Hindsight

Kanhai Kapadia

Compelling conversations with CEOs and business owners, who share their experiences and what they might have done differently, now that they have the benefit of hindsight. read less
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Episodes

Accelerating Analytics8’s Growth by Being Focused and Being Bold
Jan 12 2024
Accelerating Analytics8’s Growth by Being Focused and Being Bold
Originally recorded in May 2021Best Way to ListenVisit the episode page for a 1-2 min. overview of the episode, our analysis of the strategic management takeaways within, and for an improved podcast listening experience. Inside the EpisodeIn this episode, David shares how Analytics8 began and how the company is thriving in the fast-evolving analytics industry by combining increasingly deeper business and technology capabilities.About the GuestDavid Fussichen is the CEO of Analytics8, a data analytics consulting firm which combines expertise with data, business problem-solving, and technology to provide clients the full breadth of capabilities that are required to transform into a smarter, data-driven organization. If you’re looking for a sounding board on how to accelerate your efforts to leverage data, learn about Analytics8’s Data Strategy Session by going to https://www.analytics8.com/ and clicking the “Data Strategy Session” button.Topics by Timestamp00:00  The genesis of Analytics87:07    David’s definition of hiring “good people” and the value of diversity17:17  The Analytics8 value proposition21:24  Discussing the evolution of the analytics market24:04  The company’s strategy to double sales27:31  Past lessons on the importance of calculated, focused growth35:27  Strategies that are helping scale service delivery41:52  David shares some tougher moments of building the right team47:07  Pressing David for hindsight yields more insight53:03 Circling back to discuss the future role of technology partners and business expertise
Becoming an Industry Leader in Scientific Wellness with Scott McLaughlin of YGEIA3
Jan 3 2024
Becoming an Industry Leader in Scientific Wellness with Scott McLaughlin of YGEIA3
Best Way to ListenVisit the episode page for a 1-2 min. overview of the episode, our analysis of the strategic management takeaways within, and for an improved podcast listening experience. About the GuestScott McLaughlin is the CEO of YGEIA3, a scientific wellness company that gives individuals a convenient way to diagnose where stress, metabolic function, and food sensitivities are preventing them from functioning at their best. If you’re an employer looking for a high-value wellness benefit that is covered by insurers and reduces healthcare premiums by up to 10%, learn more about YGEIA3 at https://ygeia3.com/Inside the EpisodeIn this episode, Scott gives us a glimpse of what it was like for an innovative wellness company to gain traction, pivot from serving athletes to employers, and the management challenges he faced on the path to becoming a global company with over 100 people. Topics0:43 Scientific Wellness Explained5:24 Evolution of the company from 2 to 100+ people12:08 YGEIA3’s pandemic pivot13:26 Probing the value prop – why scientific wellness? Why YGEIA3?17:33 Scott goes open-book with personal leadership and company growth challenges a.    Defying the status-quo in athletics b.    Hiring the right people by stepping aside c.    Learning to delegate d.    Using funding to overcome a surprise cost increase34:18 Hidden value of continuing education37:33 Leading a distributed workforce of 100+40:26 Building relationships through once-in-a-lifetime experiences
TXI's CEO on Evolving as a Leader and Building a More Resilient Business
Dec 19 2023
TXI's CEO on Evolving as a Leader and Building a More Resilient Business
Listen Better OnlineVisit the episode page for a 1-2 min. video overview of the episode, exclusive analysis of the guest's hindsight, and an improved podcast listening experience. About the GuestMark Rickmeier is CEO of Table XI (now TXI), a digital consultancy that gives organizations a pragmatic, human-centered approach to strategy, design, and solution delivery. If you’re looking for a partner to close the gap between your digital ambitions and reality, learn more about TXI at https://txidigital.com/Topics by TimestampIn this episode, Mark shares how TXI overcame a serious customer concentration issue, a formula for sales that works for professional services companies like TXI, and a wealth of leadership lessons.3:10      An explanation of pragmatic, human-centered design5:18      Becoming CEO and both rising to the role and tailoring it to his strengths11:10    Designing TXI’s sales function18:41     Elevating from operational lead to visionary CEO23:55  Key success factors for TXI going forward     Managing Stress     Redesigning a compelling culture that is both inclusive and distributed first     aSynchronous communication     Making remote work practices more efficient26:13    Redesigning for a distributed-first employee model32:40    Overcoming Customer Concentration Risk of Existential Proportions38:52    Ops. Conf. (aka Operations Conference) creates next level “coopetition” between software design firms, and provides a solution to TXI’s knowledge, people, and even client acquisition gaps. Its success evolves into new company, Walk Shop.46:31    Mark shares his hindsight     Become comfortable with being uncomfortable, sooner     Delegate and elevate sooner    The importance Vision, not just operational guidance