Forces of Business Transformation

Forces of Business Transformation

By Mark Travis & Company, Inc
Customers preferences change. Some customers drag down EBITDA. Technology disruption allows us to do really interesting things to accelerate business value. This podcast will discuss various forces that need to be considered to properly manage your business to higher value. Random episodes will also feature interesting experts that will give you valuable perspectives and actionable insights.
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Secrets of High-Performance Teams in a Remote-Work Environment
Many forces and pressures have been building and creating a desire for remote work, which is the topic of today’s episode. When you have a culture of mutual respect, trust, a clear and simple strategy, and outcome-based work, it doesn’t matter if your workforce is co-located or distributed around the globe. A culture that celebrates the remote workforce opens itself to a greater pool of top talent which could greatly improve the profitability of the company. When I was thinking about who to interview for this podcast, I couldn’t think of a better person than Bernie Spang, who I worked for on a remote team for a little over 2 years at the turn of the century. Bernie ran the WebSphere Studio Tools Marketing team that was part of the WebSphere Middleware Marketing team that was a part of the IBM Software Group. He currently is Program Director, Watson AI-powered virtual assistants, IBM. 
25:31
April 6, 2020
The Compassionate Capitalist - Funding the Sources of Innovation
Karen Rands experience with finance and innovation started with her career at IBM and the many projects she was involved in to introduce IBM’s innovations to the market and to finance the dot.coms that wanted to do business with IBM.  However, it wasn’t until she left IBM that she discovered the secret world of angel investing and how startups get started. With the release of her best selling book, Insides Secrets to Angel Investing, and the syndication of her podcast The Compassionate Capitalist Podcast©, Karen has the methods and means to create and lead the Compassionate Capitalist Movement™ and be the catalyst for true economic democratization of the capital markets and the American Dream. Join me in this podcast to learn a great way for executives and business owners to get involved in the leading edge of innovation without the actual risk of starting a brand-new venture. You might find a nice M&A deal if the marriage goes well, and you will get an insiders look at the dynamics and forces acting on the leading edge of innovation.  You can find out more at https://karenrands.co 
41:13
March 12, 2020
The People Side of Business Transformation - Curve Benders with David Nour
Join me on this episode as I welcome David Nour, publisher of several books on building relationships (Relationship Economics) and the future of work. His new book, Curve Benders, talks about how people are affected by external and internal forces of business transformation. Want to learn how to think about the people side of rapidly accelerating, technology-driven business transformation? Tune in! 
22:24
February 4, 2020
Marketing Forces with Kurt Uhlir
One of the biggest mistakes that companies make with their products and services is not testing various target markets BEFORE they build new products or features. Marketing serves as eyes and ears in the market to determine where the magnetic attractions are and begin to create marketing gravity around those features that resonate with the market. 
18:11
January 28, 2020
The 80/20 Business Operating System with Bob Muscat
I interview Bob Muscat, a Marketing and Business Transformation expert, who has developed a unique approach to a concept known as 80/20, where 20% of your customers deliver 80% of your value. (And 4% of your customers cost you over 50% of your overhead!)  CEOs and Product executives would be well served by understanding this business practice sourced from the Pareto principle. 
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January 22, 2020
What will you get in this podcast?
This is the first episode of our new podcast, Forces in Business Transformation, hosted by Mark Travis, CEO of Mark Travis & Company, Inc. In this episode, he talks about what this podcast hopes to accomplish and why you should listen! 
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January 14, 2020