The Truth And Disappointment Of Orphaned Innovations S13 Ep17

How Orphan Drugs and Orphan Innovations Could Impact People's Lives

Orphaned innovations are those great ideas that could have a significant and positive impact on peoples lives except the market is so small that you can’t raise the monies and the support to bring them to market. Orphan drugs is the pharmaceutical industry version of the orphan innovations. Orphaned Innovations In a previous live, I […]

Grassroots Innovation Using The Kickbox Process From Adobe S13 Ep16

Guest: Mark Randall, VP of Innovation and Chief Strategist at Adobe

Inside any size organization, getting everyone engaged on innovation can be daunting. Its not just as simple as saying that innovation is important. You need to show the organization how. At Adobe, Mark Randall reversed engineered his approach to grassroots innovation and structured into a process called Kickbox. He didn’t stop there. He and Adobe decided […]

Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15

Guest: Wendi Burkhardt, Co-Founder and CEO, Silvernest

The boomer market is quickly becoming the target demographic that is driving a new category of technology and innovation. The desire to allow those in this gray wave of aging adults to age in place is one area of innovation we all can appreciate. In this weeks show, serial entrepreneur and technology executive Wendi Burkhardt […]

6 Attributes of the Most Innovative People I’ve Interviewed S13 Ep14

What makes them so successful at innovation?

I’ve been going back and looking at past shows that had guests in an attempt to trigger ideas for new guests we should invite to be on the show. During the process, I started to see patterns of common attributes across this group that I label as the most the innovative people I’ve interviewed. The […]

How MBA’s Kill Innovation S13 Ep13

Guest: David Robertson - author of "The Power of Little Ideas"

While most innovators think about innovation across two types, incremental and disruptive, there is actually a third type; little ideas. Little ideas are complimentary to the existing offerings thus low risk. At the same time, little ideas can have high impact. The risk for little ideas is the desire by managements and the MBA’s to apply traditional […]

Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12

Guest: Joshua Spodek

When I was in college, the way we learned was lecture, reading and testing — with a little bit of lab work tossed in for good measure. When it comes to leadership, universities still teaches using this same model. The result is the struggle for graduates to understand the difference between management and leadership. To prepare […]

Lessons Learned From A Successful Innovator Inside a Large Organization S13 Ep11

Guest: Bradley Matthews

A few shows back, I ranted on why I disagree with an article from an executive at Accenture who said that innovation inside large organizations was impossible. In this show, rather than you listening to more of my experiences, I decided to bring on a listener of the show who has direct experience of being a successful […]

Innovating with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Personal Performance S13 Ep10

Guest: Kerri McMaster - Co-Founder of Performance Labs

Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is quickly becoming a key element for today’s innovations. While many think that AI is new, its been around for decades but just now finding the traction it needs to be applied to a broad set of innovations. In today’s show, we have a discussion with Kerri McMaster, co-founder and head of […]

How To Be A Disruptive Entrepreneur S13 Ep9

Guest: Sachin Dev Duggal

The hope and dream of every innovator is to come up with an idea that disrupts and transforms industries. To do it multiple times over a career puts that person in to a category of being a disruptive entrepreneur. Our guest this week, Sachin Dev Duggal, is an innovator, serial entrepreneur, and an advocate of enterprise […]