People First - All Else Follows

People First - All Else Follows

You might be a leader in a large corporation, fresh into the workforce or with 30 years under your belt. Or maybe you are a small business owner or entrepreneur. Whichever it is … you are good at what you do. You feel safe, but keep wondering how long you have before what you do is automated, outsourced, off-shored, replaced or just made obsolete. It will happen. Nothing stands still! Your options are to stay the course, leave for another opportunity or do your own thing. All of them require transformation. I worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years. You only succeed in that environment by continual transformation. Through conversation and interviews, I will share lessons, stories and case studies that will help you understand how real people at work and play balance priorities every day to make a living and provide the best life possible for themselves and those around them all there while with an eye on the future. At the very least I am going to make you think.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 37 min

If you are into great music, the names of the people that Scott works with and just rattles off will fill your ears with delight. But this is not just a podcast about music.

I particularly reached out to Scott, because I knew his story, know what he has done, how he has been true to himself his entire life, followed his passion, and became a success on his own terms. Scott’s story is a magical tale of following your passion. Of reje...

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Frederick Van Johnson, owner, host and producer of This Week In Photo spends 40 minutes with John talking about his journey from Yahoo, through Apple and Adobe - before launching himself into the world of podcasting. 

Frederick took over a small streaming MP3 file and transformed it into a media property that includes a podcast with 2,000 episodes (and counting), a youtube channel, a newsletter with tens of thousands of subscribers ...

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February 15, 2021 32 min

MR Rangaswami is a legend in his own lifetime.

Best known for founding The Sandhill Group in 1997, which was one of the earliest angel investment firms in Silicon Valley - he actually launched his Silicon Valley career in 1982 working with Tech luminaries such as Larry Ellison, Tom Siebel and Marc Benioff at Oracle before moving on to become CMO of Bahn.

I will put links into the show notes so that you can read more about MR and even...

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January 29, 2021 28 min

We are delighted that Lee made the time to talk with Stuart, because it is clear that he is a very busy man … and it looks like he is about to get busier.

Lee and his wife Peggy will receive the Richard W. Pogue Award for Excellence in Community Leadership and Engagement at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s ’Rock the Foundation 1’ on February 13th - having clearly demonstrated their leadership in business politics, law and...

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Maybe Listen To Part One First ...

Part two of a great conversation with an erstwhile colleague and long time friend Daniel Szuc who has been working on a very ‘People Firsty’ initiative called Make Meaningful Work.

Daniel On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szuc-227b/

Find make Meaningful Work’s website

Watch out for part two of our conversation.

 

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Great conversation with an erstwhile colleague and long time friend Daniel Szuc who has been working on a very 'People Firsty' initiative called Make Meaningful Work.

Daniel On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szuc-227b/

Find make Meaningful Work's website

The conversation was one of great quality - you can tell, because I stopped watching the clock and so we ran over. The benefit to you? Two for the price of ...

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Brilliant conversation with my new friend Steve Brown. If you have half the fun listening that I did - you are in for an experience!

  • Follow Steve On Twitter 
  • Check Out His Web Site
  • Connect With Him On LinkedIN
  • Find Him On Facebook
  • Listen To His Podcast
  • But Best Of All .... 

    Buy His Book, The Golden Toilet

    About Steve Brown 

    Steve has a passion for inspiring and empowering the entrepreneurs who power the American economy. He is the founder o...

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    We talk about the mission of People First. What massive success would look like in 5 years time, the network, the community - not to mention - a wandering conversation that some times - you have to wonder!

    We certainly do!

    Enjoy.

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    Tim's Web Site : https://www.contentadvisory.net/

    Tim On Twitter : https://twitter.com/tim\_walters

    Tim On LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwalters71/

    Tim's EMail : tim@contentadvisory.net

    "People often ask how I began as a professor (of philosophy!) and ended up as a business analyst and advisor. But in fact, little has changed over nearly 30 years. I find a topic that both a) interests me and b) is insufficie...

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    November 12, 2020 10 min

    ... except she did. Forever!

    Cristina DiGiacomo is a philosopher. A philosopher that feels that is so important, that we need to bring it into the workplace and life. FAST! 

    But here's the thing ... this podcast isn't even about Philosophy - that's the next episode. No, this one is a personal story that I think is one of the most 'People Firsty' stories I have heard in a while. No more to be said - what aren't...

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    Conquering the Boundaries of Friendship: Making and Maintaining Meaningful Male Relationships

    ... was written by today's guest Mark Roman and published a little over a year ago.

    This is part two of my conversation with Mark and that book is what we talked about.

    Fascinating. If his next book is half as good as this one - he will have a best seller on his hands!

    What we talked about in this part of put conversation was so powerful t...

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    It's longer than I would like - but as you'll see - it could be a lot longer.

    I am joined this week by a long time associate and business colleague, Mark Roman, who is not just an absolute mine of information, he is here to share it with you.

    Mark is not just a Fortune 50 Executive, having founded several companies in his career, he is also a best selling author, with a second book on the way which we talk about on the show.

    W...
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    November 2, 2020 7 min

    Not much more to say, other than provide the promised links.

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    It's a question I was asked recently, and it took me a while to formulate my answer.

    Yes you should - but maybe not .. sometimes it's complicated.

    It also hides a larger question and an even larger opportunity.

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    The episode was recorded shortly after Episode 49 with LaTonya Peoples

    During our conversation, Stuart referenced Chadwick Boseman's Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech - well worth a watch.

    We also drill into what People First is ... an ongoing conversation - and Stuart highlights an earlier podcast where what I said - resonated with him at least ...

    This is the podcast that Stuart referenced where he felt that I had artic...

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    Greg covers off the 4Cs of humanity; Consciousness, Curiosity, Creativity and Collaboration and helps us understand what we each need to do to maintain our humanity and not be subsumed in the race to automate.

    More About Greg

    To find out more about Greg’s latest work, you can check out his website here, where you will find Greg’s latest blog posts or follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter

    If you’d like to purchase The Human Edge it's ...

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    September 7, 2020 30 min

    LaTonya Peoples is her name - and you are already acquainted with her - because she is the brains behind the music and the 'musical punctuation' you hear on every show.

    Musician, Musical Therapist and IT consultant, LaTonya 'talks to the universe', followed and follows her dreams, in fact, she routinely practices many People First disciplines which is just one reason why I was absolutely delighted to catch up with he...

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    September 2, 2020 16 min

    ‘The Voice of God’ … opens the episode which is another conversation with Stuart Robbins where we discussed direct, delegated and consensus decision making. We should have taken our own advice since we ended up with more questions than decisions.

    For example, John asks whether he really is trying to "unlock the potential of humanity" - a phrase that popped up in another conversation that we will have to save until another ti...

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    Jacob and I have known each other for a few years, first meeting in the earliest days of the forming of Merchant23. Jacob keeps growing the business but is now taking the lessons from Merchant23 developing them and turning them into new businesses.

    About Jacob

    If you are a business and struggling with how to engage with people in your customer base - it might well be that Jacob is your solution.

    Empathy, connecting with humanity, feel...

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