Sal Khan: The Classroom of the Future
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Sal Khan may be the most famous educator in the world. His organization, Khan Academy, was helping millions of students around the world supplement their learning. However, since the lockdown, Khan Academy has taken on a new role. Instead of just augmenting education, Khan Academy has become a provider. They are now partnering with school districts across the world to provide education to hundreds of millions of students.

I spoke with Sal to discuss how Khan Academy reacted in the early days, how they are operating now, and if a fully remote education system could work. 

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
GA 343 | The Role of Ops Leaders in Integrating Lean with Jamie Parker
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The Civil Engineering Podcast: Civil Eng
The Civil Engineering Podcast: Civil Eng
Anthony Fasano
TCEP 155: Learning and Development: Understanding People Starts With Understanding Yourself
In this episode, I talk to Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC, the CEO at MSA Professional Services, Inc., about his career journey of becoming a CEO. He provides some great learning and development advice throughout the episode, which makes it one of my favorites. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Gil: How big is your firm and what markets do you serve? What advice can you give engineers who want to be in a leadership role but are struggling to work with people? How do you see the civil engineering industry going for the next three to five years and beyond? With all that has happened with the pandemic, does this change the way you think about the future for the company? You are a big proponent of learning and development. Why is it important to you? Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode: MSA consists of 17 offices and approximately 380 employees. It is a full-service, multidisciplinary firm, and its corporate purpose is to positively impact the lives of others. Engineers who want to work in a leadership role need to know that project management and people leadership are two different skill sets. You first need to get project management training and have project management as one of your basic skills. Only then should you look at people leadership and decide if it is something that you want to do. People leadership is all about people, and you need to understand yourself before you can understand other people. You need to understand that nobody is perfect and everyone, including yourself, has things that they are working on to better themselves. Management and leadership are two different things. Management is looking at the numbers and treating the system and the people like parts of a machine. Leadership is trying to figure out how to motivate people to do the right thing. Civil engineering is in the infrastructure business, and the infrastructure business is always needing to be repaired, changed, or upgraded. This means that civil engineering will be a great place to spend your career in the future, as there will be a lot of work for you to do. The biggest business trend for the future is uncertainty. Risk mitigation is always there, but now we need to apply it to a new set of unknowns and risks. Area planning is a good exercise and allows you to explore several different futures. Focus on what you think is going to happen, as well as what you think is not going to happen. This will allow you to have a better outlook on the possibilities and actions that may need to be taken.  The goal of learning and development is to align employee goals and performance with that of the organization's. Without learning and development, we remain static. What got you here is not going to get you there. If you do not grow yourself, you should not expect to move on to new or more responsibility. Learning and development To advance your career, think about what you are going to build in terms of new skills that you can offer your employer. This will then demonstrate that you are ready for something new. More Details in This Episode… About Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC Gil currently serves as MSA's CEO and sits on its board of directors. Since becoming CEO in 2013, he has focused on raising the bar for himself and everyone else at MSA. In that time, the company has undertaken many major improvement efforts that include the creation of 14 Communities of Practice, the incorporation of a client service initiative centered on obtaining feedback from clients, annually increasing the commitment to training and development, and the implementation of a Strategic Plan that has launched new service lines and geographic expansions. Gil led the effort that allowed MSA to become 100% employee-owned through the c...
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The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
Melina Palmer
124. Unleash Your Primal Brain, An Interview with Tim Ash
Today I am so excited to introduce you to Tim Ash, his new book Unleash Your Primal Brain is currently available on presale, to officially launch in April 2021, but everyone listening now can order it direct from Tim using the links in the show notes and you’ll get an autographed copy, which is pretty darn cool! Early praise from the book has come from Robert Cialdini, Jay Baer, Phil Barden, Will Leach, Roger Dooley, and Nir Eyal (recognize some of those names from past episodes of the show?). Forbes has named Tim a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and he was also named an Online Marketing Influencer to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine. He had his own podcast, has published over 100 articles, and spoken at more than 200 conferences around the world. His past clients include Google, Expedia, eHarmony, Facebook, American Express, Canon, Nestle, Symantec, Intuit, Costco, and many more. I think it’s safe to say, Tim knows his stuff and I’m honored to have him with me here today. You know there are a lot of past concepts that will come up today (including last week’s intentionally planned episode on brain chemicals…totally ties in with understanding the primal brain!) and they’re all linked for you in the details below! Show Notes: * [00:42] Today I am so excited to introduce you to Tim Ash, his new book Unleash Your Primal Brain is currently available on presale, to officially launch in April 2021. * [03:39] Tim’s interest and fascination with the brain started very early and were a huge part of his college studies. * [05:43] Brains didn’t just pop into existence. We are the product of evolution and in order to understand us, you have to understand the whole evolutionary art. * [06:42] Sophisticated brains are at least 500 million years old. * [07:18] Insects and animals need brains because we are in a world of movement; brains are really only to help us think fast enough to survive in the environment (which is why plants don’t need brains but still develop adaptive tendencies). * [07:58] The brain is a very energy-intensive system. * [08:29] The body is balancing between digestive, voluntary movement, and the brain. When you run out of energy you need sleep and rest. * [09:08] Whenever we are not doing computation or planning tasks, we default to modeling our environment. * [11:26] One of the key insights in Tim’s book is understanding that we made an evolutionary bet on culture spread. We can learn more from our surrounding tribe by copying than we can ever in a lifetime of direct experience. That gives us our tribal edge. * [13:38] We are born covered in fat and we use that fat to isolate the neurons in the brain so there’s no cross-talk or electrical issues. * [15:15] We get enjoyment by helping others and transmitting knowledge. * [18:09] One of the huge puzzles that needed to be unlocked from an evolutionary standpoint was “Who (and what) do I learn from?” We want to learn from successful examples. * [19:13] We are wired to learn from people that are most like us. * [21:17] Once somebody locks into a tribe it is very hard to have them accept other views. A big task is pulling towards the center and somehow having a larger circle of empathy. * [23:19] When employees embrace different teams (creating silos) they make it more difficult for the business to be successful. * [25:06] Thinking we are individuals and our happiness matters is a very western idea. Most of the world thinks more communally. * [27:06] We are hypersocial animals with a need for connection. The worst thing you can do to somebody is isolate them. * [28:46] Isolation literally drives us insane. * [29:37] As teenagers, you are transferring your allegiance from your parents to your larger group of peers. Parents have less influence than their peers. * [32:36] We do a lot of our brain development out of the womb when it really should be prenatal. It is really important to make the first five years solid from a nutritional, sleep, and social attachment standpoint because you can’t undo it later in life. * [33:29] Direct experience with other people and forcing them to walk a mile in other peoples’ shoes is your best bet for creating good humans. * [34:08] Primarily storytelling is to simulate experience and do things we can’t directly do. The other unestimated reason for storytelling is to maintain cohesion and the values of our tribe so knowledge spreads faster. * [35:30] The cultural package determines how we examine and experience the same story. * [38:41] Tim’s book really helps us understand the brain and how that ties into marketing, messages, interpersonal relationships, and more. * [40:35] Tim wrote his book to explain the why behind the brain and behaviors. If you want to understand the why behind the brain, you have to see how it all evolved. * [41:23] Grab Tim’s book here and get an autographed copy (limited time offer). * [42:25] It is so important to understand genetics and history to really understand behavior. * [44:22] If you haven’t connected with me yet, please do! I love to give shout outs and spread the love whenever I can. You can find me, Melina Palmer and follow the company page of The Brainy Business on LinkedIn, and I’m on all the other socials as @thebrainybiz. Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. Let’s connect: * * The Brainy Business® on Facebook * The Brainy Business on Twitter * The Brainy Business on Instagram * The Brainy Business on LinkedIn * Melina on LinkedIn * The Brainy Business on Youtube More from The Brainy Business: * Master Your Mindset Mini-Course * BE Thoughtful Revolution - use code BRAINY to save 10% * Get Your FREE ebook * Melina’s John Mayer Pandora Station! Listen to what she listens to while working. * Special Year-End Sale 👈🏻🥳 Past Episodes and Other Important Links: * Primal Brain Website * Tim’s Website * Unleash Your Primal Brain Book * Tim on LinkedIn * Dove Real Beauty Campaign * Always Super Bowl Ad 2015 * What eCommerce Can Learn From IKEAS’s Offline Success * The Time Machine Book * Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids * Get Your D.O.S.E. of Brain Chemicals, a Behavioral Economics Foundations Episode * Herding * Loss Aversion * Biases Toward Novelty and Stories * Interview With Author Nir Eyal * Mirror Neurons * Interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky * Interview with Will Leach * Interview with Roger Dooley * A Behavioral Economics Analysis of Costco * Biases Toward Others – Including Groups * IKEA Effect
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Business of Architecture Podcast
Business of Architecture Podcast
Enoch Bartlett Sears
339: Success Lessons I Learned Building BowerBird with Nic Granleese
Nic Granleese is a self-proclaimed "recovering architect" who is now the CEO of BowerBird. BowerBird is an online platform that makes it easy to submit your architecture to 1487 magazines, newspapers & websites. Today, Nic pulls back the curtain on his entrepreneurial journey, sharing valuable and hard-won tips and lessons you can use in your architectural journey. Early in his career, Nic took a year to explore what successful architects did to achieve their success. He discovered that the architects who had fulfilling practices had something in common. Listen to this episode to discover what Nic discovered, and how he has applied his business learnings through the years to eventually co-found BowerBird with his partner, Ben Morgan. ► Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: ******* For more free tools and resources for running a profitable, impactful and fulfilling practice, connect with me on: Facebook: Instagram: Website: Twitter: Podcast: iTunes: Android Podcast Feed: ******* Access the FREE Architecture Firm Profit Map video here: Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: Come to my next live, in-person event: Carpe Diem!
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