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11/17/15 - The Disrupted and the Disruptor

Dave first welcomes Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of The Hayzlett Group and former CMO of Kodak, who talks about his book "Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless," and shares his insight on how executives can promote innovation. He also talks about Kodak and why this former Fortune 100 business was unable to adapt to the digital disruptors.

In the second half of the show, Dave is joined by Birchbox's cofounder and CEO, Katia Beauchamp. Recognized as one of the leaders in the subscription-based model, hear how this cosmetic business is discovering new ideas to remain ahead of the competition.

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

11/10/15 - Innovation In Established Industries

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Joe McSwiney, President of Cascade Designs, Inc., who talks about product development in the outdoor adventure industry and how innovators can approach reinventing some of our most basic products... like the sleeping bag.

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Steve Ellis, Head of the Innovation Group at Wells Fargo. Hear how this 100-plus year old business thinks about the next step in the financial industry.

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

11/3/15 - Tim Brown, President and CEO of IDEO

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 Tempur-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.

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

10/27/15 - Halloween Special: Candy, Hauntings

In this Halloween-themed episode, host Dave Robertson is joined first by The Hershey Company's SVP and Chief R&D Officer, Will Papa.  Hear how one of the world's biggest candy brands thinks about creating new products; from 3-D printing candy to reinventing the classic chocolate bar, learn the process that occurs in candy-making.

In the second half of the program, former iHeart Media Executive and current CEO of Ten Thirty One Productions, Melissa Carbone, walks Dave and his listeners through the development of a haunted experience.  From zombies to demons an everything in between, learn the art of designing a haunting horror attraction.

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

10/20/15 - Innovation News, Disruption

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Richard Milne, Nordic Correspondent for the Financial Times, who discusses the latest stories in innovation management, from the successes at LEGO to the struggles at Volkswagen.

In the second half Dave talks to Andrew King, Professor of Business Administration at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, about his latest research on disruptive innovation. For those unaware, Clay Christensen's Theory of Disruptive Innovation is the foundation for defining disruptive companies. Dave and Andrew talk about how well this theory can be practiced in the real world.

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

10/13/15 - The Irish Pub Concept, Guinness

From the artwork to the interior architecture, what does it take to design an authentic Irish Pub? Host Dave Robertson is joined by two of the official partners of Guinness's Irish Pub Concept: Donal Balance of Balance Hospitality, and Darren Fagan, the Business Developer for the Irish Pub Company.  Working with Guinness, hear how these two have helped create the benchmark standard for Irish pubs, and hear the unique history behind developing this food and hospitality genre across the globe.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

10/6/15 - Denys Resnick, Open Innovation

Host Dave Robertson welcomes Denys Resnick, Executive Vice President, Strategic Programs, at NineSigma. She's responsible for incubating and launching new products and services, and talks to Dave about the concept of open innovation.

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

Host Dave Robertson first speaks with Jonathan Gosling, Professor Emeritus of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter in London, who describes how multinational companies have transformed their strategies in order to successfully innovate in China and beyond. This includes the adoption of sustainable/responsible business practices.

In the second half of the show, Dave's guest is Tony Ulwick, the Founder and CEO of Strategy, who talks about his Jobs-to-be-Done theory of what data needs to be collected about your customers. Find out how to become a customer-centric organization, developing your ideas around the needs of your consumers.

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

9/22/15 - HelloTractor, "Endless Encores" (Jehiel Oliver and Ken Goldstein)

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Jehiel Oliver, Founder and CEO of HelloTractor, which has been called the "Uber for tractors." He talks to Dave about working to disrupt farming practices across Africa: making a profit AND a social impact.

Then, how do you repeat success? Dave's second guest is Ken Goldstein, Former Chairman and CEO of Shop.com, former VP and Managing Director of Disney Online, and author of the new book "Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits," who explains how to align yourself and your company for endless innovation.


Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Jay Samit, digital media expert and CEO of SeaChange International. He's also the author of "Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation," and they discuss how to discover new markets and expand the potential of existing businesses.

Dave's second guest is Jill Dyché, VP of Best Practices at SAS and author of "The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age." She talks about how to create a physical work environment to promote innovation.