Idea Storm Monthly Update - September 2020

Welcome to the Idea Storm update for September 2020. Spring is in full bloom here in South Africa and it feels like the world has come to life.

This month the theme for me has been Purpose. Two organisations that I partner with revolve around purpose. Oxford Leadership's purpose statement is "Transforming Leaders for Good" and believe that leading with purpose delivers higher performance. OpenExO's purpose statement is "Transforming the world for a better future" and believe that every organisations needs to have a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP).

Purpose of Idea Storm:

The purpose of Idea Storm is to assist people and organisations to transform and thrive, both in the current COVID-19 epidemic, and in the new economy that emerges.

Activities in September:

  • Webinar: How Purpose Drives Performance

On the 30th September Idea Storm participated in a very successful event titled "How Purpose Drives Performance: Learn how Exponential Companies Grow 10x Bigger, 10x Faster". The event was hosted by Oxford Leadership and OpenExO and was attended by over 130 people.

The event featured Salim Ismail from OpenExO, Brian Bacon and Malin Wallmon from Oxford Leadership and myself.

This was the agenda of the event:

16:00 - 16:05: Welcome and introductions of Brian, Salim and Lance - Malin Wallmon

16:05 - 16:25: How Purpose Drives Exponential Performance & Why the OpenExO & OLG are partnering - Brian Bacon

16:25 - 16:40: The role of Purpose (MTP) in Exponential growth companies & Why OpenExo is partnering with OLG - Salim Ismail

16:40 - 16:55: Learn the Exponential Principles and Become an Exponential Consultant - Lance Peppler

16:55 - 17:00: What to do next - Malin Wallmon

The replay is available on Youtube and can be accessed here - It would be great to hear what you thought of the event?

To find out more about Oxford Leadership visit, about OpenExo visit or you can email me at

  • Exponential Consultant course

The aim of the event above was to introduce a partnership between Oxford Leadership and OpenExO. Part of this partnership is Oxford Leadership positioning and supporting the OpenExO Exponential Consultant certification.

The Exponential Consultant course will enable organizations and consultants to learn and implement the exponential attributes within their organizations and clients. This will equip them to revolutionize their core business while at the same time creating new products and services with the potential to grow 10x bigger than the current products and services.

The Exponential Consultant course can be tailored for the unique needs of an organization. To start this process email me at Please also email me if you are a consultant and would like to take the course.

  • Changes to the Idea Storm website

In September I remodeled the homepage of the Idea Storm website. I really hope that you like the new look and feel and find the information you need when visiting the website.

A new offering is a free 30 minute Strategy Session. This will be used to introduce people to the exponential model and give them an understanding on how it can be applied to their organization. To book a free session, or if you know a company who would benefit from it, then you can book me directly at

Exponential Technology

I continue to work hard on providing Exponential Technology expertise as I believe it is an essential part of an organizations current and future success.

Every month I put together a summary of exponential technology news stories and videos for the particular month. The one for September 2020 can be found by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

I have a section on the Idea Storm website dedicated to exponential technology and so if you have an interest in this it can be found here.

All of this is free of charge and available for you to access and use.

The Exponential Organisations Podcast

The podcast continue to go from strength to strength and now has 77 episodes. The guests featured in September were:

I talk to Kevin Allen, the Chief Community Officer of OpenExO, about the Consultant certification run in the Philippians, the ongoing OpenExO Live and the upcoming Ask Salim Anything taking place on September 8th. 

This episode also includes an interview I did with Olga Calvache of Escalate Group which was originally broadcast as part of OpenExO Live.

Ken is a social innovator, technologist and anthropologist with 25+ years experience working in developing regions of the world - particularly Africa - with a focus on technology, conservation and humanitarian relief.

John is an expert at digital business models, operations and organizing programs. He has led engagements on developing innovation processes, Internet of Things strategies, marketplace and API driven platform business models. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation.

Chip is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and a prolific writer.  He is a world-renowned authority on customer loyalty, partnership and service innovation, he has written over 700 articles and blogs for business journals and magazines.

Bobbi Silten works for FSG and has over three decades of business experience and as an early adopter of the idea of shared value. As the managing director of the Shared Value Initiative, Bobbi leads a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges and work to build smarter models to address the changing needs of our communities, the environment, and business.

Carol is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award-winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and work systems that ignite motivation everywhere.

As an author, speaker, and educator, Marilyn held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management at the University of Washington. Later, as Associate Dean at Seattle University, she started the Center for Leadership Formation and led the EMBA degree from its inception to rank #11 in the nation by US News and World Report.

Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals across the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales and ultimately create more meaning in their work.

Richard Wright is a successful businessman and two-time, stage four brain cancer survivor, who overcame all the odds of beating cancer, whilst at the same time competing in some of the world’s toughest endurance events.

So that was September in the history books. Live with purpose and change the world!

If you would like to chat to me I am always available - just book me on Calendly -

Until next month.

Lance Peppler

Idea Storm

Exponential Growth Consultancy

M: 27-60-796-5195