More than just a pretty face, former Miss New York, Iman Oubou, is building a media empire. As the CEO of Swaay Media, Iman is taking on the conventions of male-leaning business publications and dude-heavy business media to create relevant content and resources with a decidedly feminine and diverse edge. On this episode of the Disruptor Series, Rob Schwartz sits down with Iman and unpacks her disruptive story from Moroccan immigrant to beauty pageant winner to soon-to-be media mogul.
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who is as prolific, as prescient, and as downright funny on social media as Tom Goodwin. The head of innovation for Zenith media, Tom is also a social media force of nature commenting, questioning and predicting the present and future of brands, marketing, technology, and communication. Listen in as Rob Schwartz fires up Tom and hears all about his new book that questions the very nature of books, learns how Disruption is ripe for disruption and finds out about the three types of companies in the world. Tom Goodwin has over 300,000 followers on LinkedIn and is one of Business Insiders "30 People to Follow on Twitter." This Disruptor Series Podcast will give you all the reasons why.
Want to know about the past, present, and future of design? Look no further than this episode of the Disruptor Series Podcast. Rob Schwartz sits down with Debbie Millman -- writer, educator, artist, designer and host of the wildly successful podcast, Design Matters. Not only is Debbie a brilliant designer, she's a brilliant thinker on all things design. Listen in as she simplifies the meaning of "Design Thinking," pinpoints the exact birth date of social media and even gives the secret to getting your first job.
When I first met Designer, Entrepreneur and Futurist, Viv Rosenthal in 2009, she seemed like she was already living in 2014. And when I chatted with her for this recent Disruptor Series Podcast, it was clear she's already hanging out in 2020. Join Viv and I as we talk about technology, communications and all kinds of things that are disrupting the world of today and life tomorrow.
Ever have a great idea but you were too afraid to say it out loud or even write it down? It's not your fault. Your internal MARV was holding you back. That's his job. Singer/Songwriter Peter Himmelman identified and named MARV. And on this podcast you'll learn how to deal with MARV, to disrupt yourself, and let your ideas out.
What if you created a clothing brand based on internet rules. Not fashion rules. That's the premise of the wildly innovative clothing brand, Betabrand. Rob sits down with Betabrand Founder and CEO Chris Lindland and learns how disruption is in the very fabric of the company. And a key factor in their success.
Have you ever heard a joke about the Holocaust? Wait, what? Exactly. Sounds utterly offensive, right? Well, that's the Disruption. Listen in as Rob talks to filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein, director of the documentary The Last Laugh. An award-winning film that takes on the Third Reich and one of the most sacred taboos -- laughing in the face of an atrocity.