The Weekly Listen: Short-Form Video's Future, Streamlining Streaming and Computer Use | Jan 15, 2021
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eMarketer research analyst Mariel Soto Reyes and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Jeremy Goldman discuss the future of short-form video, HBO Max's release structure experiment, a new service to streamline streaming, how the pandemic affected computer usage, why Apple wants in on cars, what actually happens when you experience déjà vu, and more.
Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders
Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders
Bilal Zaidi
Ana Fabrega, Synthesis // The Future Of Education & Using Games To Educate Kids
Ana Lorena Fabrega is an EDUpreneur and former teacher known by little ones as Ms. Fab. She's currently the Chief Evangelist of Synthesis School, an innovative online enrichment club started by the director of Elon Musk’s experimental school at Space X. Synthesis helps students build decision-making & problem-solving skills through games. Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi & @anafabrega11 Watch on YouTube: After listening to this conversation, you'll understand: * why the current education system needs an overhaul * the skills we should be developing in kids * unlearning & the future of education * the role of technology in learning * forest schools, micro-schools & alternatives for parents to consider * how games can be good for your kids * the lindy effect & ideas that will stick around in education * remote vs online education * recommended books for kids Ana's Fab Friday Newsletter: Book Recommendations: * Wonder by R.J. Palacio: * The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordicai Gerstein: * The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires: * Fantastically Great Woman who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst: * Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Keaty and David Roberts: * What do you do with an idea? By Kobi Yamada: * Zero and One by Kathryn Otoshi: * Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg:
1 hr 34 min
Build a Better Agency Podcast
Build a Better Agency Podcast
Drew McLellan
EP 281: How to maximize strategic thinking in your agency with Adam Pierno
One of the biggest bottlenecks in many agencies is that the agency owner is the only person who can develop strategies for clients or new business pitches. As you know, this causes a host of problems, not the least of which is then the agency owner can’t focus on doing his/her job. Most owners feel stuck – believing that strategic thinking is not something you can teach. But what if you could? Adam Pierno has a long resume working with well-known agencies and brands. When his experience on the creative side led to a realization that there was no methodology that could help agencies bake strategic thinking into their business model, he put his research and experience into authoring two books on the subject and now helps agencies looking to enhance their strategic approach. In this episode of Build a Better Agency, Adam and I talk about the necessity to expand an agency’s strategic thinking beyond one or two people. We look at specific ways to do this that can empower your entire team to think strategically. We also discuss the errors many agencies make in communicating strategy to clients and prospects and how to leverage strategic thinking as we begin to move beyond the pandemic. A big thank you to our podcast’s presenting sponsor, White Label IQ. They’re an amazing resource for agencies who want to outsource their design, dev, or PPC work at wholesale prices. Check out their special offer (10 free hours!) for podcast listeners here. What You Will Learn in This Episode: * How to infuse strategic thinking throughout an agency. * Different ways agencies can approach strategy. * How to soothe the conflict points that can develop when strategy expands to the who team. * Specific ways agencies screw up strategy during a pitch. * The need to create a story connection between the strategy and the creative. * The place for strategy in pitching. * The importance of having a captivating storyteller share the strategy. * How to help a team become better strategic thinkers. * The need to document the steps of your agency’s strategic thinking. * The secret to making clients want to stay with your agency as we begin to move into the next normal after the pandemic.
53 min
The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
Harry Stebbings
20VC: Sonos CEO Patrick Spence on His Biggest Lessons Building and Growing Blackberry, The Right Way to View Competition and Innovation Cycles & How To Make The Transition From COO To CEO Most Effectively
Patrick Spence is the CEO @ Sonos, the sound experience company connecting millions of listeners around the world to the content they want. Prior to their IPO, they raised over $450M from the likes of Mike Volpi @ Index, Satish @ Redpoint and to name a few. As for Patrick, prior to Sonos, he spent an incredible 14 years with RIM (makers of Blackberry) across multiple different roles. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Patrick made his way into the world of tech and startups and became an instrumental part of the exec team at Blackberry? How that led to his joining Sonos as COO and later becoming CEO? 2.) How did building and growing RIM influence everything that Patrick does at Sonos? From the battle with Apple, what were Patrick's biggest lessons on the right way to approach competition? How does Patrick think about both partnering with Google today whilst also suing them at the same time? 3.) From COO to CEO: How did Patrick make the transition from COO to CEO so successfully? What were the most challenging elements to scale into? How does Patrick empower his team to have the confidence to stand up and say no to the CEO? How can one encourage debate and dissent in the team? 4.) How does Patrick feel about the role that vulnerability has to play in leadership? How does Patrick approach his own self-doubt as a leader today? How does he manage it? How does he advise founders unsure if they can scale into their leadership roles? What mentors does Patrick have? What has he learned from them? Item’s Mentioned In Today’s Episode Patrick’s Favourite Book: The Infinite Game: How Great Businesses Achieve Long-Lasting As always you can follow Harry and The Twenty Minute VC on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.
37 min
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