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SPaMCAST 580 features our interview with Bill Fox. Bill and I discussed his new book The Future of the Workplace –  https://amzn.to/2Q8z9Df.  Bill has compiled a huge amount of wisdom from his amazing interviews that translated into his new book. Bill and I spent time in this interview exploring the journey to the new book and Bill’s philosophies.  Our discussion highlights the benefits of a deep humanist view of leadership.

Bill’s Bio 

Profile of Bill Fox

Bill Fox

Bill Fox is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps build forward-thinking and human-centered workplace cultures. Bill leads a growing global conversation at Exploring Forward Thinking Workplaces (forwardthinkingworkplaces.com) with 75+ pioneering business and thought leaders. His work will help you discover new pathways, make better decisions, and be a forward thinking leader. He is the author of The Future of the Workplace (Apress, October 2019), the Be a Workplace of the Future NOW Series, and 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success. Learn more about Bill at billfox.co and visit https://forwardthinkingworkplaces.com/creating-a-forward-thinking-workplace-culture/

All of Bill’s Books can be found at https://billfox.co/my-books/

Business Agility Conference

Dates: March 11-12, 2020

Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street

What drives you to sign up and go to a conference? Great speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities?  Do I have a conference for you! The Business Agility Conference is an intense 2-day event focusing on the future of business, focusing on customer centricity, employee engagement, organization design, product innovation, and next-gen leadership. The Business Agility Institute is bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organizations have gained from exploring new and agile practices. 

This year’s speakers include current and prior executives from Zappos, Amazon, Pacific Life Insurance, Scrum Alliance, the Chair of the Board of CHOICE, as well as thought-leaders from Menlo Innovations, Freddie Mac, and AgilityHealth.

URL: http://bit.ly/2SmOJMS 

Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount!  

Re-Read Saturday News

In this week’s installment of our re-read of Thinking, Fast and Slow we review Chapter 34 which highlights a number of critical ideas that are germane in today’s environment. Kahneman begins the chapter with the statement that classic economists’ beliefs and preferences are reality bound. 

Remember, if you do not have a favorite, dog-eared copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow, please buy a copy.  Using the links in this blog entry helps support the blog and its alter-ego, The Software Process and Measurement Cast. Buy a copy on Amazon,  It’s time to get reading!

The current installment of Re-read Saturday is:

Week 34: Frames and Reality –  http://bit.ly/2rV26ZZ 

Or start at the beginning

Week 1: Logistics and Introduction http://bit.ly/2UL4D6h

Remember we are in the process of choosing the next book in the Re-Read Saturday feature. We have approximately six weeks left in the reading of Thinking Fast and Slow. We have four books that have been suggested (two I have not read, but should). Please vote for your two favorites in the poll below: 

Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 581 is a special show featuring a discussion on whether most agile transformations have provided teams with the technical skills to be successful with agile. Kim Pries, the Software Sensei, Jeremy Berriault, QA Corner, and I had a wide-ranging discussion covering learning and both personal and management responsibility.