Dirk Beveridge Premiers A New Weekly Podcast Show ‘Innovate For The Future' To Catalyze Innovation and Change Throughout Wholesale Distribution

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Innovate For The Future premiers today promising to inject new ideas, new thinking, and new insight into the distribution industry while catalyzing a new spirit of innovation throughout the industry.

A new weekly podcast show with Dirk Beveridge premiers May 1, 2015

A new weekly podcast show with Dirk Beveridge premiers May 1, 2015

Imagine having a two-and-a-half hour conversation with some of the greatest leaders and innovators on the planet.

Dirk Beveridge continues to lead the movement of change and innovation throughout wholesale distribution with today’s introduction of a new weekly podcast series Innovate For The Future.

The innovation movement throughout distribution began in 2012 when Beveridge introduced UnleashWD, the only innovation summit for distributors and was accelerated with the 2014 publication of his best selling book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times. Now, this movement is about to get another shot of adrenaline with today’s introduction of this new weekly podcast series.

The podcast series is designed to provide intimate access to some of the world’s most effective leaders, innovators, and disrupters from within distribution and beyond.

The innovative structure of Innovate For The Future features a “series within a series” format. Rather than one-off, stand alone interviews, each guest will be featured in a series of five 30 minute podcast episodes. The format allows for deep and rich conversations on a specific topic that will guide the listeners on a powerful and inspiring learning journey.

“Imagine having a two-and-a-half hour conversation with some of the greatest leaders and innovators on the planet,” explains Beveridge. “That is what Innovate For The Future provides. This series within a series format of five consecutive episodes, allow me to go deep with each guest, to go beyond surface issues and to really drill down to find their secret sauce.”

Also unique is the context that will be evident throughout each episode and series. First introduced in INNOVATE!, The Innovative Distributor™ model provides a framework for leaders to create a relevant and sustainable business in what Beveridge has termed the Age of Disruption.

“As I go across the country speaking to businesses and associations, introducing the concept of The Innovative Distributor™, individuals and audiences immediately see the applicability to their business, yet are hungry for even more stories, lessons, and insights than I can provide in say a 90 minute keynote presentation” Beveridge says. “This is one of the reasons, I’m investing in this podcast series and bringing it to the 250,000 distributors in this country and their supply chain partners. So they can continue to be inspired, and learn how to drive change and innovation in their organizations based on The Innovative Distributor™ model.”

Each series will feature a schedule of five episodes with one leader, innovator, and/or disrupter. The first series of five episodes features discussions with Andrew Berlin, Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging - the first episode is available today. The second series will feature L.T. Gibson, CEO of U.S. LBM, and will premier on Monday June 8.

The schedule for each series:

Episode One - How to peer into the future to create a compelling vision supported by innovative and disruptive strategies.

Episode Two - How these leaders foster a spirit and culture of innovation.

Episode Three - How to develop a value proposition that acts as a magnet for customers while creating a platform of innovation.

Episode Four - How to explore new business models and design new systems for creating, capturing, and delivering value.

Episode Five - The final episode in each series will look at the transformative leadership styles and processes of Dirk’s guest.

Innovate For The Future is available today in iTunes and on Beveridge’s new website at http://dirkbeveridge.com/series/innovateforthefuture-fm/. From the website listeners will be able to download the episode transcript and access links of all the resources discussed in each episode.

“It’s important that distributors disrupt themselves by getting better, faster, smarter, bigger, and stronger,” says Beveridge. “With every episode, Innovate For The Future will guide the leaders within these businesses along this innovative journey.”

About Dirk Beveridge
Beveridge is leading a movement of change and innovation throughout wholesale distribution. Beveridge identified that innovation was bypassing distributors and in 2012 founded UnleashWD, the only innovation summit for distributors. His book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times is setting a bold new agenda of innovation for distributors around the world and continues to be a best seller.

As one of the country’s most outstanding business speakers, Beveridge is delivering a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook to audiences on six continents. For more information visit http://www.dirkbeveridge.com

Beveridge is available for press interviews, corporate speaking, and consulting. To contact him call 847-381-7797 or email info(at)unleashwd(dot)com

About Innovate For The Future
Innovate For The Future is a new weekly podcast show produced by Dirk Beveridge. The podcast series is designed to provide intimate access to some of the world’s most effective leaders, innovators, and disrupters from within distribution and beyond.

The innovative structure of Innovate For The Future features a “series within a series” format. Rather than one-off, stand alone interviews, each guest will be featured in a series of five 30 minute podcast episodes. The Innovative Distributor™ model provides a framework for the five episode in each series.

Innovate For The Future is available today in iTunes and at
http://dirkbeveridge.com/series/innovateforthefuture-fm/

About UnleashWD
Founded in 2012, UnleashWD is the first and only conference dedicated to brining innovation to the wholesale distribution industry. This year’s September 16 - 17 summit will feature 17 innovators and leaders from outside distribution, injecting new thinking and innovative practices. Visit http://www.unleashwd.com for updates on the summit.

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