Podcast Episode 8: Zombie Jobs, Living in 2030, Platform Reliance

The Growth Whisperers is a weekly podcast hosted by Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies. Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.




Zombie jobs – All around the world Governments are paying stimulus to companies to keep people in jobs. But in the coming months these payments will end and many people will lose their jobs because employers realize they can’t afford them. Brad & Kevin ask what are the zombie jobs in your business, and what you need to do about them.

Living in 2030 – Last week the founder of Shopify said we are now living in 2030 because the needs of the customer have changed. The Growth Whisperers discuss what it means for business owners if indeed we have to meet new requirements from the customer.

Platform reliance – Kevin and Brad talk about businesses who are reliant on business platforms such as shopping malls or Amazon to provide them customers and why leadership teams need to build relationships directly with customers.