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“Don't try to get everything right..." HG Insights provides Technology intelligence for any company in the world. In this episode, Elizabeth Cholawsky (CEO) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"Stop telling yourself what you can't do ." Kelly Schmitt (CEO of Benevity, a certified B Corporation and the global leader in corporate purpose software) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"No-one sat down and planned this!" Jason Wojahn (CEO of Thirdera, a global services provider that uses ServiceNow to help enterprises move their workflows to the cloud) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Thirdera has gone from zero to a 600+ person business in just one year! Prior to this role, Jason was President and Chief Operating Officer at Lemongrass, as well as Accenture’s Sr. Managing Director and Executive Globally responsible for ServiceNow. Jason joined Accenture as part of the Cloud Sherpas acquisition, where he held the role of President of the ServiceNow business unit as the business scaled to more than $200M in revenue and over 2,000 employees. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare." Cahê Kuczera Toporowicz (EVP, Amaris Consulting) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Cahê started as an Intern and now runs the entire 900+ person Asia region of this 6000-strong technical consulting business We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
“We multiplied too fast, and multiplied losses." Timo Buetefisch (CEO of Cooltra, the largest provider of sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels in Europe) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Born in Germany, Timo is a former consultant and MBA student at IESE who has been based in Barcelona for 20 years. His entrepreneurial nature always made him want to start his own company. Today, he leads Cooltra, a pioneer in the rental of two-wheeled vehicles by the minute, day or month, with a presence in 8 countries, a fleet of more than 18,000 vehicles and a workforce of 400 employees.
"Build, measure, learn." Matthias Berlit (CEO of Inform GmbH, a provider of advanced decision-making solutions to some of the world's most complex businesses) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"It always seems impossible until it's done." Silke Zschweigert (CEO of Jonckers, a leading translation solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"Never do anything you're not being measured against." Evan Sohn (CEO of Recruiter.com, which is disrupting the $120 billion recruiting and staffing industry) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Recruiter.com combines an AI and Video hiring platform with the world's largest network of over 27,500 small and independent recruiters, to help businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster. We are continuing our season "CEO Success Formulae" where we explore how top CEOs create the impact they do.
"Hire the person not the resumé." Thomas Crary (CEO of Pond5, the world's largest content marketplace for video content, with over 100K creators) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." John Maynard (CEO of Adarma Security, a fast-growing cybersecurity solutions provider) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"Even though you're CEO, accept your human limitations." Gurjodhpal Singh (CEO, Tide India) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Tide is the #1 SME-focused challenger bank in the UK and India is both a development centre and the business's #2 commercial market, representing 10% of the worldwide opportunity. Gurjodhpal joined in 2021 and is overseeing a 3-4X growth plan over just a couple of years. We'e continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art." Miguel Giribet Giral (CEO, Cash Converters España) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Miguel was formerly VP at Stubhub and Chief Commercial Officer at the high-growth e-commerce business Privalia, before joining Cash Converters España as CEO in 2020. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
“On day two I was in the call centre. You get super insight to what's really going on." Christopher Traggio (CEO of VOO, a Belgian cable operator) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Christopher has I led organisations in 7 countries through challenging turn-arounds and for the past 17 months has been CEO and leading the transformation at the regional Belgian cable operator, VOO, with over 1300 employees and €500M revenues. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
“It's very easy to get excited about new ideas when you don't understand the foundations." Michel Robert (CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Michel had an extensive career in tech and telecoms, with positions at Dimension Data and Claranet before becoming CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications, a global connectivity provider that is simplifying how businesses connect applications and data in the cloud and around the world through its Network as a Service platform.​ We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"I had a time-bomb ticking" Alex Shevchenko (CEO of Guavus, a big data analytics firm specialising in real-time telecoms network optimisation) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
"I was amazed at how difficult it was to get the business off the ground." In this episode Julian Dixon (CEO of Napier) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. Julian founded Napier in 2015 and has grown it to 200 employees around the world. Napier is a leading-edge Fintech/Regtech business with the mission to dramatically reduce money-laundering and related criminal activities. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
“Every employee gets board-level information" Thomas Zanzinger (CEO of inriver, a fast-growing Product Information Management software firm) speaks with Xquadrant's Founder Richard Medcalf. We are continuing our season "The CEO Learning Curve". Interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead.
Welcome to Season 8 of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast. This season is entitled "The CEO Learning Curve", where interesting and inspiring CEOs reflect on what got them the top job, what they've learned over the first few quarters in the role, and what lies ahead. In today's brief episode Richard explains the rationale behind the season and explains what treats are in store.
S7E09: "WWXD?"

S7E09: "WWXD?"

2022-01-0426:07

“You don't get what you want, you get what you are." What does it take to move you onto an entirely different trajectory and multiply your impact? And move from incremental improvement to a step change? It's not about having better answers but about having better questions. In this season of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore some powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on.   Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
There are a thousand different templates of questions to ask during your New Year reflections and plans, but here are three questions you might not have thought of. Happy Christmas! In this semi-festive edition of The Impact Multiplier CEO podcast, Richard Medcalf and co-host Davina Stanley explore three powerful questions that every CEO, entrepreneur or senior business leader should reflect on to set themselves up for a fantastic New Year. Engage with them fully, and they'll provoke deeper thinking and shift you into a new realm of possibility.
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James Atack

Looking forward to listening to this - just subscribed but always good content from Richard

Sep 2nd
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