Decoding Silicon Valley Best Practices S12 Ep26

Guest: Michelle Messina and Jonathan Baer

There is a mystique about Silicon Valley. Some think its this magical place where the breakthrough innovation is done. Others talk about it in hushed terms reserved for spiritual experiences. In reality, Silicon is much more complex and harder to grasp than with some simple labels. To understand it, you need to understand the answers to these […]

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9 Skills You Need To Become A World-Class CTO S12 Ep25

Skills To Succeed In The Executive Suite

Many have the dream of making it into the CxO (CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, etc) suite. What skills and abilities does it take to be in position to become a world-class CTO? During the time I was CTO at Hewlett-Packard, what where the skills and abilities I had – and which are the ones I […]

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How To Use SCAMPER To Greatly Improve Your Product S12 Ep24

There are many tools you can use to generate ideas such as brainstorming. Every innovator runs into walls where they know there are better ideas out there but can’t seem to get a grasp on what they is. SCAMPER is one of those tools that has always come in handy for me when I want […]

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15 Ways To Feed Your Creative Mind S12 Ep23

Steps To Improve Your Creativity

Just as we make sure we don’t skip many meals, we need to prioritize the feeding of our creative mind. Our creative mind is a critical resource that enables our ability to think creatively. Without it, we stunt our creative output and therefore our personal and professional success. For some reason, most people don’t prioritize it. […]

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Can You Achieve Both Professional Success and Personal Success At The Same Time? S12 Ep22

Guest: Aaron Walker from Lead From The Top

What do you do with a highly successful 35 year career? You pay-it-forward. You take the ups and downs you experienced and share it with others and help them achieve not just professional success – but also personal success. There seems to be an explosion of people hanging out their coach and mentor shingles. The […]

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How A Creative High School Student’s Science Fair Project Launched A Company And A Medical Device S12 Ep21

Guest: Nick Titus, CEO and Co-founder of Myonic Technologies Inc. (@myonic)

The emerging creative economy is dependent on having a workforce that is skilled differently than in the past. These new skills include: critical thinking, using our natural ability to be highly creative, be willing to take risks and to not have a fear of failure. There are kids/young adults who showing the rest of us how they […]

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A Path To Entrepreneurial Success That Went Through Diapers S12 Ep20

Guest: Rodney Williams CEO and co-Founder of LISNR

Our early childhood experiences have a major impact on our lives. In the case of Rodney Williams, he started down his path of being entrepreneur at the early ago of 8. While his friends were out cutting grass, he had his first entrepreneurial success by renting, for $0.50, the latest and hippest magazines to customers waiting in his […]

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How To Use Your Different Thinking Styles To Improve Your Creativity S12 Ep19

Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills

Creative thinking is not about how many ideas you can generate in a brainstorming session. Creative thinking is the result of using a variety of thinking styles to improve your creativity. The result is better ideas that turn into better innovations. We are born with a variety of thinking styles that are established based on […]

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Creative Thinking: The Critical Skill For The Creative Economy S12 Ep18

Live Speech On Creative Thinking As A Skill

Creative thinking is a critical skill for personal, professional and business success. When you look at others who have been highly successful, such as Elon Musk, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the common skill they have is a well exercised skill of creative thinking. Creative thinking is the fuel to everything you do. Creative Thinking According […]

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