Today we’re bringing you part 1 of our conversation with Aaron Bare, author of Exponential Theory: The Power of Thinking Big. We discuss why the companies that will embrace exponential thinking will be the winners; the human tendency to choose not to change; and why we can’t really think our way out of our problems.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Aaron Bare:

Aaron Bare is a leading strategic facilitator (IAF Endorsed Facilitator – top 1%), futurist, storyteller, and author of a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and #1 Amazon Bestselling book, “Exponential Theory, the Power of Thinking Big.” Aaron’s career has made him the sage on the stage and the guide on the side to some of the top exponential thinkers. He is a results-focused conscious leader that understands how to create a high-performing organization, deliver a message to the masses, and cultivate trust to solve any issue, in any room, anywhere, anytime. 

Through his facilitation work, Aaron has generated over $4 billion in documented results for his corporate clients, and generational impact with his community facilitation. Aaron has facilitated corporate strategy and innovation at NASA, Stanford, MIT Media Lab, Daimler, Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Amazon, Belfius Bank, among others. He works directly in the Board Room and throughout the Executive ranks putting on Innovation Workshops, Leadership Retreats, and Strategic Planning Sessions. 

In his community facilitation initiatives, Aaron co-created the Bridge Forum, a national community-focused forum bridging the gap between police and the communities they serve. Through this, Aaron has helped facilitate the conversation to help both sides create new meaning and build a metaphorical bridge and process to communicate. Beyond the Bridge Forum, Aaron continues to impact the world with a massive transformative purpose of creating one million exponential leaders. To do this, Aaron has also led facilitations for Oxford Leadership, Hyper Island, WDHB, Wizard Academy, Flow Research Collective, Conscious Capitalism, and Kaos Pilot. 

In addition to his recognition as one of the top facilitators in the world, Aaron is a serial entrepreneur and company builder. He’s launched and sold 12 companies, three scalable educational programs (each impacting over one million people), three non-profits, three accelerators, and he is also a venture partner and venture scout at a venture capital firm and a venture studio. Aaron started his career as a strategist turned full-stack developer at Accenture, where he fostered his standards of excellence and deep strategic and technical knowledge. 

Aaron Bare holds an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, MA in International Studies from Indiana University, and BS (Honors) in Business from Indiana Institute of Technology. He has two kids (Bali + Maverick) that drive him to make the world better and he makes his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Exponential Theory: The Power of Thinking Big:

With the rise of digital technology, business moves at unprecedented speeds, now an exponential pace. This pace is wreaking havoc on the business landscape as we know it. Disruption has brought “too big to fail” companies to their knees in a matter of months. It has made some industries obsolete.Any company or leader that doesn’t move at an exponential pace will be crushed by the new, massively transformative exponential organizations. These organizations are quickly expanding their purpose and invading new industries every day. Guides like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and more continue to provide us a road map for navigating the exponential horizon.

Through a collection of ten keys of exponential leadership, authors Aaron Bare and Forbes Shannon have created a formula to navigate the disruption. Exponential leadership–combined with emerging technologies, change, and disruption–will not only disrupt the world but will save it.

It is time for a new generation of leadership. A leader that is purposeful, conscious, digital, and above all, exponential. Join us for a journey to re-imagine innovation.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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