Articles by tag: Ron J Stefanski

Our DisruptED Food Supply with Cole Mannix at the Old Salt Co-op

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The global food supply chain is under intense scrutiny, with giant agribusinesses dominating the landscape and creating vulnerabilities in how we grow and distribute food. With concerns over sustainability, ecological impact, and the health implications of our food systems, the need for innovative and regenerative agricultural practices has never been more critical. What does…

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Media and Brand-Building in the Digital Age: Brandon Amoroso’s Insights on Leveraging Tech for Success

The world of media and brand-building is evolving at a breakneck pace. Traditional large agencies focusing on broadcast news are being replaced by innovative approaches leveraging new technologies. According to recent research, 84% of millennials don’t trust traditional advertising, highlighting the urgent need for new strategies. So, how are companies adapting to this shift?…

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The DisruptED Efforts of Starbucks to Pioneer Education as a Benefit for Frontline Partners: Episode 2 of 2

In an era of shifting workforce expectations, Starbucks has been leading in developing educational benefits designed explicitly for its frontline partners. In the second episode of DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski continues his discussion with Brandon Carson, the Vice President of Learning, Leadership & Cultural Experiences at Starbucks. Missed the first episode? Catch up…

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The DisruptED Efforts of Starbucks to Pioneer Education as a Benefit for Frontline Partners: Episode 1 of 2

Starbucks set a new standard in corporate learning and development by offering education as a benefit to its frontline partners. This initiative departs from the norm, where companies typically focus educational investments on upper-level management. In the first of a two-part episode on DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski engages with Brandon Carson, Vice President…

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Empowering Women with Former Ambassador Lisa Gable: Why Individual Actions Have the Power to Change the World

As global challenges grow increasingly complex, the importance of individual action and the ripple effect it creates in the world has never been more critical. Former ambassador Lisa Gable explores this theme in a powerful conversation on the latest episode of DisruptED. Amidst ongoing global disruptions from technology and geopolitical tensions, the conversation delves…

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DisruptED in the D: The Incredible Story of Detroit’s Reclamation with Matt Cullen

Detroit’s reclamation symbolizes a significant turning point for a city once beleaguered by economic downturns and bankruptcy. A repeated winner of the best riverfront in the U.S. award, coupled with strategic urban developments like the relocation of General Motors to the Hudson Tower, reflects a broader trend of urban renewal driven by thoughtful planning…

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AI in Workforce Development: Businesses Must Harness the Power of Technology to Ensure Career Development Among Employees

The job market is undergoing a transformative period, heavily influenced by rapid technological advancements and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). As industries face a critical skills gap, the traditional path from education to employment is being reevaluated. The role of AI in workforce development is gaining traction, with businesses increasingly adopting machine learning…

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Ensuring Excellence: Jonathan Yu’s Commitment to Quality Control
June 15, 2024

Meet Jonathan Yu, the meticulous Quality Control Manager at Rentex, Philadelphia. Jonathan helps to ensure project success for Rentex customers by keeping all equipment is in tip-top shape. With the precision of a Jedi, he maintains the highest standards of quality and reliability, bringing unparalleled dedication his role. Join us in celebrating Jonathan’s hard work…

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Resilience in Action: Rodney Krantz’s Operational Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Rodney Krantz, the dynamic Operations Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Rodney thrives in the bustling environment of Las Vegas, expertly managing operations with remarkable resilience and determination. His journey as a cancer survivor adds to his strength and dedication, inspiring those around him. Join us in celebrating Rodney’s unwavering commitment and the vibrant energy…

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Mastering Multitasking: Garrett Millar’s Warehouse Leadership
June 15, 2024

Meet Garrett Millar, the adept Warehouse Manager at Rentex, Las Vegas. Garrett excels at multitasking, expertly juggling numerous responsibilities to ensure smooth and efficient operations. His ability to handle diverse tasks with precision and agility keeps the warehouse running seamlessly. Join us in celebrating Garrett’s dedication and the exceptional management skills he brings to our…

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Tech-Savvy Leadership: Robert Zicarelli’s Warehouse Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Robert Zicarelli, the diligent Assistant Warehouse Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Robert excels in maintaining efficient warehouse operations with a keen eye for detail and organization. His strategic approach to challenges is as meticulous as fine-tuning a high-performance car. Join us in celebrating Robert’s dedication and the innovative energy he brings to our Las…

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Is the Traditional College Degree Obsolete? Digital Credentials are Emerging as Key to Bridging the Skills Gap
May 8, 2024

As job markets undergo a significant transformation, traditional higher education-to-employment pathways are increasingly under scrutiny. Digital badging and credentials have emerged as pivotal elements in recognizing and validating skills outside conventional degrees. Amidst a technological revolution that emphasizes skills over degrees, this alternative credentialing could reshape hiring practices and career development. As industries worldwide…

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph: How Ordinary People Can Channel the Power of Resilience to Make an Extraordinary Impact
May 1, 2024

Since time immemorial, stories of individuals turning tragedy into triumph have resonated deeply with society. Such narratives not only provide hope but also illuminate the profound impact of resilience. What does it take for ordinary individuals to channel personal loss into driving positive change in their communities? In the latest episode of DisruptED, host…

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Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Education and Modern Needs: Why School Educators Need to Shift Focus to Durable Skills Part 1 of 2
May 1, 2024

Are Traditional educational systems and school educators struggling to keep pace with the demands of modern workplaces? With advancements in technology and a shifting global economy, educators must prepare students for jobs that exist now and for future roles yet to exist. This scenario raises significant questions about the relevance and adaptability of current…

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Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Education and Modern Needs: Why School Educators Need to Shift Focus to Durable Skills Part 2 of 2
April 30, 2024

Educational methods are changing significantly, driven by the growing use of artificial intelligence and an emphasis on durable skills. As more people seek flexible, lifelong learning options, these tools are critical for modernizing education. This shift is essential given the increasing gap between conventional educational routes and the varied demands of the current job…

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Disrupting Farming to Revitalize Local, Community Farmers with Dan Miller, CEO of Steward
April 4, 2024

Right now the world is marked by unprecedented disruption, where technological advancements intersect with societal challenges. But one issue stands out as both timeless and timely: the future of farming. As the global population burgeons and environmental concerns loom large, the need for sustainable agricultural practices is more pressing than ever. According to the…

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Finding the Right Skills Programs in This Disrupted World
February 2, 2024

In an era where traditional education pathways are being reevaluated for effectiveness and affordability, finding the right skills programs matters. DisruptED brings to light the evolving landscape of skill-based learning in this transformative education and upskilling edition hosted by Ron J. Stefanski. This episode features Athena Kan, the CEO of Dreambound and a Harvard…

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Bishop Barber II Champions Moral Consciousness at Clinton Global Initiative Event
November 8, 2023

In a stirring address at the Clinton Global Initiative, Bishop William Barber II confronted the pressing issue of poverty in America. DisruptED host Ron J. Stefanski captured the impassioned speech, where Bishop Barber, Director at the Yale Center for Public Theology & Public Policy, challenged the nation’s moral compass concerning economic disparity. Bishop Barber’s…

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TEDx Champion: Perseverance and Unfinished Business in a DisruptED World – Part 2
October 19, 2023

Continue the journey through perseverance and unfinished business with TEDx Champion Nicola Morgan. In a world still grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the educational sphere finds itself at a juncture of re-evaluation and innovation. The pandemic laid bare the necessity for resilience and adaptability in navigating the health crisis and ensuring…

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TEDx Champion: Perseverance and Unfinished Business in a DisruptED World – Part 1
October 19, 2023

Perseverance resonates profoundly in an era where technological advancements and unforeseen challenges sway education and work. The disarray instigated by these massive disruptions has magnified the necessity of adaptability and a relentless spirit, especially in navigating the unpredictable currents of the modern-day professional landscape. As per a study by McKinsey, about 87% of executives…

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