Today we sit down and talk to the artist know for his amazing hyper-realistic photography Von Wong himself, Ben Wong. We talk about his big e-waste project with Dell. We talk storytelling, how to go viral, his journey from engineer to cutting edge and in-demand artist.
EP 126 | We talk to Nima Khanghahi about BUILDING YOUR BRAND AND INFLUENCE. Nima is just getting started on his new career path of speaking and influencing, he has been a sales coach and trainer... and, I personally think he is a natural at it and has a bright future ahead of him.
“As soon as we start moving in the direction we want to, doors open…” - Nima Khanghahi
EP 124 | The odds of you making a significant change in your career is 9 to 1. Look around you, out of the ten people closest to you, only one of them is going to actually make a change and take that leap forward. Only one of you is going to seize the moment and make your own decision to change. Only one of you will choose to excel. Only one of you will be running on that treadmill in the gym in a couple of months. Will that be you? Or them?
EP 123 | Our guest this week is William Tincup, he is the President of RecruitingDaily.com - He is a sought after thought leader in the recruiting space and is on numerous advisory boards. William is a prolific writer with more than 200 articles, he has been a speaker at more than 150 conferences and he has run his own podcast with more than a 1000 episodes.
In this episode we talk about the modern tools and techniques of the recruiting game and how the Internet has, and continues to, change everything.
EP 122 | If you are not a marketer or work with marketing folks, you are probably not aware of the importance of authenticity to marketing and brand. Companies are constantly challenged with finding ways to connect in a genuine and meaningful way. Some brands, like Nike and Apple have mastered the art of authenticity when it comes to representing their brands. The marketing landscape is evolving more now and quicker than it ever has before, and the customers are getting smarter and more aware of the products around them.
EP 121 | In 2011 Microsoft was still recovering from all of the windows 7 backlash and just having released windows phone 7 operating system and the Kinect was new and the Xbox 360 was new and that is also when they partnered with Nokia. There was a massive amount of criticism being hurled at Microsoft for not being focused and acquiring companies and not integrating them into the core business. Do you remember that time? It was 2011 just four years after Apple changed everything with their release of the iPhone.
In todays episode we will talk to the Head of North American Operations at the time, Nicki Purcell (currently the Chief Digital Officer at Dallas Morning News) about that time in the two companies history.
EP 120 | Today we are going to be talking about having a point of view and sharing that point of view. Tom is one of the people I go to, to help develop my perspective and to get some amazing insights on how recent trends are developing or could develop as real serious value adds for our lives and business. We also talked about personal brand and balancing that with the professional brand.
EP 115 | For more than 68 years the Dallas Morning News has called 508 Young Street its home. Now they make the move to the Old Dallas Central Library at the opposite end of downtown Dallas. They leave behind the 325,000 square feet space near Union Station to reorganize in the refurbished and modernized 90,000 square feet space connected to the newly refurbished Statler Hotel. A new history and legend starts here.
Ep 112 | In this episode we cover the basics of Blockchain and give the listener several analogies for the technology and applying it to real-world business cases. We also talk about Ethereum and the advantages of the popular technology. This is a good place to start on your Blockchain journey as well as good place to pick up so repeatable and useful nuggets to help in our Blockchain discussions.
EPISODE 111 | Dustin Engel is the leader of the Advanced Media Team (data activated media) and the Analytics and Data Science Team at PMG Advertising Agency. In this episode we talk about is journey from aspiring Marine Biologist to a career in Digital Marketing. We get his perspective on many aspects of digital disruption, including beacons, Apple's next big move, airline fee's and late fee's.
EPISODE 110 | Chief Digital Officer, Mirza Chughtai @mkchughtai and I discuss the implications of Blockchain disrupting customer experience across all industries. We also talk about the fundamental disconnect in many organizations trying to take on digital transformation in their companies and trying to adapt to the new digital world. Most companies are still hiding behind their operational inefficiencies and they are not changing their baseline operations to create and support a new digital identity that aligns to their value propositions.
EPISODE 109 | This weeks episode we take a look back at the Disruption signals and Transformation opportunities that occurred at Blockbuster in the years before their bankruptcy and final closer of their stores. Dustin Engel who was the Manager of Online Marketing and Business Development during the pivotal years of 2004 and 2005. The blog this week summarizes the discussion and catalogs the three key takeaways from the discussion on the podcast.
EPISODE 108 | This idea of digital DNA. What is this that thing that certain people have that enables them to be successful in this world of transformation? Is this DNA an innate skill or learned through experience? How is natural ability or skill, experience and digital DNA linked and were are they different. Can you really develop digital DNA or are you born with it?
EPISODE 105 | Jason Grochowski Client Strategy Principle and I talk about the Digital Customer Experience in the modern age. We even take a stab at a look back on customer experience over the last 100 years. Mass Production turned to Mass Marketing. The online customer experience was born and the psychology of marketing continues to get more complicated.
EPISODE 104 | We visit Techie Factory in Dallas, TX. Our future depends on us inspiring kids with the love of technology now. There are more than 500k open IT jobs in the world and that number is expected to grow. Its time to teach kids logical and problem solving skills now. Teach them to bring ideas to life with technology.
EPISODE 103 | 50% of the fortune 500 business leaders believe that their current business model will be obsolete in three years. How is your business strategy taking digital transformation in consideration. On this episode I sit down with William Oellerman and talk about the phenomenon of digital transformation and wether it is real or not.