#31 Biz Peabody, Director of Defense Policy & Business Development at Shield AI, Cameron McCord, Head of Defense at Saildrone, and Akhil Iyer, Vice President at Shield Capital

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In this podcast, Lauren and Hondo engage in a conversation with three guests, Cameron McCord, Biz Peabody, and Akhil Iyer, discussing topics related to national security and public/private partnerships. The guests share insights on managing deadlines, staying fresh, and finding ways to de-stress in challenging situations. They emphasize the importance of connecting with people and having open discussions to address frustrations and challenges. The conversation also touches on the concept of good rebels and the need for leaders to create an environment that enables innovation and empowers younger generations. Overall, the podcast highlights the significance of collaboration, diverse perspectives, and the potential for positive disruption in the national security sector.

Topics Covered:
  • Stress management and maintaining resilience in high-pressure environments.
  • Building strong connections and fostering open discussions to address challenges.
  • Distinguishing between positive and negative stress to maximize productivity.
  • Creating an innovative and empowering environment for problem-solving.
  • Embracing diversity of perspectives and encouraging collaboration.
  • Leveraging ground truth and technology for effective decision-making.
  • Harnessing the potential of younger generations and embracing disruptive thinking.
#31 Biz Peabody, Director of Defense Policy & Business Development at Shield AI, Cameron McCord, Head of Defense at Saildrone, and Akhil Iyer, Vice President at Shield Capital
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