Innovation Navigation
3/24/15 - Steven Krupp, Paul Paetz, Rob Burns

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Steven Krupp, Senior Managing Partner at Decision Strategies International and author of "Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future," who discusses the essential skills that are needed to be a great strategic leader and how you can break through the uncertainty that lies ahead for your organization.

Next, he talks with Paul Paetz, CEO of Innovative Disruption and author of "Disruption by Design," who explains how you can identify the products and ideas that will allow you to break through and become a market leader.

Finally, Dave welcomes Rob Burns, CEO of Predictify.me, who is working with the United Nations to use analytics as he tries to predict human behavior.

Direct download: 3-24-15_-_Steven_Krupp_Paul_Paetz_Rob_Burns.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

3/10/15 - Dan DiMicco, Jeremy Gutsche, Ellen Lupton, Adam Crystal

Host Dave Robertson first speaks to Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of Nucor and author of "American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness."  DiMicco discusses how we can improve manufacturing in this country and what lessons we can learn by studying the U.S. steel industry.  Next, Dave talks with Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of Trendhunter.com and author of "Better & Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas."

After that, Dave welcomes Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, who discusses what it means to be a designer for the people, and the evolving field of great design.  The final guest is Adam Crystal, Co-CEO of Silver Crystal Sports, who talks about how his business model is shaking up the sports merchandise industry.


3/3/15 - The LEGO Episode - Peter Espersen, Mitchel Resnick, Jonathan Ringen, Angus MacLane

Host Dave Robertson focues on LEGO for the entire program. His first guest is Peter Espersen, head of Community Co-Creation at LEGO. Peter leads the charge for LEGO's crowdsourcing program to develop the next great LEGO design.

Next, Dave covers the academic perspective of this story with Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, who explains why LEGO toys succeed.

After that, we hear from Fast Company's Jonathan Ringen, who recently wrote a piexe where he described LEGO as the Apple of the toy industry.

Finally, it's a look from a company outsider and innovator himself. Dave speaks with Pixar's Angus MacLane, who most recently directed the Finding Nemo sequel, "Finding Dory," but he also has a connection with LEGO. Angus is one of the most recent winners of LEGO Ideas, a crowdsourcing platform for new LEGO designs. His Wall-E model will soon hit the shelves.


1