Victor Jimenez is technical cycling and bicycle industry expert. He is a founder of Bicycle Lab, Pro Bicycle Fitter, Speaker, and Co-host of the Cycling 360 media. He has taught clinics and workshops for USAT coaches and athletes on bicycle fit, efficiency and technique.
Recent episodes featuring Victor Jimenez
Using Disruptive Design and Systems Thinking to Build a Better World As entrepreneurs, we create products and services. As we create them we often are thinking of the use of the product or service but we rarely think about what happens at the end of a product lifecycle. What if we thought about those very products and services as a complete system? What is the lifecycle of that product or service? What happens when the products initial use case is finished? Listen to this inspiring conversation about disrupting the way we think about what we create. Links: Leyla Acarcglu Disruptive Design Method The UnSchool Project Leyla Acaroglu Design disruptor, creative boundary pusher, and cultural provocateur, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu (A-jar-a-loo) embodies the innovation that instigates positive environmental and social change. A New York-based Australian designer, social scientist, and sustainability expert, she is internationally recognized as a leader in the use of disruptive design across sustainability and educational initiatives. Leyla was awarded 2016 Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme, and her 2013 mainstage TED talk that has collected over one million views is one of the most watched TED talks on sustainability. In 2014, Leyla completed her PhD at RMIT in change-centric disruptive design and started developing the Disruptive Design Method, which is the backbone of her unique approach to design-led social change. She has won a host of awards for her work, was named one of Melbourne’s 100 Most Influential People, and has been forging positive change through creative practice in multiple ways for over a decade. Her systems-based thinking coupled with her highly-skilled communication techniques is featured in several publications, including the New York Times. Leyla is the founder of two design agencies, Disrupt Design in New York and Melbourne-based Eco Innovators, as well as the UnSchool, her uniquely rebellious experimental knowledge lab that is all about disrupting the mainstream way that knowledge is gained and shared. It runs innovative pop-up programs around the world and recently won a CORE77 Design Education Initiative Award. With Leyla’s expertise at the helm, each of these operatives serve as multidisciplinary approaches to pioneering social and environmental change through design. As a designer, her works such as Design Play Cards, Game Changer Game, Secret Life of Things, Designercise, and the AIGA Gender Equity Toolkit are at the forefront of activated experience design. She has authored several handbooks for change makers and continues to agitate for new ways of solving complex social problems through beautifully designed interventions. Leyla’s creative work is highly acclaimed, having been featured in a permanent exhibition in the Leonardo di Vinci museum in Milan and earning commissions from the National Gallery of Victoria. She is an internationally respected keynote speaker and trusted expert, having led thousands of hours of workshops, lectures, activations, and educational experiences around the world. Leyla was a visiting scholar at NYU and an Innovator in Residence at the Center for Social Innovation NYC. She was also an invited Artist in Residence with Autodesk and managed the development of ‘Greenfly,’one of the first online life cycle assessment tools for designers. Leyla is regularly invited to provide her professional opinions on radio and TV, having been a regular judge on the ABC TV show The New Inventors, along with a host of international programs. The post TFP-032-Disruptive Design & Systems Thinking-Leyla Acaroglu appeared first on Victor Jimenez.
Why passion is the ultimate driver in entrepreneurship and economic development Entrepreneurship is really about doing what you are passionate about, then finding others to help you by doing what they are passionate about.  Working alone in the garage to build a business is just a myth, it never happens. Even Steve had Woz, and virtually every successful business ever built has been a group effort.  Businesses and people thrive when each individual is able to focus on what they love and do best. Instead of becoming the typical “superhero entrepreneur” by doing everything on their own. In this episode, I am speaking with Ernesto Sirolli. For 35 years he has helped communities and organizations grow entrepreneurs through what he calls “Enterprise Facilitation” and Social Infrastructures. He has worked all over the world and they have helped start over 50 thousand businesses.  Listen in to this insightful conversation. Some of the things we discuss What the word entrepreneur really means. The psychology of entrepreneurship. Why you should only work at the things you are passionate about. Where communities can find new entrepreneurs. Rebuilding our social infrastructures to help each other become the fullest human they can be. Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international non-profit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community. The Institute is now training communities in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America. In 1985, he pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people. The striking results of “The Esperance Experience” have prompted more than 250 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance. Sirolli Institute- International Enterprise Facilitation Inc. www.sirolli.com The post TFP-031-Entrepreneurship, passion, and communities – Ernesto Sirolli appeared first on Victor Jimenez.
Learn how to be the kind of leader that inspires and empowers people to make a broader mission their own. In this episode, I am talking with Fred Kofman, leadership advisor at Google and former VP of executive development and leadership philosopher at Linkedin.  We are discussing some of the ideas in his new book ” The Meaning Revolution”: The power of transcendent leadership. From the publisher: Financial incentives like salary and bonuses, benefits and stock options, only drive a small portion of employees’ motivation. What really drives engagement is the meaning, the larger purpose beyond getting a paycheck, which lies under the surface. It is comprised of respect, integrity, a feeling of belonging, a sense of achievement, having a purpose larger than ourselves, and following and living by ethical principles. Kofman argues that virtually every organization involved in voluntary exchanges has what he calls an “immortality project” at its core. The challenge for leaders is to identify and expand on that core and to inspire all stakeholders to take part. In The Meaning Revolution, Kofman answers questions such as: How to “die before you die,” thinking about the legacy you are leaving behind while you still have an opportunity to shape it. How to assume a truly “response-able” mantle of leadership, in a step-by-step, practical way. How to move past your deepest fears and anxieties to fashion a truly heroic life. How organizations, and the people within them, can make a difference in the world. Transcendent leaders are rare, but they do exist, and Kofman profiles a number of them in this book. They inspire followers not by relying on carrots and sticks (offering a nice salary, bonus, and tangible perks, or threatening them with demotion or the loss of their job) but by appealing to the belief that they are spending their waking time making a difference in the world. THE MEANING REVOLUTION shows how, by becoming a transcendent leader, how you can address the essential challenges of engagement and fulfillment in a more sustainable way. ABOUT THE AUTHOR FRED KOFMAN is an Advisor, leadership development at Google, and former vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn. Born in Argentina, Kofman came to the United States as a graduate student, where he earned his PhD in advanced economic theory at U.C. Berkeley. He taught management accounting and control systems at MIT for six years before forming his own consulting company, Axialent, and teaching leadership workshops for corporations such as General Motors, Chrysler, Shell, Microsoft, and Citibank. At its height, his company had 150 people and created and taught programs to more than 15,000 executives. Sheryl Sandberg writes about him in her book Lean In, claiming Kofman “will transform the way you live and work.” Fred Kofman on Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/fkofman/ The post TFP-030-Being a Transcendent Leader – Fred Kofman appeared first on Victor Jimenez.
My guest on this podcast is victor Jemeniz I first came across Victor through my podcast addiction, I like to go to the gym, and I tend to listen to podcasts while I'm there. Listening to his programme I was inspired to get in touch. It was clear that Victor had a busy and varied business life. Success and entrepreneurship came quickly to him. But there was more, and you will notice as you hear him speak. There is calm about him he is grounded. I got the sense that he had some answers to my life questions and that we would connect well. During our conversation, you will hear how he started a cycling business and almost went broke but turned it around. How he creates communities and networks around him How to recognize and find your own passion How and why he walked away from one of the most successful cycling podcast on iTunes.
Something as simple as a walk in the woods can help us live a better life In this episode, I am talking with Journalist and prize-winning author Florence Williams about her latest book Nature Fix.  We discuss the current problems with our hyper-connected and indoor life and how getting outside can actually help make use happier, healthier and more creative. Some of the points we talk about What happens to our brain and body when we go outside Programs that some countries are putting in place to get people in nature Things that you can do Getting outside under trees Spending a few hours every week in nature How longer bouts in nature can help About the guest Florence Williams is a journalist, bestselling author, podcaster and public speaker. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of the new Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast. Her public speaking includes keynotes at Google, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Zoo, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other corporate, academic and nonprofit venues. Learn more about Florence and her work. http://www.florencewilliams.com/ The post TFP-029-How Spending Time In Nature Can Make Us Happier and Healthier- Florence Williams appeared first on Victor Jimenez.
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Location
North Carolina, USA
Episode Count
323
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
5 days, 10 hours