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Nov 22, 2019

Today I have an amazing guest. His name is Dr. Jeff Karp and he is a Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also a Principal Faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and an affiliate faculty member at the Broad Institute and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

I'm just getting warmed up, wait until you hear the rest of his background. This is a real special guy.

He works in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, with more than 18,500 citations, and has given over 300 invited lectures. He has over 100 issued or pending national and international patents.

Several technologies developed in his lab have led to multiple products currently being funded, and he's launched seven companies that have raised over $300 million in funding. These technologies include high-tech skincare, tissue adhesives and 3D-printed biomedical devices, immunomodulation with biologically responsive materials. We talked about small molecule regenerative therapeutics with an initial target of hearing loss and other aging therapies; as well as stem cells, cannabinoid therapeutics, biomedical devices to improve child safety, needles that automatically stop when they reach their target, and a bio-engineered luminal coating for controlled GI targeting.

Dr. Karp has received over 50 awards and honors. He has been recognized by Boston Magazine as One of 11 Boston Doctors Making Medical Breakthroughs'; The Boston Business Journal as a Champion in Healthcare Innovation' and by MIT's Technology Review Magazine (TR35) as being one of the Top Innovators In The World - with three members from his laboratory also receiving this award.

I spent a lot of time talking to Jeff about how he builds his teams and how he empowers them to take on these projects. What he's done is - he's bridged academia and entrepreneurship and, that's no small feat! I was interested to know - with the co-founding of six companies, how does he get research out into the world to really impact lives?

We also talked about mentor development. One of the biggest things that he targets is finding - and building mentors. He is always actively meeting people and he talks about this and why the power of meeting new people every 2 weeks. Another thing we talk about is reducing problems to their essence'. What I love is when I hear scientists talk about how they really place a lot of focus on this radical simplicity' and the art and discipline of reducing problems to their essence so they can solve problems in the useful, practical solutions to real-world problems.

This is a really, really fun interview with a world-impact leader in medicine. And bringing cutting edge therapies to market with a team. A team of people really dedicated to changing the world.

So, with this, I want to welcome you to my great conversation with Dr. Jeff Karp.

Here are some Key Concepts from the Podcast:

Simplicity - Why is it so powerful?

  • Complexity vs. Simplicity – The approach you use affects the entire spectrum of a problem or a project beginning with how the problem is defined - and can alter or otherwise impact innovation.
  • Radical Simplicity – the art and discipline of cutting through the complexity and reducing a problem to its essence so you can solve it quickly and it can be practical in the real world.

Environment & Culture How do you create productive impact for elements of culture - within and beyond your team?  

  • Focus on Empowerment - Create an environment where you really appreciate what others are doing, and try not to limit them, but give them the ability to own their projects and empower them, that way people are more likely to go ‘all in’.
  • Alter your instincts and control knee-jerk reactions. Create habits that are not ego-driven but are self-imposed and controlled to serve the purpose that you define for your life.
  • Choose the environment. Create a community where people are all on the same page, are all helping each other and inspiring each other to take risks in a very safe environment.
  • Remove limitations. Have multiple affiliations with different institutions that can provide access to resources, tools and different technologies.

Finding and Developing Mentors -

  • Inspire and be inspired. Create simple, meaningful mantras that drive the mission in everything you do. They can help you make decisions of how to spend your time, and how to engage the process to really think through the best way of making decisions, such as Maximize Impact.
  • Inspire and be inspired. Develop a passion about finding a mentor. Look for someone whose hindsight becomes your foresight.

Academics to Entrepreneurship – How do you translate academic discoveries into entrepreneurship and develop new companies and quickly turn that into products for patients?

  • Develop and Cultivate Relationships – Commit to meeting someone new every two weeks and continue to cultivate those relationships.

Ways to connect with Jeff Karp:

Resources Discussed in this Interview:

TEDMED Talk - Insight Outside: Harnessing Nature’s Secrets, February 19, 2015. Jeff Karp, bioengineer and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, illuminates the art and science of developing medical tools, treatments, and technologies from solutions found in nature.

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Forum, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Jeff Karp.  

You can go to the show notes to get more information about this interview and what we discussed in this episode. You’ll find the show notes at redzonetech.net/podcasts

If you are interested in learning more about my company, RedZone Technologies, and our security expertise - in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.  

Until next time. I’m signing off. Thank you and have a great day! 

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Nov 15, 2019

Today my guest is Paul Zak, scientist, prolific author and public speaker. Paul is - what I just love, he wrote the book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity in 2012, and literally, he discovered oxytocin. Now what is oxytocin? This was a landmark neurochemical that he discovered was the driver of trust, love and morality. That was a key differentiation for our humanity, and so this made him very popular and he's gotten the nickname Dr. Love. Now, what does this mean for his latest book called, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies?

As a scientist, his decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon, to research with the three-letter agencies, to the rain forests of Papua New Guinea - all in the quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness and effective teamwork. It's through his lab and testing that he's developed and deployed neuroscience technologies to solve real world problems experienced by people, especially in this today's times of exponential technologies. What I love is that those things that we had a hunch about now, he's validating through technologies.

Now, what's this about trust? Because there's a big thing going on now that this is the most disengaged workforce in a long time. Much of it is because of the lack of trust.

So, what is oxytocin? Experiments have shown that when you have a higher sense of purpose stimulates oxytocin production, as does trust. Trust and purpose, then mutually reinforce each other, providing a mechanism for extended oxytocin release, which produces happiness. So joy on the job comes from doing purpose-driven work with a trusted team.
I could go on and on, but I want to let Dr. Paul Zak do most of the talking related to this. Because I think that for leaders, that this is super important. Leadership now, especially for many of the CIOs and technology and digital transformation leaders, the imperative for leaders today is to create this engagement within their teams and within their people. I've had a pattern now with a couple of different podcast interviews talking with people that are top in their field. Here is one of the top scientists in the this field that is talking about how to do this.

One of it is creating this peak immersion. Creating an immersion can be contagious and leaders; of course can't just bestow immersion on people. Leaders must embody it, they must be plugged into it themselves. This creates this factor, which allows an organization to take on this resonance, which differentiates you and your organization and your teams within the business and within the marketplace.

One of it is creating this peak immersion. Creating an immersion can be contagious and leaders; of course can't just bestow immersion on people. Leaders must embody it, they must be plugged into it themselves. This creates this factor, which allows an organization to take on this resonance, which differentiates you and your organization and your teams within the business and within the marketplace.

Well, I want to bring you Paul today because Paul is going to give you practical examples, practical tools and really get you thinking about this topic deeply. So with that, I want to introduce you to my conversation with Dr. Paul Zak.

What You Will Learn From This Interview

Key Factors in Motivation to Take Action:

  1. Paying Attention
  2. Emotionally resonant - Real caring so that it impacts the brain
  • These Keys get people into a flow state in which Peak Immersion can be measured
  • People are attracted to those who are engaged. Immersion is Contagious
  • Leaders Must be Plugged in
  • Neural Job Crafting
  • How to Build a Culture of Trust
  • The role of neurochemical Oxytocin
  • Work-life Integration vs Work-life Balance
  • Trust is a Leading Indicator of Engagement
  • A high trust culture doesn't mean you don't have high accountability, daily check-ins, daily huddles, etc
  • Examples of 'Whole Person' Reviews that you can use in your company
  • Creating feedback loops for people
  • Satisfaction vs Happiness
  • High Expectations, striving for better results, Going 'all-in', complete focus is great and letting go and shedding stress is great too

About Paul Zak

Human connection. Paul’s two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rain forest of Papua New Guinea.  All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork.  His academic lab and companies he has started develop and deploy neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people.

His latest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies, uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes.  His 2012 book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, recounted his unlikely discovery of the neurochemical oxytocin as the key driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity.   In another obsession, Paul’s group uses neuroscience to quantify the impact of movies, advertising, stories, and consumer experiences.  Along the way, he has helped start several transdisciplinary fields, including neuroeconomics, neuromanagement, and neuromarketing.

Here are his specs: Paul is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard.  You can check out his academic lab, consumer neuroscience company, and neuromanagement company. He also serves as a senior advisor to Finsbury, a global leader in strategic communications that advises many of the world’s most successful companies.

Paul’s research on oxytocin and relationships has earned him the nickname "Dr. Love."   That’s cool.  He’s all about adding more love to the world.

Interesting facts:

Zak is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has created and voiced science dialog for movies, including The Amazing Spiderman. He is a regular panelist on the Discovery Science program Outrageous Acts of Psych. News organizations often request his expertise on neuroscience. His TV appearances include Fareed Zakaria's GPS on CNN, the John Stossel show on Fox Business, the Dr. Phil show, TakePart Live on Pivot TV, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight.

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Ways to Connect with Paul Zak:

Resources Discussed in this Interview:

  • Academic Lab: com
  • Consumer Neuroscience Company: Zestx Labs.com
  • Neuro-management Company: com (measuring engagement company)

Books:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Forum, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Music provided by Ben’s Sound: http://www.bensound.com/

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Nov 8, 2019

Welcome back to the show, everyone. This is Bill Murphy, your host of the RedZone Podcast. So today's the title of this episode is, 'Human Performance and the Benefits of Sauna', in particular Finnish sauna. So how did this start?

A couple of years ago, I had Wim Hof on the show. He trains people on how to elevate their body temperature when they're immersed in cold water and he always had a sauna off to the side. Now, he has an institute in Norway, and I trained with him in Poland. Wim Hof has talked a lot about the benefits of sauna, relative to cold, it's called thermogenesis.

I have always wanted to learn more about the benefits of sauna; and there's been a lot of research on how sauna can help with your cardiovascular system. It can help with a variety of different diseases and with just general health and well being.

So, I asked the leading sauna person in the United States, Glenn Auerbach, to come on the show. I met Glenn in Minnesota when I went to look at a sauna he put together - and that I was planning to purchase.

In Minnesota, it's quite an ice fishing culture, so it's not a big step for them to build these really great ice fishing houses. Now, they've moved into building these really custom saunas. And you can see on Saunatimes, the website that Glenn runs, what people have done with saunas, these outdoor saunas across the country. And we get into what the differences are between types of saunas, like Finnish saunas versus your 24-hour fitness type sauna, or an infrared sauna, and what the real differences are there between them. And we talked about kind of culture of sauna in Minnesota and Finland. We talked about, as I mentioned, the science of it and the psychological benefits in alternating between cold and hot.

We covered a lot of ground in this episode. So if you're interested in sauna, and potentially integrating that into your experience and learning more about it, this would be a great episode for you. With that, I want to introduce you to my conversation with Glenn Auerbach.

About Glenn Auerbach:

For over thirty-four years, Glenn Auerbach has been an enthusiastic authentic sauna evangelist. In 2008, he started www.saunatimes.com to share this appreciation with others. Four years ago, he started SaunaTalk, a podcast about sauna and most often recorded on the sauna bench.

Glenn has written, Sauna Build, From Start to Finnish, the go-to eBook that includes step by step instructions for building a sauna. He has helped hundreds of people build their own saunas, some of which are featured, illustrated and reported on saunatimes.com.

Ways to Connect with Glenn Auerbach:

LinkedIn
Websites: SaunaTimes
Twitter: (@GlennAuerbach) and (@Saunatimes)
Blog

Resources and Links from this episode with Glenn Auerbach:

General References:

How to Connect with Sauna Professionals Mentioned in this Episode:

Books Mentioned:

You can go to the show notes to get more information about Glenn Auerbach and what we discussed in this episode. You'll find the show notes at redzonetech.net/podcasts.

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This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Forum, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

If you are interested in learning more about RedZone Technologies and our security expertise, in particular, related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics, you can email: cloudkill@redzonetech.net

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Nov 1, 2019

My guest today is Kelley Steven-Waiss. This is a woman who's really at the pinnacle of her career. What I love is that, as a leader, you will be able to see how Kelley is dealing with the human resource issues that we're facing in the marketplace. That both of the skilled resource challenges, being able to find talent and train talent, and how you create engagement and a culture that is both powerful and profitable, and  embraces the new workforce all the way from the oldest generation – to the youngest in the workforce.

Kelley does this right now at HERE technologies, a multiple thousand-user organization. She's done that with Extreme Networks, Integrated Device Technology, and PMC-Sierra. She has been responsible for global human capital and human resource strategies for all of those companies. Kelley is also on the board of FormFactor, which is a publicly traded company in California, as well as being the chair of the Advisory Board of Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

Kelley is incredibly accomplished. Something I know you're going to enjoy hearing about is her innovation within Hitch, an endeavor within the HERE technologies umbrella. Kelley founded and solved a problem using AI and machine learning to find and source talent within her organization. Now, it's actually generating revenue and is being sold to other companies as well. In my CIO Innovation Forum group, we often talk about the innovation mindset and how we're doing this within our organizations. Kelley is a perfect example of this. How she brought in an idea to solve a problem within her own organization - and now it's available for sale and purchase to others.

Kelley has co-authored a new book with Edie Goldberg called, The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity. The book is scheduled for release in April 2020, but is available for pre-order now.

Kelley has this abundance mindset. One of the things she’s doing through this book is coaching leaders to look at the availability of talent from within their organizations and reverse a scarcity mindset by looking at this abundance of talent that they already have.

We've taken on these exponential technologies that give us the ability to have 10x growth, but we have to lead a different way. We have to lead from an abundance mindset, one in which we approach workers from a different perspective - not a command and control, but from understanding worker's whole selves because that creates a unlock and it creates a shift in a powerful change in the leadership paradigm.

So, we cover a lot of ground in this conversation and you're going to find valuable nuggets and snippets throughout. I'm really looking forward to getting feedback from all of you.

I want to welcome you to my conversation with Kelley Steven-Waiss.

What I think you will like about my conversation with Kelley is that she will give you a window into where you have to adjust your thinking related to:

  • Multiple generations of workers co-existing
  • Leadership and serving your workers needs
  • How to encourage people to bring their Whole Selves to work and the power this enables within your workforce versus (just get the work done) She discusses what has shifted and the powerful unlock into a new leadership paradigm
  • For CIOs, especially with the talent squeeze globally, pay attention to elements of our conversation
  • The powerful story of how she founded Hitch, a talent Opportunity & Mobility platform that creates an internal marketplace for employees to find and discover opportunities so that the business can source talent from within.
  • From a top CHRO's perspective, the most critical skills that you must insure that your kids have to prepare them for the modern economy.
  • How you can go sideways yet still go forward

About Kelley Steven-Waiss

Kelley Steven-Waiss is Chief Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies, overseeing the company’s human resource management and talent strategy. Kelley has more than 25 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications.

She started an incubator while at HERE to develop a talent mobility solution called Hitch, a cloud-based SaaS software, which uses machine learning and AI to match project-based opportunities to internal employee profiles based on visualization of employees’ skills.

Prior to joining HERE, Kelley was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Extreme Networks, responsible for the company’s global human capital strategies. Before that she held numerous executive management, including at Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and PMC-Sierra, as well as consulting positions in large global consulting, public software and retail companies.

Kelley earned her MA in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She sits on the board of Form Factor, a Silicon Valley public semiconductor company, and is Chairman of the Advisory Board for Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). She is married and the mother of four children.

How to get in touch with Kelley Steven-Waiss<

Resources Discussed in this Interview:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Forum, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Kelley Steven-Waiss.

You can go to the show notes to get more information about this interview and what we discussed in this episode. You’ll find the show notes and full transcript at redzonetech.net/podcasts.

If you are interested in learning more about my company, RedZone Technologies, and our security expertise in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.

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About Bill Murphy
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