Innovation Navigation (innovation management)
5/3/16 - Innovative practices, Ideas (originally aired 6/3/14)

Host Dave Robertson talks with two guests about innovation. The first is Dean Schroeder, consultant, scholar, and author of "The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas."

The second is Drew Marshall, Founder and Principal of Primed Associates.

This show first aired on June 3, 2014.

4/26/16 - Innovation In Education

Dave talks to Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and author or co-author of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

4/19/16 - Innovation in China; Haier, Alibaba

This show focuses on innovation in China. The first guest is Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management at IMD and author of "Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier has Changed the Way that Big Companies Transform."

The second guest is Duncan Clark, author of "Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built."

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

4/12/16 - Open Innovation, Business of Play

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes back Bill Nottingham, Principal at the innovation firm Nottingham Spirk, who is attending the Marcus Evan Open Innovation Conference in Philadelphia. From designing new products to finding new market segments, they discuss open innovation and learn how big businesses can build a framework to source great ideas.

In the second half of the program Bill and Dave are joined by Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus, and the trio talk about the business of play. With Brent's father being the man behind Chuck E. Cheese and Pong, the Bushnell name is one that is associated with fun.

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Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Shu Hattori, author of "The McKinsey Edge: Success Principles from the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm." With MKinsey & Company serving eight percent of the world's largest corporations, hear what strategies are used to help one of the world's most powerful consulting firms flourish.

In the second half of the show Dave's guest is Serguei Netessine, Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD and author of "The Risk-Driven Business Model: Four Questions that will Define Your Company."

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

3/29/16 - Designing Lego Toys; Disruption

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Dave Psiaki, Senior Designer for the LEGO Group. Piece by Piece and set by set, hear the incredible process for developing and designing LEGO toys. Plus as the designer of the LEGO Ferrari F40 set, Mike explains how two brands can effectively collaborate to develop one product.

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto and author of "The Disruption Dilemma," who explains how companies can successfully manage the different types of disruption.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Dave first talks to Nathan Eagle, co-founder and CEO of Jana, the largest provider of free unrestricted internet access in emerging markets.  They discuss how Nathan's experiences in Kenya led to the development of a service that can provide free internet access.

Dave's second guest is  Dr. Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, who explains his theory of Social Identity, and how diverse ideas can be encouraged in business teams.

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Reinventing the education system.

Host Rahul Kapoor is joined by Bobbi Kushan, Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. How is technology changing out approach to education? Plus, from higher education to primary school hear how entrepreneurs think about disrupting a student's approach to learning.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

3/2/16 - Lion Brothers and Hippie Inc.

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Suzy Ganz, the CEO of Lion Brothers, a business that dates back to the 1800's that has certainly earned its badge of honor as a company that can withstand the test of time. Suzy talks about how a business can embrace new ideas and technology to stay relevant over many years.

In the second half of the show Dave's guest is Michael Klassen, Marketing Professor at the University of Northern Iowa and author of "Hippie Inc.: The Misunderstood Subculture That Changed the Way We Live and Generated Billions of Dollars in the Process."

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2/16/16 - Christian Gansch and Daniel Levitin

Host Dave Robertson focuses on music in this show that aired the day after the Grammy Awards were presented. His first guest is Christian Gansch, a Grammy Award-winner and international conductor, producer and consultant. He is the author of the book "From Solo to Symphony: What Businesses can Learn From Orchestras."

Dave's second guest is Daniel Levitin, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University, who wrote the books "This is Your Brain on Music" and "The Organized Mind." Levity is a former session musician and record producer. He talks about using music to evoke emotion and stir creativity.