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Innovate or Disappear. Olivier Laborde on leadership and innovation within large business (MDE256)

Minter Dialogue with Olivier Laborde Olivier Laborde is one of those unusual breeds of operational executives in a large well-known multinational who has also published a book, an award winner no less, Innovate or Disappear (in French, Innover ou Disparaître, published by Dunod May 2017). I was fortunate to be a co-panelist with Olivier in Paris at an…

How Purpose Can Drive The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Success with Alex Tonelli (MDE251)

Minter Dialogue with Alex Tonelli Alex Tonelli is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, having been among other ventures, co-founder of Funding Circle USA, the immensely successful peer to peer lending network. He’s now founder and CEO of Vocate, an online career centre, that looks to help college kids get jobs, filling a void in most…

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How to futureproof your business with Caleb Storkey (MDE243)

Minter Dialogue with Caleb Storkey Caleb Storkey is co-author with me of our upcoming book, Futureproof, How to get your business ready for the next disruption. In this preview chat, we discuss what are the key points and learnings we’ve had so far. In particular, we dig in on how our network has been reacting to the…

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Uber Disruption – How To Benchmark Your Brand – Corporates Still Lagging Way Behind

Uber is Disruption. It's almost pure disruption, including in its ethical approach. But, one area of Uber disruption that might have gone below the radar is inside big business. One recent Uber driver gave me a smart insight into how Uber is disrupting ordinary businesses, too. It's much like services such as Dropbox, Google Hanghouts or Skype that ended up…

Jason Aplin, Disrupting Payment and Banks with PayX #Fintech (MDE186)

Minter Dialogue Episode #186 This interview is with Jason Aplin, a serial entrepreneur and born disruptor. Jason is co-founder and EVP at PayX, an FDIC-insured white-label mobile wallet and MasterCard remittance in over 80 countries. PayX, a division of IFAN, is disintermediating the payments sector and has blazed an important trail in Denmark, helping to…

Web Summit 2015 – What You Missed At The Last #WebSummit In Dublin

The Web Summit 2015 was held in Dublin under an air of change, dare I say, disruption. The three-day event featured 21 different streams or "summits" as they are called, along with 700 speakers, over 2,100 startups (spanning 17 categories) and 1,500 "journalists". The individual talks were generally limited to 15 minutes without questions. The longest…

Promises, Promises… A Connected Taxi? Building Trust Through Technology

The sector of transportation is just another in a long hit parade of sectors massively disrupted by technology. Looking at the taxi industry, in particular, the entrenched taxi base has been combating the Uber effect with various tactics and techniques and with varying degrees of success. Adapt or die I've basically observed three different types of responses…

Leaders: if you are seeking to be customer centric, are you asking the tough questions?

Are you, like many others, trying to become more "customer centric"? If you look inside many corporate boardrooms these days, aside from stressing about next year's budgets, the C-suite probably has a combination of the following words or phrases in or near the top priorities for the next year (or years): Innovation Digital strategy Customer…