Lisa Shalett (former Goldman Sachs Partner and Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy) talks to IBM’s Robert Schwartz (IBM Global Leader, Strategy & Design at IBM iX) about managing the Goldman Sachs brand and advising startups.
Interview 0:00 Lisa’s unusual background in Japanese markets and compliance 5:35 Moving from compliance to marketing 7:36 Managing the Goldman Sachs brand during the financial crisis 12:34 Brand-building by “learning to be storytellers with empathy” 15:26 “Everyone is a marketer” 16:31 Equipping Goldman to be brand ambassadors 19:24 Advice for CMOs: team up with innovators 22:20 Pivoting to connect clients ranging from startups to Goldman 28:29 What Lisa looks for in advisees: passion and asking smart questions 31:24 Advice for startup entrepreneurs: Communicate with your supporters and mentors 33:51 Most challenging moments: Lack of communication 36:43 The marriage of expertise and agility 41:18 Fostering gender inclusivity: Making leaders responsible and being a trusted confidant 56:56 When you think about IBM, what do you think of?
Audience questions 46:43 The potential role of Goldman Sachs alumni in the Trump administration 49:05 The potentials and dangers of Watson and AI 51:47 In the next few years, is there more potential in entrepreneurship or “intrapreneurship”? 54:49 Challenges in moving from a large firm to a startup
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