The LiiP, S1, E16, Dickie Whittaker, CEO, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
In today's episode, we are joined by the brilliant Dickie Whitaker
Dickie has a portfolio of businesses and ventures he is involved with but in this episode, we focussed on his work with Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
In this episode we talk about:
The reason to start a business - find a problem large enough to solve that people will pay for it
Why "we have always done it this way" is the very reason to change "that way"
How important diversity - in all forms, create brilliant teams
How startup teams are not created equal - and how that's good.
Why team structures should be fluid European vs US start-up psychology (Huge sweeping generalization warning!)
What does innovation mean?
We hear why Dickie is uncomfortable about Innovation teams in companies
Why culture is everything and why we can be so bad at articulating it within Insurance
Why "work hard, play hard" needs to be replaced with "work smart, play......how you like!"
The pandemic has shone a light on the "last person in the office" culture of office work
The importance of collaboration in the industry to innovation Collaboration starts with trust
The role of insurance in society and its unique position to impact society
Collaboration can't just is volunteers it needs rigor and structure and the best talent!
The best people don't always or don't often volunteer! (Open goal for a recruitment professional!)
The benefit of blissful ignorance in building anything
The importance of looking forward as opposed to looking back
Thanks to Dickie for being a great guest - a really enjoyable discussion.