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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.