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OneTAKE Live: Training & Enabling Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs With Dr. Rebecca White

OneTAKE Live: Training & Enabling Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs With Dr. Rebecca White

May 20, 2020

“Entrepreneurs are affecting their industries. They’re not affected by it, they’re affecting it. We’re changing the world.” – Dr. Rebecca White

 

What makes a successful entrepreneur? Is it luck? Timing? Should college students simply drop out and start companies the moment they have an idea? There’s an equation to successful entrepreneurship, but the variables aren’t always obvious. How does a new entrepreneur get ahead? Join us this week on OneTAKE live with our host, Ian Barkin, as he speaks with Dr. Rebecca White, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa, about how today’s entrepreneurs are preparing for the world of tomorrow.

 

It’s hard to pin down what makes a good entrepreneur. For example, there’s an advantage to experience, but also an advantage to youth. It’s important to have support, but too many founders can be a big problem. A big opportunity might arise, but the timing might not be right. The entrepreneurial equation is delicate, and when you’re starting a company, things get complicated fast.

           

Fortunately, Dr. White is an entrepreneurship expert. She treats entrepreneurship like a science by experimenting, studying and considering variables at each stage. To Dr. White, entrepreneurship is a way of looking at the world: she teaches her students to see needs, solve problems and take advantage of opportunity. In addition to her work with the University of Tampa, Dr White also hosts the podcast The EN Factor, and writes for The EN Factor blog.   

Episode Resources

The En Factor

The En Factor Blog

The Kauffman Foundation - Entrepreneurship

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OneTAKE Live Sourcing, Automation and Blockchain. Oh My! with Dr. Mary Lacity

OneTAKE Live Sourcing, Automation and Blockchain. Oh My! with Dr. Mary Lacity

May 8, 2020

 

“Like any technology, it’s about how you deploy it.” – Dr. Mary Lacity

 

What if you could digitize uniqueness by sending one-of-a-kind originals, rather than easy-to-produce copies? It’s not just a thought: distributed ledgers, smart contracts, tokenization — these are all ways that we can take advantage of digital accountability to transfer value. But what’s the next step? With blockchain technology, it’s possible to turn a network of information into a network of value; but, that’s no easy feat. Will your organization be able to reap the benefits afforded by growing digital ecosystems? Join Ian Barkin this week on OneTAKE live as he discusses enterprise systems, blockchain technology and the future of work with Dr. Mary Lacity.

Having known Ian for several years, Dr. Lacity is a visionary pioneer at the forefront of enterprise information technology trends. She has written numerous books on subjects ranging from blockchain technology, service-outsourcing and even robotic process automation. A professor at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Dr. Lacity researches complex systems of information in order to discover ways technology can augment human ability. In addition to teaching, Dr. Lacity also serves as the director of the Blockchain Center for Excellence. She led the charge to adopt automation as a means to augment human ability years ago, and now specializes in the expansion of complex data ecosystems.

 

Episode Resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lacity

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lacity/

https://blockchain.uark.edu/

A selection of books written, or co-authored, by Mary Lacity

 

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OneTAKE Live: Giving Work & Creating Impact with Mark Sears

OneTAKE Live: Giving Work & Creating Impact with Mark Sears

April 27, 2020

“Impact sourcing is just sourcing, but with a different set of goals.” – Mark Sears

 How do you make the smartest possible impact? It’s important to use resources effectively but, how do dynamic companies leverage knowledge to work smarter? What about doing good for others? Impact sourcing — responsible outsourcing — might just be the solution that the world needs. Join us this for this week’s episode of OneTAKE Live where Ian speaks with Mark Sears, founder and CEO of CloudFactory, about how strategic companies and powerful machines can work together to impact the future of work — for good.

 A longtime friend of Ian, Mark has extensive experience as a service innovator, offering high quality solutions for many of the worlds’ problems. His company, CloudFactory, is driven to innovate; focusing on providing opportunity in underserved communities. Though Mark sees his work as for-profit, his mission worldwide brings important access to individuals around the globe that need it most. Though Mark is an entrepreneur, his purpose is to energize underserved global communities, taking advantage of smart automation and data to create success for everyone involved.  

 Also discussed: how for-profit companies can enact non-profit change, augmenting and supporting innovative, trained data solutions as well as how companies can leverage technology to reach long-term success.

Episode Resources

SYKES

Jobs.SYKES.com

 

 

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OneTAKE Live on: The Brave and Imperative World of CX with Mark Hillary

OneTAKE Live on: The Brave and Imperative World of CX with Mark Hillary

April 22, 2020

 

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Mark Hillary, writer, analyst, futurist and host of the CX Files podcast, about shifting brand interaction trends due to COVID-19 and how companies can prepare for an uncertain future.

 

Episode Resources

SYKES

Jobs.SYKES.com

CX Files

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OneTAKE Live on: The Outsourcing Industry Gets Back in the Saddle with Phil Fersht

OneTAKE Live on: The Outsourcing Industry Gets Back in the Saddle with Phil Fersht

April 17, 2020

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Phil Fersht, founder, CEO and chief analyst at HFS Research about how smart technology and innovative research are rapidly transforming the outsourcing industry.

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OneTAKE Live on: Profit and Purpose — How Social Value is Good Business with Alex Edmans

OneTAKE Live on: Profit and Purpose — How Social Value is Good Business with Alex Edmans

April 15, 2020

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Alex Edmans, PhD, Professor of Finance at London Business School, about how companies can create social value through strategic response in the age of COVID-19.

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OneTAKE Live on: Brand Management in Times of Crisis with Sarah Grace McCandless

OneTAKE Live on: Brand Management in Times of Crisis with Sarah Grace McCandless

April 14, 2020

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Sarah Grace McCandless, Vice President, Customer Engagement & Brand Advocacy at Clearlink, a SYKES company, about brand management, what it means to love your brand and building a complete customer experience amidst a pandemic.

 

Episode Resources

SYKES

Jobs.SYKES.com

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OneTAKE Live on: Work. Learn. Teach. @ Home with John Kruper

OneTAKE Live on: Work. Learn. Teach. @ Home with John Kruper

April 7, 2020

 

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with SYKES Vice President and Chief Learning Officer John Kruper about the work-at-home transition, and the way working from home represents a major shift in how we work, learn and teach. 

 

Episode Resources

Work Learn Teach at Home

SYKES

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OneTAKE Live on System Dynamics and the Modeling of Pandemics with Tom Fiddaman

OneTAKE Live on System Dynamics and the Modeling of Pandemics with Tom Fiddaman

April 7, 2020

In this episode of OneTAKE Live, Ian speaks with Ventana CTO Tom Fiddaman about System Dynamics, how enterprises use System Dynamics to understand and map complexity, and how Tom and a team of experts have used System Dynamics to model the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Episode Resources

COVID-19 Modeling

Ventana Systems

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OneTAKE Live on Charitable Giving in the Time of COVID-19 with Stephen Rockwell

OneTAKE Live on Charitable Giving in the Time of COVID-19 with Stephen Rockwell

April 3, 2020

In this important episode of OneTAKE, Ian is joined by MIT classmate and friend Stephen Rockwell, Chief Ratings Technology Officer at Charity Navigator. In the trying and uncertain times of COVID-19, giving back to our communities is more important than ever. Tune in to hear Ian and Stephen discuss the efforts of Charity Navigator around the world.

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