5 Most Common Mistakes Innovators Make When Submitting To Innovation Competitions? S12 Ep29

Why Innovation Competitions Are A Great Way To Monetize Your Ideas

Winning innovation competitions or innovation awards can be a major achievement and proof of you and your teams ability to innovate. Which innovation competitions or awards should you submit to? Are there any downsides to submitting and winning a competiton or an award? In this weeks show, we discuss the structures and thinking behind innovation competitions and […]

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How To Succeed Leading Innovation In Your Organization S12 Ep28

Real-world experiences in leading innovation

Leading innovation is one of the hardest roles I’ve ever had in my career. With that said, it is also one of the most exciting and satisfying which is what keeps me in the game. So what does it take succeed in an innovation leadership role? In this weeks show, I share some real-world experiences […]


What Are The Innovation Career Opportunities For The Non-Technical? S12 Ep27

Steps towards a highly successful career in the innovation and creative economy

While many may link innovation with technology, innovation can be applied to any job in any industry in any geography. If that is the case, what are the innovation career opportunities for those who want to be innovators but who don’t have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) background? This week, I received an email […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]