The Business of Spreading Ideas with Al Pittampalli
Al Pitampalli’s frustration with endless meetings and other things that don’t seem to have a purpose led to what he calls a meetings revolution. In this episode we discuss his experience as one of Seth Godin’s first alternative MBA students, publishing a book with the domino project and why we must learn to become persuadable…that’s right not persuasive, but persuadable, and how this enables us to spread ideas.
- The importance of continually asking why
- Learning to explore our hidden assumptions
- The power of thinking backwards
- Why certain ideas are inherently spreadable
- The meetings epidemic in organizational culture
- Advantages of becoming more persuadable
- Dissecting and understanding our models of the world
When you want to change the world, the most dangerous thing can do is being unpersuadable
- The Domino Project
- The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)
- Read This Before Our Next Meeting
Al Pittampalli is founder of The Modern Meeting Company, a group that helps organizations transform meetings, make decisions, and coordinate complex teams
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