's turning Super Phone into a full-fledged CRM with a new app and funding from the likes of venture capitalist Ben Horowitz. I am very excited for you to learn more about Ryan Leslie in this episode of What’s Next!   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… aspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and professionals of any kind who have a strong appetite for education and believe in the value of human connection. It is also for anyone who is looking for inspiration to tackle their own challenges and opportunities with a renewed passion! TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… This episode is about Ryan’s journey through and from academia to entertainment, and entertainment to tech. But, more importantly, it is about Ryan's crusade to make sure that meaningful connections between human beings continue to be made, even as technology advances into new places where individuals feel like human connection is being lost.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… I love how humble Ryan is about all of his amazing success and what he's trying to do to give back to his community of fans. I was so inspired by his message when I met him at the 2018 Harvest Summit not only from an academic standpoint, but how wise he is about what's really important in life.   Running Time: 35:28  Subscribe on iTunes  Find Tiffani on Social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Find Ryan on Social:  Twitter  YouTube  Facebook  Instagram  Text Ryan At:  +1-646-798-6566 
Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova.    This week I’m excited to bring you an episode of What’s Next! Podcast with Liz Wiseman, who is the first guest to join me on the podcast three times! For this special episode, I’m sharing my January 31st LinkedIn Live chat as Liz and I discuss the distinctive qualities of impact players who take action in the throes of ambiguity and uncertainty in the workplace.    Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive adviser who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She's the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers (which is one of my favorite books of all time), The Multiplier Effect, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Rookie Smarts and Impact Players.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anybody who wants to become the person who takes action in situations that may be unclear or ambiguous instead of going through the motions until somebody else steps in.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… impact players approach situations that may be unclear or confusing with an outward perspective. They consider the playing field with curiosity and openness, which gives them the opportunity to transform a chaotic situation into a chance to learn and create impact.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… managers don’t really want to manage people, and people don’t really want to be managed. The most valuable employees are self-managed and are able to figure out what things need to be done and then follow through on them.    Running Time: 30:54   Subscribe on iTunes   Check out the LinkedIn Live chat   Find Tiffani on Social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Find Liz Online: Official Website Twitter LinkedIn   Liz’s Book: Impact Players
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.   This week I’m excited to revisit a conversation I had with Soledad O’Brien. Soledad is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” Soledad is also the founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group, and reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD, and has authored two books. She has appeared on networks, Fox and Oxygen, and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. She has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize, and the Gracie, and Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is the founder of the PowHERful  Foundation which helps young women get to and through college. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with Soledad O’Brien on the What’s Next! Podcast.      THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to be a better storyteller, feed their curiosity, and attract people to your mission.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Soledad shares her journey and how she made the leap from preparing for med school to a career in journalism. As an award-winning journalist, she also shares the importance of being curious and asking the right questions, how we can become better storytellers, and how we can prepare and listen better. Are you confident in being able to tell your story, or your company’s story, well? Listen to my chat with Soledad O’Brien and find out!    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Having the opportunity to interview a world-renowned journalist with over 30 years of experience who champions telling the true stories of real people who wouldn’t have the opportunity to have their stories told.    Running time: 39:21    Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social:   Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram      Find Soledad on social:   Twitter   LinkedIn  Instagram     Soledad on Matter of Fact TV:      Soledad’s Book:   The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities 
Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova.   This week I’m thrilled to bring you an episode of What’s Next! Podcast with Scott Simon.    Scott Simon is a happiness entrepreneur, speaker, and founder of Scare Your Soul, a movement inspiring individual and global change through small acts of courage.    He has spoken around the world, motivated people at schools and companies, given a TEDx Talk, co-founded a happiness incubator, and studied and worked with international thought leaders in the areas of courage and happiness.    Scott is the author of Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life, a book that guides others to find the courage to face their fears and live in freedom.      THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… people who want to face their fears head-on and take a courageous step, whether personally, professionally, or in another area.      TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… fear is an inevitable part of the human experience. Having fear isn’t what holds us back, it’s avoidance of it that makes us comfortable and complicit. When we face our fears, we open ourselves up to positions of growth and power.      WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Scott’s tips for how leaders can inspire courage in their teams by sharing their own vulnerabilities first and by celebrating what he calls “micro-steps”, one brave act in a different or new direction.      Running time: 25:50    Subscribe on iTunes    Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn    Find Scott online:  Official Website  Twitter    Scott’s Book:  Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life   
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova for this What’s Next! Reload.  This week I have the pleasure of bringing back an episode with Tiffany Pham who is the Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning, worldwide platform that connects women to trending content and courses, and personalizes it to meet the needs of the individual users. Mogul is visited by millions of women from over 196 countries and territories and 20,000+ cities worldwide. Mogul was named one of the top sites for marketing your company online by Forbes in 2015 and Tiffany was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media in 2014 as well as Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Technology in 2014. She is the co-author of the book From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap and a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. Her newest book You Are a Mogul, is in bookstores now.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… aspiring millennial moguls, parents of teens, or anyone who is interested in attracting more millennials to their workforce, or to buy their products. If you want to be inspired to reach your full potential and build something innovative and impactful, this episode is perfect for you.  TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE…   This episode is all about understanding what drives millennials and challenging yourself to go out and be a mogul. Tiffany talks about starting where you are and allowing your passions to drive and inspire you to push yourself farther and reach higher. She also shares her insights into the minds of millennials and how they view education and their overall contribution where they work and to the world. Tiffany shares her own journey of excellence from immigrating to the U.S. at a young age, to becoming a “Millennial Mogul.”   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST…  Tiffany’s inspirational personal story and how her promise to her grandmother drove her to become the influential and inspiring media and technology mogul she is today. Tiffany’s story makes me want to wake up tomorrow and stay inspired!  Running time: 34:20  Subscribe on iTunes  Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Find Tiffany on social:  LinkedIn  Mogul 
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. I’m excited to share this conversation with Mindy Weinstein who shares her personal philsophy and corporate experience with consumer psychology. Mindy Weinstein is the founder and CEO of Market MindShift, as well as a national speaker, trainer, and digital marketing strategist. She has worked with and trained companies of all sizes. Throughout her career, Mindy has trained such companies as Facebook, The Weather Channel, World Fuel Services, Hampton Products, Putman Media and more. Other digital marketing agencies come to Mindy to learn the latest trends, concepts and methodologies. Mindy has been named as one of the top women in SEO and has presented at such conferences as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX, the SEJ Summit and more. She is an Ask the SEO Expert columnist for Mindy has often appeared in the media, with television interviews that aired on Fox, NBC and ABC as well as various other multimedia platforms. Mindy is the author of “The Power of Scarcity: Leveraging Urgency to Influence Customer Decisions” (McGraw Hill). She is also the host of Persuasion in Business, a podcast that dives into a persuasion-related concepts and provides real-world application for businesses.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone in consumer finance, marketing, retails, sales, or really any position that   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… consumer psychology is about understanding and listening the thoughts and perspectives of your customers, so you have to keep an eye on the digital conversations happening on social media and online platforms, but you can’t forget about the direct contact modes from the sales team and customer service representatives.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Scarcity mindset is hardwired into the human mind, but we can harness our basic instincts and use this power for good to build community and make better decisions for ourselves!     Running time: 30:25 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Mindy online: Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Mindy’s Book: The Power of Scarcity
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. I'm happy to revisit my conversation with luminary, and world-famous juggler, Michael J. Gelb. Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of 16 books including "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci," "Innovate Like Edison," and "Discover Your Genius."  Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. His new book "The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World," co-authored with Professor Raj Sisodia, was released on September 17, 2019. I am thrilled to have Michael J. Gelb on the What’s Next! Podcast.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone and everyone wanting to approach life with genius and mastery.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Michael Gelb breaks down how we too can think like innovation master and genius, Leonardo Da Vinci. It is a conceptual roadmap that is sure to change how you approach work and life. Confidence and a desire to find the beauty of truth will change how you approach and learn from failure and continue to feed your curiosity. Moreover, as a world-famous juggler, Michael also shares how we can keep multiple balls in the air ourselves, and how we can solve problems quickly and efficiently.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Michael’s motto of maintaining the curiosity of a child with the focus of a grown-up.     Running time: 35:37 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Michael on social: Twitter Michael's Website Healing Leader Website   Michael’s Books: How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci The Art of Connection Discover Your Genius Creativity on Demand
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I’m welcoming the New Year alongside new author Alex Budak to talk about how to help people create positive change. As a social entrepreneur, UC Berkeley faculty member, and author of Becoming a Changemaker, Alex dedicates his life to helping people from all walks of life make a positive impact in their lives, careers, and communities. He co-founded, a platform that breaks down the barriers that prevent people from enacting change. has now helped over 1,000 changemakers in 50 countries raise over $12 million to catalyze new initiatives. He previously ran Sweden’s leading social innovation incubator, Reach for Change, and worked at At UC Berkeley Haas, Alex puts his heart and soul into teaching students and executives from around the globe the mindset, leadership skills and action steps required to become changemakers. He also serves as Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program and as a Faculty Director for UC Berkeley Executive Education programs. He has given lectures on changemaking, entrepreneurship, and leadership in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia, LA to the Arctic Circle, and at the White House and UN agencies.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… people who are looking to inspire change within their organizations, their communities, society at large, and most importantly, themselves.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Everyone has the potential to be a changemaker, we just have to be willing to embrace the mindset and apply the concepts to a particular issue. Becoming a changemaker is a journey, and if you take the first step, you’ll find that you can navigate and thrive amidst any uncertainty.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… You can be a positive changemaker anywhere and everywhere you go!     Running time: 30:49 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Alex online: Website Twitter LinkedIn   Alex’s Book: Becoming a Changemaker
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. As this year comes to a close, I’m revisiting one of my favorite episodes with retired U.S. Army colonel and Silicon Valley investor Peter Newell! Pete is the co-founder and a managing partner of BMNT, an investment company that provides early-stage investment to companies developing technology for the commercial market that have relevant applications in solving national security problems. He is a co-author of Hacking for Defense, a platform that merged the rapid problem-solving techniques curated on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with a lean startup methodology developed by Steve Blank in Silicon Valley. Pete is a former Army Ranger who has received numerous military awards and decorations, including the Silver Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. It's an honor to have Pete on with us today to discuss innovation, deploying, and forward-thinking.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  Leaders who are interested in identifying and fixing problems and who want to move their teams and companies forward with an innovation-focus.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE…  Today’s episode is all about bringing the battlefield to the boardroom and re-engineering the problem. Your role as a leader is not to sell products. Your role as a leader is to identify the problem and guide your team and your customers to an innovative solution. Lack of investment in understanding the problem is what ultimately leads us to failure.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… I love the concept of innovation exhaustion and the difference between “innovators,” “makers,” and “hackers.” I love that distinction along with the thinking around deploying an idea and making sure you design what people are actually looking for–thinking about the customer. It's necessary to be innovation-focused if we want to keep pushing ourselves, our people, and our companies forward.   Running time: 34:38 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Find Pete Newell on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.    In the search for life’s purpose, Bill George has an authentic perspective. His brilliant insight hones in on the characteristics needed to shape the next generation of leaders, inspiring others through courage, empathy, and vision for the future. In his latest remastering of the subject, The Emerging Leaders Edition of North, Bill explores the topic of leadership with top executives of the business world with honest conversation about their fears, failures, and ultimately how they overcame those hardships and emerged successful.   Bill George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic.  He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002. He is currently a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004.     Bill is the author of: Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Field book, Authentic Leadership, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis True North, Finding Your True North, and True North Groups. He served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target, and Mayo Clinic. He received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College and Bryant University.        THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  emerging leaders and seasoned professionals alike who wish to find their purpose and lead with their hearts full of passion and courage.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… the real magic happens when business leaders, employees, and customers alike can align their values with the values of the business. This creates genuine value for the company and inspires the public view of your brand.      WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Bill has a practical approach to leadership that involves empathy from the bottom up. In his view, the only way to be a successful leader is understanding the needs of workers across all levels of the business spectrum to create a sense of belonging and inclusion.     Running time: 30:36 Subscribe on iTunes      Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Bill on social: Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Brian's Book: True North Emerging Leader Edition
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. Flashback to the week when we welcomed Jeremy Gutsche to the show! Jeremy is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning innovation expert, and the CEO of Trend Hunter, the world's largest trend firm with 3 billion views, 200,000 idea hunters from 150 million visitors. He even got to help NASA prototype the journey to Mars! Jeremy has been interviewed by media ranging from The Economist and The New York Times to CNN, Bloomberg and WIRED. He is the winner of the Canadian Young Entrepreneur Award and Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to create opportunity and be a part of driving innovation!   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Trend Hunter Jeremy Gutsche is here to define what innovation really means to him and what it can mean for you. He also breaks down the difference between chaos and crisis, and how to create opportunity and innovation out of chaos. Heard of Path Dependency? Well, Jeremy breaks down what he calls the traps of Path Dependency so that you can see the great ideas already in your grasp and not repeat the same mistakes that undercut giants like Kodak. A company’s great culture can be the seed of its own destruction. If you’re interested in hearing more, Jeremy’s got plenty to share!   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… I really enjoyed reimagining, along with Jeremy, what the future could look like, and I hope you do too!     Running time: 28:36 Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Jeremy online: LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube   Jeremy's Book: Create the Future
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I am grateful to revisit my conversation with Chris Schembra on the show. Chris is the bestselling author of "Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection", chronicling his adventures as one of the most sought-after dinner hosts in the World. Forbes has just ranked his book as the #2 book of 2020 to create Human Connection and USA Today calls him the "Gratitude Guru.” He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of 7:47, an advisory firm that helps companies give the GIFT of community and belonging to their VIP clients and partners. Having used their signature pasta sauce to spark over 400,000 relationships around the dinner table, their core hypothesis is that giving gratitude to others is the key to fulfillment, and ultimately good for business. At the time of recording, 7:47 is leading a year-long study on how gratitude and empathy affect entrepreneurship and the values their companies stand for. Their research revolves around a singular question, “If you could give credit or thanks to one person in your life, that you don’t give enough credit or thanks to, who would that be?” I am beyond delighted to air this RELOAD episode of Chris Schembra on the What’s Next! Podcast for a timeless and moving conversation you’ll keep coming back to again and again.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… people who need and/or want connection, people who want to do better and succeed more, and people who love pasta.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Chris shares his journey through success and plenty, as well as loneliness and rebuilding, and through it all, what gratitude, connection, and pasta have meant to him and to the people around him. He shares the value of connection from catharsis and physical health, to the strengthening of both personal and business connections that directly affect how successful, fulfilled, and prosperous you ultimately are. He also discusses the importance of connection in our current, COVID-19-locked-down reality, how to do it better and drive innovation and creativity, and how his dinners are going virtual!   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… When in doubt, show gratitude!     Running time: 34:06 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Chris online: Chris' Website (747) LinkedIn Facebook Instagram YouTube Gratitude and Pasta
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  Scheduling between the time zones, I found the time to sit down with Brian A. Wong this week to share his experience working for Alibaba, the powerhouse Chinese e-commerce giant. His insight draws on both his American education and industry experience working for billionaire business investor Jack Ma as one of the early employees at Alibaba, which he documents the experience in his newest book “The Tao of Alibaba: Inside the Chinese Digital Giant that Is Changing the World” released in November 2022.    Brian A. Wong is a Chinese American entrepreneur and investor. He was the first American and only the 52nd employee to join Alibaba Group, where he contributed to the company’s early globalization efforts and served as Jack Ma’s special assistant for international affairs. During his 16-year tenure, Wong established the Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) division and was the founder and executive director of the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy. Wong remains an adviser to the AGI team and regularly teaches courses on China’s digital economy and the Tao of Alibaba management principles. Wong founded RADII, a digital media platform dedicated to bridging understanding between East and West. Wong earned his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a master’s certificate from the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)–Nanjing University Center for US and China Studies, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015, is a China Fellow with the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is a member of the Committee of 100. He is based in Shanghai, China.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are looking to redefine their leadership style and explore the pathway of balance and harmony in management principles, workplace habits, and business perspectives.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… There's a dual philosophy that guides the business operations of Alibaba – Eastern principles of Chinese Daoist philosophy combined with Western American management systems lay at the foundation of the success story. In Brian’s view, it’s about finding balance between the need to change while remaining firm and consistent in your brand identity. Finding the synergy between market, societal, and universal forces will ultimately guide your business on a path to victory.      WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Brian went on a journey to find his own North Star, and while expanding his “comfort zone” after seeking advice from his mentor, he reaffirmed his life mission to enable marginalized groups and communities.     Running time: 32:52 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Brian on social: Website LinkedIn   Brian's Book: The Tao of Alibaba
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I am thrilled to revisit our conversation with the incomparable Chester Elton. Chester is a Coach, Keynote Speaker, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, and Teamwork Expert, and the #1 Bestselling Business Author! Along with writing partner Adrian Gostick, he is a Bestselling Author of multiple Business and Leadership titles like The Carrot Principle, The Best Team Wins, and The Orange Revolution. His latest title, co-authored by writing partner Adrian Gostick, is Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… extroverts, introverts, sales, leaders, and individuals who wish to hone their extraordinary business savvy.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… When it comes to now, Chester digs deep on building momentum, building community, and nurturing relationships remotely, and what that might look like going forward. We are all having to learn quickly and are often leading from a place of uncertainty. Chester is here to help us lead from a place of gratitude. He’s do just that addressing how we can adjust, better communicate, and really lead with gratitude!   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Chester’s has a few big asks: be more grateful, be more kind, be more patient.     Running time: 30:59 Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Chester online: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Leading with Gratitude Book
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  As luck would have it, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with Annie Duke this week about not just poker, but mainly about the concepts in her new book on quitting. In this case, it's not the quiet kind, her brand of walking away is actually making the next best move, one that moves you in the right direction for where you need to be.   Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Annie’s latest book, "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away" was released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. She is serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are facing make-or-break business decisions or life-altering life choices – quitting might just be your best option.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… There's such a negative stigma about quitting in our societal viewpoint, but Annie says that this cultural perspective does not serve your best interest. Sometimes quitting is the best option because we are holding ourselves back from pursuing opportunities that would be a better fit for our goals. Yes, it is good to keep your commitments, but you also have to ask yourself if it is really worth it in the end.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Annie knows how to make tough decisions, how to use quitting to her advantage, and ultimately when to cleverly employ her exit strategy to save herself the time, energy, and money in the long run and you can too.     Running time: 25:04 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Annie on social: Website  Twitter LinkedIn Nonprofit   Annie's Book: Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. In this week’s RELOAD episode, we look back to our conversation with Adam Kingl on the future generation of young leaders. Adam is an author and keynote speaker who educates future leaders on culture, purpose, team dynamics, the future of work, creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, and the generational paradigms of work and leadership. He is Adjunct Faculty at Ashridge – Hult International Business School.  He was the Regional Managing Director, Europe, for Duke Corporate Education and the Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions for London Business School. Adam’s new book, Next Generation Leadership, came out February 2020. I am delighted to have Adam Kingl on the What’s Next! Podcast for this RELOAD episode.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… managers, leaders, CEOs, Start-ups, entrepreneurs and anyone recruiting and/or managing young professionals!   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Adam helps us understand how best to navigate five generations of workers in the workforce for the first time in history, especially the GenY workforce. How you recruit, manage, enable, and retain new generations of workers is critical to the success of your organization. Without happy employees, you won’t have happy customers. Adam helps us navigate this most critical frontier.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Hearing what Gen Y thinks, thinking about how we invest in talent moving forward, and even how we handle losing and rehiring talent in the future!     Running time: 33:27 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Adam on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn   Adam’s Book: Next Generation Leadership
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we take a deep look at startup culture, the challenges involved in the initial years, and how to build a business legacy that will last. To guide us through the process, startup founder and adventure enthusiast Mike Evans shares his startup journey with Grubhub, detailing the grueling process of building that business empire and offering insights and self-reflection on the journey every step of the way. Mike Evans founded GrubHub in his spare bedroom and grew it into the multi-billion-dollar online food delivery colossus that is a household name. Since leaving GrubHub, he founded, an on-demand handyperson service focused on social impact. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, dog, and bike.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are hungry and tired and ready to find an alternative to the standard way of doing things – this applies to both startups and only food delivery!     TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… the pathway to startup success is challenging, but achievable, if you put in the work required (long work hours), build a customer base, and can secure financing dollars. But at the heart of the journey, you have to identify how your business helps people. If you can figure that out, and refine the process over time, then you’ll very likely have success.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Mike had a single goal in mind at the start – to quickly pay off his student loans – but the business outgrew his dream and he had to rethink his vision of the future. After facing a series of demanding personal issues, ultimately, he realized that he gets to choose his own personal definition of success and work towards his own vision, not anyone else’s not ever again.     Running time: 32:25 Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Mike on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Mike’s Book: Hangry: A Startup Journey
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Simcha Elbaz Kackley

Great podcast!!

Oct 27th
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