Posts Tagged ‘growth’

How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change – this week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

My guest this week reveals the secrets great companies use to stay relevant and maintain continuos growth and success. 

Listen from anywhere by logging onto WFMD and clicking the listen live button – Saturday morning at 8:00.

About this week’s guest:

Jason Jennings highly anticipated new book, The Reinventors – How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change was just released on May 10, 2012.

The Reinventors reveals the secrets used by great companies like Starbucks, Arrow Electronics, Apple, Pella Windows, SAS, Capital One, DOT Foods, Humana, Nucor Steel, Multi-Chem, Koch Industries, Smithfield Foods, Southwest Airlines and RCI to remain relevant, grow continuously and always stay one step ahead of the competition.

First, Jennings and his researchers gathered and studied the 22,000 newspaper, magazine and blog articles that have been written over the past decade that identified companies that have reinvented themselves. Following months of research and study they selected the 100 best examples, gained access to and interviewed the people who’d made the reinventions happen. Generating tens of thousands of pages of transcripts they then began to search for shared traits and lessons learned from the best serial reinventors.

Eventually they identified the ten rules for reinvention. Each reinvention rule is featured in its own chapter and vividly illustrated with specific examples and the stories of the people who made it happen.

The human race created money and finance…have our inventions recreated us? This week on Your Financial Editor

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

My guest this week will reveal spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth.  Tune in for a fascinating conversation with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk.

Join me this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 30 years’ experience. He worked for the “sell side” (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the “buy side” (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. He has been within touching distance of many of the pivotal events in finance during his long career.

Das presciently anticipated many aspects of the Global Financial Crisis in his 2006 book Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives In a speech that year – The Coming Credit Crash – he argued that: “an informed analysis of the structured credit markets shows that risk is not better spread but more leveraged and (arguably) more concentrated amongst hedge funds and a small group of dealers. This does not improve the overall stability and security of the financial system but exposes it to increased risk of a “crash” during a credit downturn.” He has continued to be a respected commentator on developments in the crisis, accurately anticipating many subsequent phases.

He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar winning documentary Inside Job and a 2009 BBC TV documentary – Tricks with Risk.

Das is the author of many highly regarded books on derivatives and risk management, which are regarded as standard reference works for professional traders. In 2006, he published the international best seller Traders, Guns & Money, a satirical insider’s account of derivatives trading. The Financial Times described it as explaining “not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry”.

His latest book is Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (2011) described by Nouriel Roubini as: “A true insider’s devastating analysis of the financial alchemy of the last 30 years and its destructive consequences. With his intimate first-hand knowledge, Das takes a knife to global finance and financiers to reveal its inner workings without fear or favor.”

He appears regularly in the media in the US, Canada, UK, Australian, New Zealand, India and South Africa. His opinion pieces appear in prestigious publications throughout the world including the Financial Times. His blogs can be found on a number of on-line financial sites, including,,,, and

How do smart companies create opportunities others don’t?

Friday, June 17th, 2011

New markets can power business growth, but to win them you need the right toolkit.  Join me this week and find out how your business can find, enter and win in these new markets.

Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Stephen Wunker — Managing Director
As a specialist in new markets, Stephen Wunker combines world-class strategy consulting and entrepreneurial skills. He has a long track record of creating successful ventures for his own companies and on behalf of clients. His accomplishments include:

Developing dozens of new growth platforms for clients in a decade of consulting for both start-up and large firms across six continents
Establishing new growth businesses for Africa’s largest cellular network (Celtel BV, now part of India’s Bharti), including one of the world’s most successful mobile commerce firms (Celpay, sold to South Africa’s FirstRand)
Creating the first mobile Internet device marketed outside Japan (the Ericsson MC218, produced by Psion PLC)
Pioneering the use of cellphones as marketing tools, through founding Saverfone (now Brainstorm) as well as co-founding and twice Chairing the Mobile Marketing Association
Publishing frequently in journals such as Forbes, BusinessWeek, Managed Care, and US Banker. His press and television appearances include the New York Times, Bloomberg and the BBC. He has also been a guest lecturer at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business
Authoring the forthcoming book “Capturing New Markets,” to be published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011 in 20 countries
In addition to his entrepreneurial and corporate venturing experience, Steve was a long-term colleague of the leading innovation authority Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen in building up his consulting practice, Innosight. Steve has co-written two articles with Professor Christensen and helped to put together his most recent book, The Innovator’s Prescription. Since 2009, he has led New Markets Advisors, which is dedicated to helping companies find, enter, and win in new markets.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Celpay, a start-up created by the pan-African mobile network Celtel, and he served as Celtel’s Business Development Director. He was also CEO of Brainstorm, a developer of mobile middleware software that acquired a start-up he founded, Saverfone. Additionally, he was responsible for bringing the leading British electronics firm Psion into the cellphone market, creating joint ventures with Ericsson and Motorola.

Before his entrepreneurial career, Steve was a strategy consultant for several years at Bain and Company, in both their Boston and London offices. He also worked to establish George Soros’ philanthropies in Czechoslovakia after the end of communism, and he assisted the Rockefeller Brothers Fund with their pioneering efforts in developing an environmental movement in Eastern Europe. Additionally, he worked at the United Nations to finance alternative energy and energy efficiency projects in emerging markets. He also created the business plan for E+Co, a groundbreaking initiative by the Rockefeller Foundation to establish collaborative public-private financing for these projects.

Steve has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University, and a BA cum laude from Princeton University. He has lived in the US, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Ecuador, and Zambia. He currently lives near Boston.

Steve has keynoted or spoken at dozens of events. Please refer to Speaking for more information on his speaking.

Steve Wunker may be reached at

Is economic recovery closer than we think? This week, with Chris Murray on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Chris Murray, Your Financial Editor

The history of investment and techonology suggests that economic recovery might be closer than we think, with a new silicon-based global elite at the helm.  This week on YFE, Chris and his guest will explore the possibility that the global economy is poised to enter a new phase of robust, dependable growth – a techonological “golden age”!  Tune in Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD.  Listen from your PC by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Mark Stahlman is a Wall Street technology strategist who has been sriting about tech-driven growth cycles for more than 20 years.  Chris and Mark will be talking about his recent article in Strategy + Business magazine, The New Golden Age.

Shocking Fact:#1 export from China to U.S. is $46 Billion of computer equipment, #1 export from U.S. to China? $7.6 billion of waste paper & scrap metal. This week on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Chris Murray, YFE

This week on YFE, Chris will talk with bestselling author, Clyde Prestowitz, whose book, The Betrayal of American Prosperity reveals theastonishing extent of the erosion of the fundamental pillars of American economic might.  They’ll be talking about the great challenge America faces in the future competing with China and other fast rising economies.  Our country can return to the extraordinary approach to growth that made us the economic superpower we are.  Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD or log onto and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Clyde Prestowitz is the founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI) where he has become one of the world’s leading authorities on globalization and competitiveness and an influential advisor to the U.S. and other governments.  He has also advised a number of global corporations such as Intel, FormFactor, and Fedex and serves on the Advisory Board of Indonesia’s Center for International and Strategic Studies.  Mr. Prestowitz regularly writes for leading publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune, and Foreign Affairs.  He is the author of the bestselling books, Trading Places, Asia after the Miracle, Rogue Nation, and Three Billion New Capitalists: the Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.  He has a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College; an M.A. in East-West Policies and Economics from the East-West Center of the University 0f Hawaii; and an M.B.A. form the Wharton Graduate School of Business.  He also studies at the Keio University in Tokyo.