The Shadow Network with KP Reddy

KP Reddy

Innovation talks that shape the planet, society and our future. Specifically curated for leaders in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate, with a sprinkle of start ups that are making a difference.
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KP Reddy Unpacked: Exposing Fake Research
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KP Reddy Unpacked: Exposing Fake Research
Ever found yourself questioning the validity of a so-called 'revolutionary' report influencing the AEC and CRE sectors? We sure have, and it's why we're bringing you a crucial exploration into the tangled underbelly of research bias that's skewing the startup scene in our industries. KP Ready uncovers the unsettling realities of pay-to-play research and its impact on mid-market companies. The discussion doesn't stop at exposing the issue; we're arming you with strategies to combat these deceptive practices. From the role of advisory boards in maintaining research integrity to establishing robust peer networks for authentic insights, this is a conversation that demands your attention.During this enlightening episode, we also peel back the layers of what it takes for smaller firms to smartly navigate technology adoption, emphasizing the critical balance between a product's fit for purpose versus its hyped perfection. For those striving for trustworthy knowledge that leads to informed decision-making within the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate landscapes, this episode isn't just a listen—it's a necessary step towards safeguarding your company's future in an industry rife with misinformation.Want more discussions like this? You can connect with KP Reddy and other innovators in the AEC and CRE Industry in the Shadow Partners Community....go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠bit.ly/ShadowPartnersCommunity⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more today!
Shadow Shorts: Gregory Sauter on Innovating Construction's Future
Feb 5 2024
Shadow Shorts: Gregory Sauter on Innovating Construction's Future
Prepare to have your perspective on the architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate industries reshaped as we sit down with Greg Sautter, the innovative president of WGI. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's a movement igniting the necessity for change in an industry that's all too cozy with the way things have always been done. Greg doesn't just talk the talk; he reveals how WGI's internal innovation contest, with a majority of the winning ideas focusing on artificial intelligence, is setting the stage for a revolution in how we construct and maintain our infrastructure. The energy is palpable as we explore why a new path is not just possible but essential, and how the younger generation is spearheading this much-needed transformation.From discussing the adoption of technology to sustainable practices, this session with Greg Sautter is a wake-up call to industry professionals and a beacon of inspiration to those ready to embrace the future. You'll hear firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of pushing against an often resistant industry. It's not about maintaining the status quo; it's about shattering it and rebuilding a new one that's efficient, innovative, and sustainable. Join Jeff Heckels and me for this pivotal discussion that promises to stoke the fire of progress and leave you eager to be part of the change.Want more discussions like this? You can connect with KP Reddy and other innovators in the AEC and CRE Industry in the Shadow Partners Community....go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠bit.ly/ShadowPartnersCommunity⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more today!
KP Reddy Unpacked: The CIO Blind Spot
Jan 30 2024
KP Reddy Unpacked: The CIO Blind Spot
Prepare to challenge what you know about innovation in the AEC industry, as we're joined once again by the visionary himself, KP Reddy, CEO of Shadow Partners. Let's  uncover the glaring oversight that's been plaguing industry giants: an overwhelming focus on the latest tech, while business model innovation—the true catalyst for change—remains underexplored. Embark on a revelatory discussion that promises to redefine how you perceive and integrate innovation into your business strategy.This episode isn't just about the 'what' of innovation; it's the 'how' that will capture your focus. We navigate the treacherous landscape where bold pioneers risk it all for their disruptive brainchildren, and where companies like Blockbuster become cautionary tales for failing to adapt. With KP's insights, learn how mastermind groups can become the crucible for forging new paths in business models. It's a conversation that's set to spark a transformation in how you approach, utilize, and ultimately monetize innovation in the AEC sector.KP shines a spotlight on a critical blind spot within the realm of Chief Innovation Officers in the AEC space. It's not merely a lack of grasp on advanced technologies, but a nuanced challenge around Business Model Innovation. He dissects this industry blind spot, highlighting the correlation between a robust business model and the success of innovation initiatives in the AEC space.Want more discussions like this? You can connect with KP Reddy and other innovators in the AEC and CRE Industry in the Shadow Partners Community....go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠bit.ly/ShadowPartnersCommunity⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more today!
KP Reddy Unpacked: Dave Grohl & Serial Entrepreneurship
Jan 16 2024
KP Reddy Unpacked: Dave Grohl & Serial Entrepreneurship
In the latest episode of KP Unpacked, we have the pleasure of delving into the dynamic interplay between the world of rock 'n' roll and the arena of serial entrepreneurship. The central figure of our discussion is none other than Dave Grohl, whose illustrious career serves as an inspirational blueprint for business enthusiasts and music fans alike. KP Reddy, alongside co-host Jeff Echols, draws fascinating parallels between the grit and persistence of Dave Grohl's journey and the rollercoaster ride of launching and scaling startups. The conversation is a treasure trove of insights, drawing on KP's personal experiences through the dot-com era and the entrepreneurial challenges he faced thereafter. A significant portion of the dialogue revolves around the critical issue of imposter syndrome—a common psychological pattern where one doubts their accomplishments and fears being exposed as a fraud. The discussion candidly explores the temptation to reassemble a past winning team, often seen in the startup world as a shortcut to replicate previous successes. KP shares the hard truth that what worked once might not work again, as each venture is unique, and past team dynamics may not necessarily yield the same results in a new context. This revelation is a crucial lesson for entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of adaptability and recognition of the knowledge gained from each experience. Grohl's ability to continuously reinvent himself, from his time with Nirvana to the formation of Foo Fighters and beyond, serves as a testament to the importance of evolution in any successful endeavor. Just as the music industry has undergone shifts from grunge to post-grunge and other genres, businesses too must navigate the ebbs and flows of market dynamics, never resting on past laurels but instead embracing hard work and perseverance.Want more discussions like this? You can connect with KP Reddy and other innovators in the AEC and CRE Industry in the Shadow Partners Community....go to ⁠https://⁠⁠bit.ly/ShadowPartnersCommunity⁠⁠⁠ to learn more today!