Pete Williams
Episode 09

How to Use Social Media for Social Change with Pete Williams from Deloitte

One of Australia’s leading thinkers and social media speakers is Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer at Center For the Edge and founder of Deloitte Digital.

A recognized innovator, Pete’s goal is to identify and explore emerging technologies. He is an adjunct professor at RMIT University, and his works have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, and others. In addition, he’s been mentioned in several books, including Empowered by Josh Bernoff and As One by Mehrdad Baghai and James Quigley.

On today’s episode of Passion Never Fails, David spoke with Pete about his successes, challenges and philosophies on what has made him able to achieve his goals. As Pete says, he’s rarely wrong but always early, so he has had to balance his innovative thinking with what the public is ready to understand and hear. With so much experience and expertise under his belt, you’re sure to learn a lot about risk-taking and quick thinking from Pete.

On this podcast, you’ll learn:

How Pete was able to harness the power of social media to make a big impact on the recovery efforts after the Black Saturday bushfires

The challenges he faces in terms of explaining new concepts and ideas, and in being confident enough to establish these new ideas

The habits and mindsets that Pete feels have been essential to his growth and success.

His calculated way of managing risk

How Pete uses self-awareness when he faces adversity

In the Locomote Top 10, why he loves being in an airplane, what his favorite dining experience was while overseas, and more.


Deloitte’s Center For the Edge
Pete Williams on Twitter
Peter Williams on LinkedIn

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