The Pivot Factory Podcast
Business Lessons From the British Military with Chris Paton

Business Lessons From the British Military with Chris Paton

May 20, 2020

On this episode, Michael Leadbetter speaks with Chris Paton, former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Royal Marines. Chris is the Managing Director of Quirk Solutions, a management consultancy which specializes in business resilience and execution success.

Innovation + Military Leadership with General Robert B. Brown

Innovation + Military Leadership with General Robert B. Brown

August 15, 2019

U.S. Army General Robert B. Brown has dedicated his life to public service. The decorated commander of U.S. Army Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, speaks with Michael Leadbetter about what it takes to be a contemporary leader and ways in which the Army promotes innovation. Additionally, Brown discusses the ever-growing cyber threat and what impresses him about the millennial generation.

NFL Evolution + Disruption with Michael Lombardi

NFL Evolution + Disruption with Michael Lombardi

July 24, 2019

Don’t look now, but we’re on the cusp of another NFL season. To commemorate this American pseudo-holiday, we invited NFL insider and former front office executive Michael Lombardi on the podcast. Host Michael Leadbetter and Lombardi examine the sport’s evolution throughout the last three decades, and the disruptive forces the NFL must confront.

Season One Finale

Season One Finale

June 24, 2019

In the season finale of The Pivot Factory Podcast, creator and host Michael Leadbetter explains what’s happening on the ground with regards to digital innovation.

Reuben Advani

Reuben Advani

June 10, 2019

For the general public, mom-and-pop business owners, and occasional investor, it’s important to understand Wall Street lingo, considering the financial sector’s impact on the broader economy. In this episode, host Michael Leadbetter speaks with Reuben Advani, the financial expert and author who literally wrote the book on how to translate Wall Street speak.

[Bonus] Why Do Digital Transformations Fail? With Tony Saldanha

[Bonus] Why Do Digital Transformations Fail? With Tony Saldanha

May 24, 2019

In this special bonus episode of The Pivot Factory Podcast, Michael Leadbetter speaks with Tony Saldanha, who recently retired after 27 years with Procter & Gamble. The two discuss Saldanha's first book, “Why Digital Transformations Fail,” which you can order now.

Jason Yotopoulos

Jason Yotopoulos

April 29, 2019

Fifty years ago, the average tenure of a Fortune 500 company before they were delisted or acquired was 75 years. Today, the average timeframe is down to 15 years. Host Michael Leadbetter speaks to Mach49 Managing Partner Jason Yotopulous about the path toward innovation and some of the challenges facing companies across all industries

Roy Zur

Roy Zur

April 4, 2019

Losses from cyber attacks are projected to top $2 trillion in the next three years. It’s people like Roy Zur who are trying to stop these breaches before they do significant financial damage. Zur is CEO of a cyber education firm that trains future cyber professionals in addressing these malicious threats. Zur speaks to host Michael Leadbetter about this ever-expanding global menace and what’s being done to thwart bad actors.

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

March 15, 2019

Few people challenge corporate leaders to innovate like Pascal Finette. Finette, the co-founder of radical Ventures and co-chair for entrepreneurship & open innovation at Singularity University, talks to host Michael Leadbetter about three topics near and dear to him: digitization, decentralized innovation and cryptocurrency. Among the takeaways: the world is moving on an “exponential curve” and it’s on corporate leaders to adopt new technologies and adapt.

Brad Templeton

Brad Templeton

March 4, 2019

Well before the internet became the ubiquitous tool we all now rely on, Brad Templeton earned the distinction of creating the first web-based business. Templeton is an entrepreneur, civil rights advocate, and just recently served as a consultant on the Google team building autonomous vehicles. Templeton joins host Michael Leadbetter to discuss his past exploits, 21st-century automobiles, and much more.