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Business Bookshelf

By Lance Peppler
The Business Bookshelf podcast features recent business authors and my hope is that you gain value by discussing their thinking.

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"Meaningful Partnership at Work" co-authored by Dr Timothy Franz
Episode 166 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Timothy Franz - author of "Meaningful Partnership at Work: How the Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams". Dr Timothy Franz is an Organizational Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and Chair at St. John Fisher College. In addition to his academic role, he also works as an organizational consultant through his firm, Franz Consulting. He is the co-author of “Meaningful Partnership at Work: How the Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams”. Why are some work partnerships exceptional while most are not? How can we establish and sustain an enhanced level of cohesion, connection, and collaboration in the most important work relationship, the one between a manager and team? What could remedy the high levels of isolation and anxiety so many feel at work these days? He explores the concept of ‘meaningful partnership’ in the workplace. They present meaningful partnership as a mindset where both leaders and their teams are fully committed to ensuring the support and success of the other. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2YP9o1n. Email the host of the podcast Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za
34:08
October 17, 2021
"An Illustrated Business History of the United States" - by Richard Vague
Episode 165 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Richard Vague - author of "An Illustrated Business History of the United States".  Richard is Secretary of Banking and Securities for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is the author of A Brief History of Doom, a chronicle of major world financial crises, The Next Economic Disaster, a book with a new approach for predicting and preventing financial crises, and the Illustrated Business History of the United States - which is the subject of our interview. From Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, and Cornelius Vanderbilt to Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates, with Madam C.J. Walker, Martha Stewart, Jay-Z, and many more in-between, An Illustrated Business History of the United States is a sweeping, lively, and highly approachable history of American business from the nation's founding to the twenty-first century. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3ljkhSb. Contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
24:40
October 10, 2021
"Master Expert" - co-authored by Alistair Gordon
Episode 164 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Alistair Gordon - Co-author of "Master Expert: How to use Expertship to achieve peak performance, influence and seniority in a technical role".  Alistair is the CEO of Expertunity, an expert coach, speaker and author. A long-time veteran of the media and organisational development worlds, he has been publisher of one of Australia's best-known business magazines, BRW. Alistair is the co-author of “Master Expert: How to use Expertship to achieve peak performance, influence and seniority in a technical role”.  It's time technical specialists like yourself got the same deal as managers. From the very first day a new manager starts work, they're given a LOT of help. A career ladder. Appraisals, Mentoring. Networking. Capability frameworks. Support, connections - they're trained to deal with whatever business problems come along. Technical people don't get that kind of support, and it's time they did. Master Expert details how to evaluate the performance of technical specialists, and includes a capability framework to understand your own and your team's progress toward Master Expert status. Alistair has been coaching developers, scientists, lawyers, engineers, policy writers, economists, medical researchers and other technical specialists for close to ten years now, and their book distils everything they've learned. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3zVv358. Alistair's company is called Expertunity and the website can be found here - www.expertunity.global. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:16
October 3, 2021
"Find Your Red Thread" by Tamsen Webster
Episode 163 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Tamsen Webster - Author of "Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible".  Tamsen Webster has spent the last twenty years helping experts drive action from their ideas. Part message strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, her work focuses on how to find and build the stories partners, investors, clients, and customers will tell themselves--and others. Tamsen is the author of “Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible”.  You have a terrific idea. It’s so powerful that it could change a life, a market, or even the world. There’s just one problem: others don’t see its power—yet. If you truly value the possibility of your idea, then you’re ready to find your Red Thread—the through line that connects your idea to your audience’s hearts and minds. The best part is, the Red Thread already exists. It’s the connection that makes the invisible link between your audience’s problem and your solution tangible—and actionable. With the Red Thread, you’ll inspire audiences to act and get the outcome you’re both looking for. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2XU6ad5. Tamsen's website can be found here - https://tamsenwebster.com. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
42:27
September 26, 2021
"Gen Z 360" by Hana Ben-Shabat
Episode 162 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Hana Ben-Shabat - Author of "Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work, and Commerce". Hana is the founder of Gen Z Planet, a research and advisory firm that helps leaders across sectors and industries to prepare for the next generation of culture creators, employees, and consumers. In this role, Hana combines her passion for turning insights into a growth engine with her commitment to support the integration of the next generation into business and into society in general. Hana is the author of “Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work, and Commerce”.  Generation Z doesn’t play by the same rules or wait for permission. They don’t stand for social injustice or splash cash with reckless abandon. They innovate. They influence. They side-hustle. They disrupt. Their arrival is changing everything we know about culture, work, and commerce and understanding who they are and how they think and behave will be crucial to educators, business leaders, and policy makers alike. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3kcRoX4. You will find Hana's company Gen Z Planet here - https://genzplanet.com. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
27:54
September 19, 2021
"Super Entrepreneurship Decoded" by Fabrice Testa
Episode 161 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Fabrice Testa - Author of "Super Entrepreneurship Decoded". Fabrice is an exponential thinker, innovator, serial tech entrepreneur, business angel investor, trusted advisor, public speaker, author, and highly sought-after mentor. He has successfully founded, co-founded, or participated in the launch of multiple companies that created hundreds of jobs and generated multi millions in revenue. He is the creator of the Superpreneur Blueprint framework and has developed a set of cutting-edge strategies and tactics that enable super-entrepreneurs to materialize crazy ideas, build breakthrough ventures, and solve the world’s biggest problems. Fabrice is the author of “Super Entrepreneurship Decoded”.  Super-Entrepreneurship Decoded will show you step by step how to make that dream a reality, from tackling an insurmountable problem to creating the kind of breakthrough business that can fix it. Learn about the Age of Exponential Acceleration, in which super-entrepreneurs have become motivated to act boldly in solving the world’s biggest problems. Discover the five secrets of the top super-achievers who are changing the way we travel, eat, work, and simply go about our daily lives. By applying the unique method presented in Super-Entrepreneurship Decoded, you will be able to materialize your dreams, build your own future, and achieve anything you want in life. The book will be launched on 14th September. You will find Fabrice's websites here - www.fabricetesta.com and www.superpreneur.online. The website for Meena Electric is found at www.maanaelectric.com. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
40:26
September 12, 2021
"The Language of Leadership" by Joel Schwartzberg
Episode 160 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Joel Schwartzberg - Author of "The Language of Leadership". Joel is a communications coach and writer.  He is an expert in the practice of successful presentations and point-making, Joel's articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Toastmaster Magazine, and The Huffington Post, and he's been the featured guest on many business and communication podcasts. Joel is the author of “The Language of Leadership”.  Everyone seems to have an opinion about leadership. We know good leaders Eat Last, Lean In, Break the Rules, Dare to Lead, and are Radically Candid as well as extremely aware of their Tribes, Drive, and Principles. But books about these topics overlook the value of leadership impression—the instant projection you exude as a leader. How do leaders sound? What do leaders say and not say? How do leaders tell stories, send emails, run meetings, conduct video conferences, give speeches, conduct interviews, and even listen to others? Drawing on his experiences as a leadership coach Joel offers practical tips and entertaining but eye-opening exercises that help readers convey genuine and impactful leadership in every conceivable situation. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2WMzQsc. You will find Joel's website here - www.joelschwartzberg.net. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:32
September 5, 2021
"Leading with love and laughter" - co-authored by Dr Zina Sutch
Episode 159 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Zina Sutch - co-author of "Leading with love and laughter".  Zina is an innovative and visionary leader in the area of education, executive development, diversity and inclusion, with expertise in strategic planning, communication, and change management. Zina is the co-author of “Leading with love and laughter”.  Science tells us that humans are deeply wired for empathy and compassion and that our emotional selves help us make better decisions and motivate others. However, the tactics we use to train leaders bear little reflection of these advancements; we’re still creating competent but emotionally distant leaders who “manage human assets” and lead by setting goals, deadlines, and deliverables. In seven succinct chapters, the authors show that people lead best when they tap into their genetically driven human nature to love and nurture, connect and trust. Leading with love and laughter offers powerful dividends: tighter teams, stronger performance, improved morale, greater trust, more creativity, and even better health. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3yjxD4a. You will find Dr Zina Sutch's website here - www.sutchmalone.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:53
August 29, 2021
"Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections" - by Matthew L. Moseley
Episode 158 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Matthew L. Moseley - co-author of "Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections". Matthew is a communication strategist, author, speaker, and he holds three world records for long-distance swimming. Spending his career at the intersection of public policy, business and government, he is principal and CEO of the Ignition Strategy Group, which specializes in high-stakes communications and issue management for organizations of all sizes. Matthew is the author of “Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections”. Ignition is a book of dispatches from the frontlines of communication strategy. Matthew draws on his eclectic life experiences to investigate the link between success and effective communication. Whether he’s choreographing a fine dining experience at the top restaurant in America, using rock stars to register voters, helping a national chain save its reputation after a gaffe goes viral, or serving as media liaison at the epic ash-blast send-off for author Hunter S. Thompson, Matthew identifies the principles that guide communication strategies toward their goals. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3z7lH6w. You will find Matthew Moseley's website here - www.matthewlmoseley.net. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
44:09
August 22, 2021
"Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You" - co-authored by Dr Graham Boyd
Episode 157 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Graham Boyd - co-author of "Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You".  Graham is an experienced entrepreneur and consultant leading businesses to become deliberately developmental and self-governing with a FairShares Commons incorporation. He recently completed transforming an international non-profit into 3 for-profits, and now growing a company making it easy for businesses and leaders to continuously adapt themselves, to rise to the adaptive challenges they are facing. Graham is the co-author of the book “Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You”.  This is how the book is described on Amazon - “We believe that there has never been a better time to start businesses and build an economy that works for all of us, and all our needs. This book gives builders of a better world the toolkit and building blocks capable of doing the job, because each is designed for a regenerative, sustainable, circular economy that delivers a good life for all within the planet's boundaries.” The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2VMLqCA. You will find Dr Graham Boyd's website here - https://graham-boyd.biz You can email the host of the show Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
42:52
August 15, 2021
"Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read" - Authored by Dr Tshilidzi Marwala
Episode 156 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Tshilidzi Marwala - author of "Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read".   Tshilidzi Marwala is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg.  He has published 9 books (one has been translated into Chinese), over 280 refereed papers and holds three international patents. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis Publishers) and has been a reviewer for more than 40 ISI journals. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, Wolfson College-University of Cambridge and Nanjing Tech University. He has received more than 45 awards including the Order of Mapungubwe. His writings and opinions have appeared in the New Scientist, The Economist and Time Magazine. In “Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read” Tshilidzi adopts the thesis that the source of good leadership is knowledge, and the source of knowledge is experience, which can take many forms – reading widely, listening, and engaging in discussion and debate with other knowledge seekers. If leadership is derived from knowledge and knowledge is derived from experience, the ‘experience’ in this book is from 50 books that Tshilidzi has read, and so the source of knowledge informing leadership is the collective experience of the more than 50 accomplished authors who wrote those books The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3Aj84S8. Dr Tshilidzi Marwala has a Wikipedia which can be found here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tshilidzi_Marwala. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler - email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
40:11
August 6, 2021
"Spark" - Co-authored by Angie Morgan
 Episode 155 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Angie Morgan - co-author of "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success". Shortly after launching her professional career, Angie saw a need in the workplace: professionals consistently showed the capacity to be leaders, but no one was actively helping them get there. Angie founded Lead Star to help professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines. Her remedy: designing leadership programs that are culturally relevant for her clients and focused on results. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Angie inspires individuals to take action to ensure their performance is high and their goals are achieved. Angie is the co-author of “Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success”.  “Sparks” are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart—they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors’ own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2WDEtEn. You can find the website of Lead Star at www.leadstar.us. You can contact the host of the podcast by emailing Lance@ideastorm.co.za.
27:48
August 1, 2021
"Brand Renegades" co-authored by Sean Dowdell
Episode 154 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Sean Dowdell - co-author of "Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand".  Sean is known as the Tattooed Millionaire, which is also the title of his first book (2017). In addition to his role as founder and CEO of Club Tattoo, he is a drummer with Grey Daze. He’s a frequent speaker to a variety of audiences and has been featured in Entrepreneur, GQ, Billboard, and on CNBC, A&E and more. Thora Dowdell, the co-author, was formerly in marketing and sales before becoming a business partner with Sean, initially in the music recording industry and later in Club Tattoo. Sean is the co-author of “Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand”.  Brand Renegades shows readers how to develop a non-traditional success formula to disrupt and innovate their industry.  Readers will learn how to: Work ON the business instead of IN the business Know when to take calculated risks Make affordable mistakes to innovate Step away from their comfort zone Become a powerful leader and not just a boss The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3eR0FB9. You can find the website of Club Tattoo at https://clubtattoo.com. Contact the host of the podcast Lance Peppler @ lance@ideastorm.co.za.
33:16
July 25, 2021
"Fair Pay" by David Buckmaster
Episode 153 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - David Buckmaster - Author of "Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses". David is an expert on pay. He has led corporate compensation teams at companies like Nike, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands, and worked with business leaders on pay projects all over the world. David is the author of the book “Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses”.  The book takes on the crisis of income inequality, addressing the problems with our current compensation model, demystifying pay practices, and providing practical information employees can use when negotiating their salaries and discussing how we can close the gender and racial pay gap.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3kpTmE7. You can find his website at www.davidbuckmasterbooks.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
45:18
July 18, 2021
"The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them" by Patrick Burke
Episode 152 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Patrick Burke - Author of "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them".   Patrick is the managing partner of Burke & Schindler, CPAs, a firm he founded in 1984. Burke is a respected expert in business acquisitions and sales, deal structuring, value building, and succession planning. Currently, he is Chairman of the board of directors of a closely held $70 million medical consulting company and board member (including chairman of the audit and compensation committees) of a closely held $500 million real estate services business and holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Patrick is the author of “The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them”.  Although experience is the best teacher, it's also the most costly. Learning business lessons the hard way, through your own mistakes, often results in significant downturns or even failure. Business success doesn't require a fabulous new product or service (doesn't hurt, though) but does require avoiding the big mistakes. I made most of these big mistakes myself and barely lived to tell about it. So please do as I say and not as I did.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3AIcPWh. You can find the website for Burke & Schindler at www.burkecpa.com host is LAnce P.e The host is Lance Peppler - email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
32:39
July 11, 2021
"Ascend Your Start-Up" by Helen Yu
Episode 151 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Helen Yu - Author of "Ascend Your Start-Up:  Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth".  Helen is passionate about the voice of the customer to deliver game-changing digital transformations. As a customer success executive, $100M plus P&L owner, board member and advisor, she drives profitable growth for global players in the tech, eCommerce, telecom, manufacturing, insurance, FinTech and healthcare markets. Helen is the author of the book “Ascend Your Start-Up: Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth”.  The book is an industry-defining panacea for start-ups who have stalled out on their journey to the top of the mountain.  You will learn Industry-specific, highly experienced advice for tech start-ups, fundamental wisdom on the 5 disconnects that prevent a start-up from ascending, turning an idea into a product and moving it to the market, taking a marketed product to scale and inspirational guidance for tech start-ups facing the emotions and challenges of growing.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3ydOF3W. You can find the website for Tigon Advisory Corp website is www.tigonadvisory.com. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
28:59
July 4, 2021
"Manage to Engage" by Pamela Hackett
Episode 150 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Pamela Hackett - Author of "Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results"  Pamela Hackett is on a quest to help companies and their teams build businesses that are both fit and healthy - productive and engaged. Leaders can make their numbers and have people who love coming to work. It starts with them. How they manage to engage. Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results is a compendium of ideas and resources that will fill the engagement gap, allowing us to focus on what matters-- our people--to create true advantage. Pamela has loved working for Proudfoot for 35 years. She started as a front-line consultant in the international operations consulting firm and is now CEO. Pamela is the author of the book “Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results”.  The book provides leaders with a practical, business-proven approach for building stronger organizational ecosystems that achieve exceptional results and long-term prosperity. Packed with innovative tools and exercises that can be immediately applied in any management setting, in-person or virtually, this invaluable guide shows you how to create a movement of energized and enabled people who are truly engaged in their work.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2U0iyGe. You can find the website for the book here - www.pamelahackett.com and the Proudfoot website is www.proudfoot.com. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
35:35
June 27, 2021
"The Career Toolkit" - Mark Herschberg
Episode 149 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Mark Herschberg - Author of "The Career Toolkit"  The podcast can be found here. Mark is a seasoned executive and cybersecurity expert who can bridge the divide between business and technology. He has started, grown, and fixed startup companies spanning 10 different verticals as well as helped two Fortune 500 companies with their internal startup initiatives.  He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT's "career success accelerator," where he teaches annually Mark is the author of the book “The Career Toolkit”.  Networking, negotiating, communicating, leading, career planning—all skills critical to your career success. But did anyone ever teach you these skills?  The Career Toolkit will help you master these vital skills and yield outsized returns for your career and your income. Every chapter is packed with dozens of actionable principles, exercises, and practices that will accelerate your success. It’s a multivitamin for your career!   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3iSkXNA. You can find the website for the book can be found here - www.thecareertoolkitbook.com. You can contact the the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
34:12
June 20, 2021
"Do What Matters Most" by Steve Shallenberger
Episode 148 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Steve Shallenberger - Co-author of "Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, and Prioritize Your Time".   Steve is the Founder and Chairman of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, a company based on his breakthrough book, Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. Becoming Your Best produces transformational leadership, which in turn builds cultures of excellence, which produce high performance individuals and organizations that are at the top of what they do. Steve is the co-author of “Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, and Prioritize Your Time”.  Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the three powerful habits that will help you minimize distractions, maximize accomplishments, and find time to do what matters most. Drawing on their forty years of leadership research, this book offers three powerful habits that that will help people and teams do what matters most. These three high performance habits are developing a written personal vision, identifying and setting Roles and Goals, and consistently doing Pre-week Planning. People who live these three habits can increase productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent, while reducing stress. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means better physical and mental health, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of peace and balance.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vcKweM You can find website for Becoming you Best here - www.becomingyourbest.com. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
37:29
June 13, 2021
"You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence" by Jon Levy
Episode 147 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Jon Levy - Author of "You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence".   Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, networking, and adventure. He does research in collaboration with C-Lab, affiliated with Kellogg School of Management. Levy specializes in applying the latest scientific research on human behavior, ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology, to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, product design, and influencer program development. Jon is the author of the book “You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence”. Regardless of what you want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, you can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life. That’s what You’re Invited is about: The most universal strategy for success is creating meaningful connections with those who can impact you, your life, and the things you care about. But how do you make those connections and build trust quickly? What do you do if you’re introverted or hate networking? In You’re Invited, Jon guides readers through the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone, regardless of their stature or celebrity, and demonstrates how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what’s important to us.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3iiNawr. You can find Jon's website here - www.jonlevytlb.com.  An excellent article to read that Jon wrote titled "The hybrid workplace probably won’t last" can be found here - www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/09/opinion/hybrid-workplace-probably-wont-last. The email address of Lance Peppler, the host, is lance@ideastorm.co.za and the website is www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
44:42
June 6, 2021
"Always End with the Beginning in Mind" by Donald F. White
Episode 146 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Donald F. White - Author of "Always End with the Beginning in Mind". Donald F. White is the founder of Treasure Coast Financial in Stuart, FL and succeeded as CEO in 2020. His company grew 21% after exiting. He is the author of two audio series entitled "Legacy Planning" and "Building a Great Business". For over 20 years, Don’s daily radio broadcast, God’s Money, was heard on WAY-FM in South Florida and on the Internet worldwide. Donald is the author of “Always End with the Beginning in Mind: How Firms Remain Great AFTER the Founder Exits”. People love to talk about Succession Planning, but few ever accomplish the task. The numbers are staggering. The US Department of Labor Statistics tell us after one year in business, 20% of new businesses in America fail, but after 20 years only about 20% of those same businesses will have survived. Of those who survive, less than 20% will continue to a second generation! Most businesses have a cessation plan (a plan that leads to a business ceasing to exist), while very few have succession plans (a plan that leads to a business not only continuing, but thriving after the founder exits). In "Always End with the Beginning in Mind", Donald takes you on a journey that resulted in a successful business continuation, and will give a founder of a business the steps necessary for a succession plan to actually succeed. A well-thought out and properly executed Succession Plan is a classic win-win. It is a win for the company, namely the clients and staff who are able to enjoy continuity after the founder's exit. It is a win for the successor, who is able to build on the success of the founder. Finally, it is a win for the founder, who is able to exit on their own volition and see what they have built continue to prosper for years to come.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2R3B7YW. You can find Donald's website here - www.donaldfwhite.com.
36:54
May 30, 2021
Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt - Author of "The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication"
Episode 145 of the Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt - Author of "The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication". Nirit is a former Research Fellow at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her specialty is in the tech news field. Nirit is the author of the book “The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication”.  This book provides an in-depth analysis of the evolution of tech journalism. The emerging tech-backlash is a story of pendulum swings: We are currently in tech-dystopianism after a long period spent in tech-utopianism. Tech companies were used to "cheerleading" coverage of product launches. This long tech-press honeymoon ended, and was replaced by a new era of mounting criticism focused on tech's negative impact on society. When and why did tech coverage shift? How did tech companies respond to the rise of tech criticism?  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/34jJ7YH. You can read Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt's blog here - www.weiss-blatt.blogspot.com.
33:01
May 26, 2021
Chris Cicchinelli - Author of "the secret is YOU"
Episode 144 of the Business Bookshelf - Chris Cicchinelli - Author of "the secret is YOU". Chris Cicchinelli is not only the President and CEO of the world's largest in-home party company specializing in intimacy and sexual health. He's also an advocate for women across the globe, inspiring and motivating each woman he meets to stand up and take control of her financial future. Since he joined the Pure Romance team in 2000, Chris has engineered explosive growth, taking the company from $3 million in revenue to well over $250 million. With Consultants in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico, plus new expansion markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Chris is the author of book “the secret is YOU: How I Empowered 250,000 Women to Find Their Passion and Change Their Lives”.  In the secret is YOU, author Chris charts his two-decade journey transforming Pure Romance into the world’s largest in-home/virtual party company of its kind, while also sharing his innovative approach for empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs themselves. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2QIleqE. Chris's company is called Pure Romance - www.pureromance.com and his personal website can be found here - www.chriscicchinelli.com.
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May 23, 2021
Peggy Smedley - Author of "Sustainable in a Circular World"
Episode 143 of the Business Bookshelf - Peggy Smedley - Author of "“Sustainable in a Circular World" Peggy is a radio host, author, editorial director, and president of Specialty Publishing Media, she provides a panorama of the disruption and digital rejuvenation that is required to achieve sustainability and circularity.  Her role is to help guide transformative shifts in designing and building the right solutions from conception, and that means leveraging the IoT and digital transformation for the innovation of products and ecosystems. Peggy is the author of “Sustainable in a Circular World: Design and Restore Natural Ecosystem through Innovation”.  The world needs to move from grey to green, fueled by design techniques that are sustainable in a circular economy. Sustainability intentionally maximizes the environmental, social, governance, and digital actions to fully engage its potential around a long-term motivational direction. These three components environmental, social, and financial come together to build up the digital age and lead to transformation, creating real change in society.    The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3v3Rd3l. Peggy's company is called Specialty Publishing Media - www.specialtypublishingmedia.com  and she also has a podcast called the Peggy Smedley Show found here - www.peggysmedleyshow.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
22:12
May 19, 2021
Paul Cowan - Author of "Connecting with Clients"
Episode 142 of the Business Bookshelf - Paul Cowan - Author of "Connecting with Clients" Paul is a relationship specialist who had a successful career in leading international advertising agencies, then opened his own agency. As a psychotherapist he worked with individuals and couples and consulted with teams and organizations. Specializing in client relationships, he works internationally to facilitate change between agencies and their clients. He cofounded the Client Relationship Consultancy and the Customer Relationship Consultancy. He is the author of the book “Connecting with Clients: For stronger, more rewarding and longer-lasting client relationships”. There are two kinds of problems: task-oriented and underlying. Before a company fixes an issue with a deliverable or a task, it needs to trace the issue to its root — the relationship with the client.    The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2SJDW1M. Paul's companies are Client Relationship Consultancy - www.clientrelationship.com, the Customer Relationship Consultancy - www.clientrelationship.com - and his personal website is www.paulcowan.com.
36:43
May 16, 2021
Atholl Duncan - Author of "Leaders in Lockdown"
Episode 141 of the Business Bookshelf - Atholl Duncan - Author of "Leaders in Lockdown" Athol is chair of Black Isle Group - leadership development and performance improvement business which works with many of the world’s best-known companies to change behaviours and deliver results. Chair of Scottish Salmon, which represents an industry which is the UK’s largest food exporter. He is the author of the book “Leaders in Lockdown".  Leaders in Lockdown is a unique insight from the women and men who were on the frontline of leading the business world’s fight against Covid-19. From New York to Singapore to Hong Kong to the City of London it captures a remarkable moment in time – when the global economy was brought to a shuddering halt in the struggle to contain a deadly pandemic. These first-hand accounts of 100 days of lockdown tell stories of leadership in a crisis. They also share the wisdom of some of the world’s most thoughtful business leaders as they predict how the world will change because of Covid-19.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/33tXCZC. Atholl's company is the Black Isle Group found here www.blackislegroup.com - and his personal website is www.athollduncan.com.
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May 12, 2021
Eric Karpinski - Author of "Put Happiness to Work"
Episode 140 of the Business Bookshelf - Eric Karpinski - Author of "Put Happiness to Work". Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years, with clients that include Intel, Facebook, IBM, T-Mobile, Genentech and many others. He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team, trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from the Wharton School. McGraw Hill just published his new book, Put Happiness to Work, which has been endorsed by Adam Grant, Shawn Achor and Daniel Pink. Eric is the author of the book “Put Happiness to Work”. In Put Happiness to Work, Eric draws on his deep experience at the intersection of business and psychology to lay out a step-by-step program that includes specific activities to enhance engagement and generate happiness at work. Utilizing existing work habits and meetings, these dynamic yet simple tools will hardwire effective changes into leaders’ and employees’ behavior, creating long-term, sustainable engagement. Based on more than 10 years of experience applying top positive psychology and neuroscience research in the workplace, Eric’s strategies are easy to implement and are critical to helping leaders unlock the kind of engagement organizations need to thrive.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3es63e4. Eric's website is www.erickarpinski.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
46:01
May 9, 2021
Tevis Trower - Author of "The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success"
Episode 139 of the Business Bookshelf - Tevis Trower - Author of "The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success" Today our guest is Tevis Trower. Tevis works with executive firekeepers, visionaries, & actionaries in organizations to foster leadership vision & behaviors to optimize their business. Working with the C-Suite she has crafted leadership alignment initiatives, cultural strategy & resiliency intensives. High performers share this common characteristic: a nagging sense that no matter what they have accomplished, they are capable of more. That drive to test themselves and their own capacity to contribute brings with it a host of questions, but often their focus on achieving does not allow for taking the time to reflect on how to navigate choices more powerfully. Tevis is the author of, “The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success”.  It will help you to take a step back, give opportunity for reflecting, assessing, course-correcting and realigning. The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success offers a refreshing, immersive, personal and active approach to getting clear on how you want your life to feel - and making it happen.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vAs1S6. Tevis's company is called the Balance Integration Corporation and it's website is www.balanceintegration.com.
43:29
May 5, 2021
Shellye Archambeau - Author of "Unapologetically Ambitious"
Episode 138 of the Business Bookshelf - Shellye Archambeau - Author of "Unapologetically Ambitious" Today our guest is Shellye Archambeau. Shellye Archambeau is one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs. Formerly an executive at IBM and CMO at two public companies, Shellye was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. Shellye is the author of “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms”.  Each chapter lays out key takeaways and actions to increase the odds of achieving your personal and professional goals.  Unapologetically Ambitious invites readers to move beyond the solely supportive roles others expect them to fill, to learn how to carefully tread the thin line between assertive and aggressive, and to give themselves permission to strive for the top.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vAs1S6. Shellye's website is www.shellyearchambeau.com.
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May 2, 2021
Brad Shorkend - Author of "We Are Still Human"
Episode 137 of the Business Bookshelf - Brad Shorkend - Author of "We Are Still Human: And Work Shouldn't Suck" Today our guest is Brad Shorkend. Brad Shorkend is an agitator & thought provoker, and co-CEO of Still Human.  As a behavioral specialist he works with organisations around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee and customer experiences that translate into kick-ass innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue. Brad is the co-author of “We Are Still Human: And Work Shouldn't Suck”.  The book talks about how to build relevant businesses and exceptional work experiences for human beings in a world that has gone digital crazy.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3tqwcyW. Brad's company is called Still Human - www.stillhuman.co.za. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
35:25
May 2, 2021
Dr Paula Caligiuri - Author of "Build Your Cultural Agility"
Episode 136 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Paula Caligiuri - Author of "Build Your Cultural Agility" Today our guest is Dr Paula Caligiuri. Paula is a work psychologist dedicated to helping companies, business teams, and executives become effective in today's complex global environment. Through her consulting firm, TASCA Global Paula works extensively with leading organizations on the selection and development of culturally agile professionals. Paula is the author of the book “Build Your Cultural Agility: The Nine Competencies of Successful Global Professionals”.  The investment in global collaboration technology now exceeds US$45 billion. Professionals who work across cultures face some of the most cognitively, psychologically and emotionally difficult challenges, regardless of whether they work virtually or in person. And they often face these challenges without the help of a corporate guide. Build Your Cultural Agility is that guide. This book offers strategies to help you develop into a successful global professional, one who can comfortably and effectively work in and with people from different cultures. This book helps you leverage your natural strengths while providing suggestions for developing cultural agility competencies.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3x2z3Ak. Paula's company is called TASCA Global - www.tascaglobal.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
32:15
April 25, 2021
Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book"
Episode 136 of the Business Bookshelf - Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book" Today it is fantastic to welcome back Jim Irving. Jim is an incredibly successful sales person with over 43 years in the IT industry in various sales and marketing roles. Several senior sales and marketing directorships. EMEA Channels Director at SGI (Silicon Graphics). UK Managing Director at Information Builders. He is author of the book “B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book”.  The B2B Leaders Guidebook takes us through the reality of the business leadership journey. It begins with ‘Starting’ – from first impressions to the difference between management and leadership, to creating team identity. Then moves on to ‘Building’ and learn about asking questions, how to coach, recruitment, performance measurement and customer service. Finally, ‘Improving’ - writing about improving team performance, priorities, gaining ‘unfair mindshare’ for your team or business, and simplifying your working life, and leading from the front. The book is peppered with real-life stories and experiences. Which support the messages. The book is written in the same conversational style that gained such positive feedback in Jim’s first book. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3uW5L4M. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
39:39
April 21, 2021
Colin Bryar - Author of "Working Backwards"
Episode 135 of the Business Bookshelf - Colin Bryar - Author of "Working Backwards" Today our guest is Colin Bryar. Colin  joined Amazon in 1998 -- four years after its founding -- and spent the next 12 years as part of Amazon's senior leadership team as Amazon grew from a domestic (US-only) seller of books to a global, multi-dimensional powerhouse and innovator. Colin served as a Vice President at Amazon, and for two of his years he was "Chief of Staff" to Jeff Bezos, AKA "Jeff's shadow", during which he spent each day attending meetings, traveling with, and discussing business and life with Jeff. After Amazon, he and his family relocated to Singapore for two years where Colin served as Chief Operating Officer of e-commerce company RedMart, which was subsequently sold to Alibaba. Colin is co-founder of Working Backwards LLC where he coaches executives at both large and early-stage companies on how to implement the management practices developed at Amazon. Colin is the co-author of the book “Working Backwards”.  Working Backwards is a practical guidebook and a corporate narrative, filled with the authors’ in-the-room recollections of what “Being Amazonian” is like and how it has affected their personal and professional lives. They demonstrate that success on Amazon’s scale is not achieved by the genius of any single leader, but rather through commitment to and execution of a set of well-defined, rigorously-executed principles and practices―shared here for the very first time.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3mM0gmg. Colin's company Working Backwards can be found here - www.workingbackwards.com. The host is Lance Peppler and can be emailed at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
43:50
April 18, 2021
Douglas Kruger - Author of "How to Grow Rich"
Episode 134 of the Business Bookshelf - Douglas Kruger - Author of "How to Grow Rich: 50 Ways to Debunk Money Myths and Master Wealth" Today our guest is Douglas Kruger. Douglas is a member of the 'Speakers Hall of Fame,' an internationally renowned presenter and the author of 8 business books with Penguin.  He speaks globally on how businesses and brands can compete through innovation, and position themselves as industry experts. I speak to Douglas today about his new book “How to Grow Rich: 50 Ways to Debunk Money Myths and Master Wealth”.  Over a billion people globally were lifted from extreme poverty between 2010 and 2020. This is an all-time record, both in outright numbers and per capita growth, constituting nothing short of an economic miracle. Yet the narrative about worsening hardships for the poor prevails, contrary to all evidence. Why? Few topics are more contentious than money. Yet when weighed against empirical data, most of us would be amazed to discover how embarrassingly wrong our assumptions are, and how badly they have impaired our capacity for growth.  How to Grow Rich identifies every bad idea about wealth and explains why we don’t have to accept them, and how each one of us can overcome these thought hurdles in order to prosper and grow rich. Start by getting the thinking right, and the money will follow.  The book can be purchased here. Douglas's website can be found here - www.douglaskruger.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
39:26
April 14, 2021
David Horsager - Author of "Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results"
Episode 133 of the Business Bookshelf - David Horsager - Author of “Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results" Today our guest is David Horsager. David is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge and The Daily Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation's foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. David is the author of the book “Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results”.  Without trust, people and businesses fail. Trusted Leader provides a framework for building trust so that you and your organizations can perform at your best. David introduces readers to his Eight Pillars of Trust through the journey of a senior leader who thought success was certain. Follow CEO Ethan Parker as he discovers the power of trust and how to apply it amid the complexities of leadership, change, and culture transformation. The Eight Pillars of Trust are based on David's original research and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and top government agencies around the globe.  The book can be purchased here. The website for Trust Edge Leadership Institute can be found here - https://trustedge.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:49
April 11, 2021
Dr David White - Author of "Disrupting Corporate Culture"
Episode 132 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr David White - Author of "Disrupting Corporate Culture"  Today our guest is Dr David White. David is a partner and co-founder of Ontos Global, and a cognitive anthropologist focusing on new approaches to organizational culture and change based on the emerging science of the cultural mind. At Ontos Global he helps organizations manage and sustain transformation. David is the author of “Disrupting Corporate Culture: How Cognitive Science Alters Accepted Beliefs About Culture and Culture Change and Its Impact on Leaders and Change Agents”.  This book bridges the gap between the latest research on cognitive science and culture, providing a valuable guide for change leaders, CEOs, and practitioners on how to sustainably work with and change this important resource. It answers many of the major questions that have plagued culture work, such as: Why so many CEOs and management consultants preach culture change when so few culture interventions actually succeed Why CEOs persist in believing "culture starts at the top" when virtually no research in anthropology supports that claim Why most culture shaping approaches have no answer for how to affect culture in global companies Why culture doesn’t cause us to do anything, yet we persist in believing that somehow it does Why so many culture-shaping projects focus on corporate values despite the fact modern science shows why changing personal values is exceedingly difficult. The book can be purchased here. The website for ONTOS Global can be found here - www.ontosglobal.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:09
April 7, 2021
Lisa Koss - Author of “Leading for Learning"
Episode 131 of the Business Bookshelf - Lisa Koss - Author of “Leading for Learning".   Today our guest is Lisa Koss. For more than 25 years, Lisa has been working at the intersection of individual, team and organizational transformation. As partner and co-founder of ONTOS Global, her passion is to support executive clients to dramatically increase their impact through increased self-awareness, resiliency, agility, and the capacity to act wisely and decisively through complex and uncertain times. She is the author of the book “Leading for Learning”.  People do their best work when they are motivated. This may sound obvious, but while people managers instinctively agree with the centrality of motivation at work and its impact on employee engagement, their practices do not follow. With so much "real work" to do every day, how can managers also carve out time to learn, engage, build relationships, tap motivation, encourage development, and inspire? The problem is a false dichotomy between the world of business and that of people development. What if managers were able to systematically transform everyday business issues into meaningful, developmental coaching opportunities with employees at the same time? The book has a proven coaching approach to radically shift conversations away from either-or propositions and uses an entirely different lens: transforming business challenges by connecting them directly to employee motivation to achieve the desired business result while dramatically increasing employee engagement.  The book can be purchased here. The website for ONTOS Global can be found here - www.ontosglobal.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
44:43
April 3, 2021
Ron Coury - Author of “Tenacity"
Episode 130 of the Business Bookshelf - Ron Coury - Author of “Tenacity" Today our guest is Ron Coury. Ron is the author of Tenacity which tells the gripping true story of how Ron Coury, a Las Vegas businessman, Marine and former Brooklynite survived corruption and cancer to achieve the American Dream. The aptly-titled memoir focuses on the determination necessary to overcome any and all unjust obstacles that may stand in the way of one’s dreams. Tenacity chronicles the evolution of the natural-born entrepreneur, a major business figure in Las Vegas for decades. As Coury climbed the ladder toward success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. Along the way, he also had a couple of offers to settle matters discreetly, with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many.  The book can be purchased here. The website for the book can be found here www.roncouryauthor.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:16
March 30, 2021
Dr Garth Japhet - Author of "Like Water is for Fish: The Power of Story in our Lives"
Episode 129 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Garth Japhet - Author of "Like Water is for Fish: The Power of Story in our Lives" Today our guest is Dr Garth Japhet As a young boy, Garth found his life radically shaped by the Jungle Doctor series of books. The stories so enthralled him that, against all advice, he set his heart on medicine. He could see his future – with a backdrop of savannas, golden sunsets, adventure and accolades – as a romantic figure, a healer, a hero. This fantasy sustained Garth through the challenges of medical training, but finally he arrived. He was Dr Japhet, living the dream. Except the dream was a nightmare. The reality of medicine was not the life he had hoped for. There were times when he cursed the power of the story that had so completely messed up his life. Having struggled with anxiety most of his life, he was catapulted into a deep depression. And then it happened. Garth stumbled upon the healing power of story – fictional, factual and his own. What magic was at work here? If stories had changed him, could he use story to change others? This question set him on the journey described in Like Water is for Fish; a journey that led to Garth co-founding Soul City and Heartlines, and to an understanding that story, in its multiple forms, is as essential for our lives as water is for fish.  The book can be purchased here. The website for Garth's company is called Heartlines and can be found here - www.heartlines.org.za. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
35:00
March 28, 2021
Jon Isaacson - Co-author of "Be Intentional Culture"
Episode 128 of the Business Bookshelf - Jon Isaacson - Co-author of "Be Intentional Culture" Today our guest is Jon Isaacson. Jon, The Intentional Restorer, is an author and host of The DYOJO Podcast. Jon speaks, writes, and coaches through his organization The DYOJO helping the skilled trades to shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development. Jon is the co-author of the book “Be Intentional Culture: How the Small Things Enhance or Undermine Your Culture”.   In business, the question with regards to culture is not whether your organization has a culture. The question you should be asking is whether your culture has evolved by chance or because you have been intentional in developing it.  If your goal is to have a healthy and thriving team, culture is the means through which you care for your organization.  The book can be purchased here. Jon's website can be found at www.thedyojo.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:58
March 23, 2021
Art Johnson - Author of "The Art of Alignment"
Episode 127 of the Business Bookshelf - Art Johnson - Author of "The Art of Alignment: A Data-Driven Approach to Lead Aligned Organizations"  Art Johnson is CEO of Infinity Systems, Inc., a management consulting firm where he helps leaders identify and rectify organizational misalignment. Previously, he implemented a strategic plan to improve alignment at Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, enabling it to grow top-line revenue by 13 percent year-over-year in a flat market. Art is the author of the book “The Art of Alignment: A Data-Driven Approach to Lead Aligned Organizations”.   Leading organizations worldwide are evolving from the idea of employee engagement to that of organizational alignment.  The Art of Alignment takes a data-driven approach to organizational alignment. When executives add PURPOSE to engagement, coupled with measurement, your organization will experience market-leading performance. By following the 9-Pillars approach to leadership, your organization can increase key metrics by as much as 28% with each percentage point improvement in alignment.  The book can be purchased here. Art company called Infinity Systems website can be found at www.orgametrics.net. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:32
March 21, 2021
Nicky Rowbotham - Author of “7 Steps to Finding Flow"
Episode 126 of the Business Bookshelf - Nicky Rowbotham - Author of “7 Steps to Finding Flow" Today our guest is Nicky Rowbotham. Nicky is a  leader who has worked with many highly motivated and driven entrepreneurs and professionals, who are looking to fulfil their potential and live their best life across the board (not just at work) Nicky is the author of the book “7 Steps to Finding Flow”.  Seventy percent of us spend most of our days in a state of stress, with our nervous systems in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Modern day stress has become pervasive in all aspects of our lives through constant pressure, the weight of perceived expectations and the drive to be always on.  Full of practical solutions, wisdom and strategies, 7 Steps to Finding Flow is your guide to lighten the load that stress places on us.  The book can be purchased here. Nicky's website can be found at www.nickyrowbotham.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:29
March 16, 2021
Adii Pienaar - Author of “Life Profitability"
Episode 125 of the Business Bookshelf - Adii Pienaar - Author of “Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success" Today our guest is Adii Pienaar. Adii is an entrepreneur and founder of two global multimillion-dollar companies and prides himself on the commercial and life profitability of his businesses. Adii's personal journey enabled him to discover a rich, fulfilling life that coincides with a sustainable strategy for success in the workplace. His concept of life profitability is now gaining momentum in the business world. Adii is the author of “Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success”.  The book will provide you with a new perspective for becoming self-aware, recognizing your values, and understanding your impact. An enriched life and a successful business are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the book will provide you with the first steps in building a business that is more sustainable, with increased options for you, your employees, and your community. Learn how to give yourself some space, measure meaningful output, and live with intention so that you can maximize profit that truly counts.  The book can be purchased here. The website for his book can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:13
March 14, 2021
Carice Anderson - Author of “Intelligence isn’t enough"
Episode 124 of the Business Bookshelf - Carice Anderson - Author of “Intelligence isn’t enough" Today our guest is Carice Anderson. Carice is a seasoned professional who is passionate about entrepreneurship, empowering people, growing leaders and helping people identify and operate in their strengths. Carice believes that leadership of self, others, and organisation is the answer to all of the challenges and opportunities in the world today. Carice is the author of the book “Intelligence isn’t enough”. The book includes advice and anecdotes from 30 successful Black leaders who have worked across Africa, Europe, and North America, Intelligence Isn't Enough aims to empower young Black graduates who have just entered the workforce and Black professionals already at work.  Carice guides readers on how to survive and thrive in corporate spaces, how to take a more strategic approach to their careers, and how to understand themselves and others more deeply.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
36:45
March 9, 2021
Dr Roland Rust - Author of “The Feeling Economy"
Episode 123 of the Business Bookshelf - “The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy”. Today our guest is Dr Roland Rust. Roland is Distinguished University Professor and holds the David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, the first business professor to be named a Distinguished University Professor at Maryland. He is one of two people who have been named a Fellow of both the American Marketing Association and the European Marketing Academy. He founded the annual Frontiers in Service Conference as well as the Journal of Service Research. He is Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Service and the Center for Complexity in Business. He holds a visiting position at Erasmus University and is an International Research Fellow at Oxford University. His lifetime achievement honors include the AMA Irwin McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, inaugural Fellow of the AMA, INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Fellow, the Converse Award, the Distinguished Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. He is author of the book “The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy”.  As machines are trained to “think,” many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, it is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence, and this is where the human worker’s competitive advantage over machines currently lies. This book explores the impact of AI on everyday life, looking into workers’ adaptation to these changes, the ways in which managers can change the nature of jobs in light of AI developments, and the potential for humans and AI to continue working together.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
26:38
March 7, 2021
Chris Kane - Author of "Where is My Office?"
Episode 122 of the Business Bookshelf - Chris Kane - Author of "Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century" Chris is the co-founder of Six Ideas is a distinctive community which brings together the very best strategists, researchers and thinkers to solve complex and seemingly impossible challenges arising from the nexus between technology, people, culture and place. They are change catalysts and work to inspire organisational, educational, cultural and workplace innovation. He is the author of the book “Where is My Office? Reimagining the 21st Workplace”,  The book presents a game-changing challenge to the existing ways we work. As well as being a guide to harnessing the true potential of an organisation’s people and workplace.  The book can be purchased here. The Six Ideas website is www.six-ideas.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:36
March 2, 2021
Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Guide Book"
Episode 121 of the Business Bookshelf - Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Guide Book" Today our guest is Jim Irving. Jim is an incredibly successful sales person with over 43 years in the IT industry in various sales and marketing roles. Several senior sales and marketing directorships. EMEA Channels Director at SGI (Silicon Graphics). UK Managing Director at Information Builders. He is author of the book “B2B Selling Guide Book”,  This is a light and simple guide to the most important tools, techniques and approaches to ensure success in B2B selling - and in life.  The format is incredibly simple. Each chapter introduces a concept. Real life anecdotes showing the technique, issue or approach are then given. Finally, a short summary on how to best apply that principle is added. The real stories are enlightening, clear and powerful. Adopting these proven tools, techniques, attitude and processes will help you to become more professional and successful.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
41:44
February 28, 2021
Claire Wasserman - Author of "Ladies Get Paid"
Episode 120 of the Business Bookshelf - Claire Wasserman - Author of "Ladies Get Paid" Today our guest is Claire Wasserman. Claire  has been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. In less than three years, Claire grew the community to 70,000 from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in fewer than three years. She is also the Host of John Hancock's podcast, Friend Who Talk About Money. Claire been featured in the New York Times, partnered with the City of Los Angeles, spoke at the United Nations Foundation, and collaborated with Nike, among others. Her book, Ladies Get Paid, is available for pre-order at ladiesgetpaid.com/book. Claire is the author of “Ladies Get Paid”.  Filled with Claire's personal stories and straightforward advice, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level. If you're looking to get a raise, navigate a promotion, or break the glass ceiling, LADIES GET PAID will show you how. Part how-to guide, part manifesto, LADIES GET PAID encourages the self-advocacy and activism that will help you close the gender pay gap and take the power back in your career.  The book can be purchased here. Claire's website is www.ladiesgetpaid.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:15
February 23, 2021
Cyrus Rogers - Author of "Competitive Edge"
Episode 119 of the Business Bookshelf - Cyrus Rogers - Author of "Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life". Today our guest is Cyrus Rogers. Cyrus Rogers is a television producer, business owner and motivational speaker who has combined his passion for sport with his keen interest in leadership, success and greatness. His obsession for sport has led to years of study, and research, of the very best sports stars and how they progressed to the top of their games. Having worked as a sports journalist for near on two decades, and having interviewed some of the world’s biggest sports stars, Cyrus discovered that the essential elements for success in sport translate to business, sales and personal development. Cyris is the author of “Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life”. Who better to learn from, on how to be successful, than those who’ve reached the top of their game and stayed there. Using sport as a prism, this book is for people who want to make changes in their personal and professional lives in order to beat the opposition and take home the gold.  The book can be purchased here. Cyrus's website is www.cyrusrogers.com The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:55
February 21, 2021
Scott Greenberg - Author of "The Wealthy Franchisee"
Episode 118 of the Business Bookshelf - Scott Greenberg - Author of "The Wealthy Franchisee: Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar" Today our guest is Scott Greenberg. Scott Greenberg designs game-changing steps to grow businesses, build high-performing teams and create unforgettable customer experiences.  For ten years Scott was a multi-unit, award-winning franchise owner with Edible Arrangements. His operation won international recognition: "Best Customer Service" and "Manager of the Year," out of more than 1000 locations worldwide. Today he's a sought-after international speaker, consultant and franchise coach. Scott is the author of “The Wealthy Franchisee: Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar”.  The Wealthy Franchisee pulls concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, brain science, interviews, and Scott Greenberg’s firsthand experience as a franchisee to help readers replicate the mental habits, tactics, and financial results of high-performing franchisees.  The book can be purchased here. Scott's website is www.scottgreenberg.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:34
February 16, 2021
Minter Dial - Author of "You Lead"
Episode 117 of the Business Bookshelf - Minter Dial - Author of "You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader" Today our guest is Minter Dial. Minter  is a storyteller, filmmaker, three-time author and an international professional speaker. After a 16-year international career at L'Oreal, he set off on his own and speaks and consults on Leadership, Branding and Transformation. Minter is the author of “You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader”. There is a need for a new kind of leadership; one that bleeds personality and rings true to employees and customers alike who crave authenticity. You Lead argues that business leaders deliver superior results, communities of engagement both inside and outside of the company and true values-driven success when they are themselves and come across as genuine.  The book can be purchased here. Minter's website is www.minterdial.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
40:06
February 14, 2021
Howard Tiersky - Author of "Winning Digital Customers"
Episode 116 of the Business Bookshelf - Howard Tiersky - Author of "Winning Digital Customer" Today our guest is Howard Tiersky. For over 20 years, Howard has been helping leaders at dozens of the world's largest brands navigate digital transformation. He has helped companies grow revenue across digital channels by supporting the customer journey resonating with today's hyper-connected audience. Today we are talking to Howard about his new book “Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance”.  The book lays out a simple but detailed five step methodology that any company can follow to align their teams around a vision for the customer experience that will maximize their competitiveness in the market, identify the quick wins that will help them out of the gate, and ultimately drive the transformation needed to bring their company into alignment with today's digital world.  The book can be purchased here. Howard's company is called From and the website is www.from.digital. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:45
February 9, 2021
Brent Lowe - Co-author of "Lead Together"
Episode 115 of the Business Bookshelf - Brent Lowe - Co-author of "Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business" Today our guest is Brent Lowe. Brent is a performance coach helping leaders show up as their best selves within thriving, purpose-driven teams. As the Scale Coach for Founder CEOs, Brent works with entrepreneurs and leaders who are growing the size and impact of their businesses to tackle local and global challenges. Brent is the co-author of “Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business”.  Lead Together offers founders, CEOs and other leaders a radical new way of working and scaling a business.  Lead Together teaches key principles and proven methods to transform models of top-down leadership into dynamic human systems of shared responsibility and accountability, through the concepts of self-organizing and self-management.  The book can be purchased here. Brent's website can be found here www.brentlowe.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
33:60
February 7, 2021
Kate Lanz - Co-author of "All the Brains in the Business"
Episode 114 of the Business Bookshelf - Kate Lanz - Co-author of "All the Brains in the Business" Today our guest is Kate Lanz. Kate has over thirty years’ business experience – nearly twenty years’ in leadership coaching combined with an outstanding track record of success as a senior executive. Kate was the first female – and youngest – International General Manager at Diageo, the world’s leading spirits producer. She is the CEO Mindbridge, works to push the boundaries of the Neurosmart™ method and specialises in consulting and coaching at senior levels including the Board. Kate is the co-author with Paul Brown of “All the Brains in the Business: The Engendered Brain in the 21st Century Organisation”.  The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This book explores why and how. Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it. The book can be purchased here. The website for Kate's company Mindbridge is www.mindbridge.co.uk. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:36
February 2, 2021
David Espindola - Co-author of "The Exponential Era"
Episode 113 of the Business Bookshelf - David Espindola - Co-author of "The Exponential Era". Today our guest is David Espindola. David is the co-founder of Intercepting Horizons.  Intercepting Horizons provides strategic advisory services for the Exponential Era.  They prepare leadership teams to intercept new trends and converging technology vectors impacting their future. David is also the co-author of a book called “The Exponential Era - Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Curve in an Era of Chaotic Changes and Disruptive Forces”  The book can be purchased here. The website for David's company Intercepting Horizons is www.interceptinghorizons.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
31:15
February 1, 2021
Aaron Bare - Author of "Reimagining Innovation"
Episode 112 of the Business Bookshelf - Aaron Bare - Author of "Reimagining Innovation". Today our guest is Aaron Bare. Aaron is the founder of Namaste Republic and author of Reimagining Innovation. He has held leadership roles in Strategy, Innovation, Technology, Marketing, and Sales. He is a results-focused exponential leader that understands how to create a high-performing culture. He has been a lecturer/adjunct professor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 10+ years. He is also a global speaker and facilitator that has facilitated many strategic discussions on innovation and leadership at organizations in 90+ Countries and all 50 States. His book Reimagining Innovation contains a collection of nine keys of exponential leadership that can be used as a formula to navigate disruption.  The book can be purchased here. Aaron's website is www.aaronbare.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
42:19
January 26, 2021
Mohammad Ali Shalan - "Innovative and Agile Contracting for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0"
Episode 111 of the Business Bookshelf - "Innovative and Agile Contracting for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0". Today our guest is Mohammad Shalan. Mohammad is a practitioner, author, guest speaker and researcher with published chapters, articles and presentations. Willing to distilling complex problems into simple solutions, add value and volunteer. He is currently the Head of Technology at Aqarat Real Estate Development Company, and Director for Digital Transformation at Project Management Institute (PMI) He is an editor of an upcoming book called “Innovative and Agile Contracting for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0”.  Digital transformation is reshaping the business arena as new, successful digital business models are increasing agility and presenting better ways to handle business than the traditional alternatives.  Contracting processes and procedures are challenged to align with the new business dynamics as traditional contracts are no longer fitting today's agile and continuously changing environments.  The chapters of the book cover the problems, issues, complications, strategies, governance, and risks related to the development and enforcement of digital transformation contracting practices. While highlighting topics in the area of digital transformation and contracting such as artificial intelligence, digital business, emerging technologies, and blockchain.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
24:55
January 24, 2021
Episode 110 - "Problem Prospecting - Completely Eradicate your Prospecting Troubles By Leading with Problems".
Episode 110 of the Business Bookshelf - "Problem Prospecting - Completely Eradicate your Prospecting Troubles By Leading with Problems". Today our guests are Mark Ackers, Richard Smith and Stuart Taylor. Mark, Richard and Stuart all work for a company called Refract.  The aim of Refract is to make sales coaching simple, more time-efficient and to amplify the benefits. I talk to them about their book “Problem Prospecting - Completely Eradicate your Prospecting Troubles By Leading with Problems.”.  Prospecting is tough and is a skill that isn’t truly mastered.  The book has actionable condensed insights that will have a huge impact on your sales prospecting. The book can be purchased here. The Refract website can be found here - www.refract.ai. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:54
January 20, 2021
Theresa Sigillito Hollema - Author of "Virtual Teams Across Cultures"
Episode 109 of the Business Bookshelf - Theresa Sigillito Hollema - Author of "Virtual Teams Across Cultures". Today our guest is Theresa Sigillito Hollema Theresa has worked in and with global teams for over 25 years. As a cultural consultant and team facilitator, she has helped hundreds of leaders around the world learn how to excel when working with virtual and culturally diverse teams. Theresa is the contact point for Interact Global - whose purpose is to help people connect with others at work so they can collaborate and thrive. She is the author of “Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World“ which looks at what makes multicultural virtual teams tick – why they’re different and how to unlock their true potential.  The book can be purchased here. Theresa's and Interact Global website can be found here - https://www.interact-global.net. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:11
January 17, 2021
Karen Tobiasen - Author of "The Heart Revolution"
Episode 108 of the Business Bookshelf - Karen Tobiasen - Author of "The Heart Revolution®: Transform Your Life, Transform Your Business". Today our guest is Karen Tobiasen Karen is a designer and facilitator of integrated transformations. Standing at the intersection between human and business transformation, she founded BreathingBusiness out of her passion for helping people and organizations go beyond their comfort zone to find enrichment and to come fully alive! I talk to Karen about her new  book “The Heart Revolution”. The Heart Revolution invites you into the world of possibilities – in your life, and your business – when you adopt a mindset grounded in love. It takes you through the Ten Steps of Transformation that capture the essence of what enables true transformation in you, your work and your organization. They take you full circle – from building insights and meaning about yourself and your life, to making conscious choices around your mindset for you to manifest impact in your life and business.   The book can be purchased here. Karen Tobiasen's website can be found here - www.karentobiasen.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:32
January 12, 2021
Tamara Lechner - Author of "The Happiness Reset"
Episode 107 of the Business Bookshelf - Tamara Lechner - Author of "The Happiness Reset: What to do When Nothing Makes You Happy". Today our guest is Tamara Lechner. Tamara’s commitment to improving proactive wellbeing on a global scale and has led to her involvement with world leaders in contextual wellbeing measurement, Positive Psychology and Positive Education. She opened the Institute of Positive Education from Geelong Grammar School’s first international office and in 2019 she was appointed the inaugural Director of The Center for Positive Education and has moved on to a technology startup Creative Positive.  The website can be found here. Tamara has a passion for mindfulness, the science of habit formation and disrupting thought patterns to promote growth. She has been a staff writer and happiness expert for Deepak Chopra’s Chopra Center for many years. Today we are talking to Tamara about his new book “The Happiness Reset: What to do When Nothing Makes You Happy”.  What to do When Nothing Makes You Happy couples positive psychology interventions with days of the week to give structure and support to wellbeing in a highly individualized way.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:22
January 10, 2021
Jason Redman - Author of "Overcome"
Episode 106 of the Business Bookshelf - Jason Redman - Author of "Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors". Jason is a former Lieutenant Jason Redman spent 11 years as an enlisted Navy SEAL. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and the Combat Action Ribbon (two awards). After being severely wounded in Iraq while acting as Assault Force Commander, Redman returned to active duty with the Navy SEALs, retiring in 2013. He has founded a non-profit corporation called Wounded Wear, which provides clothing tailored for wounded warriors. Jason is the author of “Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors”.  Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges -- the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy -- to normal daily challenges -- a late flight, a disappointing phone call, a missed promotion, a bad day -- and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards?  The book can be purchased here. Jason's website can be found here - https://jasonredman.com.. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
42:32
January 5, 2021
Pepe Marais - Author of "20 Habits That Break Habits: Growing Greatness"
Episode 105 of the Business Bookshelf - Pepe Marais - Author of "20 Habits That Break Habits: Growing Greatness" Today our guest is Pepe Marais. Pepe is the founding partner of Joe Public United. Chairman of One School At A Time. Author. Humanitarian at heart and his core interest is the growth of people. After hitting a brick wall in both his business and personal life in 2006, Pepe Marais discovered his purpose on which he rebuilt all aspects of his life over the course of the next fourteen years Today I talk to Pepe about his new book “20 Habits That Break Habits: Growing Greatness”.  Throughout this book, Pepe shares some of his own most limiting habits that held him back over the course of his journey, and the liberating habits he replaced each of them with in order to create a significant breakthrough in his own life. From turning wine into water, to replacing television with the kitchen table, if a book could come with a warning sign, then this one should. Because … it may just change your life!  The book can be purchased here. Joe Public United can be found here, Pepe's initiative One School at a Time here and his personal website is here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
31:06
January 3, 2021
Joseph Michelli - Author of "Stronger Through Adversity"
Episode 104 of the Business Bookshelf - Joseph Michelli - Author of "Stronger Through Adversity". Today our guest is Joseph Michelli. Joseph is a professional In-Person and Virtual Speaker on Leadership, Employee Engagement, Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, and Consumer Advocacy.  He is a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of Books including The Airbnb Way, Driven to Delight, Leading the Starbucks Way, The Zappos Experience, The Starbucks Experience, Prescription for Excellence, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly. Today we are talking to Joseph about his new book “Stronger Through Adversity: World-Class Leaders Share Pandemic-Tested Lessons on Thriving During the Toughest Challenges”.  In this business guide for our times, Joesph distills best leadership practices that can be used in any company, in any industry. Organized into four main themes―Set the Foundation, Build Connections, Move with Purpose, and Harness Change―Stronger Through Adversity provides a deep dive into the methods, tactics, and approaches leaders have used to keep their company afloat and to position it for success long after the pandemic.   The book can be purchased here. Joseph is also the founder of the Michelli Experience which can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
25:01
December 26, 2020
Francis Cholle - Author of "Squircle - A new way to think for a new world"
Episode 103 of the Business Bookshelf - Francis Cholle - Author of "Squircle - A new way to think for a new world". Today our guest is Francis Cholle. Francis is an international business consultant, best-selling author, engaging speaker, as well as CEO and founder of The Human Company (www.thehumancompany.com). He seeks to help companies rethink business in ways that conventional strategic management cannot. His clients are major, mid-size, emerging firms, including global powerhouses across a wide variety of industries such as beauty, luxury, pharmaceuticals, communications, media, and information technology.. Francis is the author of “Squircle - A new way to think for a new world”.  Discover SQUIRCLE, the science-based model designed to enhance the way we think. In a world that's growing more complex, we need to rely on new abilities to move through life with confidence.  The book can be purchased here. Francis is also the founder of the Squircle Academy which can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
47:52
December 23, 2020
Scott D. Anthony - Co-author of "Eat, Sleep, Innovate"
Episode 102 of the Business Bookshelf - Scott D. Anthony - Co-author of "Eat, Sleep, Innovate". Scott is a strategic advisor, writer and speaker on topics of growth and innovation. He has been based in Singapore since 2010, and currently serves at the Managing Director of Innosight’s Asia-Pacific operations.  Between 2009 and 2015 Scott served as the chair of the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a S$10 million venture fund co-managed by Innosight and the Singapore government.  In 2017, he won the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes the thinker who has contributed the most to the understanding of innovation over the last two years. He also debuted on the Thinkers50 list of the world's most influential management thinkers (#34). Scott is the co-author of “Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization””.  Leaders have experimented with open innovation programs, corporate accelerators, venture capital arms, skunkworks, and innovation contests. They've trekked to Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv to learn from today's hottest, most successful tech companies. Yet most would admit they've failed to create truly innovative cultures. There's a better way. And it all starts with the power of habit.  The book can be purchased here. The book's website can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:05
December 20, 2020
Abdullah Verachia - Author of "Disruption Amplified - Reset. Rewire. Reimagine Everything."
Episode 101 of the Business Bookshelf: Abdullah Verachia - Author of "Disruption Amplified - Reset. Rewire. Reimagine Everything". Abdullah Verachia is globally recognised for his talks on strategy, competitiveness, change and global trends and for his ability to design and facilitate strategy discussion amongst teams, executives and boards.  Currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Strategists and also a faculty member and head of the India Africa Business Network at the Gordon Institute of Business Science Today we are talking to Abdullah about his book “Disruption Amplified - Reset. Rewire. Reimagine Everything.”.  Unlock key insights revealed in Disruption Amplified that will inspire your own rethinking during this remarkable and transformative time, and step boldly into a new tomorrow.   The book can be purchased here. Abdullah's website can be found here -  www.averachia.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:13
December 16, 2020
David Marquet - Author of "Leadership is Language"
Episode 100 of the Business Bookshelf - David Marquet - Author of "Leadership is Language" David Marquet is an expert on Leadership and Innovation.  He imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader. David is the author of “Turn the Ship Around!” and also the book we will be speaking to him about today - “Leadership is Language”.  Most of us use the language we inherited from a time when workers worked with their hands and managers worked with their heads. Today, your people do much more than simply follow orders. They contribute to performance and solve problems, and it's time we updated our language to reflect that.  The book can be purchased here. David's website can be found here -  www.davidmarquet.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
44:23
December 13, 2020
Douglas Kruger - Author of "Political Correctness Does More Harm Than Good"
Episode 99 of the Business Bookshelf - Douglas Kruger - Author of "Political Correctness Does More Harm Than Good" Today our guest is Douglas Kruger. Douglas is a member of the 'Speakers Hall of Fame,' an internationally renowned presenter and the author of 8 business books with Penguin.  He speaks globally on how businesses and brands can compete through innovation, and position themselves as industry experts. I speak to Douglas today about his new book “Political Correctness Does More Harm Than Good: How to Identify, Debunk, and Dismantle Dangerous Ideas”.  Isn’t Political Correctness culture all about kindness? About protecting victimized groups? If you trace the history of political correctness, the answer is emphatically no.  The book can be purchased here. Douglas's website can be found here -  www.douglaskruger.com and his Youtube channel here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:03
December 8, 2020
Kara Goldin - Author of "Undaunted"
Episode 98 of the Business Bookshelf - Kara Goldin - Author of "Undaunted" Today our guest is Kara Goldin. Kara is a disruptor, builder, thought leader and a successful entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune's Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. I talk to Kara about her new book “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”.  Undaunted will inspire you to move past your fears and defy the doubters. It doesn’t matter whether you feel confident; it matters what you actually do.  The book can be purchased here. Kara's personal website can be found here www.karagoldin.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com
44:51
December 6, 2020
Siphiwe Moyo - Author of "Your Next Move"
Episode 97 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Siphiwe Moyo - Author of "Your Next Move" Today our guest is Siphiwe Moyo. Siphiwe is a Chief People Officer, Global Speaker & Business School Faculty Member, specialising in Organisational Behaviour. He is the founder and CEO of Paradigm People Solutions that helps organisations improve performance through their people. I talk to Siphiwe about his new book “Your Next Move: Career strategies to survive and thrive during COVID-19 and beyond”.  With a mix of sound scholarship, practical HR experience, humour and storytelling, Siphiwe presents 50 career strategies to survive and thrive during COVID-19 and beyond.  The book can be purchased here. Siphiwe is the founder of Paradigm People Solutions and his personal website is http://siphiwemoyo.co.za. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
26:56
December 1, 2020
Kristina Zumpolle - Author of "Finding Flow"
Episode 96 of the Business Bookshelf - Kristina Zumpolle - Author of "Finding Flow" Today our guest is Kristina Zumpolle. Kristina is a workshop leader and facilitator and has worked successfully with Executives and teams across a variety of industries and countries. I talk to Kristina about her new book “Finding Flow - Connect with yourself, others and the planet.  The book highlights some of the most effective activities and routines that can be used to connect with yourself and others.  The book can be purchased here. Kristina is founder and CEO of the Zumflow which can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:49
November 29, 2020
Dr Andrew Brough - Author of "Leadership - The Exponential Effect"
Episode 95 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Andrew Brough - Author of "Leadership - The Exponential Effect" Today our guest is Dr Andrew Brough. Andrew is a lecturer, facilitator, keynote speaker & broadcaster and has over 25 years experience in writing, producing & presenting 3500+ leadership/marketing/team keynotes & programmes to audiences in more than 80 countries. Andrew is the author of “Leadership- The Exponential Effect”.  It is a well-researched, principle-based book that explores the relationship between self-leadership (leading me), leading others (leading them), leading teams (leading us) and leading for results (developing solutions).  The book can be purchased here. Andrew is founder and CEO of the Brough Leadership Institute which can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
24:56
November 24, 2020
Debora Mackenzie - Author of "COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One"
Episode 94 of the Business Bookshelf - Debora Mackenzie - Author of "COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One" Today our guest is Debora Mackenzie. Debora has been covering emerging diseases for more than 30 years as a science journalist for outlets like New Scientist magazine. From SARs to rabies and Ebola to AIDs, she’s been on the frontline in reporting on how pandemics form, why they spread, and how to stop them throughout her career. In addition to infectious disease, she also specializes in reporting on the science of complexity and social organization. In 2010, she won the American Society for Microbiology Public Communication Award. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as a biomedical researcher. Today we are talking to Debora about her new book “COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One”.  In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. Todays episode is brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers.   “COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One” by Debora Mackenzie is published by The Bridge Street Press and distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers. You can find it at all good book stores and also online through Loot and Takealot for R355.  Thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for arranging this interview.
44:38
November 22, 2020
John Sanei - Author of "FutureNEXT: Re-imagining our world & conquering uncertainty"
Episode 93 of the Business Bookshelf - John Sanei - Author of "FutureNEXT: Re-imagining our world & conquering uncertainty" John has a fascination with human psychology and the future that has seen him become Africa’s first faculty member at Singularity University in San Francisco, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in Johannesburg, and an Associate Partner at the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies in Denmark. Author of best-sellers What’s Your Moonshot? Magnetiize and FOREsight, John is also the Co-founder and Chief Exponential Officer at Future Self Academy, an author-led, online platform that connects the curious to leading thinkers. I talk to John about his new book “FutureNEXT: Re-imagining our world & conquering uncertainty”.  The future has arrived early. And it is challenging each of us to ask, and answer, the defining questions of our time:How will our post-pandemic society move forward?  Will we ever return to the world we once knew?  Are we witnessing the development of a new socio-economic system?  You can buy his book here. John's personal website is https://johnsanei.com and Future Self Academy found here - https://futureselfacademy.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
35:24
November 17, 2020
Dr Johanna Pagonis - Author of "Choose to be a leader others would want to follow"
Episode 92 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Johanna Pagonis - Author of "Choose to be a leader others would want to follow" Today our guest is Dr Johanna Pagonis. Johanna’s goal is to transform workplaces that have a climate of command and control to one of possibility. She is the owner of Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting which has a vision to Transform managers and employees into confident and capable leaders that achieve excellence and are a source of strategic value in the organization.  You can find the website here. She also has a podcast called Tackle Tuesday which can be found here. We talk about her book “Choose to be a leader others would want to follow”.  Johanna’s goal for this book is that people, especially leaders in top ranks, will be motivated to create a workplace environment where managers are supported and encouraged to embrace their vulnerability and develop their emotional intelligence.  You can buy here book here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:44
November 15, 2020
Sean Fields - Author of "Quantum Lean"
Episode 91 of the Business Bookshelf - Sean Fields - Author of "Quantum Lean" Sean Fields is an industry practitioner with over 30 years of success at applying and implementing lean principles, inventory control, and production scheduling. With technical versatility, personal rapport, and intense practicality he is uniquely able to bridge theory and reality in the most challenging environments. You can find his company Beehive Fund at https://www.beehivefund.org. Sean is the co-author of “Quantum Lean”. Whereas traditional lean techniques suffer from less-than-inspiring results, Quantum Lean (QL) rethinks this subject and provides an overdue remedy.  You can buy "Quantum Lean" by clicking here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
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November 10, 2020
Fred Copestake - Author of "Selling Through Partnering Skills"
Episode 90 of the Business Bookshelf - Fred Copestake - Author of "Selling Through Partnering Skills" Fred is a consultant, trainer, coach and an expert in helping sales professionals around the world to improve their performance and unleash their full potential.  He is the principal consultant at Brindis, the consultancy he founded in 2004. You can find his company at www.brindis.co.uk. I talk to him about his new book “Selling Through Partnering Skills” - which looks at the evolving world of sales and sets out what people need to do to refine their approach.  You can buy "Train Naked" by clicking here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
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November 8, 2020
Pierre du Plessis - Author of "Train Naked"
Episode 89 of the Business Bookshelf - Pierre du Plessis - Author of "Train Naked" "To train naked is to show up just as you are. No pretenses, no masks, no BS." Pierre helps people build meaningful lives and businesses do work that matters, in a chaotic world. He is a dissident preacher and has a habit of making the familiar strange and turning the world upside down. He is currently the CEO of his passion project, HumanWrites, an organisation that gets storybooks to kids who need them. You can find his website - This is Pierre Du Plessis - www.thisispierreduplessis.com.  You can join Palaestra by clicking on the link within the website. Pierre is the author of "Train Naked: A Guide to a Meaningful Life and Work That Matters".  Train Naked is a curated selection of short reflections, prompts to get skin in the game, on building a meaningful life and doing work that matters.  You can buy "Train Naked" by clicking here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
35:49
November 3, 2020
Dr Nadya Zhexembayeva - Author of "The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook"
Episode 88 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Nadya Zhexembayeva - Author of "The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook" Have you heard of the title "Chief Reinvention Officer"? Nadya helps people & organizations turn change & disruptions into an opportunity - and a source of real competitive advantage - again and again. Called ‘The Reinvention Guru’ (In Ventures magazine) & ‘The Queen of Reinvention’ (TEDx Navasink), Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker & author -- specializing in reinvention. As a consultant, Nadya has helped such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, ERG, Kohler, L'Oreal, IBM, CISCO, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation & many others to reinvent their products, processes, & leadership practices. You can find her website - Chief Reinvention Officer - www.chiefreinventionofficer.com.  There is also a thriving Facebook group that you can join called Reinvention Society. In the interview we talk to Nadya about her new book “The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook: How to Thrive in Chaos”.  In this visual guide to thriving in the midst of chaos Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva brings together the insights from a community of 3000+ “reinventors” to offer a bold new method for business resilience during disruptive times.  You can buy the book by clicking here.  You can also download a free 85 page preview of the book here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:33
November 1, 2020
Dr Holly Woods - Author of "The Golden Thread"
Episode 87 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Holly Woods - Author of "The Golden Thread" Do you have a golden thread that runs through your life? Holly has guided leaders into purposeful lives for 35 years. She is also a serial intra- and entrepreneur, having built and scaled multiple businesses. She uses a proven 3-step Purpose to Impact Roadmap™ born in the science and practice of human development, transformational application with leaders and in business settings, and extensive background in product development, design and testing, and creating systems and infrastructure to align with their purpose. You can find her website - Emergence Institute - at https://emergenceinstitute.net Holly is the author “The Golden Thread: Where to Find Purpose in the Stages of Your Life”. You can buy the book by clicking here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
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October 27, 2020
Steve Brown - Author of "The Golden Toilet"
Episode 86 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Steve Brown - Author of "The Golden Toilet". Steve Brown has a passion for inspiring and empowering the entrepreneurs who power the American economy. He is the founder of ROI Online, a HubSpot platinum agency partner and the first StoryBrand certified agency. Steve and his team at ROI Online have worked with hundreds of clients, from solo entrepreneurs to Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies, to grow their business by implementing a holistic business growth system. As an entrepreneur himself, Steve knows what business leaders face today as they fight to grow their businesses, and now, he wants to share what he's learned to help these hard-working heroes conquer the struggles that are holding them back. Steve has his own podcast that is called ROI Online Podcast which I encourage you to listen to I talk to him about his book - “The Golden Toilet: Stop Flushing Your Marketing Budget into Your Website and Build a System That Grows Your Business”.   This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - Exponential, Innovation & Leadership.  Visit www.ideastorm.co.za for a free 30 minute strategy session.
36:40
October 25, 2020
Promise Phelon - Author of "The Way of the Growth Warrior"
Episode 85 of the Business Bookshelf - Promise Phelon - Author of "The Way of the Growth Warrior" Promise is a serial entrepreneur who has a proven track record raising capital ($100 million), transforming, exiting and buying companies. She has helped large tech organizations leverage the voice of the customer to drive strategic change, architect and execute business model transformations, and drive value for startups. She seeks to be the Champion of Underdogs, to guide companies as a member of their Board of Directors and to manifest explosive growth for every deal that she touches. She is the CEO and founder of The Growth Warrior which aims to help people and organizations to win in uncertain times. I talk to Promise about her new book “The Way of the Growth Warrior”. The book contains 7 non-Negotiable Skills is designed to help underdogs navigate the startup ecosystem.  You can buy the book by clicking here. The Growth Warrior website can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:46
October 20, 2020
Zoe Routh - Author of "People Stuff"
Episode 84 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Zoe Routh - Author of "People Stuff" Zoe is the owner of Inner Compass where she specialises in showing leaders who want to cut their time spent on people stuff issues by 75% while creating a team they love to lead. More time to get work done, with less stress. I talk to her about her new book "People Stuff". People Stuff is your map to the complex territory of human behaviour and leadership strategies. You can buy the book by clicking here. Zoe's website is www.zoerouth.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - an exponential, innovation and leadership consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:36
October 18, 2020
Dr Rowan van Dyk - Author of "The Fundamentals of Leadership”
Episode 83 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Dr Rowan van Dyk - Author of "The Fundamentals of Leadership”. For the past 30 years Rowan has been involved in Leadership and Management Training and operates in South Africa and Namibia. In "Fundamentals of Leadership", you’ll read how confident, authentic, relational leaders handle team challenges and have the time of their lives in the process. His company he is founder of is DNL Training - https://dnltraining.com - and his personal website is https://rowanvandyk.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading Exponential Growth consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
23:26
October 14, 2020
Dr Christian Busch - Author of "The Serendipity Mindset"
Episode 82 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Dr Christian Busch - Author of "The Serendipity Mindset" Dr. Christian Busch directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University (NYU) and teaches on purpose-driven business, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, and (social) innovation at NYU and at the London School of Economics (LSE). He served as Inaugural Deputy Director at the LSE's Innovation Centre and is the co-founder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators, as well as of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs. He has been named as 'top emerging management thinker' (Thinkers50) and is among Diplomatic Courier’s 'Top 99 Influencers' , The Economist's 'Ideas People', and JCI's 'Ten Outstanding Persons' . He is a TEDster, an 'Institute for the World Economy Fellow' , one of the 'Davos 50', and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He frequently speaks at conferences such as the World Economic Forum, TED/TEDx, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit, and his ideas have been featured by outlets such as Harvard Business Review. He has written a book called “The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck”.  The Serendipity Mindset is a revolutionary, well-researched exploration of a well-researched and essential life skill that we can all develop in a few simple steps.    You can buy the book by clicking here. Christian's website is www.theserendipitymindset.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading Exponential Growth consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:53
October 11, 2020
Shiny Happy People - "Growing Your Organization Exponentially”
Episode 82 - Shiny Happy People - "Growing Your Organization Exponentially”. This is a bonus episode of the Exponential Organisations podcast.  I recently had the privilege of being a guest on the Shiny Happy People podcast on an episode titled “Growing Your Organization Exponentially”.  Vinay Kumar has allowed me to play this episode on my podcast and so after the jingle I will play this for you. You can find the Shiny Happy People here - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/shiny-happy-people-with-vinay-kumar/id1516649194 This show is sponsored by Idea Storm – a leading exponential growth consultancy.  Visit www.ideastorm.co.za to book a free exponential  strategy session.
33:08
October 8, 2020
OpenExO Update for September 2020 and Ask Salim Anything
Episode 81 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - OpenExO Update for September 2020 and Ask Salim Anything. I am joined by Kevin Allen - Chief Community Officer of OpenExO.  He tells us of the activities that took place in September and plans for October.  Visit OpenExO by going to www.openexo.com. On September 8th OpenExO held a webinar titled "Ask Salim Anything".  This was an hour long session where Salim Ismail was asked submitted and live questions.  There are real gems to be found within this conversation.   A video replay of this webinar can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y84QcMh1R34&t=185s. The sponsor of this episode is Idea Storm - a leading growth consultancy.  Visit www.ideastorm.co.za to book a free 30 minute strategy session.
01:30:52
October 6, 2020
Marcus Kirsch - Author of "The Wicked Company"
Episode 80 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Marcus Kirsch - Author of "The Wicked Company" Marcus Kirsch is the founder of The Wicked Company, an applied transformation and service design consultancy based in London.  I’ll use the intro from his book - Marcus has the degree of a design practitioner, the eye and hand of an artist and designer and the sharp and challenging wit of a savant. He is the author of the best selling book - “The Wicked Company: When Growth is Not Enough”.  We live in an era of wicked problems.  Can your company keep up? Technology and the evolution of the experience economy have created a reality that most companies can't just buy or work their way into.   Anyone can create a wicked company, but not without implementing ways of working and thinking that are as comprehensive and complex as the problems you're trying to solve. You can buy the book by clicking here. Marcus's website is www.thewickedcompany.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading Exponential Growth consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:20
October 4, 2020
How Purpose Drives Performance Webinar
On Wednesday September 30 I was privileged to speak on a webinar titled "How Purpose Drives Performance: Learn how Exponential Companies Grow 10x Bigger, 10x Faster".   The webinar also featured Brian Bacon and Malin Wallmon of Oxford Leadership and Salim Ismail of OpenExO.  You can watch a recording of the webinar here. If you have an interest in leadership then contact Malin from Oxford Leadership - malin.wallmon@oxfordleadership.com - or for OpenExO and to do the Exponential Course contact Lance Peppler - lance@ideastorm.co.za. I hope that you enjoyed the webinar.  Look out for future webinars appearing on this podcast. The episode of the podcast is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading exponential growth consultancy.  Contact Lance - lance@ideastorm.co.za - or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
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October 2, 2020
Richard Wright - Author of "The Power of Purpose"
Episode 78 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Richard Wright - Author of "The Power of Purpose" Richard Wright is a successful businessman and two-time, stage four brain cancer survivor, who overcame all the odds of beating cancer, whilst at the same time competing in some of the world’s toughest endurance events. He has recently published a book titled “The Power of Purpose: How to obliterate obstacles and triumph over impossible adversity”.  The book tells Richard’s story, told with raw honesty, humility and humour, provides proof that discomfort sparks outrageous achievement, especially when linked to our sense of purpose. It is a profound story of passion and endurance but, above all, it is a story that will resonate deeply for every one of us, whatever our life circumstances, revealing learnings that challenge us to think differently about our purpose in life.   You can buy the book by click here. Richard's website is I am Richard Wright. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading Exponential Growth consultancy.  Book your free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za.
29:04
September 29, 2020
Nir Bashan - Author of "The Creator Mindset"
Episode 77 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Nir Bashan - Author of "The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth" Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals across the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales and ultimately create more meaning in their work. In the podcast I talk to Nir about his new book “The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability”.   You can buy the book by click here. This episode is sponsored by Idea Storm - a leading exponential growth consultancy.  Book a free strategy session by visiting www.ideastorm.co.za. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
29:56
September 27, 2020
Dr Marilyn Gist - Author of "The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility"
Today our guest is Dr Marilyn Gist. As an author, speaker, and educator, Marilyn held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management at the University of Washington. Later, as Associate Dean at Seattle University, she started the Center for Leadership Formation and led the EMBA degree from its inception to rank #11 in the nation by US News and World Report. Building on her leadership and research experience, she is advancing knowledge on the power of leader humility - the tendency to feel and display a deep regard for others' dignity. Dr. Gist received the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award granted by the Alumni Board of Governors and was named Professor Emerita in 2019 by Seattle University's President. Her book, “The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility: Thriving Organizations - Great Results”.  On the most fundamental level, leaders must bring divergent groups together and forge a consensus on a path forward. But what makes that possible?  Humility—a deep regard for the dignity of others—is the key. You can buy "The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility" by clicking here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:39
September 22, 2020
Carol Sanford - Author of "The Regenerative Life"
Episode 75 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Carol Sanford - Author of "The Regenerative Life" Carol is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award-winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and work systems that ignite motivation everywhere. Carol is a founder and leader of The Regenerative Business Development Community, with lifetime members of almost 500 members, meeting in locations around the world and now online with leaders from multiple companies learning together in bi-quarterly events as well as an Annual Regenerative Business Summit, Carol is also a founder and leader of The Regenerative Change Agent Development community, with member and events in three regions- Americas, EMEA, Deep Pacific with over 50 events a year in person and online with regenerative change agents learning about and creating change together. Carol is the author of several best-selling books including her latest book - and the one we are going to talk about today - “The Regenerative Life: Transform any organization, our society, and your destiny”.  The book can be bought here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
33:44
September 20, 2020
Bobbi Silten - Managing Director of the Shared Value Initiative
Episode 74 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - Bobbi Silten - Managing Director of the Shared Value Initiative Bobbi Silten works for FSG and has over three decades of business experience and as an early adopter of the idea of shared value. As the managing director of the Shared Value Initiative, Bobbi leads a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges and work to build smarter models to address the changing needs of our communities, the environment, and business. Bobbi has been a long-time practitioner of leading social change through business and she brings deep experience as a purpose-driven business leader. During her time as head of the Gap Foundation she oversaw the creation of the P.A.C.E. program for female garment workers as well as This Way Ahead, a first jobs program for underserved youth leveraging Gap Inc. leaders and stores. Companies are falling in love with the idea of purpose, and what’s not to love? Done well, a corporate purpose is energizing, inspiring, and creates a shared reason for being. But is simply declaring a purpose beyond profits enough? We think not. The Purpose Playbook by FSG and the Shared Value Initiative. The Purpose Playbook is here to help companies better understand what it means to have a purpose-led organization, what makes a purpose worth having, and how to deliver on the promise of that purpose by focusing on shared value. Shared value, a business discipline where companies use their core business to drive societal change and enhance their competitiveness, is the most powerful practice to fulfill corporate purpose aspirations. This Playbook is designed to help you bring that practice to life. In the Purpose Playbook, you will find practices, action steps, and company examples, that will help you, the practitioner, navigate your way as you pioneer change in your company, your business ecosystem, and for society. A link to the Purpose Playbook can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
24:47
September 16, 2020
Chip Bell - Author of "Inside Your Customer's Imagination"
Episode 73 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - Chip Bell - Author of "Inside Your Customer's Imagination" Chip is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and a prolific writer.  He is a world-renowned authority on customer loyalty, partnership and service innovation, he has written over 700 articles and blogs for business journals and magazines. His newest book, Inside Your Customer's Imagination, is the focus of today's podcast.  To surprise and awe your customers, Chip advises developing co-creation partnerships with them. Co-creation partnerships are about fulfilling customers' hopes and aspirations, not just their needs and expectations.  You can buy the book on Amazon here. Chip is the owner of Chip Bell - https://www.chipbell.com - and the website contains lots of valuable material and an excellent blog. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
31:33
September 13, 2020
John Rossman - Author of "Think Like Amazon"
Episode 72 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - John Rossman - Author of "Think Like Amazon" John is an expert at digital business models, operations and organizing programs. He has led engagements on developing innovation processes, Internet of Things strategies, marketplace and API driven platform business models. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation. John’s notable assignments include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Nordstrom and several of the world’s leading retail and insurance organizations. He is the author of "Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader".  In the book he provides 50 ½ answers drawn from his experience as an Amazon executive―and shows today’s business leaders how to think like Amazon, strategize like Bezos, and beat the competition like nobody’s business.  You can buy the book on Amazon here. John is managing partners of Rossman Partners and it's website is https://the-amazon-way.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
27:36
September 8, 2020
Ken Banks - Head of Social Purpose at Yoti
Today in episode 71 of the Exponential Organisation podcast I interview Ken Banks - Head of Social Purpose at Yoti. Ken is a social innovator, technologist and anthropologist with 25+ years experience working in developing regions of the world - particularly Africa - with a focus on technology, conservation and humanitarian relief. During his career he has had the honour of working with eminent leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, moderated panels and taken part in expeditions for National Geographic, joined delegations to Africa with the UK Prime Minister, has been featured as a keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at international forums and conferences, and has gone on to publish work related to technology and social innovation for the BBC, CNN, WIRED and the Guardian, among many others. Ken is also the editor of three books on social innovation and entrepreneurship, the first of which has a 5 star rating and became an Amazon 'Development Studies' bestseller. In April 2018 Ken returned to the private sector taking on the role of Head of Social Purpose at digital identity startup Yoti. You can find Ken on Linkedin here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiwanja and a list of his historical writing can be found at http://www.kiwanja.net/kenbanks. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
33:40
September 6, 2020
OpenExO Update for September 2020 and Escalate Group
Episode 70 of the Exponential Organisations Podcast - "OpenExO Update for September 2020 and Escalate Group" I talk to Kevin Allen, the Chief Community Officer of OpenExO, about the Consultant certification run in the Philippians, the ongoing OpenExO Live and the upcoming Ask Salim Anything taking place on September 8th.  This episode also includes an interview I did with Olga Calvache of Escalate Group which was originally broadcast as part of OpenExO Live. You can find OpenExO by visiting www.openexo.com and Escalate Group at escalategroup.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  His email is lance@ideastorm.co.za and website www.ideastorm.co.za.
39:15
September 1, 2020
Darrell Rigby - Co-author of “Doing Agile Right”
This week I interview Darrell Rigby about his new book “Doing Agile Right”. Darrell Rigby is a partner based in Bain’s Boston office. He leads the firm’s Global Innovation and Agile practices and is the former head of Bain’s Global Retail practice. He is a frequent speaker and writer on innovation and retail issues including agile innovation, Both Brain innovation®, omnichannel retailing, winning in turbulence, brand positioning and change management.  He regularly speaks at management conferences and has made media appearances on CNBC, CNN Moneyline and Bloomberg. His research is widely published in the business pages of many US and international publications, including The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and The Financial Times. He is the author of Winning in Turbulence (2009), and his new book, Doing Agile Right.  Agile isn't a goal in itself; it's a means to becoming a high-performance operation. Doing Agile Right is a must-have guide for any company trying to make the transition--or trying to sustain high agility.  Buy the book on Amazon here - https://amzn.to/3jkIlAd. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. The Exponential Organisations podcast has its own website - https://exponentialorganisationspodcast.substack.com.  
31:28
August 30, 2020
Eve Simon - Curator of 'Purpose: How Decisions in Life are Shaping Leadership Journeys'
Episode 68 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - Eve Simon - Curator of “Purpose: How Decisions in Life are Shaping Leadership Journeys” Eve Simon is an international career & leadership coach, organizational development strategist and communications specialist. She is known for her creative system mindset, learning journey's as well as solid (interim-)management. Her passion is to create a new work environment where people can thrive & organizations profitably succeed in an ever evolving world. Her focus today is Innovation, Leadership & Women Empowerment combined with a savvy and progressive internal communication. Eve is the curator of a book titled “Purpose: How Decisions in Life are Shaping Leadership Journeys”.  The book contains 22 authentic and bold stories aimed to inspire you to look deeper and find your path to living a life with purpose. Buy the book on Amazon here - https://amzn.to/34BZn8C. You can find Eve on her website Ladies Lead - https://www.ladies-lead.com or on Linkedin here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/eve-simon-7378b86. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. The Exponential Organisations podcast has its own website - https://exponentialorganisationspodcast.substack.com and subscribe for updates.
33:22
August 25, 2020
Scott Davis - Co-author of “Lessons from the Titans”
Episode 67 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - Scott Davis - Co-author of “Lessons from the Titans” Scott serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melius Research (https://www.meliusresearch.com), where he is also the lead research analyst covering the multi-industry sector. He brings 25 years of industrial equity research experience to Melius and has covered over 30 multi-industry names with an aggregated market capitalization of approximately $1 trillion. Scott is the co-author of “Lessons from the Titans”.  The book is filled with illuminating case studies and brilliant in-depth analysis, this invaluable book provides a multitude of insights that will help you weather market upheavals, adapt to disruptions, and optimize your resources to your best advantage. You’ll learn hard-won lessons in innovation, growth, resilience, and operational excellence, as well as the time-proven fundamentals of continuous improvement for lasting success. Buy "Lessons from the Titans" on Amazon here - https://amzn.to/31alAZx. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. Idea Storm's top rated articles I have had excellent guests on the podcast and they produce amazing content. I would like to thank them for giving their time to chat to me (and to you if you are a listener of the podcast).  I have therefore created a 'Friends' page on my website where you can access their fantastic content.
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August 23, 2020
Herman Singh - author of "Di-volution"
Herman Singh is an innovative business thinker and a high impact player having delivered significant business value in the executive roles that he has operated in. He has an unusual mix of Business, Technology, Leadership and Creative skills that positions him uniquely for roles to lead the march to the new Digital Economy. I talk to Herman about his new book “Di-Volution : An essential guide to winning in a digitally transformed post-pandemic environment”. This book is written to help everyone make sense of the crazy and tumultuous world around us as the digital tsunami rolls across the planet enabled by the Pandemic.   Buy "Di-Volution" on Amazon here - https://amzn.to/3kruBF4. Herman is the owner of Future Advisory - https://future-advisory.co.za - and you can find her on Linkedin here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za. The Exponential Organisations podcast has it's own website which can be found here - https://exponentialorganisationspodcast.substack.com
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August 18, 2020
Karin Hurt - Author of "Courageous Cultures"
Episode 65 of the Exponential Organisations podcast - Karin Hurt - Author of "Courageous Cultures" Karin has ove