An Innovative Parking Solution That Predicts Where You Can Park S13 Ep46

Guest: Jeremy Leval of Parknav

Have you ever circled around a busy city block searching for parking? You know how frustrating it can be. If you run a business that depends on drivers finding a parking space, parking becomes mission critical. Is there an innovative parking solution that addresses this problem? This weeks guest, Jeremy Leval, discusses the parking challenge and how Parknav addresses it. He shares his journey […]

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Non-Obvious Innovation From Unexpected Places Like Paducah Kentucky S13 Ep45

Fin Gourmet Foods - Paducah KY

Innovation is not something restricted to Silicon Valley or other Silicon Valley like location (e.g. Austin, Boston, etc). Innovation can happen anywhere. If you are willing to invest some time and little effort, you can find non-obvious innovation happening in some very unusual locations. This week, we take the new mobile studio to Paducah, Kentucky […]

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4 Reasons Every CEO Needs An Innovation Coach S13 Ep44

Lets face it. Innovation is hard work and requires leadership support if an organization is going to be successful at it. Thus every CEO needs an innovation coach who can come alongside and help the CEO achieve innovation success. Why does an organization success with innovation fall in the lap of the CEO? Because the […]

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4 Signs Your Organization Is Headed Toward Innovation Collapse S13 Ep43

To some organizations, starting an innovation effort seems easy. Just hire some consultants, host a few all-hands meetings and then decree that the organization is embracing innovation. Sustaining innovation over time is incredibly hard. Without a long term commitment, most organizations experience innovation collapse. Are there weak signals that an organization is heading towards innovation […]

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The Untold Stories of DARPA – The Government Agency That Changed The World S13 Ep42

Guest: Sharon Weinberger author of "The Imagineers of War"

While many are familiar with the story of how DARPA (actually it was its predecessor ARPA) invented the internet. What few are familiar with is the untold stories of of DARPA and how its innovators solved some of the most pressing problems we faced. DARPA was created in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnick […]

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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 […]