In this podcast, Jim Champy, chair of Perot Systems Corporation and co-author of the best-selling management book, Reengineering the Corporation, talks about his latest book, Inspire: Why Customers Come Back. This is the second of Champy's three books in a Financial Times (FT) Press series about new business models. The resources section has a link to Enterpriseleadership.org's podcast with Champy about his second book, Outsmart: How to Do What Your Competitors Can't. Read more.
What do President Obama and Jack Welch have in common? They're both excellent communicators. Although they have different communications styles, they both know how to command attention and to get results. They also both know how to inspire and to motivate others. In her second podcast with www.enterpriseleadership.org, Suzanne Bates, CEO of Bates Communications, provides CIOs with some communications tips from her books: Motivate Like a CEO and Speak Like a CEO. Read more.
In this podcast, Michael J. Critelli, the retired CEO of Pitney Bowes, discusses how a change of thinking about the marketplace and customers' needs helped to step up Pitney Bowes' efforts to become a technology leader. Read more.
In this podcast, Adam Hartung, managing partner of Spark Partners, discusses an innovation business model based on disrupting the status quo that gave way to an organization's foundational success. Read more.
In this podcast, Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services, talks about creating an innovative e-learning environment to empower outsourced physical security personnel to deliver great results for customers, and to retain and deliver quality employees. Read more.
In this podcast, Roger Hardy, CEO of Coastal Contacts, talks about using online technology in innovative ways to build a global e-commerce company to do two things: drive down the cost consumers pay for eyeglasses and contact glasses, and create a superior customer service model to eliminate customers' fears about buying these products online. Read more.
In this podcast, Dr. David Tennenhouse, a partner at New Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on corporate spinoffs, talks about different approaches to open innovation. New Venture Partners practices what Tennenhouse calls inside-outside open innovation. Read more.
In this podcast, Steve Snyder, InnoCentive's vice president of strategic consulting, talks about how InnoCentive's open innovation model has helped companies solve the most challenging problems. Read more.
In this podcast, C.K. Prahalad, author of The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-created Value Through Global Networks, and Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profit, talks about how CIOs can use innovative technology to reshape their company's business model, as well as drive new opportunities for poverty-stricken area. (He calls the latter the bottom of the pyramid.) Read More.
In this podcast, Hank Leingang, the former global CIO for the Bechtel Group and the former CIO for Viacom, talks about the leadership qualities global CIOs need in order to be effective across the enterprise. Read More.
Many business gurus consider relentless innovation to be the United States' only remaining edge in a global marketplace marked by labor arbitrage and the competitive threats posed by exploding economies in China and elsewhere. Read More.
In this podcast, Steve Cakebread, the former president of Salesforce.com, takes the mystery out of cloud computing by explaining the complementary relationship of Salesforce.com, Google's Apps Engine, and Amazon's Web Services. Read More.
In this podcast, Dr. Joel West, an associate professor at San Jose State University's College of Business, talks about the open innovation paradigm for technology development. His teaching and research focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Along with Henry Chesborough and Wim Vandaverbeke, West is editor of the book, Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Read More.