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Rishad Tobaccowala on AI, Creativity, and Work

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This show is a conversation with Rishad Tobaccowala, a genuine big thinker who helps organizations stay relevant and innovative during times of great change. His bestselling book, Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data, ricocheted across c-suites and boardrooms with his message of how to be smart with data while staying true to human values. His newsletter, called The Future does Not Fit in the Containers of the Past, is read by over 30,000 global leaders each week. Rishad is also host of the What Next podcast, where he speaks with leaders across business, technology, academia and the arts on how to make sense of the change is transforming us all. In this show, Rashad and I will explore the impact of artificial intelligence on the creative industries as a leading indicator of what’s in store for the rest of society. We’ll use a three-part framework that we drew from one of his newsletters. Roots & Wings, Story & Spreadsheet, and Core & Edge Power to explore how individual creators and organizations can move beyond the hype surrounding AI, and focus on the real changes it brings.

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Guest Bio

Rishad is the author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data published by HarperCollins. Rishad is working on his second book “ Re-Thinking Work” which will be published by HarperCollins in January 2025. Additional writings can be found in the The Future Does Not Fit in the Containers of the Past, read by 25,000 leaders every week around the world. 

Rishad has delivered over 200 keynotes and 80 workshops over the past five years. He was rated Number 1 among all speakers at 90 percent of events where feedback was collected in part because of the 12 different topics he is capable of delivering and combining and that each talk is customized to the audience and delivered without any audio or video!

Rishad most recently was the Global Strategist and Chief Growth Officer of the 100,000+ person marketing and business transformation Publicis Groupe and has been named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators.”

Rishad’s key skill is getting people to see, think and feel differently about how to grow themselves, their teams and their company. He does this by distilling 40 years of global learning and wisdom in ways that are provocative, pragmatic and inspirational. Discover why dozens of companies leverage Rishad to generate significant and ongoing ROI by unleashing the full potential of their talent and strategies.