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Thrive: Leading Through Change
58 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
The Global Impact of Blockchains for Food
We invited Director of Food Sol at Babson College Rachel Greenberger and Director of Product Strategy at ripe.io Ami Patel to facilitate a conversation on the impact of blockchains for food. To date, much of the blockchain hype has centered on cryptocurrencies and fintech like Bitcoin. However, its potential for positive impact on global food systems runs far deeper – solving... Read more » The post The Global Impact of Blockchains for Food appeared first on Free Range.
61 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Growing Influence Without Authority
The ability to influence people who are not under your authority is becoming ever more valuable. Organizations are flattening, and outside contractors are taking on larger roles than ever before. Getting results now means lateral cooperation, often across borders, time zones, departments, and organizations. We spent an evening with Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership Allan... Read more » The post Growing Influence Without Authority appeared first on Free Range.
66 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
Creating Community-Driven Innovation
Dr. Beckett and Daryn Dodson are social innovators working to revitalize Williamson, West Virginia. In a conversation facilitated by Free Range Partner Randall Ussery, Beckett and Dodson discuss the importance of driving innovation alongside community members, gleaning from experiences in New Orleans, West Virginia, and scalable to communities beyond. Dr. Beckett shares insight on Williamson Health & Wellness’ model... Read more » The post Creating Community-Driven Innovation appeared first on Free Range.
61 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Rare Disease, Big Impact
Matt Wilsey is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, angel investor, and start-up advisor. In addition to consumer products and services, Matt invests in and advocates for biomedical research, drug development, and genetic sequencing technologies. Matt became a “rare disease hunter” and advocate after his daughter, Grace, was born with NGLY1 Deficiency. He has since funded nearly... Read more » The post Rare Disease, Big Impact appeared first on Free Range.
28 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
A Quest to Lift the Next Generation
Sunwoo Hwang’s story is inspiring. A first-generation college graduate and Judo National Champion, he’s a passionate advocate for young people facing the same challenges he faced–full of ambition, full of ability, but lacking the means or mentors necessary to reach their potential. Realizing his path to the American dream led through college, but unable to... Read more » The post A Quest to Lift the Next Generation appeared first on Free Range.
31 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
The Internet of Things for Good
A seasoned entrepreneur, Jim Poss has dedicated his career to leveraging renewable energy and technology for good. In a conversation with THRIVE, Jim discusses mindsets for innovation and the Internet of Things, growing ideas into successful companies, and lessons learned navigating change. Jim is the CEO of Modifi, Inc., an Internet of Things company that taps... Read more » The post The Internet of Things for Good appeared first on Free Range.
61 minutes | Dec 7, 2017
Navigating Change: HP’s Transformation
Alex Stoll says his job is to sell billions of dollars of products nobody really wants but everyone needs — PCs and printers. He works in a highly competitive, low margin, commodified world. Yet, Alex has found enormous room for innovation. Over the past 18 months, HP Inc. completed its breakaway from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, became a... Read more » The post Navigating Change: HP’s Transformation appeared first on Free Range.
57 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
Driving Innovation, Creating Momentum
Melissa Waters has been navigating changing landscapes throughout her career. Since joining Lyft as the Vice President of Marketing, she’s lead the company’s brand and marketing strategy in a highly competitive, nascent market. Focused on fueling growth of the business, Melissa recognizes tremendous opportunity to also lead the charge to grow change for communities. An... Read more » The post Driving Innovation, Creating Momentum appeared first on Free Range.
60 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Empowering Growth in the Mobile Era
We recently sat down with Sameer Patel, the CEO of Kahuna, a cross-channel marketing automation company. In this conversation, Sameer discusses lessons learned throughout his career — from surviving an imploding company in the dot com bust, to joining Kahuna just eight months ago, tasked with leading the company’s next phase of growth. “This thing is,”... Read more » The post Empowering Growth in the Mobile Era appeared first on Free Range.
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