UCL School of Management

Mind Shift: a podcast by UCL School of Management

Mindshift, a podcast about innovation and management

At UCL School of Management, we deliver world-leading disruptive research to impact the complex, interconnected world of the future, and our first-ever podcast series does just that. 

In Series One hosted by Vaughn Tan, a strategy researcher focusing on uncertainty and author of The Uncertainty Mindset, and Series Two hosted by School Director and Head of Strategy research, Davide Ravasi, we delve into the research and work of the diverse community at UCL School of Management.

In each episode, we’ll look through the lens of research produced at the school to get an insight into the rapidly shifting world of business today.

We’ll cover topics such as; platform competition, building smart cities, cross-sector innovations, frontline employee innovation and much more. 

The work produced at UCL School of Management touches on industries globally and is helping organisations succeed and change the world. Managers, leaders and policymakers outside of academia can also learn from the series to help their high-growth and multinational businesses thrive in a deeply complex, interconnected and data-driven world.

Tune in

Episodes can be accessed on your favourite podcasting platforms; SpotifyApple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloudStitcher, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pocket Cast and more.

Just search ‘Mind Shift UCL’ to discover more. 

Series one

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

All episodes in Series One have been produced and edited by Cerys Bradley, an experienced podcaster, PhD graduate from UCL and a stand-up comedian. 

Series Two

We are excited to announce that Series Two has landed. Our host for this series and UCL School of Management’s Director Professor Davide Ravasi shares an insight in what to expect from this series, where we will cover topics such as Ai, Diversity, and Inclusion, managing teams and much more.  

Trailer for Series Two

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

All episodes in Series One have been produced and edited by Buckers at Decibelle Creative. 


All transcripts of each episode can be viewed below. 

Series One

Episode One 
Paolo Taticchi: The future of cities and sustainability

Episode Two
Joost Rietveld: Platform competition, who really wins?

Episode Three
Angela Aristidou-Ritter: Innovation in healthcare through cross-sector collaboration

Episode Four
Jean Philippe Vergne (JP): Blockchain: Decentralising organisations and solving the collective action problem

Episode Five
Bilal Gokpinar: The impact of frontline employee innovation

Episode Six
Colin Fisher: How to avoid micromanaging and inhibiting creativity

Series Two


Host Davide Ravasi shares insights into what to expect from Series Two.

Episode One

Clarissa Cortland & Felix Danbold: Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Episode Two

James (Jim) Berry: Managing the Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

Episode Three

Dr. Sunny Lee and Dr. Kiki Leutner: AI and the future of recruitment 

Last updated Thursday, 4 May 2023