Innovation Navigation
4/21/15 - Mitch Cohen & John Sviokla, Eamon Kelly, Gavin Kelly

Many of today's self-made billionaires worked for other companies before they made their riches. Why couldn't their employers hold on to them and capitalize on that great talent? Host Dave Robertson is joined by Vice Chairman at PWC, Mitch Cohen, and head of Global Thought Leadership at PWC, Dr. John Sviolkla, who talk about their latest work, "The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value," on what lessons organizations can learn about attracting high-value talent.

Dave's second guest is Eamonn Kelly, Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and CMO of Strategy & Operations at Deloitte, who explains one of their latest reports, "Business Ecosystems Come of Age." They discuss how the rules for managing are quickly changing and why traditional business practices may no longer be effective  Dave's last guest is the Co-Founder of Artefact, Gavin Kelly, who explains what companies should value in a start-up mentality.


4/14/15 - Mark Randall, David Yoffie, Alex Algard, Mick Ebeling

Host Dave Robertson talks first to Mark Randall, Chief Strategist and VP of Creativity at Adobe, who explains how a little red box is bringing innovation to Adobe - and how other companies are using his idea to spark creativity in their own teams.

Then - Steve Jobs, Andy Grove and Bill Gates all had their unique paths to success in the tech sector, but what business strategy did they all share? David Yoffie, Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School, discusses his book "Strategy Rules," and explains the commonalities that these innovative giants all practiced.

In the second half, Whitepages CEO and Founder Alex Algard explains how his 18-year-old business has been able to adapt to the changing times, introduce new products, manage a growing staff, and still not lose sight of its start-up mentality.

Finally, from 3D-printed prostetics to helping those with paralysis communicate, Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs, explains how he is using technology to improve humanity.


Episode 25 - Innovation Navigation at the New York International Auto Show

Dave Robertson hosts a special edition of Innovation Navigation from the New York International Auto Show.  He talks with Nissan executives who are unveiling some new products at the show.  The guests are:

 

Roel de Vries, Corporate VP and Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Nissan Motor Co.

Shiro Nakamura, Senior VP and Chief Creative Officer for Nissan

Fred Diaz, Senior VP of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations for Nissan North America

Pierre Loing, VP of Product Planning for Nissan North America

Mike Drongowski, Chief Product Specialist for Nissan's Maxima


3/31/15 Extra - John Venhuizen (Full Interview)

Hear Dave's full, uncut interview with the CEO of ACE Hardware Corp., John Venhuizen.  They discuss how the company has stayed competitive over the years against bigger rivals like Home Depot and Lowes.

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3/31/15 - Josh Stein, Rowan Gibson, Ty Liotta, John Venhuizen

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Josh Stein, the CEO and Co-founder of AdhereTech, who describes the process of developing his "smart" pill bottles and the growing field of digital health. Next, Rowan Gibson, the Co-founder of InnovationExcellence.com, joins Dave to talk about his book "The Four Lenses of Innovation."

In the second half, Dave starts with the business of April Fools. From 5-star meals out of Keurig K-Cups to unicorn drinking horns, Ty Liotta, VP of Product Development for ThinkGeek, gives Dave an inside look at the development of prank products.  In the final segment Dave talks to the CEO of ACE Hardware Corp., John Venhuizen, about how the company has stayed competitive over the years against bigger rivals like Home Depot and Lowes.


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