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OutsideVoices with Mark Bidwell

In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth. OutsideVoices has a clear purpose: to bring fresh and diverse perspectives that help listeners navigate the world we live in.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 26, 2016

Larry Cunningham has written a dozen books, including The Essays of Warren Buffet, Berkshire Beyond Buffett, and Quality Investing. Today, he talks about what the Berkshire subsidiaries are doing correctly and why Warren Buffett is unique as a leader. Larry also shares insightful stories of various CEOs of companies behind Berkshire and how they're able to make their investments profitable.

  • 02:30 - Why did Larry study Warren Buffett and Berkshire?
  • 04:00 - What surprised Larry the most as he was interviewing executives from Berkshire?
  • 05:40 - Berkshire has shifted from being an investment company to a holding company.
  • 06:00 - 20 years ago Berkshire was a 5-10 billion company, but 80% of its assets were in investments.
  • 09:35 - Larry talks about Warren's strategy.
  • 12:40 - The way Warren treats his team makes them feel like they're investing with their own personal money.
  • 14:35 - What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
  • 17:15 - Berkshire doesn't insist that their subsidiaries have any sort of government or management style.16:45 - The CEO of the Marmon Group told Larry that his company has always been highly decentralized.
  • 18:10 - Out of the 50 acquisitions Berkshire has made in the last 25 years, 40 of them have been private.17:35 - Berkshire relies on and trusts the team to make the best financial decisions.
  • 21:25 - Larry talks about the Berkshire acquisitions that aren't bringing in profit.
  • 27:30 - Larry shares a story about when Berkshire acquired Benjamin Moore Paint.
  • 30:20 - What advice would Larry give to the audience about how to think about disruption?
  • 33:15 - Many of the principles that Berkshire stands for are proven and can be replicated.
  • 36:10 - Larry talks about the Berkshire and 3G Capital acquisition and why it's different than the others.
  • 42:00 - What has Larry changed his mind about recently?40:50 - What are Larry's morning rituals?
  • 43:05 - What advice would Larry have for his 25-year-old self?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://innovationecosystem.com/larry-cunningham

 

Apr 19, 2016

Marc Vollenweider is the CEO of Evalueserve, a company that offers innovative and disruptive solutions to their clients' problems. Marc has a genuinely unique perspective on the changes taking place in various industries and offers a lot of advice, for leaders as well as those working for more traditional and regulated firms, on how they can successfully navigate through these disruptive waters.  

  • 02:50 - Why did Marc leave McKinsey to become an entrepreneur?
     
  • 04:05 - What does Evalueserve do?
     
  • 05:00 - How has the analytics marketplace developed over the last 15 years?
  • 08:35 - Marc had two to three fundamental shifts in his business model.
     
  • 09:00 - How has Marc been able to manage client expectation while at the same time growing his business?
     
  • 10:05 - Evalueserve helps clients find creative and innovative ways to stand out in their market.
     
  • 10:40 - How would Marc approach a new client in the financial service industry?
     
  • 13:15 - Banks want to discover new ways they can save money.
     
  • 15:15 - How are the best leaders thinking about new changes?
     
  • 21:00 - How can people currently in these disruptive environments properly prepare for the future?
     
  • 22:20 - MBA graduates are leaving traditional companies to join a startup.
     
  • 24:00 - Marc suggests instead of running to a startup, stick to more traditional companies because you will see lots of opportunities for growth as everyone else moves away.
     
  • 27:25 - As Marc has taken his company through this transformation, what challenges has he faced as a leader.
     
  • 33:30 - Marc works with about 200 Forbes 1000 companies.
     
  • 35:20 - Marc talks about his book, Mind+Machine.
     
  • 38:30 - What are Marc's morning rituals?
     
  • 39:15 - What has Marc changed his mind about recently?
     
  • 40:45 - What advice does Marc have for his 25-year-old self?

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://innovationecosystem.com/marc-vollenweider

 
Apr 5, 2016

Steven P. MacGregor is an expert in executive health and performance. He has a PhD in Engineering Design and has trained with Olympic athletes, Tour de France riders, and Ironman champions. Steven has five elements to his framework – Move, Recover, Focus, Fuel, and Train. Steven explains to Roddy how he uses this foundation to help executives’ health and improve the overall workforce of an enterprise. 

For full show notes, including timestamps, tweetables and a link to download a PDF of the transcription, please visit: http://innovationecosystem.com/steven-macgregor/

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