Laura Lynn Klein on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Laura Lynn Klein, an environmental superstar who is co-founder of Organic Authority, a new media company that publishes OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com.   She launched Organic Authority in 2006 and since it’s become a leading authority on organic life, food and goods. There are a lot of others who have tried to succeed in that space, and lots of competitors, but Organic Authority has found the secret, organic, sauce.

Full show transcript at this link.

Key Takeaways:

“I saw way back when in culinary school just how America’s burgeoning health crisis was directly related to the everyday foods” Laura at 2:15 “I mean consumer activism has really taken hold, and we’ve been, we’ve been able to help kind of pull the curtain back and say look, this is really what’s going on with your food, and readers appreciate that. ” Laura at 3:57 “I think what they really value is going back to transparency. ” Laura at 5:15 “Eco Salon as a little bit broader than Organic Authority. it’s …

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Thomas Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Thomas Arnett, a research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on the changing roles of teachers in blended learning environments and innovative educational models.

The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

“It starts by looking at what does good student learning look like? What does good instruction look like?” Thomas at 2:55 “It’s important to start small and test ideas out before you take them mainstream” Thomas at 3:37 “Why do you think Gooru is a useful tool ” listen at 7:47 “The key is to focus on what does good teaching and learning look like” Thomas at 12:40 “The key to making sure it goes well is not just technology for technology’s sake –  it’s technology to facilitate good instruction ” …

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Jag Bansal of Blue Cart on the Cult/Tech Podcast

We all eat in restaurants, but we might not think much about what goes on behind the scenes – except when something goes wrong, like they’re out of something you want. If you’ve ever planned and shopped for a meal to feed more than two people, you have merely a glimmer of what it’s like to provision a restaurant. Ordering ingredients at scale and keeping the right stuff in stock has long been a pain point for chefs, who have a lot more to worry about than cooking. BlueCart is an app that manages the ordering logistics of getting the food to your plate when you eat out. One of BlueCart’s founders Jag Bansal is our guest today.

Key Takeaways:

Jag discusses the 3 main ingredients that got Blue Cart to where it is today listen at 3:10 “How do we help a restauranteur or an operator not have to worry about the missing pieces?’ – Jag at 5:58 “We’ve got to enable our customers to do this on the go” Jag at 6:45 ”What about the resistance to …

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cult/tech podcast with ARTDEX and PrintbyPrint Group

How can artists become better known, particularly if they are underrepresented in the art world?  How can artists build community around their work? Should they try to build community online or offline? Those are the topics covered in this week’s cult/tech podcast. Our guests are Jenny Park Adam of ARTDEX and Minkie English, who is a founder of PrintbyPrint Group.

ARTDEX offers a  cloud based website and mobile app art archive and management tool, combined with a professional social network platform.  It provides an easy-to-use social forum to create and share digital art inventories of both physical and virtual art collections. The ARTDEX platform connects a global community of artists, collectors, curators, and all levels of art professionals and art enthusiasts. In a blog called 40 Years Later, We Still RSVP Yes to Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, Jenny Park Adam takes a look at the state of acceptance of women in the art world. It’s worth a read.

PrintbyPrint Group works with artists, artisans, event space owners, designers, collectors, galleries, and technological innovators to bridge the …

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