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the corporate culture as a cult - reflection podcast #9

the corporate culture as a cult - reflection podcast #9

October 11, 2019

In this reflection podcast we talk about corporate cultures as a cult. We kick off with a TED-ED animation on cults and an article in HBR on a cultish culture. Please tune in & enjoy. 

performance - reflection podcast #8

performance - reflection podcast #8

September 27, 2019

In this reflection podcast we talk about our view on performance. We kick off with an article in Forbes on driving performance at Netflix (The Netflix Pressure-Cooker: A Culture That Drives Performance). Please tune in & enjoy. 

ageism - reflection podcast #7

ageism - reflection podcast #7

September 12, 2019

This podcast is about age discrimination, or in a broader sense: ageism. In this reflection podcast we talk about the mechanical and organic view on age. Please tune in & enjoy. 

Want more? Please have a look at 'Ageism - c'est la vie?' on our website

the human dataset - reflection podcast #6

the human dataset - reflection podcast #6

September 4, 2019

This podcast is about the human dataset: possibly reducing a human being to a set of traits, behaviors, skills for reasons of hiring, firing, talent management, development, strategic HR and so on. Is this something to stay? Will it be good or evil? This is the follow up on our blog 'This is you. Or not.' Please tune in & enjoy. 

human resources - reflection podcast #5

human resources - reflection podcast #5

June 7, 2019

This podcast is about the human resources function - its past, present, innovation and value. We talk about mechanistic & organic organizations and their relation to HRM. Please tune in & enjoy. 

on consultants - reflection podcast #4

on consultants - reflection podcast #4

March 25, 2019

This is the audio file of the videocast 'On Consultants' where László and I have a conversation with Mr. Eriç Bilginoglu about the (dis)advantages of making use of consultants. Please tune in and enjoy!

organizational DNA - reflection podcast #3

organizational DNA - reflection podcast #3

September 28, 2018

This podcast is about 'the organic DNA of organizations'. László takes us through four types of organic cultures and the place of business amongst these. We talk about business myths, mapping identity, mechanistic & organic organizations and the well-being of the individual. Summing it all up: "everyone should become a master". Please tune in & enjoy. 

Addendum: the book mentioned, is by the Spanish Jesuit priest Baltasar Gracian: 'The art of worldly wisdom'.

artificial intelligence - reflection podcast #2

artificial intelligence - reflection podcast #2

May 6, 2018

In this reflection podcast, László and I are having a conversation on artificial intelligence (AI). In the beginning, we refer to Chris Paine’s Film on AI. A few quotes from that film:

* Google has 10 Million servers now and is working on an AI platform of 100 Mio servers. Tim Urban: “I’m not even sure that Google knows what it’s becoming."

* David Ferrucci: “In 3-5 years we’ll build a system that learns how to build understanding.”

* Elon Musk:” We’re rapidly moving towards digital superintelligence that far exceeds any human.” [..] ”It’s incredibly important that AI is not the other; it must be us.”

Some content mentioned in the podcast:

[1803.03453v1 The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities](https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03453v1)
[What Can Predicting Titanic Deaths Tell Us About the Limits of Artificial Intelligence?](http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2018/march/what-can-predicting-titanic-deaths-tell-us-about-the-limits-of-a.html)
[Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding | WIRED UK](http://www.wired.co.uk/article/children-coding-education-change-machine-learning-ai-creativity)
[Robotics Openletter | Open letter to the European Commission](http://www.robotics-openletter.eu/)
[NASA Funds Development Of Autonomous Spacecraft That Uses Blockchain](https://cointelegraph.com/news/nasa-funds-development-of-autonomous-spacecraft-that-uses-blockchain)

“6000 Years of civilization could lead us only to $400 monthly income”

“6000 Years of civilization could lead us only to $400 monthly income”

April 11, 2018

In this podcast, Authentic Organization has a conversation with György Szabó, former CEO of Sanoma Budapest and now supporting Hungarian innovations to be implemented in international markets. We spoke about the role of men & women in society & business; the future of business and about companies as profit generators or being socially driven. Interviewers are Gerard van der Molen and László Kövári. We hope you'll enjoy the podcast.

 

navigating the irrational - reflection podcast #1

navigating the irrational - reflection podcast #1

December 13, 2017
After posting three episodes of podcasts on leadership-led organizations (#1), holacracy & extreme transparency (#2) and the human side of business (#3), what do we think of these things? In our first ‘reflection podcast’ we look at all these topics from a traditional perspective.  We gladly take you on a tour of 75 minutes of dialogue. Besides our regular podcasts, we are planning for future reflection-episodes as well. Hope you like our 1st. Please tune in & enjoy.
 
If you're wondering what is a traditional perspective, check out ‘Critical Thinking - introduction to navigating the irrational’: https://www.amazon.com/Laszlo-Kovari/e/B019H99KG4.