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ML112: Alex Dunsdon on Linky Learning, Investing in Cult Leaders and Corporate Innovation That Works

Discover the career lessons of a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, including why he invests in cult leaders, the challenges of corporate innovation and why corporates should be competing with VCs given their assets and the importance of multidisciplinary thinking for innovation.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Alex Dunsdon is an entrepreneur and investor who thrives on connecting people and ideas.

He’s the Co-Founder of the Bakery an innovation agency which transforms big companies by connecting them up to the technology and talent they need to solve their biggest problems.

He’s also a partner at Saatchi Invest, where he backs mission drive founders that obsess over product and has invested in business like City Mapper and Dojo

In this episode we discuss:

- Alex’s career lessons including a light bulb moment that changed everything and why he invests in cult leaders
- The challenges of corporate innovation and why corporates should be competing with VCs given their assets
- The LinkyBrain community Alex has founded and the importance of multidisciplinary thinking for innovation

So whether you’re looking for tips on how to think better and innovate in the modern world of work or are just curious about how a seasoned operator picks his companies and grows a business, this episode has you covered.

Resources

🖥 The Bakery

🖥 LinkyBrains

📖 Give and Take - Adam Grant

📄 My Linky Brain. Why Did Nobody Tell Me?

📄 The Best People Work for More than Money. Why I Invest in Cults.

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