Typhoon Talks

Introduction to UX Design and Agile with Hanny Yeung

August 14, 2018

In the e-commerce world where user experience and customer satisfaction are the synonyms for success, the attractiveness of online communication channels becomes the decisive factor for company’s survival Listen to our discussion with Hanny Yeung to learn more about how UX design and Agile can create an outstanding digital experience for your clients

Demystifying AI (Ep. 2): Towards an Orwellian Future? with Paul de Font-Reaulx

July 12, 2018

Could AI reduce the use of violence? Would that necessarily be a good thing? In this episode we talk about security concerns in relation to military power, government surveillance and personal data. We ask the question, ’Where will AI take us?’

Driving Gender Equality with Adrian Warr

July 9, 2018

Creating equality in the workplace requires more than simple changes to corporate policies. Hear about one company’s journey and how the Male Allies are pushing for change in Hong Kong. Adrian is managing director of Edelman Hong Kong and is also part of a group of male business leaders in Hong Kong who recently founded […]

Demystifying AI (Ep. 1): An Introduction

July 4, 2018

With all the media buzz surrounding AI and machine learning technologies, it can be hard to gauge what is realistic and what is merely science fiction. In this series, Typhoon will cut through the scaremongering and seek to answer the question ‘just how big will AI become?’

The Art of Pricing with guest Claire Wang

June 29, 2018

How are brands using psychology to influence our decisions? Packed with entertaining examples, this podcast is the perfect introduction to pricing strategy, which is so much more than a mathematical function.

Monthly News Review – June 2018

June 26, 2018

What does the triumph of populism in Italy mean for the future of Europe? Does Malaysia’s new government herald the end of corruption? Have the G7 and Singapore summits brought the world back from the edge of nuclear destruction and trade war, or caused further polarisation? Find out in our dissection of this month’s biggest […]

The Power of Storytelling With Divya Ahluwalia

June 20, 2018

Storytelling is a crucial way to engage your audience and communicate your mission. How do you tell a good story? Why are they so effective? Find out by listening to our conversation with Divya, an award winning marketer with a decade of experience in communications.

Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 5): Attracting and Developing Millennials

June 15, 2018

How do you recruit the purpose generation into controversial industries, like tobacco, oil or gas? How do you need to change the workplace to ensure Millennials reach their potential? We talk to Sally Powell, Head of Talent for Asia Pacific and the Middle East at British American Tobacco, to find out.

Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 4): Enter the changemakers

June 15, 2018

Generational Changes have given rise to a new demographic, consumers who drive change. In a discussion that ranges from sustainability to authenticity, we discuss how brands can appeal to these change makers.

Millennials & Generational Change (Ep. 3)- Millennials vs. Gen Z Discussion

June 6, 2018

The line between millennials and GenZ moves depending on who you ask. How are they different in how they use technology and spend their money? Members of these generations from Typhoon discuss their experiences and opinions on the associated behaviours.

Effective Global Communication: Secrets to Overcoming the ‘East vs. West’ Paradox

May 31, 2018

Working with many local and foreign-based businesses, Radhika Darbari, C.E.O. of Holistic Coaching Group, shares her views on what matters when West does business with East, vice-versa, and the secrets to overcoming the ‘East vs. West’ paradox.

Monthly News Review – May 2018

May 24, 2018

How did offline retail save Xiaomi? What does Trump really mean when he tweets about ZTE? Will US withdrawal from the Iran Deal create a global energy shortage? Find out in our dissection of this month’s biggest stories!

Millennials & Generational Change (Ep.2) – Millennials & the Workplace

May 18, 2018

Millennials have been called both the ‘me, me, me’ generation and the purpose generation. What does this mean for their role in the workplace? Adam Smiley Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, joins us to dispel stereotypes about millennials and discuss the importance of empowering them.

Millennials & Generational Change (Ep.1) – Generation Z

May 9, 2018

You’ve heard of millennials but have you heard of GenZ? Find out what makes them different and how they will impact the workplace and the economic landscape. David Stillman, bestselling author of GenZ@Work and part of the speaking and consulting team GenZGuru:, shares his expertise.

Monthly News Review – April 2018

April 30, 2018

In April 2018 we’ve been discussing the following topics: – Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Big Data – Uber, automated vehicle accidents and the future of the industry – North Korea, China and changing foreign policy

Agile Series (Ep. 1) – An Introduction To Project Management

April 24, 2018

In this episode we dive into project management and the Agile methodology with Sabine Wolter (Manager). What is the purpose of Agile and does it deserve all the hype surrounding it?

Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.4)- Succession Planning and Complementary Tools

April 20, 2018

This episode touches on how the Predictive Index can be used to support succession planning, and how the Predictive Index complements other market instruments available to HR professionals.

FinTech Series (Ep. 3) – The Rise of Robo-advisors: Is Active Investing Dead?

April 5, 2018

The past eight years saw the rapid expansion of robo-advisors. Does the rapid expansion of robo-advisors signal the end of active investing? Is it better to invest in them for VCs and for retail customers? James Early, CEO of UpWealth, shared his views with us in this episode.

Typhoon’s Recruitment Requirements and Process

March 30, 2018

This is an information episode where we talk about Typhoon’s recruitment requirements and process. It is a highly recommended podcast for our potential applicants.

Challenges For the Retail Industry

March 29, 2018

Retailers continue to survive while new technologies are disrupting the industry. In this episode, we discuss how the retail industry has been transformed by new technologies and how it will look like in the next 5-10 years.

Typhoon’s Internship Programme: What Makes it Different?

March 26, 2018

Typhoon Consulting provides a structured three-month internship programme for global students and recent graduates. In this episode, you will learn more about Typhoon’s internship programme as well as its recruitment process from David Powell, Asia Pacific CEO as well as three recent interns, Eve, Freya and Ayush.

Monthly News Review – March 2018

March 23, 2018

In March 2018, we analysed the following hot topics: – The merger of China’s banking and insurance regulators – The US full-scales a trade war with China – Toys ‘R’ Us closes or sells over 700 stores

Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.2)- An Enabler to Recruitment & Selection

March 15, 2018

The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.” PI measures an individual’s behaviour across four dimensions, providing insights into themselves for the individual and helping others to understand how a person will behave in the normal course of business, and how they may react under […]

Process Management (Ep.1) – The 5 Whys Tool

March 15, 2018

Recurrent problems often suggest some deeper issues. In this episode, Claire Simon, a process management expert at Typhoon Consulting, discussed a very simple but powerful tool in process improvement, called 5 why’s tool, to show you how to find out the root cause of the issue.

Monthly News Review – February 2018

March 15, 2018

Welcome to the second monthly news review podcast by Typhoon Consulting. We bring you our commentary and analysis on those news topics that have created the most interest in our office…and probably yours too. This month we discuss the following stories: 1. The Political battles raging at the South Korean Winter Olympics. 2. The power […]

Monthly News Review – January 2018

March 15, 2018

Welcome to the first monthly news review podcast by Typhoon Consulting. We bring you our commentary and analysis on those news topics that have created the most interest in our office…and probably yours too. This month we discuss the following stories: Cryptocurrencies: the ups and downs (and not just the price) of Bitcoin and other […]

Cybersecurity (Ep. 2) – IT Assets And Threats

March 15, 2018

The majority of cybersecurity issues are rooted in people and process. Although it is almost impossible to eliminate all the threats, there are ways that companies can do to reduce their risk exposure. In this episode, we catch up with our cybersecurity expert Conor Cole to continue our discussion of data classification as well as […]

FinTech Series (Ep. 2) – Blockchain: Worth the Hype or Another Frothy Piece of Tech?

March 15, 2018

Blockchain is removing power from centralised authorities and putting trust in the public. In this episode, Michael, Ayush and Chen debate the development of blockchain and its future application. Just like any other core technologies, it might take decades for Blockchain to gain mass adoption. However, we should never underestimate its impact on every industry […]

Change Management Episode 4 – Wrap Up With Nicole Schwartz & KL Fairweather

March 15, 2018

We wrap up the change management series with some bite size tips and yummy food analogies for aspiring change managers around the business world.

Change Management Episode 3 – Stakeholder Communication With Nicole Schwartz & KL Fairweather

March 15, 2018

Nicole and KL are back to discuss best practices for stakeholder communication during a change engagement.

Change Management Episode 2 – ADKAR Model With Nicole Schwartz & KL Fairweather

March 15, 2018

Two consultants take the Typhoon Talks crew through the ADKAR change management framework.

Human Capital Management & PI (Ep.3)-Inspiring Employees And Supporting Retention

March 14, 2018

Human capital management tools like Predictive Index can help organisations throughout the employee’s lifecycle – from require, hire, inspire to retire. In this episode, Arthur discusses how organisations can build practices in place to continually ‘inspire’ employees to perform to their full potential.

Oxford Fintech Course Curriculum (Episode 1)

December 14, 2017

TyphoonTalks Co-host, Chen Yang is currently enrolled in the Online Fintech Course recently launched by Oxford University. In this episode, Chen discusses her review of the first modules, course structure, and general topics covered in the Oxford Fintech Course. Throughout this series, Chen and Michael will analyse each of the financial technologies covered by the […]

Organizational Culture (Episode 1) – Cynthia Ho and KL Fairweather

November 29, 2017

In this series, titled Organizational Culture, Cynthia Ho (Manager) and Kim-Louise (‘KL’) Fairweather compare and contrast their personal experiences of working in different countries around the world. Embracing specific aspects of culture and understanding how that culture can impact your ability to ‘get the job done’ at any organization is critical for anyone whose role […]

Human Capital Management: The Predictive Index (PI)

November 29, 2017

The Human Capital Management series analyzes Typhoon Consulting’s internal use of the behavioral assessment tool, the “Predictive Index.” PI measures an individual’s behaviour across four dimensions, providing insights into themselves for the individual and helping others to understand how a person will behave in the normal course of business, and how they may react under […]

Friction (Episode 1) – An Overview

November 29, 2017

In the “Friction” series we identify and discuss sources of inefficiency in everyone’s day-to-day business lives. In this pilot episode, David Powell (Asia Pacific CEO), Chen Yang (Senior Consultant), and Michael Grady (Senior Consultant), discuss sources of friction in the office including meetings, and how they frequently fail to meet their objectives and in some […]

Cyber-Security (Episode 1) – Current threats and how to establish best practice cyber responses.

November 29, 2017

Conor Cole (Senior Consultant) provides insights into current best practice in cyber security and some simple steps that organizations (and individuals) can take to reduce their cyber risk – although as Conor points out, it’s not possible to eliminate cyber risk entirely. Hackers are continually developing new strategies to maliciously penetrate the networks of global […]

Retirement Solutions in Hong Kong – how the market is changing

November 29, 2017

David Powell (Asia Pacific CEO) and Robert Chapman (Senior Manager) discuss changes to the market structure, regulatory pressures, and key trends impacting the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) system in Hong Kong. As legal requirements continue to compress fee margins and revenue, Robert provides his views on where the industry is heading given current and future […]