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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Jun 24, 2023

In this extraordinary episode of Geeks Geezers Googlization, Ross Thornley, the visionary CEO of AQai, reveals the urgent need to rewrite our approach to adaptability and shares secrets to unlocking your adaptability superpowers. 

From executives and entrepreneurs to front-line workers, we understand the importance of staying ahead in a world where average is over and mediocrity just got automated. Ross's groundbreaking AQ platform measures and improves adaptability intelligence in individuals and organizations, empowering every individual and organization to challenge the status quo and rewrite the rules.

Ross Thornley is revolutionizing the way we approach change. With his ACE Adaptiotic mode for measuring change readiness and innovation, he helps individuals and organizations not only adapt but reduce work stress and thrive in a fast-paced, compounding world. Discover how to develop your adaptability quotient (AQ) and drive both personal and organizational success. Ross's insights and actionable tips will guide you toward unleashing your extraordinary potential and navigating the future of work and professional development.

Are you ready to embark on a transformational journey? Join us as we explore the impact of AI on society, the importance of healthy work culture, and how to develop and utilize your adaptability muscles for growth and success.

Unlock your Jedi-like powers of adaptability. Don't miss out on this captivating episode with Ross Thornley, the Jedi Master of Adaptability. Tune in now and embrace the force of change!

Here are just 3 of the many takeaways from this episode:

  • Change does not fail; it’s that people achieve the desired outcome that is difficult.

  • Humans are complex, and their ability to adapt to change is often underestimated.

  • Balancing productivity and innovation is necessary for organizations to remain successful.

Right to the Point (Key Clips):

  • The Future is Already Here: "Never in human history has the present been so temporary." [00:01:21]
  • The Age of Supercomputers: "Our lives will continue to be disrupted faster and at a greater scale than most of us ever thought possible. And adaptability will be the essential life skill all of us need."
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  • The Evolution of Human Interaction: "It was never a technological issue. It was always a human one to why people and organizations wouldn't change, and wouldn't see what the new opportunities were of these technologies. It was a human issue." [00:09:25]
  • Building Resilience Through ACE: "Our AQ ability which is a learnable skill is looking at how and to what degree do I adapt as an individual... elements of growth mindset but particularly around change." [00:15:48]
  • The Importance of Adaptability Intelligence: "I believe, no matter what's going on in and around a job, a role, a company, a team, if we get the way we can use our adaptability intelligence, dialed in and worked on, all the other stuff becomes easy."[00:24:56]
  • Driving Innovation and Unlearning: "Unlearning was a really interesting area for them to start for a few reasons. One, it was a bit new and novel as the concept, but it also became super practical for them really quickly through a few of the interventions and outcomes." [00:33:33]
  • The Ambidexterity of Innovation: "The largest company on the planet that will exist in 2030 doesn't currently exist."  [00:42:26]