The Insider’s Guide to Innovation by M&A S12 Ep36

Is Innovation by Acquisition a Strategic Advantage?

There is an explosion in companies who are securing innovation by M&A (mergers and acquisitions). In the last 36 months, 57% of M&A deals were based on innovation. When companies find themselves behind the market, “innovating by acquisition” becomes a quick way to catch-up through the work of others. At the same time, if an […]

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6 Limiting Beliefs That Are Killing Your Creativity And What You Can Do About It S12 Ep35

Don't Let Your Limiting Beliefs Derail You

Limiting beliefs are those that constrain you in some way. Just by believing them, we do not think, do or say things because this limiting belief inhibits us. Our limiting beliefs originate from self doubts that then become “rules” we apply to our everday activities. In extreme cases, limiting beliefs can sabatoge our hapiness, our […]

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Why Large Company Experiences are the Secret Ingredient S12 Ep34

Guest: Barry Rudolph CEO of Velocidata

While many companies recruit for start-up experience, large company experiences can be a secret ingredient to success. The ability to call on executives who have the experience of understanding scale, managing remote staff, complex manufacturing, global markets, selling to large organizations and much more is invaluable. In today’s show, we discussed: Barry’s career at IBM and the […]

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How To Monetize Your Idea S12 Ep33

5 Ways To Create Value From Your Creative Output

An idea has no value on its own. It’s when you find a way to monetize your idea is when value gets created and you benefit from your creative output. There are a number of ways to monetize your idea and here are a few of the ones I’ve used. 5 ways to monetize your […]

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Career Success Through Acquisition S12 Ep32

Guest: Andrew Skafel CEO of Edgewater Wireless

With the never ending M&A activities facing most industries, managing your career success through acquisition is a critical survival skill. In today’s show, our guest Andrew Skafel shares his lessons learned in how to not only survive acquisitions but how to navigate the changes to ensure career success. We discussed: Andrew shared is academic background […]

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Managing the Fuzzy Front End Of The Innovation Funnel S12 Ep31

How To Avoid The Confusion And Doubt About Your Innovation Efforts

Managing the fuzzy front end of the innovation funnel can be daunting especially when management has high expectations from the innovation efforts. This weeks show focused on answering a question emailed in by a listener. The question focused on the challenges of creating an innovation process for a team within a large organization and dealing with […]

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Social Innovation: How To Use Creativity To Improve Charity Impact S12 Ep30

Role Of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Creating a social innovation to impact the social problems and opportunities our society faces is incredibly rewarding. Most (but not all) organizations working to address the social challenges are stuck in a rut. They are running their programs the same way they’ve always done them. In today’s world, getting caught in the rut will dome […]

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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 […]

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