Exponential Technology and Innovation

Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
An exponential organization is designed to keep everyone in a flow state.
Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail

In this episode, we are joined by Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail. Our new episode is on exponential technology, innovation and navigating agile entrepreneurship.

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About the episode

In this episode, you will study the following topics:

  • We are learning about exponential growth in 2020 (4:45)
  • The importance of life sciences in 2020 (7:30)
  • How incentives drive decisions (12:25)
  • Risk in the biotechnology industry (16:45)
  • Hacking organizational culture at scale (22:00)
  • Why and how big companies enter into new technologies and markets (25:30)
  • Why real breakthroughs need to happen at a systemic level (31:00)
  • The 4 activities of rich ancient cultures (39:00)
  • Female archetypes in business (42:00)
  • How to integrate all of our system (48:00)
  • The future for small and medium size business owners (48:30)
  • The neurobiological revolution (52:00) 
  • It starts with mindfulness and conversation (57:00)
  • How both guests handle ambiguity (1:05:00)

About the guest

Jane Metcalfe is an entrepreneur and executive across many industries. She is incredibly experienced in harnessing new ideas to lead creative, mission-driven organizations.

Her current focus is how technology is pushing the frontiers of biology forward. Jane launched NEO.LIFE, an online magazine, in order to capture the stories driving a Neobiological Revolution.

Jane was the cofounder and former president of Wired Magazine. She also was the President of TCHO Chocolate.  

Salim Ismail has been building disruptive digital companies as a serial entrepreneur since the early 2000s. He is a Futurist and best-selling author of Exponential Organizations and Exponential Transformation. Salim is the Founding Executive Director of Singularity University. He is also the Co-founder and Chairman of OpenExO. 

Salim founded and led some of the most influential tech companies at the foundation of our digital society. He led Yahoo!’s idea incubator, Brickhouse, and is an XPRIZE Foundation Board member.

Salim also co-founded the Fastrack Institute, addressing the most pressing problems faced by cities today. Salim gives more than 150 talks a year to audiences of all sizes and we are honored he took the time to talk with us.


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