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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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Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Sidney Levy, Director of Design for Construction Equipment at Volvo, who talks about how his branch of the auto company has embraced the digital landscape to revolutionize an industry.

Next, nearly three quarters of new products and services miss the mark when it comes to raising revenue and profit. How can breakthrough ideas effectively make money? Dave talks with Madhavan Ramanujam, Board Member and Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners, and the co-author of "Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price."

Innovating to protect us against biological and chemical dangers -- as a spin-off from its parent company, Sabre Companies, the newly launched BioWALL is working to help private and public companies prepare for the threats of biological and chemical contamination.

Host Rahul Kapoor speaks to Steve Oesterle, CEO and Director of BioWALL, who has served as the CEO and Director of the Sabre Companies since 2009; and John Mason, Chief Science Officer of the Sabre Companies and its affiliates.

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Former Apple and Pepsi CEO John Sculley talks with host Dave Robertson for the hour. He discusses his career and his book, "Moonshot: Game Changing Strategies to Build Billion Dollar Businesses." From the influence of new technology to the evolving role of customer experience, hear how businesses can effectively adapt to change and align themselves for long-term success.

What does "innovation" mean for executives? Host Dave Robertson explores "innovation at the edges" as he first welcomes Geoff Tuff, Principal at Doblin (Deloitte's Design and Innovation Arm), and they discuss the latest research exploring the confidence levels that executives have around key business issues. Hear the myths that managers believe about innovation, and find out why companies are struggling to discover long-term breakthroughs for their business.

Plus, Managing Director of the IOT Strategy and Technology Office at Intel Corp's IOT Group, Bridget Karlin, explains how the Internet-of-Things is transforming businesses.

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