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Unusually Well Informed

Unusually Well Informed

By Tim Hampton
Welcome to Unusually Well Informed, the podcast that examines trends in technology, innovation and business and how we can all contribute to an abundant and just future.

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Kira Tchernikovsky | Co-founder of Customerization | Customer Relationship Management
Kira Tchernikovsky is co-founder of Customerization, a business technology consulting firm that helps small and medium sized businesses attract and delight customers. Kira and I discuss the digital tools that entrepreneurs can use to grow their impact and their revenue. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Kira Tchernikovsky https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiratchernikovsky/ https://customerization.ca Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
55:14
September 22, 2021
Dr. George Zhu | Engineering Professor - Space Tethers, Astronautics, Space Debris Mitigation
Doctor George Zhu is a professor at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. He is also a Research Chair in Space Technology and Director of the Space Engineering Design Laboratory. George has published over 300 journal and conference papers and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in astronautics; spacecraft dynamics & control; and space debris mitigation.  George and I  discuss his research projects and the exciting possibilities they create. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Dr. George Zhu http://www.yorku.ca/gzhu/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:09:30
September 9, 2021
Sharon Hartung, Author | Digital Executor: Unraveling The New Path For Estate Planning
Sharon Hartung is a retired aerospace engineering officer from the Royal Canadian Air Force and former technology executive from IBM. Sharon is the author of the book titled Digital Executor: Unraveling The New Path For Estate Planning. The last gift you’ll leave your loved ones now has a growing digital component. Sharon and I talk about estate planning for both our physical and digital assets. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Sharon Hartung https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-hartung-982918123/ Digital Executor: Unraveling The New Path For Estate Planning https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B093RCS9JV/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_7AM1AP691NHDNFM5JBV8 Your Digital Undertaker: Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07PBFGDXV/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_ZYYXY3XXQ2MYJQSABFPJ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
46:53
August 15, 2021
Robert Jacobson, Author Of "Space Is Open For Business: The Industry That Can Transform Humanity"
Robert Jacobson is an entrepreneur, advisor, and space advocate who believes that space holds the key to humanity’s successful future. Robert is the founder of Space Advisors, a strategic and financial consulting firm for space startups. Robert and I discuss his book titled "Space Is Open for Business: The Industry That Can Transform Humanity". Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Robert Jacobson https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertcjacobson/ Space Is Open For Business: The Industry That Can Transform Humanity https://www.spaceisopenforbusiness.com/book https://spaceadvisors.com Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:31:42
August 8, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Pierce | The Secrets To User Experience Design
Dr. Jennifer Pierce is a corporate design consultant and user experience researcher who helps artists and businesses brainstorm, empathize, ideate, prototype, and test. Jennifer and I discuss how user experience research is done and how it impacts the products and services we use. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Dr. Jennifer Pierce https://www.linkedin.com/in/uxresearcherphd/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:47:58
July 19, 2021
Dr. BehNaz Gholami, Executive Director of Dizen | HX (human experience), Agile, Change Management
Dr. BehNaz Gholami is the founder of Dizen, a research, design & innovation consulting firm. She is a change strategist, a social scientist and a researcher. BehNaz and I discuss human experience, agile software development, change management, culture setting, design thinking and artificial intelligence. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: BehNaz Gholami https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbehnazgholami/ https://dizengroup.com Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/  Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:30:32
July 16, 2021
Jared Thatcher, Author Of "Parenting The Lean Way"
Jared Thatcher is a Lean Transformation business consultant.  He is currently a continuous process improvement program manager at the Port of Seattle. He’s also on the advisory board of the Design Thinking program at the Tambolo Institute at Bellevue College. Jared is the founder of the Virtual Lean Summit, an online event helping leaders build problem discovery and solving skills. Jared and I discuss his book titled “Parenting the Lean Way”. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Jared Thatcher https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredthatcher/ Virtual Lean Summit https://www.virtualleansummit.com Parenting the Lean Way: Business Inspired Solutions for Empowering the Family Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999142402/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_69ETQRZFBHHPB700SQWY Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/  Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:41:54
July 8, 2021
Christie Turley, Author Of "The Intuition-Led Business"
Christie Turley is a serial entrepreneur and  growth strategist who helps companies develop their communication and branding. She is also a podcaster, keynote speaker and author. Christie and I discuss her book titled “The Intuition-Led Business”. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Christie Turley *** Christie has shared this free copy of her book with UWI listeners *** https://TheIntuitionLedBusiness.com/free Check out resources we talked about in the show including the 4 Buying Languages and the Customer Avatar Interview: https://ChristieTurley.com/sparkplugs Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/  Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:26:32
July 1, 2021
Fotini Iconomopoulos | Negotiation Expert | Author of "Say Less, Get More"
Fotini Iconomopoulos is an author, keynote speaker, MBA Instructor, trainer and advisor. Nicknamed “the negotiator” as a child, she helps people and organizations build the negotiation skills they need to get what they want. Fotini and I discuss her book on negotiation titled “Say Less, Get More”. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Fotini Iconomopoulos https://fotiniicon.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/fotiniiconomopoulos/ Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You WantLearn more: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1443459526/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_SHF3PRRS31HQ76AGWYZQ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music | Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:02:18
June 27, 2021
Hamza Khan | TEDx Speaker, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Author of "Leadership Reinvented".
Hamza Khan is Managing Director at the Student Life Network, a two time TEDx Speaker, Author and award winning marketer. Hamza and I discuss his book titled “Leadership Reinvented”. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Hamza Khan https://www.hamzakhan.ca https://www.leadershipreinvented.co https://www.linkedin.com/in/khanhamza/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:53:07
June 26, 2021
Dennis Geelen | Innovation Consultant | Author of "The Zero In Formula"
Dennis Geelen is founder of Zero In, a customer experience and innovation consulting company. Dennis and I discuss his book titled "The Zero In Formula". Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Dennis Geelen https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-geelen-5a95703/ THE ZERO IN FORMULA: The Definitive Guide to Building a Disruptive and Sustainable Business through Customer-Centric Innovation Learn more: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08GYF4FK7/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PATPHY0TT6M0ZCTVMR0T Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:03:11
June 18, 2021
Erica Lee Garcia - Engineering, Six Sigma and Lean
Erica Lee Garcia is an engineer and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She helps leaders in manufacturing, mining and professional services reduce operating costs while building great workplace culture. We talk about Six Sigma, Lean, and the value these approaches produce. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Erica Lee Garcia, P.Eng. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericaleegarcia/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:20:32
June 10, 2021
Dr. Lee Vinsel, Author: The Innovation Delusion
Dr. Lee Vinsel is an author and historian of technology. With his co-author Andrew L. Russell he wrote a book, the focus of today’s conversation, titled “The Innovation Delusion - How our obsession with the new has disrupted the work that matters most””. Lee and I talk about how innovation speak has displaced true, valuable innovation and the impact this has on our economy, our environment and our infrastructure. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Dr. Lee Vinsel https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-vinsel-42916b147/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:16:25
June 8, 2021
Dr. Mojgan Jadidi | York University Engineering Professor | Geomatics | Big Data Modelling | Disaster Prevention and Management
Dr. Mojgan Jadidi is a faculty member at York University’s Lassonde school of Engineering. She has a PhD in Geomatics, a Masters in Earthquake and Seismology Engineering and did her undergrad in Civil-Survey Engineering. Her work and her studies have taken her around the world from Iran to Italy to France and to Canada. Mojgan and I talk about geomatics and its impact on our lives, her work as an engineering professor, and the importance of ethics in engineering. We explore her research interests including predicting and mitigating the impact of earthquakes and coastal erosion, automated marine vehicles and route planning, low impact development and stormwater management. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Dr. Mojgan Jadidi https://esse.lassonde.yorku.ca/people/faculty/jadidi-mojgan/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:27:48
May 20, 2021
Kerry Goyette - Aperio Consulting Group | Emotional Intelligence Meets Artificial Intelligence
Kerry Goyette is the Founder & President of Aperio Consulting Group. Aperio uses workplace analytics and research-based strategies to build high performance teams. Kerry is an international speaker with a popular TEDx talk titled "Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees". Today, Kerry and I are discussing her book “The Non-Obvious Guide to Emotional Intelligence”. We will also explore Aperio’s intriguing research on the use of machine learning to help angel investors make more accurate, profitable decisions. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Kerry Goyette https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-goyette/ https://www.thinkaperio.com Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:10:11
May 13, 2021
Tyrenny Anderson - Innovation Strategist: Innovation And Creating Comfort With Change
Tyrenny Anderson is an innovation strategist and coach. She is the founder of the Tyrenny Anderson Consulting & Training firm, and Distinguished Faculty & Mentor at Colleagua, a social impact fund. Tyrenny and I talk about ways organizations and individuals can develop solutions to complex challenges, and create comfort with change. Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. The content of today’s podcast should not be taken as investment advice. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Tyrenny Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyrenny-anderson-8a77282/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:27:56
May 3, 2021
Mel Savage: Career Reset. Be A Success Story In The Career You Have Right Now
Mel Savage is a veteran in the world of advertising and marketing, including over ten years as a senior executive at McDonalds in both Canada and the UK.  Mel is also an ACTP Certified Career & Leadership Coach, a keynote & TEDx speaker and the host of the Career Reset Podcast. Mel and I talk about creating a career with meaning and purpose. Guest: Mel Savage https://thecareerreset.com https://thecareerreset.com/the-career-reset-podcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melsavage/ Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:08:08
April 22, 2021
Chris Lambert: CEO at Payload Technologies - High Tech Oil & Gas Record Keeping
Chris Lambert is the interim CEO at Payload Technologies. Payload helps energy exploration and production companies automate their logistics allowing them to gain greater visibility into their business cycles. Chris and I discuss the impact Payload Technologies is having on the oil and gas industry and his observations on technology innovation in Canada.  Chris shares his insights on recognizing customer needs, gathering valuable feedback on software services, leading a company, building its culture and rigorous selection of people who will fit that culture. We discuss blockchain, IoT, AI and the importance of incrementally introducing new technology to ensure that it increases customer value. Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Chris Lambert https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherdavidlambert/ Payload Technologies https://payload.com Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:21:32
April 9, 2021
Howard Green: "Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison"
Howard Green is a three-time bestselling author who spent more than three decades in broadcasting. He is one of the founders of Business News Network in Canada now called BNN Bloomberg. Howard and I discuss his most recent book, Railroader,  the story of four-time railroad CEO Hunter Harrison. Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Howard Green https://howardgreen.com Railroader Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Railroader-Unfiltered-Controversy-Four-Time-Harrison/dp/1989025048/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=railroader+howard+green&qid=1617562823&sr=8-1 Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:09:55
April 4, 2021
HiBNB: Elizabeth Becker and Kelly Ehler - Cannabis Friendly Accommodations And Activities
Elizabeth Becker and Kelly Ehler are the founders of HiBNB, a marketplace offering cannabis-friendly accommodations and activities. Elizabeth, Kelly and I  discuss their venture HiBNB, and exploring the economics and legalities of cannabis.  Disclaimer This episode is for mature audiences. The host and guests of this episode are not physicians or lawyers. The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Elizabeth Becker https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-becker-93b08a2/ Guest: Kelly Ehler https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyehler/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
40:07
April 2, 2021
Non-Fungible Tokens - Listing NFTs, The Environmental Impact Of The Blockchain, Central Banks V Blockchains, Tesla's Purchase Of Bitcoin
Fabio Biancolin, Adam Trent and I discuss Non Fungible Tokens. Non Fungible Tokens are unique certificates for digital assets that sit on a blockchain. They’ve been in the news lately with NFT represented art sometimes fetching millions of dollars when sold on NFT platforms. We explore the way NFTs are listed for sale, what it is someone buys when they get an NFT, the costs of blockchain technology to the environment and the possible impact of blockchain on national fiat currencies. References NFTs, explained/ what they are, and why they’re suddenly worth millions - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq Now Robots Are Making Digital Art NFTs https://www.coindesk.com/sophia-robot-digital-art-nfts Crypto's carbon footprint and theclimate impact of our digital future https://genevasolutions.news/science-tech/crypto-s-carbon-footprint-and-the-climate-impact-of-our-digital-future Bitcoin, NFTs and other crypto fads are destroying our planet https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/bitcoin-nfts-other-crypto-fads-are-destroying-our-planet-n1261139 Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Fabio Biancolin https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabio-biancolin-p-eng-6351972/?originalSubdomain=ca Guest: Adam Trent https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=Adam%20trent&origin=GLOBAL_SEARCH_HEADER Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:29:17
March 21, 2021
Aimee Whitcroft - Open Data, Privacy and Smart Cities
Aimee Whitcroft is a content design, service design and training consultant to New Zealand’s local and national governments. She is one of New Zealand’s top plain English experts and advocates for open source, open data and open government. Aimee’s work also spans diverse and vital topics such as civic technology, service design, placemaking, social good and sustainability and strategy. Aimee has also contributed to futurecasting work at the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. References Open Source to Dominate Intelligence https://www.afcea.org/content/open-source-dominate-intelligence Open data and APIs — fuelling innovation https://medium.com/proceeding-by-inquiry/open-data-and-apis-fuelling-innovation-52962468da7b Third Wave of Open Data https://opendatapolicylab.org/third-wave-of-open-data/ Smarter, kinder cities: data and the new age https://medium.com/proceeding-by-inquiry/smarter-kinder-cities-data-and-the-new-age-586df505443c Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Aimee Whitcroft https://www.linkedin.com/in/awhitcroft/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:27:55
March 15, 2021
Norwegian Fund Manager Olav Trent On Oil, Bitcoin, Electric Vehicles And The Impact Of COVID
My unusually well informed guest today is Olav Trent. Olav is founder, CEO and fund manager of Trent Fund, an Alternative Investment Fund. Olav is one of the youngest fund managers in Norway. Today, Olav and I are going to discuss how his company was founded, how an investment fund operates, how he identifies the right investments for clients. We’ll also talk about the impact of COVID on the economy, Norway’s Oil Fund, the viability of electric vehicles and his career in the Norwegian Navy. Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. The content of today’s podcast should not be taken as investment advice.  Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Olav Trent https://www.linkedin.com/in/olav-trent/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
52:11
March 13, 2021
Data Governance And The Ways Data, Our Lives End The Economy Intersect
A comment on a recent Unusually Well Informed episode was “I listened for 40 minutes and my head was full”.  I hope your brain has an appetite because Rohan Light is going to walk me through some mind bending concepts related to data governance and the ways data, our lives and the economy intersect. Rohan is a public interest technologist with a focus on data governance. Rohan’s work is at the intersection of the great potential - and potential for great harm - that comes with big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. References It's Time to End the 'Data Is' vs 'Data Are' Debate https://www.vice.com/en/article/594aj8/its-time-to-end-the-data-is-vs-data-are-debate Review Of 'Why Information Grows' By Cesar Hidalgo | Seeking Alpha https://seekingalpha.com/article/3459276-review-of-why-information-grows-cesar-hidalgo Why Information Grows — Remains of the Day https://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2017/4/22/why-information-grows We Need Better Data Metaphors - Rohan Light https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-need-better-data-metaphors-rohan-light/ Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Rohan Light https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohanlight/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:45:45
February 28, 2021
Author Anna Crowley Redding Discusses Her Book "Elon Musk: A Mission To Save The World"
Anna Crowley Redding is an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter and journalist. She has received multiple Edward R. Murrow awards. Now Anna is the author of four published books and has more on the way. Her first book, “Google It”, was named the best STEM book of 2019 by the National Science Teacher Association.  Anna and I  discus the life and lessons of Elon Musk captured in her book “Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World”, Anna’s life as a journalist, and her process of writing and getting published. Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Anna Crowley Redding https://annacrowleyredding.com Anna's page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Crowley-Redding/e/B077XY3Q5H/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:12:48
February 27, 2021
Goodlawyer, The Uber Of Legal Services: Launching A Startup & Trends In The Legal Profession
My guest is Brett Colvin. Brett practiced as a corporate lawyer at Canada's largest firm for four years. Then in 2019, Brett co-founded Goodlawyer, an online platform that organizes micro legal services. Goodlawyer connects entrepreneurs across Canada with a network of business-minded lawyers. Brett and I talk about his life as a lawyer, the process of launching a startup and trends in the legal profession. For free consultations on a wide variety of legal issues, visit goodlawyer.ca and use PROMO CODE UWI15 References Goodlawyer Just Made Access to Legal Aid Much Easier https://baystbull.com/goodlawyer-ceo-brett-colvin-is-making-law-services-accessible-for-all-canadians/ National | Sandboxes for legal innovation https://nationalmagazine.ca/en-ca/articles/legal-market/regulatory/2020/sandboxes-for-legal-innovation The Only Job With an Industry Devoted to Helping People Quit - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/the-only-job-with-an-industry-devoted-to-helping-people-quit/375199/ The Pandemic Might Be The Tech Disruptor The Legal Industry Needs https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/02/08/the-pande…ght-be-the-tech-disruptor-the-legal-industry-needs/?sh=135b7fc43a40 Never Ask A Question You Don’t Know The Answer To https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/993974-never-never-never-on-cross-examination-ask-a-witness-a-question Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Brett Colvin https://goodlawyer.ca https://www.goodlawyer.ca/podcast Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
48:08
February 25, 2021
Using Philosophy For Effective Organization And Leadership In Turbulent Times
My unusually well informed guest today is Dr. Gareth Doherty. Gareth is an organizational performance and strategic human resources management expert with extensive research and consultation experience with academic, private and public sector organizations. Gareth has also published numerous white papers on decision support systems, business intelligence, and business analytics. Today Gareth and I are discussing what makes organizations tick, the importance of psychology and philosophy to understanding how people work together, and how organizations can thrive in chaotic and turbulent times. References Mark Cuban/ Philosophy degree will be worth more than computer science https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/20/mark-cuban-philosophy-degree-will-be-worth-more-than-computer-science.html "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" By Daniel Pink https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi4jqjI0fvuAhUhEVkFHYpxB-IQFjAAegQIARAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2FDrive-Surprising-Truth-About-Motivates%2Fdp%2F1594484805&usg=AOvVaw0zz1ztM6VrR1TJkSaPrDe7 Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Dr. Gareth Doherty https://www.linkedin.com/in/gdoherty/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:37:33
February 21, 2021
Tesla, SpaceX, The Promise And Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence - And "Third Life"?
Marcel Gagné is a tech guy with a focus on Linux and Open Source software. He is a multi-award winning writer and columnist, and author of the "Moving to Linux" series of books. He has written for a number of magazines. He is probably best known as the creator of "Cooking With Linux", his trademark column which ran for ten years in the Linux Journal.  Outside of his open source wordsmithing, Marcel’s been an editor, editor in chief, and is a published science fiction and fantasy author. He's a former Top 40 DJ, a radio and television personality, YouTuber, a pilot, an enabler, and an occasional Agent Provocateur, and he folds a mean Origami T-Rex. Marcel also co-hosts TIC TEK TOE, a light-hearted technology podcast, with Evan Leibovitch, who was a former guest on the show. Today Marcel and I are discussing his diverse career, Tesla, SpaceX, the promise and ethics of Artificial Intelligence. We also ponder VR and the possibility that Second Life was before it's time.  References Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta is here, and it looks scary as hell https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/22/21528508/tesla-full-self-driving-beta-first-reaction-video Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.? https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/who-should-stop-unethical-ai Legal Scholars, Software Engineers Revolt Against War Robots https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/a-treaty-to-ban-autonomous-intelligence-weapons/ Billionaires See VR as a Way to Avoid Radical Social Change https://www.wired.com/story/billionaires-use-vr-avoid-social-change/ How Roblox, a video game platform for kids, became a $30 billion company https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/16/how-roblox-kids-video-game-platform-became-worth-almost-30-billion.html Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Marcel Gagné https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcelgagne/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc Corrigendum Marcel was right! Roblox became a $30 billion dollar company.
01:25:30
February 18, 2021
Electric Avenue: Will Electric Vehicles Reign Supreme? Where Is The Electricity Coming From?
Today Fabio, Adam and I are discussing solar energy and electric vehicles. Adam Trent was my first guest on the Unusually Well Informed podcast and this is his third appearance. Adam is an IT professional in higher education. My other guest is Fabio Biancolin. Fabio is a professional engineer and project director. References Hyundai Declares It’s No Longer Working with Apple on a Car https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35411762/apple-hyundai-kia-deal-car/ Tesla’s sale of environmental credits help drive to profitability https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/23/teslas-sale-of-environmental-credits-help-drive-to-profitability.html Why 2021 Will Be the Year Big Automakers Strike Back in Electric Vehicles https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/06/why-2021-will-be-the-year-big-automakers-strike-ba/ Why Elon Musk is Wrong about LIDAR https://www.lasermarketsresearch.com/why-elon-musk-is-wrong-abo…_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b7e36d98ce-f72c133832-46195965 How Pioneering Solar Tech Aims To Bring Energy To Gaza’s Refugees https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2021/02/11/how-pioneering-solar-tech-aims-to-bring-energy-to-gazas-refugees/?sh=683d48df4979 Cord-cutting 2.0: Lose the power lines, embrace solar https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2013/12/02/cord-cutting-2-0-lose-the-power-lines-embrace-solar/ Oil For Electricity is More Efficient than Oil for Gas https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/oil-electricity-more-efficient-oil-gas/185046/ Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why https://theconversation.com/solar-panels-in-sahara-could-boost-renewable-energy-but-damage-the-global-climate-heres-why-153992 Tesla vs. Buffett in the Solar Energy Race https://banyanhill.com/tesla-vs-buffett-solar-energy-race/ Warren Buffett explains his logic for killing rooftop solar in Nevada https://electrek.co/2016/03/01/warren-buffett-explains-his-logic-for-killing-rooftop-solar-in-nevada-video/ Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guests: Adam Trent https://www.linkedin.com/in/attrent/ Fabio Biancolin https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabio-biancolin-p-eng-6351972/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/
01:58:51
February 13, 2021
Coaching For Speed In Business and the NHL
This episode’s unusually well informed guest is Satoshi Takano. Satoshi has had a very diverse career spanning high tech, education, sales, athlete coaching and healthcare. Satoshi helped Hitachi Canada prepare for Y2K. At Verizon, he designed and implemented enterprise connectivity solutions. Later, at Bell Canada he focused on sales and marketing. Satoshi led Cisco’s integration of Broadsoft, a cloud collaboration company that Cisco acquired. Today, Satoshi’s LinkedIn lists five roles that he holds simultaneously. He is a man with many irons in the fire! Satoshi is an agility instructor to NHL players, a leadership professor at Humber College’s School of Applied Technology, a business and career coach and co-founder of the Genus Pelino/Gordie Howe Research Institute. Satoshi and I discuss work he is doing to help NHL players develop blistering reflexes, the role of imaging in healthcare, the advice he gives his students to propel them to success as leaders and entrepreneurs, and the impact of automation and COVID on retail, transportation and offices. References "Low Hanging Fruit" is for Farms, not Your Business https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/low-hanging-fruit-farms-your-business-satoshi-takano/ Liz Specht on The Future of Food, Alternative Meats https://youtu.be/poBiQnY3y9k Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Satoshi Takano @SatoshiTakano https://www.linkedin.com/in/satoshitakano/ PelinoAPC - www.pelinoapc.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/satoshi__takano/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:20:17
February 11, 2021
The Power of Open Technology - How Linux and Other Open Technologies Increase Opportunities For All
This episode’s unusually well informed guest is Evan Leibovitch. The world is increasingly shaped by exponentially more powerful technologies. Evan and I discuss the many ways that open technology and policy can harness those technologies for a world that is both abundant and just. Evan has experience in governance, communications strategy, relationship building and policy development. He has built and grown organizations which have promoted the sharing society through open source, open access, open standards, open government and other initiatives. Evan’s work has promoted consumer rights and improved Internet governance. Evan’s diverse career has taken him around the world. Working for the UN he led a program that provides Internet access to refugees. References Linux and UN Refugee Agency with Evan Leibovitch https://youtu.be/co7EDPkFRpI How Signal Protects Privacy & Makes Money Staying Free https://whatisthebusinessmodelof.com/business-models/signal-business-model/ Here’s what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft’s acquisition https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/18/17474284/microsoft-github-acquisition-developer-reaction Vodafone foundation "classroom in a box" https://www.wired.co.uk/article/vodafone-instant-classroom Internet.org (formerly "Free Basics") by Facebook https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet.org Why Linux is Like Pizza (ZDNet, 2001) https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-linux-is-like-pizza/ The Prides and Perils of Open Source Diplomacy https://www.lpi.org/blog/2019/12/19/prides-and-perils-open-source-diplomacy Google versus Australia https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2021/01/22/google-may-remove-its-search-engine-from-australia-could-the-same-happen-in-canada.html https://micky.com.au/if-google-does-pull-its-search-engine-out-of-australia-there-are-alternatives/ https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-22/google-threatens-to-pull-search-engine-australia https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-27/google-under-fire-again-as-australia-targets-advertising-power Algorithms versus openness https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/11/is-the-tweet-mightier-than-the-sword/ https://www.politico.eu/article/vera-jourova-platforms-need-to-open-up-algorithms-to-deal-with-disinformation/amp/ Tecno Mobile (the brand of cheap smartphone Evan bought at the refugee camp) https://www.tecno-mobile.com https://www.phoneplacekenya.com/product/tecno-camon-15/ (Its current $150 Android 10 phone) Dadaab Refugee Complex (the world's second largest, near the Somali border) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaab Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Evan Leibovitch https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanleibovitch/ @evanleibovitch / @el56 Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:34:43
January 31, 2021
Automation of Work - Our Finances, Emotional Wellbeing. Will Robots and AI Put Us All Out of Work?
For today’s episode I am joined by returning guest Adam Trent. Adam and I discuss the automation of work and its impact on our finances and emotional wellbeing. Will the world need for labour run out thanks to automation? What will happen to our dignity and wealth if the cost of labour goes to zero? Are governments and central banks making things worse or better?  Should I move to Mexico or invest in bitcoin? References A World Without Work https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/ All We Want For Christmas Is A Four Day Work Week https://www.forbes.com/sites/rajeebdey/2020/12/22/all-we-want-for-christmas-is-a-four-day-work-week/?sh=5232fb484b52 COVID-19 is Accelerating the Rise of the Digital Economy https://www.bdo.com/insights/business-financial-advisory/strategy,-tech…logy-transformation/covid-19-is-accelerating-the-rise-of-the-digital-e The Price Of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth https://www.amazon.ca/Price-Tomorrow-Deflation-Abundant-Future/dp/1999257405/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+cost+of+tomorrow&qid=1611519107&sr=8-3 Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Adam Trent https://www.linkedin.com/in/attrent/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:45:36
January 24, 2021
Innovation and Growth in Monetization Tools for Video Creators - Stir, Patreon, Teespring and The Future of Reputation Marketing
For today’s episode I am joined by Anton Wong. Anton is a videographer who helps businesses produce video content to strengthen their brand and help their consumers. Anton and I examine the innovation and growth in monetization tools for video creators, including Stir, Patreon, and Teespring. References Creator-Focused Startup ‘Stir’ Raises $4 Million From Casey Neistat, YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley, Others https://www.tubefilter.com/2020/10/20/stir-raises-4-million-casey-neistat-chad-hurley-others/ Patreon Raises $90 Million in Financing, Creator-Membership Platform Worth $1.2 Billion https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/patreon-raises-90-million-funding-valuation-1234756351/ Teespring is offering creators the ability to sell digital merchandise like filters https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/14/21516499/teespring-digital-merchandise-creators-filters-planners-ebooks-keyboards Stories That Stick by Kinda Hall https://www.amazon.ca/Stories-That-Stick-Storytelling-Captivate/dp/140021193X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stories+that+stick&qid=1611432965&sr=8-1 Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Guest: Anton Wong https://www.linkedin.com/in/anton-wong https://antonwong.com https://youtube/antonwongvideo Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:24:04
January 23, 2021
The Circular Economy: Bottles, Amazon, Ikea and the turning Tide
For today’s episode I am joined by my friend Nicole Arsenault. Nicole is a passionate advocate of the circular economy and is the Sustainability Program Director at York University. Nicole and I are examining the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy. References The hot new product Amazon and Target are obsessing over? Boxes https://www.fastcompany.com/90342864/rethinking-the-cardboard-box-has-never-been-more-important-just-ask-amazon-and-target Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Nicole Arsenault https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-arsenault-03531784 Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
37:26
January 17, 2021
Short term thinking, lean startup, electric vehicles, stock exchanges and Wright's Law
This episode examines the following articles and considers their implications to future technology and innovation. Silicon Valley Is Quietly Building Its Own Wall Street https://marker.medium.com/silicon-valley-is-quietly-building-its-own-wall-street-9c0b34f25a27 The Automotive Industry Is On The Threshold of Massive Consolidation https://ark-invest.com/articles/analyst-research/automotive-consolidation/ Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot got ... approval for their merger to create Stellantis https://www.businessinsider.com/stellantis-fiat-chrysler-peugeot-merger-psa-eu-antitrust-approval-merger-2020-12 Moore’s Law Isn’t Dead: It’s Wrong – Long Live Wright’s Law https://ark-invest.com/articles/analyst-research/wrights-law-2/ The Mean Startup, How GE Failed at Doing Innovation By The Book https://www.icopilots.com/innovation-strategy/the-mean-startup-why-ge-failed-at-being-a-startup-1-15614 Disclaimer The opinions expressed by the host and guests on the Unusually Well Informed podcast are their own and do not reflect their employer or any other affiliation. Credits Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ Guest: Adam Trent https://www.linkedin.com/in/attrent/ Virtual voice over https://www.nuance.com/ Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
01:29:36
December 31, 2020
What is Unusually Well Informed about?
Welcome to the Unusually Well Informed podcast. I am your host, Tim Hampton. This is a brief episode - just me and a microphone. My goal is to introduce you to the themes of this show. The show began primarily as an opportunity for me to gather the most interesting people I know and learn more about their passions and projects. Always in motion is the future, said Yoda. I believe this is particularly true today. Exponential changes in technology - automation - artificial intelligence - biotechnology - computing and connectivity - will create opportunities and side effects. As citizens and consumers - as leaders and entrepreneurs - we will shape and be shaped by these changes. Some episodes will be about how to identify and execute on that trillion dollar idea. Where do great ideas come from? How do we build on these ideas? How do we know when to pivot and when to persevere? Other episodes will be about how we as citizens can shape a world dominated by private enterprise. Can we embrace the material abundance that technology offers without compromising our sense of purpose and community, our liberty, our privacy or our environment? My conviction is that yes we can. I hope you will join me to hear from experts in their field as we explore the future and our place in it. If you have a show idea, or know someone who would be an ideal guest, please email me at tim@unusuallywellinformed.com. Stay tuned to the end to listen to the theme music for the show played in its entirety. I think it’s an arresting piece of music by Nihilore - one of his many. Host and Producer: Tim Hampton https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetimhampton/ https://designthinkingtoronto.com Music Consequences by Nihilore https://youtu.be/BaWaucm-ewc
05:16
December 26, 2020