When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify and GE want to decode the future, they call Mitch Joel. We called him too. Mitch Joel is the Co-Founder of ThinkersOne, a platform that empowers companies with personalized and bite-sized thought leadership from the best thinkers in the world, and His first book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast, is a business bestseller.
Join your host, Priscilla McKinney, CEO of Little Bird Marketing as she shares an impactful and inspiring conversation with Mitch Joel about asking the important questions about digital transformation. As an early adopter of prolific blogging and prolific podcasting, Mitch has been on the forefront of digital transformation for decades. At the center of his professional endeavors is the question, “How do I use technology to connect better to audiences?” paired with his genuine curiosity for humans having the human experience.
They explore the idea of digital transformation as an equalizer for diversity. They consider if there is an “open playing field” of sorts for new ideas and a kind of all-access pathway unfolding. Along with this dreaming, they offer up a few cautionary tales of what the digital world could do to further alienate minorities and more. Mitch offered up some hard truths about what was true, and what is now true-ish. Though, as Mitch says, “It’s always been a snake pit.” But the balance of the conversation comes back to hope – hope for a digitally-enabled world that makes for a better experience for humans.
In terms of the biggest challenge to digital transformation, Mitch Joel named tech stack. Artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, metaverse, virtual reality, and augmented reality are huge hurdles for businesses and brands to understand and effectively figure out how to integrate. They discuss small ways people can make steady progress toward a more digitally transformed work and life experience. At the end of the business day, as Mitch says, “It’s not about accomplishing business differently, it’s about being willing to look at things differently and being willing to change ourselves.”
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Resources, people, and books mentioned:
Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify
Mike Evans, Founder of GrubHub and Author of Hangry
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