OTS 215: Welding the Team – Terry Jones


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Today’s guest believes that not all innovation will be obvious and your business must be ready before it becomes your disruption. He is the Founder and CEO of Travelocity.com which he led from a team of six to a three-billion-dollar public company. He retired from Travelocity when it was taken private and then helped found Kayak.com where he was chairman for seven years until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 Billion dollars. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world. As a speaker, author, venture capitalist, and board member he shares the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with rapid changes. He has presented in over 25 countries to 300+ companies. His programs on innovation, leadership, and customer relationships leave attendees with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies. He is the author of two books, “ON Innovation: Turning On Innovation in Your Culture, Teams, and Organization” and “Disruption OFF: The Technological Disruption Coming For Your Company and What To Do About It”. Please join me in welcoming Terry Jones. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: his thoughts on leadership: “A leader knows how to create a powerful team and tease the skills out. This is what makes you a powerful leader.” his dream of buying a camp at 21 and how he has accomplished that goal. his experience travelling the world and how that opened his eyes to the world of travel and how wonderful the world is. his time in a travel start-up where he worked as a receptionist. the beginnings of Travelocity inside of AOL and CompuServe. how he handled difficult leadership challenges and how he brought unexpected value to his teams. how he uses his LinkedIn profile to help nurture the outer levels of his network. how his business has changed in this new virtual world. Links Terry Jones on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.tbjones.com Watch a demo of Terry’s professional speaker home studio set-up. Books mentioned in this episode: “ON Innovation: Turning On Innovation in Your Culture, Teams, and Organization” by Terry Jones “Disruption OFF: The Technological Disruption Coming For Your Company and What To Do About It” by Terry Jones Other Resources Listen to my episode with Howard Putnam. Learn more about Dan Burrows. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.

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