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Business Transformation In the Digital Age with Michael Gale

July 31, 2019

The rise of digital platforms has changed nearly every industry, from aerospace to banking. How can we continue to thrive as the world gears up for the next industrial revolution? Where are we going wrong? And will our missteps today have a big impact on our businesses in the future? On this episode, best-selling author and podcaster, Michael Gale, shares how we can take our businesses into the digital age.



Takeaways + Tactics 

  • Pay attention to the world around us. Far too many business leaders are detached from the reality of most people’s lives. 

  • Commit to change. We need to make sure we’re keeping up to date with developments and shifting strategies as needed.

  • Focus on constant growth. We must continue educating ourselves as we grow as individuals and as business owners. 

At the start of the episode, we discussed the prominence of artificial intelligence in modern life. We explained why we need to change the way we- as humans- think, in order to make sure AI is used in the right way. We then spoke about the importance of working with the younger generations in mind.


We also shared insights on:

  • The role partnerships will play in the future
  • Rethinking the way we make money
  • How to get started with making changes

The changes brought about by the digital era are exciting, but also require us to rethink the structures of our businesses. We need to change alongside digital advancements, and stay up-to-date with new developments. To do this, we have to pay more attention to the world around us. We have to commit to change and growth if we want to take our businesses into the digital age.


Guest Bio

Michael Gale is the bestselling author of The Digital Helix, host of the Forbes Insights Futures in Focus podcast, and a Thinkers 360 Top 10 AI Influencer. He is passionate about helping companies take their businesses into the future, and strongly believes the best way to do that is by embracing digital technology. 

To find out more about Michael, head to his Linkedin page: 

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The Digital Helix is available on Amazon and all good bookstores.



Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers. 


Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.