Boss Level Podcast

Boss Level is a podcast on people and organizations aiming for the boss level. Boss level is the status a person or an organization achieves by making a better quality of life for themselves and others by doing what they need to do regardless of all the haters and obstacles out there.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 76 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

episode 16: Melissa Perri and applying common sense to product management

Today’s topic is product management and lean startup. My guest is Melissa Perri. When I asked around for tips on who to interview while in New York her name came up frequently. I’ve met her at several conferences and knew her to be an expert on product m


 2016-05-09  33m

episode 15: Nilan Peiris and the culture of growth at TransferWise

For this episode of Boss Level I took the ferry over to Tallinn to visit the office of TransferWise. TransferWise is creating a fast and cost-effective way of sending money from a country to another. It’s valuation in its previous round of funding was clo


 2016-04-25  37m

episode 14: Aaron Dignan and organizations that need to be irritated

I'm visiting New York and interviewing Aaron Dignan, the founder of a company called The Ready. We discuss the future of work and complex, adaptive systems. We try to figure out why cities thrive when they grow and why companies don't. In the end, we reve


 2016-04-11  32m

episode 13: Jari Sarasvuo and his troubled relationship with technology

Today we have a very special guest. Jari Sarasvuo. Jari first became known for his work in radio and TV. Then in 1990 he founded a company called Trainers’ House that delivers management consulting and training for executives. Jari is still one of the big


 2016-03-28  46m

episode 12: Linda Liukas and her whimsical way with technology

The first guest for the second season of Boss Level is Linda Liukas. She’s changing the world by helping kids learn technology. Her TEDx talk is just about to reach a million views. We discuss learning, education, writing and technology. A word of warning


 2016-03-14  33m

episode 11: Håkan Forss and the Toyota Kata metaprocess

This episode is about the simple, but powerful concept of Toyota Kata and how it’s applied at the gaming company King. I’m interviewing Håkan Forss, an agile coach, working for King in Stockholm. This episode is the end of Season 1 of Boss Level. The nex


 2016-01-25  17m

episode 10: Jos de Blok and the revolutionary homecare company Buurtzorg

10 000 employees. No managers. Great results. Founded in 2006 Buurtzorg has taken the home care industry in Holland by storm. It has a lion’s share of the market. Clients rate Buurtzorg as 9.1 out of 10. Buurtzorg has been selected as the best place to wo


 2016-01-11  34m

episode 9: Henkka Hyppönen and why we fear

Most people fear snakes. A lot of people fear public speaking. Some companies are lead with fear. Why do we fear? What is fear? When is fear harmful and when is it beneficial? Henkka Hyppönen, today’s guest, is an expert on fear. He recently wrote a boo


 2015-12-21  38m

episode 8: Kathrine Kirk and when happiness fails you

Today’s guest is Kathrine Kirk, an independent consultant who often finds herself working with conflict-ridden teams that are deemed hopeless. She gave an interesting keynote at the Lean Agile Scotland conference on why team happiness might not be a good


 2015-12-07  32m

episode 7: Dave Snowden on complexity theory and astrology

Today’s guest is Dave Snowden. Dave is the man behind Cynefin, a decision support framework that’s based on complexity theory and cognitive science. In addition to Cynefin we discuss strategy, budgeting, performance targets and other important management


 2015-11-23  42m