Big Picture Interviews
Singapore based entrepreneur Callum Laing provides an in-depth look at business opportunities in Asia Pacific
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, "Fueled by arrivals form Asia, immigrants and their children will account for the lion's share of U.S. population growth during the next 50 years..." I wanted to reach out to a successful entrepreneur living in Asia to give us a perspective on the region -- and opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.
Callum Laing is a 13 year veteran of doing business in Asia. He has started, built, bought and sold half a dozen companies in a range of industries across two continents. He is the owner of Fitness-Buffet, a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 11 countries and he is also the CEO of Entrevo Asia. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to business. Callum is the author of the bi-Annual 'Asia Snapshots' (see links in side bar), and publishes a daily profile of highly successful, interesting people in his network.
One statistic from his Asia Snapshots Infographic: The number of Chinese women in senior management positions has recently doubled, with 51% of those jobs held by females, making China a standout in Asia.
Sunil Bagai has created a new model for recruitment, which is being tapped successfully by large tech companies
Between 2009 and 2012, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of temporary employees rose by 29%. A survey of the 200 largest companies found that temporary workers represented, on average, 22% of their workforce, and that percentage is growing. According to a study conducted by Intuit by 2020, more than 40% of the US workforce will be so-called contingent workers, That's more than 60 million people.
Welcome to a Big Picture Channel podcast on TotalPicture. I'm Peter Clayton. Joining me today to discuss this trend and its implications is Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sunil Bagai, who, In 2012, founded Zenith Talent, introducing a new Crowdstaffing model with profit sharing for recruiters.
Talking Big Data and Big Results with the Head of B2B Marketing Products for LinkedIn
Welcome to a Big Picture Channel Vodcast and Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. This is Peter Clayton and joining me today through the magic of Skype Video is Russell Glass Head of B2B Marketing Products for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.
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I first met Russ when he was the founder, president and CEO of Bizo, a little B2B audience marketing and data platform that was acquired by LinkedIn for $175mm in 2014. Russ is Co-author of a new book titled The Big Data-Driven Business, published by Wiley.
By the way, Russ's co-author, Sean Callahan, was the marketing director at Bizo and is now the senior manager of content management at LinkedIn) What I like about this book is Russ and Sean are not talking theory, they're not blowing smoke - they've accomplished and practiced much of what they're writing about - namely How to Use Big Data to win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits. Russ and Sean can check-off all those boxes.
The Internet's benefits have accrued mostly to a "tiny group of young white men in black limousines" Andrew Keen
"Today, as the Internet expands to connect almost everyone and everything on the planet, it's becoming self-evident that this is a false promise. The evangelists are presenting us with what in Silicon Valley is called a "reality distortion field" - a vision that is anything but truthful. Instead of a win-win, the Internet is in fact, more akin to a negative feedback loop feedback loop in which we network users are its victims rather than its beneficiaries. Rather than the answer, the Internet is actually the central question about our connected twenty-first-century world."
The more we use the contemporary digital network, the less economic value it is bringing to us. Rather than promoting economic fairness, it is a central reason for the growing golf between the rich and the poor and the hollowing out of the middle class. Rather than making us wealthier, the distributed capitalism of the new network economy is making most of the poorer. Rather than generating more jobs, this digital disruption is a principal cause of our structural unemployment crisis. Rather than creating more competition it is created immensely powerful new monopolists like Google and Amazon. Andrew Keen
In Andrew Keen's new book, The Internet Is Not the Answer, he presents a big-picture look at what the Internet is doing to our society (in his opinion), and an investigation into what we can do to try to make sure that the decisions we are making about the reconfiguring of our world do not lead to unpleasant, unforeseen aftershocks.
"The equivalent of 19th century industrial pollution today is data."
How to Focus and Be More Productive
"The biggest price we pay for surrendering our attention is productivity at work. Estimates of the loss of productivity in the workplace due to screen sucking, time wasted online or in front of a screen, as well as other distractions vary widely, but all are in big numbers. A study published in Inc. magazine in 2006 estimated that $282 billion was lost annually in teh United Stated to screen sucking." Dr. Ned Hallowell
Welcome to a special Big Picture Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. Joining Peter Clayton to conduct our conversation with Dr. Ned Hallowell is frequent contributor to TotalPicture Radio, David Dalka.
Peter Clayton writes: "Today's interview has special meaning to me. In 1995, I was diagnosed with ADD. Shortly after this discovery, I read Driven to Distraction - Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder, written by Dr Hallowell and Dr. John Ratley. This book was a godsend for me, and helped explain many of the difficulties and challenges I had -- especially in dealing with personal relationships. Most importantly, it helped me to understand that I was not a bad, selfish, uncaring person."
Hey podcast listeners, let me ask you a few questions. Have you ever felt...
- A heightened distractibility and persistent feeling of being rushed or in a hurry, even when there no need to be, combined with a mounting feeling of how superficial your life has become: lots to do, but not depth of thought or feeling.
- An inability to sustain lengthy and full attention to a thought, a conversation , an image a paragraph, a diagram, a sunset -- or anything else, even when you try to.
- A growing tendency toward impatience, boredom, dissatisfaction, restlessness, irritability, frustration, or frenzy, sometimes approaching panic.
- A tendency to hop from task to task, idea to idea, even place to place.
If you've answered yes to any or all of the above, you've come to the right podcast!
A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, our guest today, Dr. Edward M. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books, the latest is titled Driven to Distraction at Work, published by Harvard Business Review Press -- available today, January 6th and the focus of this interview. In 1994, Ned coined the phrase "Attention deficit trait, or ADT, based on his observations at that time to be and increasingly comment problem in the modern workforce.
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