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Beyond Hierarchy: Transformation lessons with GE Appliances' Kevin Nolan

In this session, Kevin Nolan—President & CEO of GE Appliances—discusses GEA’s transformation and learnings they underwent as they adapted the Haier business model and practices. 

Beyond Hierarchy: Ecosystem implications Rita McGrath, Martin Reeves, and Tony O'Driscoll

In this session, Thought Leaders Martin Reeves, Rita McGrath, and Tony O’Driscoll discuss the parameters and implications to consider when it comes to ecosystems, and how they relate to hierarchies. As a shift from traditional org structure continues to gain traction, it’s important to consider various factors discussed in this session.

Outthinkers Podcast

#21—Alex Osterwalder: How Investing in Culture Ecosystems Leads to Innovation

Alex Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual tools. Together with Yves Pigneur, he invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map—practical tools trusted by millions of practitioners from leading global companies. In this podcast he shares…

  • Why innovation MUST begin with your culture

  • Why if there were only ONE metric you should be tracking to unleash innovation, it should be your “innovation kill rate”

  • Real-world examples of large enterprises who have been able to transform into agile, innovate organizations, proving it CAN be done

#83—Avi Goldfarb: AI-Generated Predictions as a Strategic Asset

Avi Goldfarb is the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing at Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, a fellow at Behavioral Economics in Action at Rotman, and a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. In this podcast, he shares…

  • Point-to-point changes v. the bigger, broader systemic changes that AI may introduce

  • How AI prediction changes judgement. Until now, most of the exploration of machine learning have been around prediction, but how will things change when AI starts getting good at judgement?

  • The fascinating implications machine learning and AI will have on business decision-making, economics, and competitive advantage

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