Innovation At Scale: The Role Of Infrastructure S13 Ep41

Guest: Florian Leibert - CEO and co-founder of Mesosphere

To invent and deliver innovation at scale, infrastructure can quickly become the roadblock that will turn a great idea in to nightmare. For those of us who have been on Twitter for any amount of time, how can we forget the “fail whale” whenever it went down. While many may consider infrastructure the “boring” part of […]

Innovation At Scale

How To Build An Innovation Ecosystem Inside Your Organization S13 Ep40

5 Steps To Building Support For Innovation

Building an innovation ecosystem of support across your organization is critical to achieving success. Without it and you will struggle taking and idea and making it real. This week, we take a look at another listner question on how to get support across the organization. Innovation Ecosystem By building an ecosystem of groups and departments […]

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Would You Quit Google and Sell Your House for an Idea? S13 Ep39

Guest: Renee Wang, Founder and CEO of Castbox

I’m not sure how many people would up and quit google and sell their house to fund an innovation. On top of that, the idea was in an area that many say had no room for new innovation. A very typical innovation antibody response to this persons idea. Unexpected Innovation Many innovations that go on to […]

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Patience: Waiting 15 Years To Bring An Innovation To Market S13 Ep38

Dean Irwin - Part 2

When it comes to tackling some of the hardest medical innovations, patience becomes a fundamental requirement. Because of the regulatory challenges of getting government approval, its not uncommon to wait for years before an innovation is approved for use. That assumes you can solve all of the technical and medical issues before even starting to […]

Never Give Up: Leaving School At 13 To Study Nuclear Fusion S13 Ep37

Guest: Dean Irwin - Part 1

We’ve all heard the mantra to never give up. We say it to our kids in the hopes that they stick with something that has impact. In the case of Dean Irwin, this mantra as child set him on a path that few could imagine. Dean left school at 13 to become an entrepreneur. His […]

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Can You Create High Performance Teams? S13 Ep36

Guests: Linda Adams and Audrey Epstein - Trispective Group

Over my career, twice I found myself part of what I would consider high performance teams. These are teams that achieved far beyond expectations. Once you’ve been a part of a high performance team, you will do everything in your power to find another team just like it. What I struggled with was unlocking why some teams are high performing while others […]

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Behind The Scenes Look At Getting The Innovation Timing Right S13 Ep35

Have we become addicted to innovation? I love the next new thing as much as anyone as evidenced by all of the stuff I’ve accumulated. As an innovators, the challenge is how to get the innovation timing right to satisfy the market and stay ahead of the competition. The pull on companies to create the […]

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Innovation Outside Silicon Valley S13 Ep34

During some recent travels, I started noticing the comments and suggestions that “being part of Silicon Valley must be exciting”. As I paid more attention, it came across as almost hero worship of Silicon Valley and the companies its has launched. It’s like people believe that innovation outside Silicon Valley is a rare if not […]

Innovation Outside Silicon Valley

Why Do We Back The Wrong Ideas? S13 Ep33

When it comes to looking and selecting the right ideas to get behind, we all suffer from biases and blind spots. When you look at the success rate for venture capitalists, the only expect to have one hit out 10. So, why do we repeatedly find ourselves backing the wrong ideas and what can we do […]

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