Beverly & Etienne Wenger-Trayner: Inside Communities of Practice

Etienne Wenger-Trayner is a globally recognized thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice. He has authored and co-authored seminal articles and books including Situated Learning, where the term “community of practice” was coined; Cultivating Communities of Practice; and Digital Habitats, which tackles issues of technology, community, and what it means to be together.

Beverly Wenger-Trayner is a consultant specializing in social learning systems. Her work with international organizations such as the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the International Labor Organization, and The World Bank have given her substantial experience in coaching conveners and in supporting multi-lingual groups across cultures, time-zones, and geographic locations. She has published chapters and articles about learning in internationally distributed communities.

Their most recent work together is introduced in their latest book Learning In Landscapes of Practice.

Next week’s guest will be co-founder of GWT Next and author of Seeing Red Cars, Laura Goodrich.

Rahfeal Gordon: “Your location is not your destination.”

Rahfeal is a life strategist, leadership specialist, and innovator of inspiration.  For more than a decade, Rahfeal has been leveraging the core fundamentals that promote productivity while guiding entrepreneurs and global leaders to success. He provides great insight into the environmental and physical circumstances that impact an individual’s personal and business performance.  Rahfeal knows how to create positive work environments that enhance an individual and team’s performance.

Next week’s guests will be social learning pioneers, Etienne & Beverly Wenger-Trayner.

Vitaly M. Golomb: Year Of The Peer Podcast – Accelerated Startup

Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. He is a serial entrepreneur, a contributing writer to TechCrunch and a consistently top-ranked mentor to a number of startup accelerator programs all over the world. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels to over 20 countries each year to consult and guest lecture corporations, associations and universities on entrepreneurship, innovation and design. His book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School came out end of January and can be ordered at golomb.net/book.

Next week’s guest will be inspirational speaker/author, Rahfeal Gordon.

Jim Kouzes: Year Of The Peer Podcast – Learning Leaders

Jim Kouzes is an experienced executive, bestselling author, respected educator, and award-winning speaker.   Jim served as president, CEO, and chairman of the Tom Peters Company for more than a decade, and as an academic administrator for 17 years.  He is the coauthor, with Barry Posner, of more than 30 publications, including The Leadership Challenge (with more than two million copies in print) and their most recent book, Learning Leadership.  Jim also serves as Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University and delivers lectures on leadership around the world.

Next week’s guest will be Vitaly M. Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist, HP Tech Ventures.

JJ Ramberg: Year of the Peer Podcast – The Intersection of Business and Journalism

JJ Ramberg is the host of MSNBC’s “Your Business.” Now in its 11th year, it’s the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. She is coauthor of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business, and a business owner in her own right, as a cofounder, with her brother Ken, of Goodshop.com. Before joining MSNBC, Ramberg was a reporter at CNN, where she covered a wide range of topics, ranging from breaking news to profiles of the country’s top business leaders. Ramberg is a graduate of Duke University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Next week’s guest will be Jim Kouzes, leadership expert, best-selling author, and former CEO!

Lewis Schiff: Year of the Peer Podcast – Good Givers Are Great Getters

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.

Next week’s guest will be JJ Ramberg, Business Owner and Host of MSNBC’s Your Business!

Rich Karlgaard: Year Of The Peer Podcast – 4 Megatrends

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.

Next week’s guest will be Lewis Schiff, Founder and Executive Director, The Business Owners Council!

Charlene Li: Year Of The Peer Podcast – Engaging Our Peers and Why It Matters

Joining me as my first guest on the weekly podcast The Year of the Peer with Leo Bottary is Charlene Li.

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.

Next week’s guest will be Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Global Futurist for Forbes!

Check Out Our Lineup for the Year of the Peer Podcast!

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

Join Us for the Year of the Peer

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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!