A Change Maker in the Innovation Game S14 Ep36

Big corporate innovation or startup getting off the ground, the challenges are similar.  Amy Radin knows something of both. She went from direct marketing to becoming the first Chief Innovation Officer of Citibank.  Now she advises startups. Her latest book, The Change Maker’s Playbook, offers insight on getting your innovation from idea to scaling.  In […]

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A Future Look: Top Innovations, Teaching the Future, Tomorrow’s Healthcare S14 Ep35

Today we delve into the future.  I discuss topics in three areas: top innovations, teaching the future, and tomorrow’s healthcare.  What innovations will have the most impact on our future? What can we do today to prepare students for the future?  How will technology help tomorrow’s healthcare? I based this show on a speech I […]

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Brokering Healthcare Innovation: Challenges and Successes S14 Ep34

If you’ve had an emergency that landed you in the ER, you know the drill.  The initial ER experience is a waiting room and a pile of paperwork. You’re not only dealing with the physical crisis.  You’re filling out forms, finding an ID, and making a payment. Our guest today is working to change that […]

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Decision-making: OODA Loop for Fast and Accurate Decisions S14 Ep33

When the enemy is in close pursuit, there’s not a lot of time to decide what’s next.  Fighter pilots are trained to make decisions fast. It’s a decision that could mean life or death.  And fast is not enough. Fighter pilots must make fast and accurate decisions.  Decision-making is critical in innovation too.  Freezing, making […]

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The Art of Invention and Innovation in Chicago S14 Ep32

Every year Chicago highlights the art of invention and innovation.  I’m honored to welcome back Tom Kuczmarski to the show.  Tom talks about exciting things going on in the realm of Chicago innovation and student invention.  If you’ve had trouble buttering your toast, today’s show might have the solution. At the Chicago Student Invention Convention, […]

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Brain Health for Innovation and Creativity S14 Ep31

Anyone who wants to be highly creative, be an innovator, and generate killer ideas needs above all else one thing.  You need your brain. That’s why it’s of primary importance that you take care of your brain health. Your brain, like any muscle can be exercised and strengthened.  In today’s show, we talk about how […]

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Innovating the Economy S14 Ep30

Growing up with an inventor dad, Jarl Jensen knew innovation and ideas were in his future.  As a kid, his dad would play the “Invention Game” with him.  His dad would present an object and together they would come up with different ideas for its use.  In his teens, Jarl was already on the road […]

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Unusual Path to Medical Innovation: Ra Medical’s Dean Irwin S14 Ep29

September is National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness month.  In view of this, today’s show is an edited re-broadcast of two shows from November 2017.   Kym McNicholas and I interview Ra Medical founder, Dean Irwin.  Dean shares his unusual path to medical innovation with some key lessons for innovators. From TV Tubes to Thermonuclear Fusion Dean […]

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The Impact of the Innovation Economy S14 Ep28

A recent event brought back to mind a blog I posted in January 2017 on the innovation economy.  A news agency reporting on a candidate running for governor referenced that blog post.  The candidate‘s platform is the innovation economy. It seems to be gaining traction this political season.  There is a drive for economic rebirth […]

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