This show was a real pleasure for me. I got to interview a person I really look up to, Alistair Croll. I’ve been a huge fan of Alistair’s for years
Alistair helps to accelerate startups, and works with some of the world’s biggest companies on business model innovation. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other startups. A sought-after speaker, Alistair has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, and Pandemon.io.
Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into eight languages and is in its tenth printing in China. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he is a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he teaches data science and critical thinking.
On the show, we spoke about:
- His gig at Harvard Business School and “Big Data”
- His conference Pandemonio, StartupFest and Strata
- How he considers organizations to be living organisms
- The weaponization of misinformation
- His blog, Solve for Interesting
- How he choose projects
I really enjoyed this episode and humbled to have spoken to someone that’s really moving the needle in terms of innovation and thinking. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
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