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Teaching Innovation.

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Peter Boatwright, Professor of Marketing and New Product Development at Carnegie Mellon University, who talks about whether the path to great ideas can be taught -- or is it based on natural ability?

Plus, Pam Henderson, CEO of NewEdge and author of "You Can Kill an Idea, But You Can't Kill an Opportunity! - How to Discover New Sources of Growth for Your Organization," discusses the process of identifying great ideas and having your business see a greater return on creativity.

8/30/16 - Augmented Versus Virtual Reality

On this show host Dave Robertson explores the innovation around virtual and augmented reality.  His first guest is Ron Padzensky, Founder of  They talk about the success of Pokemon Go and the future of augmented reality in light of its popularity -- Can we anticipate the return of Google Glass, and how could AR influence future businesses and product development?

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Adam Draper and Jeff Wassen of Boost VC, a seed-stage accelerator that chose to diversify its portfolio by entering the virtual reality space.

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8/23/16 -  Innovation in the Art World

This week's theme is "Innovation in the Art World."

First, Dave talks with Julia Kaganskiy, director of the New Museum’s art, technology and design incubator.  They discuss how artists can also become entrepreneurs, and what resources and techniques can help them to do that.

Dave's second guest is Amy Whitaker, author of "Art Thinking," and the holder of both an MBA and an MFA degree.  She explains how the creative thinking of the art world can be applied to more aspects of business than one might think.

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8/16/16 - Reinvention

The theme of the week's show is reinvention.

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Eric Villency, CEO of Villency Design Group. As the man behind projects that vary from the iconic SoulCycle bike to a Delta airport terminal, Eric talks about how he thinks about design.

In the second half of the show Dave is joined by Tommy Stadlen, Co-Founder of Polaroid Swing, who talks about how the company plans to reimagine the photograph.

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8/9/16 - IDEO (Full Show)

How do we unleash the power of creativity? Host Dave Robertson is joined by Tim Brown, CEO and President of one of the world's top design companies, IDEO.

Brown has written a book called "Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation." Hear how the approach for great design has evolved and what it takes to develop the next breakthrough idea. From reinventing the Temper-Pedic Mattress to creating the Apple mouse, hear the process that has led to the thousands of ideas that IDEO has helped create with its clients. Find out how to approach design thinking and what organizations can do to build an innovative culture.


(This episode originally aired on November 3, 2015, but was not previously released in its entirety on this podcast.)

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7/19/16 - Connected Innovation Trends and More

Connected Innovation - the technology that will shape our future.

Host Dave Robertson is first joined by the Co-Founder of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, and they discuss the inevitable trends of the future and how businesses can best prepare to embrace new advancements in tech.

Dave's second guest is Doug Collins, an innovation management consultant who helps organizations such as The Estee Lauder Companies, Intel, and Johnson & Johnson navigate the fuzzy end of innovation.

7/12/16 - "Art and Fear"

Can you teach someone to be a great artist, or is it a natural talent? Host Dave Robertson is joined by David Bayles and Ted Orland, co-authors of "Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking."  Discover how artists find inspiration when they sit down at the easel. Plus, they talk about how executives and business leaders can learn from artists on what it takes to inspire creativity.

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6/28/16 - Being an Innovative Leader

What does it take to be an innovative leader?

Host Dave Robertson discusses that question with two guests. First, he speaks with Keith Wilmot, President and CEO of Leadercast, which recently launched a new technology platform, Leadercast Now, uniquely designed for time-starved leaders to strengthen leadership insights to action.

Dave's second guest is Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands, who talks about her move up to this role from her former position as Cinnabon's president, and how she tries to mentor emerging, retail, education and tech startups.

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6/21/16 - Noah Basketball, networked markets

Technology that can help you become a better basketball player?

Host Dave Robertson is joined by John Carter, CEO of Pillar Vision, Inc., and they discuss the development process behind Noah Basketball.  By calculating shot arc and shot depth, hear how this device is working with youth, college, and professional athletes to help build muscle memory for the perfect shot.  Find out the keys to great design and product testing when looking to enter the sports industry.

Plus, Dave talked to Boston University Professor Marshall W. Van Alstyne, author of "Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy — and How to Make Them Work for You," who explains what businesses like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, and PayPal all have in common.  Hear how traditional companies should adapt to this new market.

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6/14/16 - Thinking Flaws, Category Thinking

Dave first is joined by Matthew E. May, Innovation Strategist and author of many books, including his latest: "Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking."

Next what do Amazon, Uber and IKEA all have in common? The fall under the notion of being leaders in "Category Design." Dave talks about this concept with Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson Co-Founding Partners at Play Bigger Advisors, and co authors of "Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets."

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