How I Learned to Be an Entrepreneur

This week’s topic is an extension of a show I did a few weeks ago about my innovation self-confidence. Entrepreneurship is a huge part of innovation at any level. We will discuss my learning experiences as an entrepreneur. What were the steps that made me a successful innovator throughout my career? Beginner Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship consists of […]

Entrepreneur

Innovation Coaching and Innovation Mentoring – What Is The Difference?

The topic this week is one that I have touched on over the years in various ways. People reach out to me all the time asking about this.  Coaching, as well as mentoring, often get placed in the same category. In reality, they are different. We will discuss the differences between innovation coaching and mentoring […]

nnovation Coaching

How I Built My Innovation Self-Confidence

People are always asking me how I made it to the point I’m today in my career. While I can’t cover my career’s full extent, I want to share some valuable learning experiences. This week, we will discuss how I built my innovation self-confidence and what I learned early on in my career that shaped the future […]

How I Built My Innovation Self-Confidence

Why 80 Percent of Innovation Consultants Are Not Worth the Money

This show might come off as controversial to those who are innovation consultants. However, these are my personal views on the subject. Consultants can have a significant effect on an organization for better or worse. We will discuss innovation consultants and why I believe 80% of them are not worth the money. Innovation Consultants A […]

Innovation Consultants

Walt Disney’s Plus It Approach To Better Ideas

Innovations can happen in any industry and a variety of different ways. We are going to take a deeper dive into part of the FIRE framework known as ideation. We will focus on combining individual ideation and team ideation. On this week’s show, we will discuss Walt Disney’s “Plus it” approach and how it changed the […]

Disney Plus It

Medical Innovations Amidst a Global Pandemic

Throughout the show’s history, we’ve done interviews with medical professionals and those pursuing innovations in the medical field. This week’s guest created a breakthrough product used during this global pandemic. Clive Smith, the CEO and founder of Thinklabs joins us on the show. We will discuss a medical innovation and what he’s doing to disrupt […]

Medical Innovation

5 Questions Every CEO Should Answer About Innovation

For the first time, we are recording a show in the mobile studio in Austin, Texas. Once we get past COVID, we plan to travel a lot more and visit different innovators in various areas of the country. This past week, I interviewed three CEOs of billion-dollar companies for a virtual event online. I asked them […]

Questions

6 Innovation Metrics (KPIs) Every Organization Should Use

This week, we look at an old show that has recently come up. It is a show I did in February of 2012 about innovation metrics. We’ll discuss the core set of innovation metrics that every organization should use. Bad Metrics Before we get started, I want to address one thing: bad metrics. They are […]

Innovation Metrics

7 Must Have Features of Your IMS – Idea Management System

This week, we will continue the discussion on the FIRE framework and expound upon it. We will discuss a technology that will enable your FIRE framework, known as an Idea Management System (IMS). Idea Management System The Idea Management System supports everything from the focus, ideation, and ranking, to managing your funnel for the execution […]

Idea Management System

Innovation Lean Canvas – A One Page Innovation Plan

This week’s show is a follow-up to the Execution show where I did a one minute intro to the Innovation Lean Canvas. If you haven’t listened to that episode, make sure to click here. The innovation lean canvas is a structure that we teach in all of our Disruptive Ideation Workshops. It is an innovation […]

Innovation Lean Canvas