In episode 136, Coffey talks with Michael Sherrod about the impact of artificial intelligence on business strategy and management. They discuss how old news media’s failure to adapt their business model to the digital age may be a predictor of how businesses succeed or fail with the advent of artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies; how organizational structures are changing to more quickly adapt to digital transformations; younger workers’ expectations that businesses incorporate new technologies; why business leaders should begin integrating artificial intelligence into their business strategies; using technology to replace workers; and companies’ ethical responsibilities to workers whose jobs are disrupted by new technologies.

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Michael Sherrod

Michael Sherrod

Michael Sherrod is currently the William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence at TCU’s Neeley School of Business. He began his career by starting a magazine publishing company right out of grad school. Over a few years he added 7 additional media properties to the original magazine. He transitioned from the print world into the online world in 1985 when he helped manage Star-Text, a video-text news service at the Star-Telegram, owned at the time by CapCities/ABC. In his career Michael has founded or co-founded 19 companies, including Black Dove Media,, AOL Local, and the AddLibra Corporation. Additionally, he has served in senior management roles and started new companies inside CapCities/ABC, AMR Information Services, AOL,, and The Anschutz Companies. In 2010, he served as the first Publisher of The Texas Tribune (, a non-profit, non-partisan media site covering Texas government, politics, and public policy and was a founding board member. Michael is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Urban Library Council, Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute, the world’s leading research institute for sex, gender and reproduction, and a former board member of the Craigslist Foundation. He also serves as board member, advisor and investor to a number of online organizations in Texas and around the world. Michael is an author and frequent speaker on online, cultural, business issues and how they will impact the near and mid-term future. Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied in the interdisciplinary Great Books Program, an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia and an EMBA from The Neeley School of Business at TCU.


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1 Comment

  1. Judy Stephenson

    This was a terrific session! I continued to go back to listen again and it truly took more than one hour to process the content. Every business leader who is focused on transactions only needs to listen up and prepare accordingly. As an HR professional, please know I will be taking immediate action to obtain the required skill for myself and the team. These sessions are incredibly informative. Thanks for sharing this content.


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