9 Characteristics of Successful Innovation Leaders

We are finishing up a two-part series on innovation leaders. Innovation leadership skills go beyond the basic skills associated with managing people or processes. They are leadership styles to increase creativity, competency, and collaboration that result in innovations that contribute to the organization’s success. The Challenge The Harvard Business Review recently said, “A major paradox […]

Innovation Leaders

8 Leadership Roadblocks to Innovation

Innovation is the secret sauce to success. Unfortunately, efforts to create innovative products or services often get derailed by good intentions, market factors, or other roadblocks holding us back. Leadership Alignment Business leadership has spent billions searching for innovation. From creating Innovation Centers to investing in incubators, organizations continue on a snipe hunt for innovation. It […]

Leadership Roadblocks

Eric Yuan and the Future of Zoom

Eric Yuan, the CEO of Zoom, is a longtime friend of mine whose leadership has positively impacted countless people. Zoom is a sponsor of the show, and we are honored to have Eric join us to discuss game-changing innovations. During COVID-19, Zoom saw explosive growth from schools, businesses, and individuals alike. Eric attributes two factors to Zoom’s success: […]

Eric Yuan

Kevin Spencer on Disability Innovation through Magic Tricks

We are back to discuss impactful healthcare-related innovations, specifically disability innovation. Kevin Spencer is an award-winning magician who is passionate about developing children with autism. Disability Innovation through Magic Tricks Kevin is a magician known by many as “the kid whisperer.” Years ago, Kevin had a brain and spine injury from a motorcycle accident. During the […]

Disability Innovation

Bryan Chambers and Joel Radtke on FinTech and Venture Capital Innovation

We are back in Texas with a venture capital firm and its FinTech portfolio company. Bryan Chambers and Joel Radtke join us to discuss venture capital innovation and the journey of an up-and-coming Texas startup. Capital Factory is a firm that connects investors with new companies and talent. Texas has five of the twelve largest […]

Venture Capital Innovation

Merrick Porchéddu on NFT Innovation Through Artist Uprising

Artist Uprising connects creative talent with large corporations and businesses. The company started with Merrick’s passion for artists and her desire to see “starving artists” get paid. Many talented artists lack business skills. There is a need for them to bridge the gap between their work and the business world. Both sides have a hard […]

Artist Uprising

Walter Voit on Adaptive 3D and Microarchitecture Innovation

Adaptive 3D is an innovative company that partnered with Desktop Metal and UT Dallas. Walter Voit discusses the innovation behind microarchitecture within material manufacturing and how partnerships in Richardson, Texas, have created a thriving innovation ecosystem. Innovating 3D Printing and University Research At Adaptive 3D, Walter focuses on using 3D printing to produce additive materials. […]

Adaptive 3D

Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ)

Joining us are three guests who lead innovation efforts in Richardson, Texas, known for the “Telecom Corridor.” The Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ) lies within the city, a 1,200 acre area where innovative companies and entrepreneurs collaborate. The Richardson Innovation Quarter Paul Voelker has been in the Richardson, Texas area for over thirty years. To Paul, being mayor is […]

Richardson Innovation Quarter

Josh Smith on Healthcare Innovation at Richardson Methodist

Today, we see an emergence of technologies in healthcare. Richardson Methodist Medical Center is at the helm of breakthrough medical innovations. Josh Smith joins us to discuss his work at the medical center around cardiology and electrophysiology. Technology Breakthroughs and Challenges Technology has allowed physicians and scientists to explore sub-specialties of specialties like cardiology. Josh […]

Healthcare Innovation

Misused Innovation Buzzwords

In today’s world, buzzwords are everywhere. Within the realm of innovation, the misuse of these innovation buzzwords runs rampant. Often, these words and phrases push people away from innovation as they perceive it to be too complex.  Buzzwords: What are they? Often used to impress something upon someone, buzzwords can be technical or specific to […]

Innovation Buzzwords