Innovation Navigation (general)

First, how can your business be ready for the threat of disruption?  Host Dave Robertson talks with Scott Anthony, Managing Partner of Insight and author of "Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future," who explains how to create the next version of your business.

Then Dave welcomes Dan Widmaier, CEO and Co-Founder of Bolt Threads, who is looking towards nature to spin up the future of fashion.

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Host Dave Robertson's first guest is Jim Gilmore, Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. He's also the author of many books including the latest, "Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills."

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Carla Diana, author, designer and faculty member in the Integrated Product Design program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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Host Dave Robertson talks first with Playwright and two-time Emmy winnder Glen berger, author of "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History."  Berger talks about his work on the project, which was lampooned by reviewers, loves and loathed by audiences, and boldly envisioned by its producers.  Dave's second gues is Carl Potts, former Editor-in-Chief at marvel and author of "The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling."  The final guest is Joe Alves, Academy Award-nominated Art Director, Production Designer and Director, who talks about his work on the film "Jaws," for which he designed the great white shark.

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Innovation Navigation 10/21/14 - Ed Hess, George Westerman, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Stephen Shapiro

Host David Robertson talks first to Edward Hess, the author of Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, who explains how neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics can all help to bring your business to the next level. His second guest is George Westerman, Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business, who talks about making a transformation to digital easier for your organization.

In the second half, Dave welcomes the President of Equinox, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, who talks about how to innovate in the sporting and fitness world. As the former Global President of Gatorade, Sarah was able to transform the sport drink company into becoming a leader of innovation, and she is doing the same thing in the gym industry. The final guest is Stephen Shapiro, author of Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition.