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 2/24/15 - Mark Barden, Tim Leberecht, Boris Sofman

Dave Robertson talks Mark Barden, who encourages business leaders to celebrate limits and work through the challenges of reduced resources in the book he co-wrote, A Beautiful Constraint. We get a view of using less data and more heart from Tim Leberecht, author of The Business Romantic.

 

Dave finishes with a playful look at robotics with Boris Sofman, Co-founder and CEO of Anki, an entertainment robotics company. Its first product Anki DRIVE, had a very successful launch, bringing entertainment robots into everyday life. 

Direct download: 2-24-15_-_Mark_Barden_Tim_Leberecht_Boris_Sofman.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

2/17/15 - Andy Christensen, Terry Wohlers, Ariel Michaeli, Dr. Simon Lorenz

Host Rahul Kapoor focuses on 3D Printing in the first half of this episode, speaking first with Andy Christensen, Vice President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices at 3D Systems, who talks about the use of such technology in medicine.  Next up is Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, who talks about trends in the 3D printing industry.

In the second half, Rahul focuses on app development.  His guests are Ariel Michaeli, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of appFigures, who talks about trends; and Dr. Simon Lorenz, Founder and Managing Director of Klara, a medical app that focuses on dermatology.


Episode 19 - Steve Nedvidek, Andy Didorosi, Karan Girotra, Nir Eyal

In this episode, originally airing on Sirius Channel 111 on January 20th, host Dave Robertson first explores the innovation that occurs at a larger brand.  He talks with Steve Nedvidek, Innovator in Residence for Chick-fil-A.  Credited with inventing the chicken sandwich, Nedvidek talks about how this brand innovates today.  Then Dave speaks to Andy Didorosi, Founder of the Detroit Bus Company, who talks about his efforts to start the transportation company in the economically depressed environment of Detroit, and how he hopes that the city will turn around.

In the second half, Dave's first guest is Karan Girotra, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD and author of "The Risk-Driven Business Model: Four Questions that Will Define Your Company."  Dave's Final guest is Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" (which includes mobile apps).


2/10/15 - Russ Wilcox, Dick Brass, Guy Pross

This week's host, Rahul Kapoor, first welcomes Russ Wilcox, the founder of E Ink Corporation, who talks about his career as an investor and entrepreneur.  As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Harvard Business School's Innovation Lab, Russ works with start-ups in software, hardware, science, printing, imaging, robotics, and energy.

The second Guest is Dick Brass, former Microsoft Vice-President and Co-Founder of Volt Boats.  He also discusses his career, including his time at Microsoft where he was part of a team that developed a tablet-like product.

The final guest is Guy Pross, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of 31 Degrees North Innovation Exchange; he's also the fomer Head of Business Development for Better Place.

Direct download: 2-10-15_-_Russ_Wilcox_Dick_Brass_Guy_Pross.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

2/3/15 - James Kerr, Kevin Ashton, Todd Henry, Thomas Thurston

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes James Kerr, a Partner at BlumShapiro Consulting and the author of "The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change."  His second guest is Kevin Ashton, author of "How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Inventon, and Discovery," who discusses whether some people are born creative and others are not. Ashton is recognized as the person who coined the phrase, "The Internet of Things."

In the second half, Dave's first guest is Todd Henry, Founder of Accidental Creative and author of "Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day."  The final guest is Thomas Thurston, CEO of Growth Science, a research firm that uses algorithms to predict the success or failure of innovations.


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