Goliath, meet David

A six-episode podcast series sharing lessons, personal stories, and perspectives from the start-up world. Goliaths, take note.

They’re nimble. Move quickly. Collaborate freely. And are committed to their mission… These are just some of the things that give Davids (those small, emerging businesses and start-ups) an edge over larger companies.

And this made us wonder – how do they do it? And what can we learn from them? So we created “Goliath, Meet David.”

Tune in to our series and discover what makes small businesses more than the sum of their parts, and learn the approaches and strategies they use, which can be applied to your own business to become leaner, faster, and more entrepreneurial.

Latest Episode 6:
The Rapid Prototyper


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introducing goliath, meet david

Introducing Goliath, Meet David

Subscribe to this exclusive podcast series to discover what makes small businesses more than the sum of their parts.


the virtual money man podcast

1 - The (Virtual) Money Man

Why is it important to create a culture of openness? And how do you maintain it as you grow?


the start-up guru podcast

2 - The Start-Up Guru

Get the low down on how larger organizations can adopt some entrepreneurial DNA.


the betting man podcast

3 - The Betting Man

Teaching people to teach themselves is at the core of this start-up’s culture – find out how you can achieve this.


the inspiring bag lady podcast

4 - The Inspiring Bag Lady

Is it time to bring some heart back to the world of business? Find out how this David is keeping people rooted in its purpose.


the deep learning guru podcast

5 - The Deep Learning Guru

Has your organization accepted failure as part of the day-to-day? If not, it might be stifling opportunities to innovate and grow.



6 - The Rapid Prototyper

Discover how Goliath-sized Cisco is bringing a start-up culture to its 70,000+ team.


About Our Hosts

Cynthia Stuckey

Cynthia Stuckey is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, responsible for driving strategy executions and organization design solutions. She has extensive global consultancy and business management experience, having held several advisory, management, and sales roles across different industries. Cynthia is based in Korn Ferry's London office.

John Palumbo

John Palumbo is the founder of BigHeads Network, a podcast production company that arms listeners with the critical cross-industry perspectives and diverse viewpoints that help spur innovation, solve tough problems and build skills.

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