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

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.


2/9/16 - Diverse Workforces, and a "Fish Cannon"

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes David Livermore, author of "Driven By Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity". He explains what he feels is a diverse workforce and what some of the challenges are in creating diverse teams.

In the second half of the show Dave's guest is Vincent Bryan III, CEO of Whooshh Innovations, who explains how his team has developed a fish cannon that helps them navigate through natural barriers like waterfalls and dams.


2/2/16 - Live Events, Product Development

With Super Bowl 50 approaching on Sunday, Feb. 5, host Dave Robertson first goes backstage to see what it takes to put together a live event that captures audiences from around the world. He talks to Adam Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Tait Towers, about his work on stage design, architecture and scenery for some of music's top talents.

In the second half of the program Dave speaks with father and son team John and Bill Nottingham, of the firm Nottingham Spirk about the development of billion dollar ideas. Whether it's improving the Swiffer or packaging for mouthwash, Nottingham Spirk are the minds behind some of the products we use every day.

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 6:58am EDT

1/26/16 - Books: Eureka Factor, Deep Smarts

Host Dave Robertson's first guest is John Kounios, Professor of Psychology and Director of Drexel University's Doctoral program in Applied Cognitive. He is Co-Author of "The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain," and he talks to Dave about how our brain responds to moments of brilliance.

Dave's second guest is Dorothy Leonard, Harvard Professor of Business Administration and author of "Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Business Wisdom." She explains how the critical knowledge that your employees develop through their experience does not have to leave when your employees decide to retire.

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

1/19/16 - Part 2 with Ford at the Detroit Auto Show

This is part 2 of Innovation Navigation's special broadcast from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Host Dave Robertson talks with two Ford Motor Company executives: Moray Callum, Vice President of Design; and Jim Buczkowski, Director, Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Advanced Engineering.

Dave talks to both about the future of the auto industry - how to design driver-friendly cars without overwhelming people with too much technology, and how Ford has opened a Silicon Valley operation to foster innovation.


1/12/16 - Ford Execs at 2016 Auto Show

In celebration of the SiriusXM-Ford partnership and the exciting North American International Auto Show, this edition of the show was recorded directly from the Ford Booth at the event in Detroit, Michigan. From the design process to technology integration, host Dave Robertson takes you behind the scenes with Ford Motor Company's top executives to explore the process towards innovation and the future of the industry. His guests are Bill Ford, Executive Chairman; Joe Hinrichs, EVP and President, The Americas; and Dr. Ken Washington, VP, Research and Advanced Engineering.

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

Host Dave Robertson first talks about developing products for our pets! His guest is Kyle Hansen, Chief Woof Officer and Founder of Outward Hound, who discusses the dog toy market and how he fetches up new ideas for man's best friend.

Then, from an online eye exam to a toilet addressing our water crisis, Tom Kuczmarski, President and Founder of Kuczmarski Innovation, takes Dave inside the revolutionary ideas coming out of Chicago. Kuczmarski is the author of books such as "Innovating Chicago Style: How Local Innovators are Building the National Economy," and "Apples are Squares: Thinking Differently About Leadership."

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Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:03am EDT

12/15/15 - Disruptive Innovation, Star Wars

Host Dave Robertson first discusses the phrase "disruptive innovation" with Michael Raynor, Director at Deloitte Services LP, who explains why it's important to have a proper understanding about what it means to be truly disruptive in order to properly apply it to your business.

Then, from a Darth Vader toaster to a lightsaber selfie stick, Dave looks at the product development surrounding the Star Wars franchise. His second guest is Ty Liotta, VP of Geek Labs at ThinkGeek, who discusses how to think outside the box in product development and develop new merchandise for the highly anticipated film.

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

12/18/15 - Innovation In The Food Industry

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Karel Zimmermann, Markets Director for the Americas of the Puratos Corporation. From finding ways to improve texture to creating convenience through frozen products, Karel takes Dave behind the scenes in the making of baked goods.

Plus, Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of "Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat," talks to Dave about the history of processed foods. Hear the entertaining take of how the food in your pantry links to military research and the diet of a soldier.

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