Podcast Episode 050 – Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 1 of 3


In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and Joshua Pietrocini (VP of Operations at TTx https://www.ttx-inc.com/ ) discuss the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, and a lot about project management.

0:00 Intro

5:19 Reference to Dune by Frank Herbert, audio book with George Guidall as reader https://hdaudiobooks.com/audiobook-dune/

10:52 Reference to 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni and shoutout to Preston True
A little bit of history about Joshua and his role at TTx…
Struggling with Project Management…
“You’re managing timelines, expectations, tasks, schedules, communication, risks, creating. But you’re leading people.”

20:17 Kan Ban and reference to the book – 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers
21:44 Talk about the different ways to organize Trello or Kan Ban

American Icon

28:44 Book reference – American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman
31:33 What would you recommend as resources for project managers?

The 5 major phases of any project:

  • Initiation
  • Planning and discovery
  • Execution
  • Monitoring
  • Closing

38:37 Different types of methodologies

  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Scrum

44:19 (Freaking cool smoke ring!)
49:59 AAR tool https://youtu.be/YScRIF5Pm-A
54:26 “Latch” acronym used during an interview

  • Loyal
  • Available
  • Teachable
  • Coachable
  • Hungry & Humble

56:16 Joshua’s 5 desert island movies:

  • Dances with wolves
  • Magnolia
  • Intouchables
  • The beast of the southern wild
  • Captain Fantastic
  • (In the name of the Father, Daniel Day Lewis…)

1:07:52 Reference to Rick Beato https://www.youtube.com/@RickBeato

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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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