Plain Spoken
  • Episode 0 - This is how we do it

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    Created as a way for me to continue my life-long exploration of innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and leadership, this podcast will also serve as a great virtual 'coffee talk' with some amazing people and the launching point for a great deal of additional content that I hope is useful to others.

  • Episode 2 - Unlocking the Potential of Leadership and Innovation: Insights from Andy Schwalb's Journey

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    Explore a compelling conversation with Andy Schwalb on the 'Plain Spoken' podcast, hosted by Derek Fournier. Discover Andy's inspiring journey from Disney to Virgin Voyages, exploring his profound insights on authentic leadership, the transformative power of company culture, and the seamless fusion of technology with storytelling. Unpack the challenges and triumphs of his career, and gain a forward-thinking perspective on the role of AI and emerging technologies. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone eager to lead with integrity, innovate with purpose, and navigate the future of technology with a responsible lens.

  • Episode 1 - Navigating the Human Side of Leadership: A Conversation with Bill Anderson

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    In this episode of 'Plain Spoken,' Derek Fournier sits down with Bill Anderson, a veteran in the realms of technology and leadership at Ford Motor Company's Mode E Division. With over two decades of friendship and professional camaraderie between them, Derek and Bill dive into the essence of what makes leaders truly impactful. They'll explore the significance of moving beyond compensation to foster a work environment driven by purpose, authenticity, and trust. Listen in as Bill shares insights from his journey, highlighting the importance of adapting to change, building high-performing teams, and the role of mentorship in personal and professional growth. It's a candid look at the challenges and triumphs of leading in the tech industry, offering valuable lessons for today's leaders and innovators.