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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.

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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.

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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.

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6/30/15 - A Look at American Innovation (Eric Bernstein, Don Dorsey, Mark Schwartz, Victor Margolin)

Host Dave Robertson goes "All American" for the Fourth of July. His first guest is Eric Bernstein, VP of Marketing and Product Development for the Ames Company, which has been able to keep its shovel business relevant since 1774.

Next, it wouldn't be a Fourth of July discussion without fireworks - Dave's second guest is a man behind some of America's most amazing nighttime productions, Don Dorsey, who has spent his career creating shows like Disney's "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth."

After that, Dave looks at how the American Government thinks about innovating. His guest is Mark Schwartz, CIO of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, who discusses how to create an innovative culture in the public sector.

The final segment features a look at design. Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Victor Margolin, joins Dave to discuss how the American culture has influenced design throughout the years.