Episode 55

Published on:

4th Oct 2021

This Week: Disruptive Innovation with Dan Hesse

Analysts Don Kellogg and Roger Entner welcome Dan Hesse, former CEO of Sprint and current Chairman of the Board of Akamai Technologies, to the podcast. 

0:26: Dan shares about the Digital One Rate Plan he developed during his time at AT&T - “creative destruction”.

8:49: How he tackled figuring out how to make his creative destruction make sense for the company.

10:43: The importance of the separate parts of the company being willing to change everything with the Digital One Rate Plan.

16:50: Dan took over Sprint when it was heading toward bankruptcy - how he had the courage to do something different again.

25:19: How his relationship with John Legere influenced T-Mobile’s plans. 

28:39: The importance of creativity when you have 90% market share.

Follow Dan Hesse at www.danhesse.com

On twitter: https://twitter.com/danhessenews

Tags: telecom, telecommunications, business, wireless, cellular phone, cellular service, Don Kellogg, Roger Entner, Recon Analytics, creative destruction, AT&T, Sprint, Dan Hesse, Digital One Rate Plan, company culture, Ericsson, Nokia, T-Mobile,

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The Week with Roger
An Analysts Perspective on Telecom
Each week, join Roger Entner and the Recon Analytics team for an analysts perspective on the world of telecom.