How Do You Bring Innovation To Philanthropy? S12 Ep47

Guest: Jared Angaza

Everyday, we can’t avoid reading articles that tout the latest and greatest technology and innovation. What we don’t see that often is the role innovation can and should play in philanthropy. If you agree that it has a role, how do you bring innovation to philanthropy? This weeks guest, Jared Angaza, has spent his life […]

My Secrets To Personal Creativity S12 Ep46

3 Tricks That Will Have Immediate Impact

We’ve heard the mantra in the past. We are all creative. We are born creative. That is a nice idea but not helpful when you need to call on your muse to be creative when you need to be creative. What are the secrets to personal creativity? If creativity is natural – then why is […]

Short-Term Thinking Is Dangerous To Long Term Innovation Investments S12 Ep45

Our long-term economic health depends on long-term investments that will pay out over time.

As an officer in two public companies and a Board member for a third public company, I’ve seen up close and personal the challenges executive leadership faces when trying to balance achieving the quarterly results while knowing that they  need to make long term investments in research and innovation.  This short-term thinking on quarterly results has […]

How To Successfully Establish And Lead Industry Innovation Efforts S12 Ep44

Guest: John Osborne II - Chairman of ZigBee Alliance

Innovation is not constrained to individuals, teams or organizations. In some cases, the best to way to innovate is when entire industries comes together to share the effort and the investment necessary. Industry innovation is one approach that is commonly overlook and undervalued. In today’s show, we talk with John Osborne who is General Manager […]

5 Myths of Innovation S12 Ep43

The myths and rules that hold back innovators from stepping out

When it comes to innovation, there are a collection of unwritten rules of thumb and myths of innovation that both help and hurt innovators. We all use rules of thumbs and myths in our everyday lives such as estimating how long something will take to complete. At the same time, rules and myths can be […]

Winning in the emerging innovation economy S12 Ep42

New ideas are a growing economic driver for society

Innovation is everywhere – in our pockets, in our cars, in our work and in our home. Where do these new ideas come from? New ideas are the foundation of our future and growing economic driver of society. This emerging innovation economy, which value ideas over anything else, is quickly overtaking the information/knowledge economy that […]

Treat Your Life Like A Startup S12 Ep41

Guest: Dr Anna Akbari

Many make the mistake of thinking that their lives are going to work out as planned. It never does. What would happen if you treated your life like a startup? The guest for this weeks show, Dr. Anna Akbari, discusses her book, “Startup Your Life: Hustle And Hack Your Way To Happiness.” As an entrepreneur, […]

6 High Impact Innovations I’m Most Excited About S12 Ep40

Examples of human ingenuity to look at problems and opportunities in unique and different ways.

This time of year, I take a moment and look at innovations that were announced in the last year whose impact will be significant in the next 12 to 24 months. This year’s list contains some intriguing innovations that are less about “new tech” and more about human ingenuity to look at problems and opportunities […]

Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ideas Don’t Get Backed S12 Ep39

How to avoid the common mistakes that sidetrack your innovation efforts

It can be extremely frustrating when your ideas can’t seem to secure support or backing. Why? Is it the idea or is it you? In this weeks show, I share some of my personal lessons learned along with the collection of frustrations and lessons learned from my mentoring and coaching clients on the challenges of securing […]