Tony Robinson: Avoid The Unexamined Life

Episode 44

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Jeff Bond

Jeff Bond is the CEO and Executive Producer of Chat With Leaders Media, the Atlanta-based production agency on a mission to help purpose-driven business leaders launch their own podcasts, cultivate authentic relationships with key stakeholders, grow revenue, reduce attrition, and maximize their capacity towards social impact. His vision is to elevate purpose-driven business leaders as a force for good that unifies our communities while empowering the next generation to carry the torch into a bright, sustainable future!

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Over his 20 year career, Tony Robinson has been accountable for the people and performance of engineering teams in everything from the smallest startups to Fortune 50 companies.  A proven innovator and inventor, Tony has led the development of patented machine learning and AI technologies.  He loves to write code and lead teams that make the truly complex stuff easy. Currently, he is serving as the CTO of fusus ( in Atlanta, GA.  

Prior to his career as an engineer, Tony served two tours in Asia as a highly decorated member of the federal intelligence service.

Chat Highlights

  1. Can you give our listeners a high-level overview of your career in leadership and how it led you to where you’re at today as the CTO of fusus?
  2. Given your military training in intelligence, you’ve developed a certain skillset around being about to identify people’s weaknesses, which can also be viewed as “areas of opportunity” in the business world. How has this translated into your leadership over technology teams and your direct reports in general?
  3. Why is the undiscovered or uninvestigated life the worst possible state to be in and what are some habits that leaders can form to ensure they personally succumb to this and that they guide their team members away from falling into this trap as well?
  4. Why is it dangerous to lead and manage your team on Key Performance Metrics (KPI’s) alone? What’s an example of a time where you’ve learned its risks?
  5. Public safety has been an increasing concern in today’s society and ensuring that facts are obtained through the use of video surveillance in policing. How has fusus been taking a more proactive approach and emphasizing officer, citizen, and community safety?

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