Monday, March 6, 2017

Why are
Valve & Zappos so
Scary to Boomers?

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When I was a young lad in my first professional position, I did my very best to learn the structure of the organization as quickly as possible. Who was in charge? Who was the CEO? How do I advance up the corporate ladder here? What are the rules around here? When can I get a raise?

These questions were important because hierarchy and advancement was important. Your position within any organization was based on age, education, loyalty to the company and (drumroll), experience. Which meant, the longer you were at a company, the higher up you went.

Advancement was based on time, effort...etc...people at the top had gray hair, while the people at the bottom had just started at the company. The influencers of the company were at the top.

Advancement took time.

But along came technology and a new generation. They entered companies with the latest technology and management methods, along with data and analytics and a new set of logistics. The influencers were now at the bottom of the company.

Now an organization must move faster. To do that, the management structure, even the environment and methods of advancement must change. Zappos, Google and Valve seem to be leading the way in this management revolution.

To a hierarchy junkie, these companies are a bit scary.

How do we get any work done when there are no managers?

Listen in as I chat with Jeff Smith on his Podcast Vroom, Vroom, Veer on this fun and controversial subject.

Tune in and listen to Brad Szollose on Vroom Vroom Veer

I hope you enjoyed that. Jeff works hard to find guests that think outside the box.

See you next time...


Brad Szollose
Global Management & Leadership Development Consultant
Author  •  Workshop Facilitator  •  Executive Coach  •  Keynote Speaker

Brad Szollose (pronounced zolis), is a globally recognized Management Consultant and the foremost authority on Millennials and Cross-Generational Leadership Development Strategies.

Listen to David Burkus intervew Brad Szollose on How To Manage Millennials...
TEDX Speaker, Web pioneer and the author of the award-winning, bestseller Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, Brad is a former C-level executive of a publicly traded company that he cofounded that went from entrepreneurial start-up to IPO in three years; the first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company K2 Design, experienced 425% hyper-growth, due in part to a unique management style that won his company the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.
Today the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on Millennials, and he has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Inc., Advertising Age, The International Business Times, and The Hindu BusinessLine to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CBS and other media outlets. 

Brad's programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture, expectations, productivity, and sales growth in The Information Age. 


Pick Up Brad's books...Liquid Leadership and the latest...

Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition. 

#1 Bestseller on Amazon in Hot New Releases!!!

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Brad Szollose Bio:


Who Is Brad Szollose?: 

Cofounder of Another Big Production. Host of Awakened Nation™. Award-Winning Author. Creative Director. Leader. Visionary. TEDxSpeaker. Web Pioneer. C-Level Executive.

First things, first. How do you say Szollose?
It’s pronounced zol-us.

From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.

As an award-winning creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.

As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).

Today, the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on next-generation leadership development, branding and modern Management Strategies, and he has been featured (both print and online versions) in Forbes, Inc., Advertising Age, USA Today, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, Le Journal du Dimanche (France), and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CGTN America, CBS, Roku Network and other media outlets.

Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.

After 35 years in New York City, he now calls Las Vegas home. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, working Star Trek and Dune quotes into everyday conversation, and painting and drawing the stunning landscapes of the American Southwest.