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Top Book, Podcast, Tedtalk Recommendations of Strategy Bites Podcast Guests [Updated]

Top Book, Podcast, Tedtalk Recommendations of Strategy Bites Podcast Guests [Updated]

WHAT HAVE BEEN THE TOP BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GUESTS I HAVE HAD ON MY STRATEGY BITES PODCAST TO DATE?

Do you have a few minutes to read? No matter where you are or what you’re doing, reading can be a great way to expand your knowledge. My guests typically come from Management Consulting or the world of Strategy, and have succeeded in their chosen paths. So by spending a few minutes reading my blog or listening to my podcast, you can likely benefit in some way.

Managers are always looking for ways to improve their management skills. Instead of taking a course, why not read the best books on management? These books have been recommended by top consultants around the world. Find out which ones you should be reading!

๐ŸŽ†Toby Norton-Smith-Smith โ€“ MD of X15 Ventures
๐Ÿ“•Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, David Wessels

๐ŸŽ†Deanne Stewart โ€“ CEO of Aware Super
๐Ÿ“•The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
๐Ÿ“•The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni

๐ŸŽ†Jean Hayden โ€“ Strategy & Operations Director Google Cloud
๐Ÿ“•True North: A Memoir by Jill Ker Conwayย &
๐Ÿ“•Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro

๐ŸŽ†James Twiss โ€“ CEO – Beforepay
๐Ÿ“•War & Peace Novel by Leo Tolstoy

๐ŸŽ†Diane Smith-Gander AO โ€“ ED & NED and Former McKinsey Partner
๐Ÿ“•Mentally at Work: Optimising health and business performance through connection by Genevieve Hawkins
๐Ÿ“•Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit
๐Ÿ“•Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman’s Journey Through international affairs by Sue Boyd

๐ŸŽ†Rob Marcolina โ€“ Group Executive at Qantas
๐Ÿ“• The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

๐ŸŽ† Joao Segorbe โ€“ EGM Strategy & Corporate Development at AGL Australia
๐Ÿ“• The Signal and the Noise By Nate Silver

๐ŸŽ† Fiona Hayes-St.Clair โ€“ Chief Strategy Officer at QBE
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Brene Brown Podcast / Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell / Exponential View by Harvard Business Review

๐ŸŽ† John Lydon โ€“ Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
๐Ÿ“• Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster by Edgar Schein

๐ŸŽ† ย Anthony Millet โ€“ Global Partner at Antler
๐Ÿ“• The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

๐ŸŽ† Felix S. Danziger โ€“ HDPartners
๐Ÿ“• Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Victor Cheng โ€“ CEO & Coach at Caseinterview.com
๐Ÿ“• The Obstacle Is the Way Book by Ryan Holiday

๐ŸŽ† Amanda Price โ€“ Partner in Charge, Ventures KPMG Australia
๐Ÿ“• The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

๐ŸŽ† Tim Moore โ€“ Director at Dorado Capital
๐Ÿ“• Wealth, War and Wisdom by Barton Biggs

๐ŸŽ† Lili Sussman โ€“ Chief Strategy Officer at Wisr
๐Ÿ“• The Power of Vulnerability by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Liana Downey โ€“ Chief Executive Officer at Common Ground
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The Placebo Effect – Ted Talk

๐ŸŽ† Leah Weckert โ€“ Chief Executive Commercial and Coles Express at Coles
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ“บ The Power of Vulnerability / The Call to Courage by Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Tennealle O’ Shannessy โ€“ Chief Executive Officer at Adore Beauty
๐Ÿ“• Thinking, fast, and slow by Daniel Kahneman

๐ŸŽ† Paul Mullins โ€“ Board Member at Investigo
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

๐ŸŽ† Ilan Israelstam โ€“ Board Member at Betashares
๐Ÿ“• Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Good to Great by Jim Collins

๐ŸŽ† Stephanie Knight โ€“ Chief Learning Officer at Management Consulted
๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Works of Brenรฉ Brown

๐ŸŽ† Adam Jacobs โ€“ Co-Founder at Hatch
๐Ÿ“• The Consolations of Philosophy by Alian de Botton

๐ŸŽ† Lucy Wark โ€“ Founder at Normal
๐Ÿ“• Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

๐ŸŽ† Stuart Fitzroy โ€“ Managing Director APAC at Rokt
๐Ÿ“• Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

๐ŸŽ† Joshua Taylor โ€“ VP Strategy & Insights at PepsiCo
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Hardcore History by Dan Parlin

๐ŸŽ† Victor Cheng โ€“ CEO at CaseInterview
๐Ÿ“• Richistan by Robert Frank

๐ŸŽ† Katrina Barry โ€“ CEO at me&u
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Legacy Podcast

๐ŸŽ† Steve Duke โ€“ Host of Two Roads Podcast
๐Ÿ“• When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi / Designing your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans / Lost Connections by Johann Hari

๐ŸŽ† Asha Walsh โ€“ Associate Partner at Oaktree Talent
๐Ÿ“• Lean In by Cheryl Sandberg

๐ŸŽ† Sophie Hayek โ€“CEO at PropHero
๐Ÿ“• Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

๐ŸŽ† Milosh Milisavljevic โ€“ Chief Customer Officer at Medibank
๐Ÿ“• Essentialism by Greg McKeown / Effortless by Greg McKeown / Lost Connection by Johann Hari / Bittersweet by Susan Cain / No Rules Rules by Erin Meyer & Reed Hastings

๐ŸŽ† Anna Podolsky โ€“ CEO at Lyka
๐Ÿ“• Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath / Atomic Habits by James Clear

๐ŸŽ† Aliza Knox โ€“ Senior Advisor at BCG
๐Ÿ“• Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean by Kim Scott

๐ŸŽ† Wendy McKay โ€“ Managing Director at Pollination
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Outrage and Optimism by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
๐Ÿ“•Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

๐ŸŽ† Mailys Pauletto โ€“ Contract Consultant, Former Roland Berger Consultant
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The One You Feed by iHeartPodcasts

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Head of Strategic Transformation – Sydney Hybrid

Head of Strategic Transformation – Sydney Hybrid

This ASX company is a leader in its field inย Australia, often outperforming its competitors. They are expanding their reach and would like to hire a Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney to help driveย their continued growth and commitment to customer excellence.ย 

This Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney should be aย Strategy expert with some expertise in digital, customer, commercial, and value chain operations. You should also be able to lead the team and make informed decisions using analytics to rapidly solve critical business problems to enable growth.ย 

You will be right at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovations. You will also have the opportunity to contribute and benefit from these advances as you helpย create better experiences for millions of consumers.ย ย 

Key Responsibilities include:ย ย 

  • Help identify ways in which data and analytics can be applied to create a better experience.ย ย 
  • Use a comprehensive strategy toolkit to define the problem and assess the potential benefits before creating an end-to-end analytics strategy and strategy roadmap.ย ย 
  • Strive to ensure that the organisation has a culture of insights that drive capability shifts.ย 
  • Partner with all business stakeholders so that key strategic objectives, roadmaps, benefits and financial goals are met.ย ย 
  • Lead the requirements gathering process and assemble a team with the required skills for successful delivery.ย ย 
  • Navigate complex projects to ensure goals and objectives are met.ย 
  • Help customers, team members, and the business at large tackle their challengesย 

ย Key Qualifications:ย 

  • Extensive experience in strategy, acquired ideally from a top-tier strategy consulting- McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Kearney, LEK, Roland Berger, OC&Cย 
  • Experience driving strategic transformation programs, ideally in FMCG / consumer-driven driven organisationsย 
  • Track record in delivering business outcomes and guiding innovation within analytics while fostering an inclusive, friendly and down-to-earth cultureย 
  • Outstanding influencing and business partnering skills including the ability to navigate diverse senior stakeholdersย 
  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline. Postgraduate qualifications like an MBA are desirableย 

If you are an individualย who is passionate about developing innovative solutions and making an impact, then this role is for you! Send your CV to Anika Stokes atย anika@oaktreetalent.comย to be considered for the position.ย 

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Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney - Hybrid

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