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Vesna Lucca

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Corporate Unplugged

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Vesna Lucca

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Corporate Unplugged puts the light on impact makers in business. In an informal and seriously playful way, Vesna Lucca is talking to people transforming business – entrepreneurs, leaders, activists, and other heroes from the business world, celebrities as well as hidden gems. It is a stripped-down dialogue with people from all over the world who share their dreams, experiences and what they would never give up. Listen, get inspired and share!

Latest Episodes

Zakaria Bekkali

“Business leaders should be ready to be challenged by young people. I feel we have ended up in this patriarchal system with CEOs and leaders who do not want to be confronted by the young generations.” Meet Zakaria Bekkali, a 22 year old with a wise head on young shoulders. Zak is a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he’s been awarded a postgraduate excellence scholarship for a Master of Public Administration with a specialisation in social impact. He also holds a Bachelor in International Politics and Government from Bocconi University in Milan, as well as having studied at Princeton University during his undergraduate senior year. In this podcast: - Transformational moments - Why insecurity was a driver for him - The synergy between business and community - Equality of opportunity - Give opportunities to young people - Why feminine isn’t another word for weakness - Radical vulnerability for collective healing Links: - Joseph Stiglitz,...

43 MIN3 w ago
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Zakaria Bekkali

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist and psychologist who in 2018 while researching her newest book, The Biggest Bluff, became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings, inadvertently turning herself into a professional poker player. In this podcast: - The role that luck plays in our lives - What Maria has learned about life from playing poker - Why we shouldn’t take life for granted - Where she gets her inspiration to write from - How COVID-19 is revealing our true colours - The power of language and communication in business - How chance affected her life - The value of human connections Links: - The Biggest Bluff See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 30
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Maria Konnikova

Ma Steinsvik

Ma Steinsvik is passionate about emerging technologies and believes in the power of digital transformation and AI in order to scale business transformation towards a circular economy. Because an augmented circular future will lead to a better world. Ma is a European business leader, futurist and investor, and the CEO of Bulls Holding, an international agency for film, literary and art-based brands, influencers and editorial content, and Chair of the Board of R&B Licensing, a global 360 agency for literary and design based properties. She is an acknowledged international keynote speaker on technical leaps and their impact around the world. Ma discusses the foundations of business, of being a part of something big and giving back. And how even now, while the whole world is going through one of the toughest times in living memory, we still see people who, when they have their own lives secured, do what they can to contribute and give back to society. “When I invest in companies I'm often so struck by the generosity I receive back in the form of knowledge and network and tips and so on, because people, entrepreneurs and leaders, people of all kinds really want to give back. And if you look at it from a psychological point of view, that's when we're really happy.” In this podcast: - We are hardwired to want to give - The changing basis for innovation - The power of the internet - Why a crisis shows gaps in our knowledge - Why imbalance leads to creativity - How to find wisdom - Digital transformation - The formula for business - value driven, data driven and customer centric See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 16
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Ma Steinsvik

Ayse Birsel

What is design and who is it for? This loaded question is asked of Ayse Birsel, named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business. Ayse is a beautiful blend of East meets West, born and raised in Turkey but who now calls New York home. “The combination of East and West, being Turkish living in the States, really allows me to see two sides of everything, which is a great quality, actually a superpower for designers, especially when those qualities are often in opposition to each other.” And there is no better person to pose this question to: Ayse is a designer and innovator who has designed hundreds of award winning products and systems for Fortune 500 brands. She's known for bringing new solutions to old problems and for her humanistic design approach. She's also the author of Design The Life You Love, and gives lectures on Design The Work You Love to corporations. She's also the co-founder of Birsel Plus Seck, the award winning design and innovation studio and ...

48 MINJUN 2
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Ayse Birsel

Tara Schuster

We’ve all suffered from ‘Not Enough Syndrome’ at some point in our lives. “In our relentless pursuit for external validation, we've lost sight with the fact that validation actually comes from within always, and I think that actually applies to business and products.” Tara Schuster was told early on to pick a lane and stick with it. She couldn’t be or do more than one thing, but luckily for the rest of us she rejected this notion and has since become an author, playwright, and accomplished entertainment executive, currently serving as Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central. In her first book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, which lies at the intersection of self-help humour and memoir, she shares hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself. “I think we are very good at being mean to ourselves and treating ourselves with such little care. I mean shocking because we'll treat a guest 10X better than we'll treat ourselves.” This episode is as ...

43 MINMAY 19
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Tara Schuster

Anna Bäck

With everything going on globally, taking your physical mailbox online is probably one of the smartest decisions you could make. Not just to protect yourself, but to protect the environment too. It’s such a smart move that today over 3.7 million Swedish people, almost half of the grown up population in Sweden, have Kivra. That’s roughly 25,000 companies and organisations that rely on Kivra, the digital mail company, for important letters, invoices, doctor’s appointments, salary specifications and so on. Anna Bäck is an entrepreneur and innovation leader who’s been leading a number of startups in China and Sweden, and most recently driving innovation and disruption as a design leader within McKinsey. This is an incredibly interesting conversation, learning about Anna’s influences and transformational points in her life that have led her to where she is today - to a business model that goes hand in hand with doing good and driving a more sustainable future. This is an inspiratio...

28 MINAPR 28
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Anna Bäck

Jen Grace Baron

You might think it an impossible task to find inspiration in these troubled times. But according to Jen Grace Baron, co-founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at InspireCorps, an inspiration strategy firm that partners with organisations to drive business growth and also innovation, it’s precisely during times like these when we are most likely to find inspiration. “Some of what people find most inspiring in their whole lives, are some of the hardest times that they had been through or had survived.” Inspiration is a complex entity, something that is hard to define in itself without using the word ‘inspiration’. It’s not a smiley thing that works just in the good times, it’s not something that we do only when it’s convenient, inspiration is a critical foundation for healthy humans. Inspiration is especially critical during times of crisis, such as the one we are enduring right now. “We found that during times of crisis, the ways that we act in the world change, right, all of...

44 MINAPR 14
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Jen Grace Baron

Garry Ridge

WD-40 Company has one of the highest employee engagement rates in the world (93%). And no wonder, at its helm is Garry Ridge, Chairman of the Board and CEO. Garry has been with the company for almost 33 years, having worked his way up through the managerial ranks to the top position, he knows what great company culture looks like, so much so, he not only practices what he preaches, he teaches it to the next generation of leaders too. Having realised that micromanagement as a leadership technique isn't scalable, if Garry wanted to take the blue and yellow can with the little red top to the world, he knew he’d have to set his employees free, to give them freedom to do their best work. So when he became CEO, he went back to school and worked hard to create an extraordinary workplace culture in WD-40 Company. “In 394 BC, Aristotle said, ‘pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work’. And I really believe that that's something that we need to do, to build an economic environment f...

29 MINMAR 24
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Garry Ridge

Roberto Verganti

When Roberto Verganti first appeared on Corporate Unplugged, his episode quickly became one of the most listened to interviews on the show. Two years on, Roberto, Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, currently founder and Director of The Garden-Center for Design and Leadership at Stockholm School of Economics, joins Vesna for another illuminating conversation, this time about meaning, purpose, innovation and real leadership. Why a reappearance? Because the subjects Roberto has been researching and writing about for the last couple of decades are more interesting and relevant today than ever before, and his ideas, insights and work need to be shared with an even wider audience. If companies and leaders want to make an impact, they need to provide meaning to their customers through their products and services. Companies should be thinking: ‘If they don't need what we do, it's our problem. It's not their problem.’ And the best leaders are the ones who have...

45 MINMAR 3
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Roberto Verganti

Kristoffer Triumf

What makes a really listenable podcast? Is it a great production value? A plethora of interesting guests? A personable host? Whatever it is, Kristoffer Triumf, host of popular Swedish podcast Värvet, has figured the podcast magic out. Kristoffer is a popular podcaster and host of Värvet, Sweden's favourite podcast. What makes the podcast so incredibly relatable is that he has very deep dialogues with a very diverse crowd of people - from filmmakers to artists to business leaders, Kristoffer has interviewed over 400 people so far, and counting. He originally set out to chat particularly with comedians, but has since broadened his horizons to a much wider audience, and he’s been richly rewarded for his diversification in guests - Värvet has had around 90 million downloads to date. Besides having a voice that you can’t help but be drawn to, he has also developed the art of really listening to what his guests are saying. He leaves time for them to truly reflect on his question befo...

30 MINFEB 18
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Kristoffer Triumf

Latest Episodes

Zakaria Bekkali

“Business leaders should be ready to be challenged by young people. I feel we have ended up in this patriarchal system with CEOs and leaders who do not want to be confronted by the young generations.” Meet Zakaria Bekkali, a 22 year old with a wise head on young shoulders. Zak is a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he’s been awarded a postgraduate excellence scholarship for a Master of Public Administration with a specialisation in social impact. He also holds a Bachelor in International Politics and Government from Bocconi University in Milan, as well as having studied at Princeton University during his undergraduate senior year. In this podcast: - Transformational moments - Why insecurity was a driver for him - The synergy between business and community - Equality of opportunity - Give opportunities to young people - Why feminine isn’t another word for weakness - Radical vulnerability for collective healing Links: - Joseph Stiglitz,...

43 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Zakaria Bekkali

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist and psychologist who in 2018 while researching her newest book, The Biggest Bluff, became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings, inadvertently turning herself into a professional poker player. In this podcast: - The role that luck plays in our lives - What Maria has learned about life from playing poker - Why we shouldn’t take life for granted - Where she gets her inspiration to write from - How COVID-19 is revealing our true colours - The power of language and communication in business - How chance affected her life - The value of human connections Links: - The Biggest Bluff See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 30
Comments
Maria Konnikova

Ma Steinsvik

Ma Steinsvik is passionate about emerging technologies and believes in the power of digital transformation and AI in order to scale business transformation towards a circular economy. Because an augmented circular future will lead to a better world. Ma is a European business leader, futurist and investor, and the CEO of Bulls Holding, an international agency for film, literary and art-based brands, influencers and editorial content, and Chair of the Board of R&B Licensing, a global 360 agency for literary and design based properties. She is an acknowledged international keynote speaker on technical leaps and their impact around the world. Ma discusses the foundations of business, of being a part of something big and giving back. And how even now, while the whole world is going through one of the toughest times in living memory, we still see people who, when they have their own lives secured, do what they can to contribute and give back to society. “When I invest in companies I'm often so struck by the generosity I receive back in the form of knowledge and network and tips and so on, because people, entrepreneurs and leaders, people of all kinds really want to give back. And if you look at it from a psychological point of view, that's when we're really happy.” In this podcast: - We are hardwired to want to give - The changing basis for innovation - The power of the internet - Why a crisis shows gaps in our knowledge - Why imbalance leads to creativity - How to find wisdom - Digital transformation - The formula for business - value driven, data driven and customer centric See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 16
Comments
Ma Steinsvik

Ayse Birsel

What is design and who is it for? This loaded question is asked of Ayse Birsel, named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business. Ayse is a beautiful blend of East meets West, born and raised in Turkey but who now calls New York home. “The combination of East and West, being Turkish living in the States, really allows me to see two sides of everything, which is a great quality, actually a superpower for designers, especially when those qualities are often in opposition to each other.” And there is no better person to pose this question to: Ayse is a designer and innovator who has designed hundreds of award winning products and systems for Fortune 500 brands. She's known for bringing new solutions to old problems and for her humanistic design approach. She's also the author of Design The Life You Love, and gives lectures on Design The Work You Love to corporations. She's also the co-founder of Birsel Plus Seck, the award winning design and innovation studio and ...

48 MINJUN 2
Comments
Ayse Birsel

Tara Schuster

We’ve all suffered from ‘Not Enough Syndrome’ at some point in our lives. “In our relentless pursuit for external validation, we've lost sight with the fact that validation actually comes from within always, and I think that actually applies to business and products.” Tara Schuster was told early on to pick a lane and stick with it. She couldn’t be or do more than one thing, but luckily for the rest of us she rejected this notion and has since become an author, playwright, and accomplished entertainment executive, currently serving as Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central. In her first book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, which lies at the intersection of self-help humour and memoir, she shares hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself. “I think we are very good at being mean to ourselves and treating ourselves with such little care. I mean shocking because we'll treat a guest 10X better than we'll treat ourselves.” This episode is as ...

43 MINMAY 19
Comments
Tara Schuster

Anna Bäck

With everything going on globally, taking your physical mailbox online is probably one of the smartest decisions you could make. Not just to protect yourself, but to protect the environment too. It’s such a smart move that today over 3.7 million Swedish people, almost half of the grown up population in Sweden, have Kivra. That’s roughly 25,000 companies and organisations that rely on Kivra, the digital mail company, for important letters, invoices, doctor’s appointments, salary specifications and so on. Anna Bäck is an entrepreneur and innovation leader who’s been leading a number of startups in China and Sweden, and most recently driving innovation and disruption as a design leader within McKinsey. This is an incredibly interesting conversation, learning about Anna’s influences and transformational points in her life that have led her to where she is today - to a business model that goes hand in hand with doing good and driving a more sustainable future. This is an inspiratio...

28 MINAPR 28
Comments
Anna Bäck

Jen Grace Baron

You might think it an impossible task to find inspiration in these troubled times. But according to Jen Grace Baron, co-founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at InspireCorps, an inspiration strategy firm that partners with organisations to drive business growth and also innovation, it’s precisely during times like these when we are most likely to find inspiration. “Some of what people find most inspiring in their whole lives, are some of the hardest times that they had been through or had survived.” Inspiration is a complex entity, something that is hard to define in itself without using the word ‘inspiration’. It’s not a smiley thing that works just in the good times, it’s not something that we do only when it’s convenient, inspiration is a critical foundation for healthy humans. Inspiration is especially critical during times of crisis, such as the one we are enduring right now. “We found that during times of crisis, the ways that we act in the world change, right, all of...

44 MINAPR 14
Comments
Jen Grace Baron

Garry Ridge

WD-40 Company has one of the highest employee engagement rates in the world (93%). And no wonder, at its helm is Garry Ridge, Chairman of the Board and CEO. Garry has been with the company for almost 33 years, having worked his way up through the managerial ranks to the top position, he knows what great company culture looks like, so much so, he not only practices what he preaches, he teaches it to the next generation of leaders too. Having realised that micromanagement as a leadership technique isn't scalable, if Garry wanted to take the blue and yellow can with the little red top to the world, he knew he’d have to set his employees free, to give them freedom to do their best work. So when he became CEO, he went back to school and worked hard to create an extraordinary workplace culture in WD-40 Company. “In 394 BC, Aristotle said, ‘pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work’. And I really believe that that's something that we need to do, to build an economic environment f...

29 MINMAR 24
Comments
Garry Ridge

Roberto Verganti

When Roberto Verganti first appeared on Corporate Unplugged, his episode quickly became one of the most listened to interviews on the show. Two years on, Roberto, Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, currently founder and Director of The Garden-Center for Design and Leadership at Stockholm School of Economics, joins Vesna for another illuminating conversation, this time about meaning, purpose, innovation and real leadership. Why a reappearance? Because the subjects Roberto has been researching and writing about for the last couple of decades are more interesting and relevant today than ever before, and his ideas, insights and work need to be shared with an even wider audience. If companies and leaders want to make an impact, they need to provide meaning to their customers through their products and services. Companies should be thinking: ‘If they don't need what we do, it's our problem. It's not their problem.’ And the best leaders are the ones who have...

45 MINMAR 3
Comments
Roberto Verganti

Kristoffer Triumf

What makes a really listenable podcast? Is it a great production value? A plethora of interesting guests? A personable host? Whatever it is, Kristoffer Triumf, host of popular Swedish podcast Värvet, has figured the podcast magic out. Kristoffer is a popular podcaster and host of Värvet, Sweden's favourite podcast. What makes the podcast so incredibly relatable is that he has very deep dialogues with a very diverse crowd of people - from filmmakers to artists to business leaders, Kristoffer has interviewed over 400 people so far, and counting. He originally set out to chat particularly with comedians, but has since broadened his horizons to a much wider audience, and he’s been richly rewarded for his diversification in guests - Värvet has had around 90 million downloads to date. Besides having a voice that you can’t help but be drawn to, he has also developed the art of really listening to what his guests are saying. He leaves time for them to truly reflect on his question befo...

30 MINFEB 18
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Kristoffer Triumf
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