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Talent Equals

Your ticket to in-depth conversations about the ideas creating change in Fintech and Insurtech with William Laitinen, CEO of Exige International.Talent Equals is far more than just another finance and insurance industry podcast.From conversations with academics to startup founders across the globe, Talent Equals explores how transformative ideas from anywhere can make an impact on your career and the way you approach business.Join your host, William Laitinen of Exige International, for inspiring stories and powerful insights from his guests - all geared toward helping you become a more innovative and thoughtful leader in your industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep.7. Supercede: Creating a New Reinsurance Ecosystem. With Co-founders Ben Rose & Jerad Leigh

So we've been on a bit of a break for a couple of weeks, but we're are back up and running with some excellent guests. The first of which is Ben Rose and Jerad Leigh, co-founders of Supercede. Supercede has an ambitious vision for reinsurance, and in this episode Ben and Jerad share a little bit about the ecosystem they're looking to create.William Laitinen- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/- Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/- Talent Equals Website: https://talentequals.com/Ben Rose- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-rose-supercede/Jerad Leigh- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeraddleigh/Supercede- Website: https://supercede.com/- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/supercede1/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 42mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Ep.6. David Katz, CEO & Founder of Plastic Bank. Changing the Story of Plastic

On the podcast this week, I am thrilled to welcome David Katz, CEO and Founder of Plastic Bank - a company who's seeking to redefine the value of plastic, in order to help combat the world's growing plastic crisis and empower plastic collectors in the poorest parts of the world.David is a truly inspirational character and I was thrilled to have him talk to us on a whole range of topics. I would encourage all of our listenership to get involved with Plastic Bank's mission by visiting https://plasticbank.com/go-plastic-neutral-3/ and offsetting their plastic consumption.William Laitinen- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/- Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/- Talent Equals Website: https://talentequals.com/David Katz- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-katz-4b66178/- Website: https://plasticbank.com/- Email: david@plasticbank.comDavid's Recommended Reads- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Alan Singer- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

30 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Ep.5. Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author of "What's Your Problem?" Take Their Perspective; The Art of Problem Solving

Episode 5 of the Talent Equals series welcomes acclaimed author and globally recognized expert on problem solving. Thomas wrote the spectacular books "Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life" and "What's Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve".It was wonderful to speak with Thomas and hear his insights, as a thought leader and a fascinating person, this interview was a real pleasure.Don't forget to subscribe to be notified of our next podcast!William LaitinenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Thomas Wedell-WedellsborgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswedell/Website: https://wedellsblog.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

16 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Ep.4. Steven Mendel, CEO & Co-Founder of Bought by Many. Focus for Success.

In episode 4 of the Talent Equals series, I am joined by the fantastic Steven Mendel, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bought by Many, a company which has gone from strength to strength since focusing on pet insurance.Steven was not only a joyful person to speak with but also incredibly insightful when it comes to focusing your business model. His love of books also is a great thing to witness.Don't forget to subscribe to be notified of our next podcast!William LaitinenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Steven MendelLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenmendel/Bought by Many Website: https://boughtbymany.com/Steven's Recommended ReadsA Fool's Alphabet by Sebastian FaulksBrazzaville Beach by William BoydTwelve Bar Blues Patrick NeateHome Fire by Kamila Shamsie10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif ShafakThe Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

2 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Ep.3. Lisa Lahey, Co-Author of "Immunity to Change". Adaptive versus Technical Challenges.

In episode 3 of the Talent Equals series, it is my privilege to welcome Lisa Lahey co-author of a book which has been pivotal in my own professional and personal development - "Immunity to Change". Lisa is also the Co-Director of Minds at Work, a change leadership coaching service that employs the world-renowned Immunity to Change method from Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. Lisa is an extraordinary person to spend time with and this podcast is one of my top favourites as a result.Don't forget to subscribe to be notified of our next podcast!William LaitinenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Exige Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Lisa LaheyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-lahey-3597627/Minds at Work Website: https://mindsatwork.com/Developmental Edge Website: https://developmentaledge.com/Harvard Website: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/lisa-laheyLisa's Recommended ReadsMy Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa MenakemMindful of Race by Ruth KingPermission to Feel by Marc BrackettLisa also mentionedSimple Habits for Complex Times by Jennifer Garvey BergerHow to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. KendiThe work of Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

19 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Ep.2. Andrew Engler, Co-founder and CEO of Kettle. Using Machine Learning to Predict Wildfire

In the second episode of the new series, I was honoured to be joined by the inspirational entrepreneur Andrew Engler, CEO and co-founder of the insurtech Kettle. Andrew is a fantastically intelligent human being, and has amazing insights into using machine learning and AI in innovative and new ways.In an ever changing world, impacted by climate change and natural catastrophes unlike anything we have seen in the past, it is essential that the insurance world adapts and use new ways and modern thinking to protect their customers. Kettle is at the forefront of this change, and Andrew shares the way he developed into the person he is today.Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the Fintech and Insurtech news.William LaitinenYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Andrew EnglerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericandrewengler/Twitter: https://twitter.com/eze_in_nycWebsite: https://ourkettle.com/Andrew's Recommended ReadPoor Charlie's Almanack by Charlie MongerTo learn more about Reinforcement Learning https://deepsense.ai/what-is-reinforcement-learning-the-complete-guide/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

5 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Ep.1. Sheila Heen, 2 times NY Times Best Selling Co-Author - Thanks for the Feedback

Welcome to Talent Equals! We are starting our new series with an amazing guest - Sheila Heen, Author of 2 New York Times best sellers "Thanks for the Feedback" and "Difficult Conversations". Sheila is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and has spent the last twenty years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice.Receiving feedback is absolutely essential if we are to truly progress and develop in our careers. As a subject that is of particular interest to me, we focused our conversation on receiving feedback, why sometimes this is difficult and the different kinds of feedback which we can learn from. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the Fintech and Insurtech news.William LaitinenYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/talent-equals/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Sheila HeenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheila-heen-b8a59a6/Website: https://www.stoneandheen.com/Harvard: https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10376/HeenSheila's Recommended ReadsGetting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce PattonWhere Did You Learn to Behave Like That? by Sarah Hill See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

18 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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Introducing Talent Equals

Introducing Talent Equals! A fresh new look and focus driving us into a new series. Looking ahead to having some amazing authors, business leaders and modern thinkers from the world of insurtech and fintech and beyond, sharing with us what talent means to them, and how we can nurture our own talent.Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the Fintech and Insurtech news.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4znfBsKevmb8u7v4WrCg0Q/featuredhttps://www.linkedin.com/showcase/search-with-purpose-insurtech-&-fintech/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2mins

18 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Ep.13 Andy Rear, founder of Munich Re's Digital Partners. The skills you don't have.

Andy Rear, founder of Munich Re's Digital Partners. The skills you don't have. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Andy Rear who is a insurtech board director and adviser and founder and former-CEO of Munich Re's Digital Partners. Andy shares his insights into building a business and filling the gaps in your own knowledge by hiring great people. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the Fintech and Insurtech news.William LaitinenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/search-with-purpose-insurtech-&-fintech/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Andy RearLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arear/Andy Rear's recommended readsClockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage by Charles H FineThe Life of Samuel Johnson by James BoswellNorwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

5 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Ep12. Tanguy Touffut, CEO & Co-founder of Descartes Underwriting. A Business Based on Values.

Tanguy Touffut, CEO & Co-founder of Descartes Underwriting. A Business Based on Values. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Tanguy Touffut of Descartes Underwriting to share how Descartes is building a business based on values, and why climate change is so important to them. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with all the Fintech and Insurtech news.William LaitinenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/search-with-purpose-insurtech-&-fintech/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-laitinen-93282/Website: https://www.exigeinternational.com/Tanguy TouffutLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanguy-touffut-584b202/Website: https://descartesunderwriting.com/Tanguy Touffut's recommended readsDiscourse on the Method by Rene DescartesThe Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton ChristensenRisk & Reward by Stephen CatlinThis video contains an ad for Crankhouse Coffee, who has become a sponsor for our podcast. Go to https://www.crankhousecoffee.co.uk/ and use the code WILLIAM to get a special discount. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #10