Innovation Navigation

In this extended interview originally airing August 18, Host Dave Robertson speaks with Dan Ward, Author of "The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse," who explains how we can find the balance between simplicity and complexity.

Direct download: Dan_Ward_Extended-MP3.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Host Dave Robertson spends this episode talking to Robbie Bach, Microsoft's Former Chief Xbox Officer and the author of "Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal."  He talks to Dave about his time at Microsoft and how the Xbox System became one fo the most powerful gaming sysems in the world.

Direct download: 9-1-15_-_Robbie_Bach_XBox-MP3.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Episode 44 - Mark Payne, "How to Kill a Unicorn"

This week we have Dave's full, extended interview with Mark Payne, President and Founder of Fahrenheit212 and author of "How to Kill a Unicorn: How the World's Hottest Innovation Factory Builds Bold Ideas that Make It to Market." Mark talks about how his firm has helped innovators from big organizations to startups transform the odds of success.

Direct download: Mark_Payne_Extended.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

8/18/15 - Keeping it Simple; Pinnacle Vodka (Dan Ward, Marguerite Allolding, Jason Dolenga)

Host Dave Robertson first speaks with Dan Ward, Author of "The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse," who explains how we can find the balance between simplicity and complexity.

In the second half, his guests are Marguerite Allolding, Brand Innovation Director at Beam Suntory, and Jason Dolenga, Senior Brand Director of Vodka at Beam Suntory. They take Dave behind the scenes into the Making of Pinnacle Vodka, which is experimenting with flavors like cookie dough, red licorice and even Cinnabon.


8/11/15 - Organizing for Innovation (Mark Payne & Rich Karlgaard)

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Mark Payne, President and Founder of Fahrenheit212 and author of "How to Kill a Unicorn: How the World's Hottest Innovation Factory Builds Bold Ideas that Make It to Market." Mark talks about how his firm has helped innovators from big organizations to startups transform the odds of success.

Dave's second guest is Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine and Co-author of "Team Genius: The Science of High Performing Organizations," who talks about team building.


Host Dave Robertson first explores how to re-imagine retail with Rachel Shechtman, Founder of STORY. STORY is a NYC boutique with a shopping experience that has captured the attention of numerous Fortune 500 executives. From merchandise to store design to theme, this shop completely reinvents itself every few weeks. What's behind this creative process?

In the second half of the show, the focus switches to the health care industry. Dave talks to Mohan Giridharadas, CEO and Founder of LeanTaas Inc., who talks about how analytics and data can be used to improve the operations of a business and transform the health care space.


Host Rahul Kapoor first welcomes Alan Kelly, Founder and Chief Executive of Playmaker Systems and author of "The Elements of Influence: The New Essential System for Managing Competition," and he talks about his scientific approach to understanding influence and its use on competitors and customers.

The second guest is Scott Morrison, Senior Vice President and a Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies. He joined CA as part of its acquisition of Layer 7 Technologies, where he was CTO. He talks to Rahul about API and API security, basically what's called 'the cloud" and how it uses and safeguards your data.


7/14/15 - Jonathan Woetzel and Jake Barton

Host Dave Robertson first talks with jonathan Woetzel, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of "No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends." They discuss the woldwide shifts we're seeing in the economy and how they will influence management.

His second guest is Jake Barton, Founder of Local Projects. Jake has been involved in a variety of projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. he talks about how he has tried to reinvent the museum experience and how using design to tell a story can be applied to the corporate world.

Direct download: 7-14-15_-_Jonathan_Woetzel_and_Jake_Barton-MP3.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 38 - Eric Bernstein, VP of Marketing and Product Development for the Ames Company

In this extended version of our earlier interview from the Fourth of July, Eric Bernstein, VP of Marketing and Product Development for the Ames Company, describes his work helping keep a company older than the United States itself (since 1774!) not only relevant, but innovative as well.

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Eric_Bernstein.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

7/7/15 - Gever Tulley and Barefoot Wine Founders

Host Dave Robertson first talks to Gever Tulley, Co-Founder of the Tinkering School and author of "50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)", who discusses his unique approach to helping kids learn, make, and ultimately become more innovative.

In the second half of the show, Dave talks to Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, Co-Founders of Barefoot Wine, who explain how they started a wine business with little know-how and were able to grow into a nationwide success.

Direct download: 7-7-15_-_Gever_Tulley_and_Barefoot_Wine_Founders-MP3.mp3
Category:Innovation Management -- posted at: 5:00am EDT