the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to
manage, book, and report on business travel, has released the first
season of “The
Agile Operations Podcast,” hosted by Mike
Volpe, the company’s CEO. In Netflix-style binge fashion, Lola.com
released six episodes where viewers can hear from some of the top names
in business, rallied by Volpe, as they think outside the box in handling
operations at their companies. Volpe, well-known in the SaaS and Boston
tech community as part of the founding team of HubSpot,
joined Lola.com as CEO last year.
|Season 1 of “The Agile Operations Podcast” Released:|
• Episode 1: What the Hell is DFIUFEE? with Dusty
• Episode 2: How to Teach People to Think Like a CEO with Rob
• Episode 3: Creating a Culture that Scales with Christina
• Episode 4: Achieving Organizational Self-Awareness with Hiten
• Episode 5: The Real MVP: Minimum Viable Process with Karen
• Episode 6: How to Build a Thriving Remote Team with Jessica
“I’m excited to share amazing insight from some brilliant business minds
on the hot topic of Agile Operations,” said Volpe. “Thank you to all my
guests who brought so many great business tips and tricks for our
audience. No episode should be missed.”
Topics range from thinking like a CEO to creating a thriving remote team
with guests Dusty Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Flywheel,
a fast-growing WordPress hosting company; Rob May, CEO and co-founder of Talla,
which builds intelligent assistants to help knowledge workers better do
their jobs; Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7;
Hiten Shah, founder of companies including Product Habits, Crazy Egg,
KISSmetrics and FYI; Karen Rubin, VP of Growth for Owl
Labs; and Jessica Meher, VP of Marketing at Notarize.
In Episode 1, Volpe talks with Davidson about the challenges of
maintaining a company’s culture as it grows and expands. They discuss
the ins and outs of starting and growing companies, how to be
data-informed, not data-driven, the importance of embracing weirdness,
secrets behind successful onboarding, and more.
In Episode 2, Rob May talks about growing fast and empowering people to
make the best decisions, the importance of routine, high-quality
employee training, why CEOs hate getting only good news, tips for
tightening feedback loops, and determining the right cadence of
Luconi focuses on authentic growth and operations instead of best
practices in Episode 3. The two discuss the counterintuitive and
constantly evolving keys to scaling culture, axing annual performance
reviews, how to preserve culture as your company becomes political, and
the connection between Italian cooking and people operations.
Hiten joins Volpe to talk about returning to first principles and
constantly checking in on organizational health, why he hates the phrase
“bootstrapping,” the metrics that matter at different growth stages, and
the constant tradeoff between time and money.
A true advocate for the Agile Operations mindset, Rubin talks with Volpe
about how startups can use data and creativity to grow fast, knowing
when something is “good enough,” the dangers of automating too early,
and tips for avoiding over-engineering.
Leading the marketing team at Notarize, a largely remote company with
several offices, Meher is constantly looking for new and better ways to
collaborate and make processes more efficient. She talks with Volpe
about the opportunities and challenges of scaling a decentralized
company, including choosing between live and digital conversations,
picking the right communication channels, overcoming time zones, and her
favorite Slack plugins for remote teams.
Don’t miss an episode of the Agile Operations podcast at: http://www.agileoperations.org
Season 2 is already in the works where Volpe plans to feature several
leaders at Agile Operations companies, creating the platform for the
next great conversation in the Agile Revolution.
Lola.com also recently announced
its first Agile
Operations Summit being held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the
award-winning EpiCenter at Artists
for Humanity in Boston. Finance and operations leaders are coming
together for a full day of content and keynotes to help their companies
become more agile – something all businesses could use to springboard
growth. For more information, or to register, visit: https://www.lola.com/agile-operations-summit-2019
Lola.com makes Agile Travel Management real
by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business
travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee
travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes.
Lola.com uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily
book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets
and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently.
Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English,
co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike
Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit https://www.lola.com/
and connect on LinkedIn,
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