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The boldest bet of my life

I have some really big news, and I want you to be the first to know about it. It’s big...
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I’m Busting the Myths About Innovation Metrics

Companies want and need to innovate, but most use the wrong innovation metrics and lack effective ways to track their...
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How American Airlines is Transforming Its Culture by Transforming Delivery

How does a major airline stuck with languishing technology projects suddenly start making rapid improvements in product delivery, customer satisfaction,...
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Decentralizing Data: From Data Monolith to Data Mesh with Zhamak Dehghani

Barry O’Reilly and this week’s guest, Zhamak Dehghani met 10 years ago when they worked together at ThoughtWorks. Zhamak is...
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Leading an Engineering Culture Transformation with Chris Goddard

On reading Lean Enterprise, this week’s guest, Chris Goddard, reached out to Barry O’Reilly several years ago to help implement...
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Precision Product Creation: Generating The Right Offer At The Right Time By Creating Your Information Portfolio

For decades, a frustration has been growing among executives, entrepreneurs, and teams who wish to make better decisions and create...
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Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-authored Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

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You are the Product: How Unlearning Can Keep You Relevant

New Years, birthdays, and other significant milestones are often a time to make big changes—lose the weight, create better work-life...
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Enabling Agility by Being Agile with Annette Gabriel

This week’s guest, Annette Gabriel, is enthusiastic about helping leaders and teams adopt higher performance practices. Annette is a former...
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Looking Back at the Past 5 Years and Looking Forward to the Next

Have you ever had the feeling that it was time for a change? A sense it was time to step...
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Unlearn Season Two Finale: Ask Me Anything with Barry O’Reilly

Welcome to the Unlearn Podcast’s second Ask Me Anything, something that is fast becoming an annual tradition. This episode is...
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Helping Others Win with Steven Leist

Steven Leist is the Vice President for Customer Technology at American Airlines, the world’s largest airline. He is a technology...
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The Obstacles to Unlearning

In my experience working all around the world with executives and teams—from disruptive startups to the Fortune 500—I’ve seen firsthand...
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