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Conversations About Collaboration is a timely and multi-disciplinary podcast about how we work together. Award-winning author and recognized collaboration authority Phil Simon chats with smart cookies about remote work, the future of work, productivity, technology, workplace culture, and business processes. Oh, and lots of pop-culture references somehow make their way into the episodes.
 
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AirSlate CEO Borya Shakhnovich and I discuss the obstacles that inhibit organizations from automating manual business processes. We also talk about small businesses, change management, and the economics of automation. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)By Phil Simon
 
Sam Dickinson is maturing as a world class triathlete and like Alex Yee Mark believes he's an athlete who will be dominating things in the future. Sam chats candidly throughout this interview including his thoughts on the Alistair Brownlee DQ. He also discusses the team tactics for the WTS Leeds race, and why he chose to have a little stab during t…
 
Today I have Phil Burt an experienced physiotherapist and bike fitter, Burt has spent 12 years as the Head of Physiotherapy at British Cycling, as well as 5 years as Consultant Physiotherapist at Team Sky. After a long career supporting the world’s best at three Olympic Games and seven Tour de Frances, Burt is now concentrating on using his experti…
 
Leo Bottary joins me for a multifaceted discussion on management, collaboration, and communication. He's the author of three books, most recently Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High Performing Teams. We talk about servant leadership, golf, basketball, and organizational learning. Support the show (https://www.pa…
 
Dr. Rebecca Kehoe joins me. She is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. We talk about her research into stars, whether the pandemic has given them more or less power, and companies such as Uber, Google, and Amazon. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
This time Caroline chats to Dr Kisten who specialises in chronic symptoms associated with diet and endurance training. An interesting insight into spotting the signs and symptoms that can be linked to over training and how to combat it. 140.6 triathlon details https://www.mallorca140-6triathlon.com/the-event Become a patron https://www.patreon.com/…
 
Kevin Roose of The New York Times pops by for a chat about his new book Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation. We talk about Best Buy, Amazon, Google's scary-accurate AI tool, remote work, and ways to retain our humanity when machines rule the world. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Natalie Angelillo of OfferUp joins me for a rollicking discussion on how her company has handled the WFH environment. We discuss the adoption of Slack at her company and how it evolved over time. She also gives me her insights on the future of the office. Oh, and we talk about donuts. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Firebrand Toni Cowan-Brown pops by for a lively chat about a host of different topics, including remote meetings, workplace etiquette in the WFH world, Zoom, Slack, Formula One racing, Clubhouse, Reimagining Collaboration, and more. Hell, it's probably easier if I list what we didn't discuss in this action-packed episode. Support the show (https://…
 
Yeah, I’m providing an extra goodie this week. The audiobook version of Reimagining Collaboration is out now. (As of this moment, it's live on Apple Books. Expect it to drop on the other sites soon.) For now, enjoy the dulcet tones of rock star Gary Bennett in this one-chapter excerpt. The dude makes me seem pretty freakin’ smart. Support the show …
 
Bill Carr is the co-author of Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon. He joins me to talk about collaboration at the e-commerce behemoth. We discuss how the company gets so much done and succeeds where so many others fail. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Distributed-teams expert, author, and fellow member of the bald brotherhood John O'Duinn pops in for a lively discussion. We talk about his book Distributed Teams: The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart. We also cover Vermont’s Remote Worker Program. (Yeah, that's a thing.) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimo…
 
Author, Emmy winner, and overall smart cookie Karin Reed pops by to chat about her new book Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work. We talk about the research behind remote meetings, emotional labor, and surface acting. Don't know what the last two concepts are? Neither did I until she taught me a thing or six. Support the show (https://www.…
 
Macca has been on the show a number of times. Today he joins Heather and Mark to discuss his plans in coordinating an attempt to go under 7hrs (men) and 8hrs (women) for the traditional long course triathlon distance (3.8km swim - 180km bike - 42.2km run. For this to succeed a few RULES will have to be broken along the way. Is it just theatre or wi…
 
Brian Kropp of Gartner Research joins me to talk about his impressive body of work. We discuss employee incentives, flexibility, whether collaboration is a goal or just a means to an end, and the future of work. It's a rocking conversation and I had a blast. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Elizabeth Kinsey of Slack joins me to talk about a wide array of topics. We discuss who's ultimately responsible for collaboration in a firm, the norms of tools such as Slack, some ways to easily automate how you work, and ‎the MADWomen podcast. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)By Phil Simon
 
Emily Kennedy of Marinus Analytics and fellow Carnegie Mellon alumnus joins me for a rocking chat about collaboration in a startup environment. We talk about Slack, calendars, and the other tools she uses. She also mentions unique challenges that startups encounter and her methods for overcoming them. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/phils…
 
President of Global Workplace Analytics Kate Lister pops by for an engaging and informative chat about her work. We talk about collaboration, the future of work, the surprising savings and benefits of remote work, and the state of contemporary collaboration tools. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Consultant, trainer, speaking coach, and Emmy winner Kerry Barrett joins me for an illuminating chat about her collaboration world. We talk about the inherent trade-offs necessary for independent folks and why she needs to use different tools—some of which are decidedly old school. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Kick-ass writer, Jersey boy, and overall mensch Pete Croatto joins me to talk about basketball and his ridiculously good new book From Hang Time to Prime Time: Business, Entertainment, and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA. We also discuss the often surprisingly collaborative nature of writing and research. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/p…
 
Slack's Bear Douglas pops by for an illuminating chat. We discuss how companies are doing mind-blowing things with her company's collaboration hub and its spokes. We talk about Hearst, Docusign, Airtable, and other organizations pioneering the moves to automation and more effective collaboration. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Best-selling author Josh Bernoff is today’s guest on the pod. His book Writing Without Bullshit is a modern-day classic. We talk about the merits of working for a large organization vs. being an independent. We also explore the relationship between clarity and effective collaboration. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Infonomics author Doug Laney joins me for a chat about strategy, tools, gamification, virtual conferences, and enterprise tech. We also peer into the future. What do conferences look like in two years? We also talk about Miro and Virbela. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)By Doug Laney
 
Firebrand and force of nature Dr. Mary Donohue of The Digital Wellness Center joins me to talk about the intersection of stress, collaboration, and technology. We also discuss her new book Message Received: 7 Steps to Break Down Communication Barriers at Work. Oh, and bubble baths and Dianna Ross—I'm not kidding—come up during our lively chat. Supp…
 
The insanely smart Dr. Terri Griffith joins me for a far-reaching conversation about higher education, privacy, artificial intelligence, data residency, and collaboration. (I try to keep up with her.) We talk about the future of academia and why it's silly to think of collaboration tools in isolation. Transcription from otter.ai. Support the show (…
 
Dorie Clark joins me on the pod to talk about collaboration and the different hats she wears. We discuss how, when it comes to collaboration, one size never fits all. We also delve into the unspoken norms and underlying power dynamics when people collaborate. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
My friend and brother from another mother Mike Vardy joins me for an animated discussion. The productivity guru and overall smart dude talks about leadership, collaboration, and how tools like Slack, Asana, and Front alone don't solve our collaboration problems. Go Canada. 🇨🇦 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)…
 
Author Todd Henry joins me to talk about the intersection of motivation and collaboration. We discuss his new book The Motivation Code. I learned how the factors that motivate one person may work in precisely the opposite direction for another. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/philsimon)By Todd Henry
 
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