Lewis Schiff is the author of Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons, the executive director of The Business Owners Council, and co-founder (with Norm Brodsky) of BEN Global Mentorship – an organization that helps business owners transform their companies into scalable enterprises and, eventually, enduring institutions with help from rock star entrepreneurs from around the world.
Rich Karlgaard is the publisher and global futurist for Forbes magazine. He writes the biweekly column, Innovation Rules, and serves as a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX. He’s an award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, popular keynote speaker, and author of two best-selling books The Soft Edge and Team Genius. Rich has a unique vantage point on the power of peer-to-peer relationships and the trends driving business and the economy. He joins us here to share his experiences and four major megatrends that we should all be paying attention to.
Charlene is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her latest book “The Engaged Leader” was published in March 2015.
Charlene shares her peer-to-peer experiences at Harvard Business School, Forrester, YPO, and most recently at Prophet. She also offers her perspective about the evolution of how we engage one another in the digital world and talks about why it’s so important for today’s leaders. Watch our interview here or listen to this podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay or any of your favorite podcast platforms.
As promised, for 50 weeks during 2017, I’ll bring some of the best minds and most fascinating people in the world to the program. They will share their insights, stories, and recommendations about effective collaboration, leadership, accountability, vulnerability, and much more. We’ll talk about what’s next and look at how, together, we can prepare for a future most of us can barely imagine.
It all starts on January 12th with Charlene Li, and I’ll invite guests to the program from all walks of life each and every week throughout the Year of the Peer. If there’s a guest you’d like me to invite to the show, I welcome your suggestions! For both the cause and the podcast to be a success, it will take all of us, so I encourage you to share this post with your peers and get involved!
Subscribe today and don’t miss a single episode! Here’s our lineup for Q1:
January 12th, Charlene Li, CEO of the Altimeter Group and Best-Selling Author
January 19th, Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Global Futurist for Forbes
January 26th, Lewis Schiff, Founder & Executive Director, The Business Owners Council
February 2th, JJ Ramberg, Host of Your Business (MSNBC) and Business Owner
February 9th, Jim Kouzes, Coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and former CEO
February 16th, Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist, HP Tech Ventures
February 23rd, Rahfeal Gordon, Inspirational Speaker/Author
March 2nd, Etienne & Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Scholars/Authors/Consultants
March 9th, Laura Goodrich, Co-Founder, GWT Next and author of Seeing Red Cars
March 16th, Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Education
March 23rd, Leon Shapiro, Coauthor of The Power of Peers and former CEO
March 30th, Bri Seeley & Thais Sky, co-founders of The Amplify Collective
Who you surround yourself with matters! Who’s surrounding you? See you in 2017! #yearofthepeer
Plan on subscribing to the podcast by all means, yet it’s my hope that you’ll join the movement! In 40 days, the Year of the Peer begins, and on January 12th, Charlene Li will join us as our first podcast guest. Who you surround yourself with matters and in today’s world, this has never been more relevant. Have a look at the following five-minute video describing our podcast, which will be available here and on YouTube (video) and on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play, etc. (audio).
Click here to subscribe and invite your peers to join you for the Year of the Peer. Enjoy!
In preparation for the new year, I’m working with Randy Cantrell out of Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas to create a professionally produced podcast series titled The Year of the Peer, with Leo Bottary. The series will begin on Thursday, January 12th and post on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.
My guests will be top leaders, authors, journalists and scholars from all walks of life. We’ll talk about a universally accepted truth with myriad dimensions – who you surround yourself with matters. This is especially noteworthy in a world where trust in our institutions is low, and where the complexity and blistering pace of change are affecting everyone. Leaders today are challenged more than ever to prepare for a future most of us can barely imagine.
There’s simply never been a time where understanding and experiencing true peer advantage has ever been more essential. We’ll have conversations about leadership, accountability, vulnerability, and collaboration, among other things, that you just won’t get anywhere else. If you’re a leader at any level, or you want to be one someday, this show is for you!
In the next few weeks, I’ll release the names of our guests for the first quarter of the year – some of whom played a critical role in the development of The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success – as well as other voices who will join us for what promises to be an even larger conversation. You won’t want to miss it, so keep checking back for details about how you can subscribe.