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The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!" In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode we make. For the best listening experience, we recommend starting with our latest episode. Or Episode 10. We love to hear from you. You can find us on Twitter @ideofutures

The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!" In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode we make. For the best listening experience, we recommend starting with our latest episode. Or Episode 10. We love to hear from you. You can find us on Twitter @ideofutures
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The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!" In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode we make. For the best listening experience, we recommend starting with our latest episode. Or Episode 10. We love to hear from you. You can find us on Twitter @ideofutures

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Episodes

Episode 49: Steve Vassallo + The Way to Design

8/18/2017
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Steve Vassallo is a General Partner at Foundation Capital and works at the intersection of business, technology, and design—all things close to our hearts. Steve joins Diego on episode 49 to talk about his new book, The Way to Design. The book is available to download for free at www.thewaytodesign.com and will be available in print this fall on Amazon. Find Steve on the Twitter: www.twitter.com/vassallo And as always, we love hearing from you: www.twitter.com/ideofutures or futures@ideo.com

Duration:00:45:32

Episode 48: Gerber tokens, ICOs, umbrellas + a whole lot of VDTBOM

8/3/2017
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Joe Gerber is BACK for a full episode of VDTBOM. Diego and Joe get nerdy pretty fast, but hang in there — mind blowing venture design awaits. They catch up on what's happening in the IDEO CoLab (www.ideocolab.com), learn about ICOs and tokens, and chat about a few fascinating startups. As always, we love hearing from you: www.twitter.com/ideofutures or futures@ideo.com. And remember: don't get started, get weird.

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 47: Michael Dearing on lessons from a life of designing + building remarkable ventures

6/20/2017
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If you don't already follow Michael Dearing on Twitter (twitter.com/mcgd), you'll want to after hearing this conversation with Diego (twitter.com/metacool). Michael is the founder of Harrison Metal and joins Diego to talk about venture mechanics, gross margin, the clocks in Greenwich, modern capitalism, organizational life, why Harrison Metal is called Harrison Metal, and why dolphins will inherit the earth. Find out more about Michael + Harrison Metal at www.harrisonmetal.com (make sure...

Duration:00:50:26

Episode 46: #primalnumbers with JR Hildebrand, Reilly Brennan + Clay Dean

5/25/2017
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As we approach the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, three of our favorite (and renowned) automotive design geeks join Diego to discuss the lost art of hand painted racing numbers. Graphic designers, car enthusiasts, and appreciators of of craft will likely agree: these #PrimalNumbers are worth saving. Jump in on the conversation and find out more about #PrimalNumbers on Medium (https://medium.com/primalnumbers) + Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrimalNumbers). Find...

Duration:00:42:53

Episode 45: Lifelong learning, leading organizations, and finding your wings with Bonny Simi

4/26/2017
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Our guest on episode 45 is a truly remarkable individual. Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, joins Diego to discuss everything from corporate venture capital and making changes within a large organization, to how she ended up as a 3-time Olympian and why learning shouldn't stop when you graduate from college. Bonny has wings, both literally and figuratively, and we continue to be inspired by her drive and by her ability to connect with people. You can find Bonny on...

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 44: Bob Sutton on leadership + organizational life

4/10/2017
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Bob Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering, and a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. He's also quite a prolific author, and his books have a prominent place on our bookshelves. Bob and Diego cover everything from scaling to Bob's first time at IDEO, team dynamics to Bob's list of "12 things I believe". For more about Bob (including his "12 things I believe list") visit his website : www.bobsutton.net This episode is brought to you by Creative...

Duration:00:56:59

Episode 43: The importance of questions with David Aycan + Katherine Londergan

3/10/2017
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Episode 43 is all about asking questions to learn your way to a better place. Ace IDEO business designers David Aycan and Katherine Londergan join Diego to talk about the importance of questions, whether you're just getting started or figuring out what's next for your business. And, with three business designers in the room, we had to do a little VDTBOM (Venture Design That Blows Our Minds). This episode is brought to you by Creative Difference (ideo.to/cd). As always, we love hearing from...

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 42: The wisdom of Peter Drucker with Zach First

1/27/2017
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"What will you do Monday that's different?" Zach First, executive director of the Drucker Institute, joins Diego + guest host Susan O'Malley for a packed extended episode. Whether you're new to Peter Drucker or a versed student, this is a conversation that will make you think differently about management, leadership and life. Zach, Susan and Diego answer questions from our extended community about everything from how AI will influence management, to distinguishing between an opportunity...

Duration:01:17:42

Episode 41: Submarines + Startups with Nick Edwards

12/16/2016
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Nick Edwards is the founder and CEO of GradientOne, Inc. He also spent five years as a Submarine Officer on Los Angeles Class fast attack submarines. His insights around leadership are sharp and invaluable. He graduated with a BS in Control Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Harvard Business school, where he and Diego first met. Thank you all for listening and making 2016 such a phenomenal year. As always, we love hearing from you. Drop us a line on Twitter...

Duration:00:41:32

Episode 40: Rob Pardo from Bonfire Studios

9/29/2016
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Rob Pardo is on a mission to create game experiences that build and deepen friendships. Formerly the Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment—where he led the design of World of Warcraft—Rob and a small team of game designers recently founded Bonfire Studios. Rob stopped by IDEO San Francisco to talk with Diego about everything from serendipity in game design to turning bugs into crucial game elements. Find more on Rob + Bonfire Studios here: http://www.bonfirestudios.com/ Drop us...

Duration:00:44:03

Episode 39: Jane Chen of Embrace Innovations on optimism, entrepreneurship and surfing

8/30/2016
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Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations, a social enterprise startup creating technologically innovative products for a global community of mothers and babies. Embrace Innovations recently launched Little Lotus Baby, a new line of baby products using NASA-inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. Through a 1:1 model, each product sold helps a baby in a developing country with the Embrace infant warmer. Jane joins Diego and...

Duration:00:31:15

Episode 38: Brittany Ammerman + the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League

8/9/2016
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Brittany Ammerman founded the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League in Kenya while she was a student and star hockey player at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Whether you are a soccer fan or not, her journey and her passion are an inspiration. She truly emulates the "don't get ready, get started" motto. The Nikumbuke fundraising page is now LIVE and up through the end of September. To donate, visit: http://ideo.to/tpuFzY For more on Brittany and the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League, watch...

Duration:00:34:13

Episode 36: an entire episode of Venture Design That Blows Our Minds (VDTBOM)

7/12/2016
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You're in for a treat this week: a full episode of Venture Design that Blows our Minds. VDTBOM XL. We talk Indy car racing, the DAO, simulations, electric cars in Spain, ridesharing in Austin, and much more. Plus, a few surprise guests to spice things up. As always, we love hearing from you: futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures.

Duration:00:41:06

Episode 35: Mindset of a Champion with Patrick Dempsey + Patrick Long (live from the Revs Program)

6/10/2016
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Earlier this year, Diego hosted a fascinating conversation with drivers Patrick Dempsey and Patrick Long as part of the Open Garage Talk series at the Revs Program at Stanford. Titled "Mindset of a Champion", the conversation focused on what it takes to perform at your very best, even under the most challenging of circumstances. Many thanks to Reilly Brennan and the Revs Program at Stanford for allowing us to share the audio from their Open Garage Talk on the IDEO Futures podcast. And, of...

Duration:00:56:21

Episode 34: Creativity, inspiration + entrepreneurship with Suzanne Howard + Coe Leta Stafford

5/25/2016
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Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford join us to talk about the process of bringing IDEO U (ideou.com) to life. Both Suzanne and Coe are design researchers and have incredibly sharp insights about the entrepreneurial journey. To build on the idea of creative confidence and creative leadership, we also have a segment about creativity and inspiration from a recent gathering of the kyu collective (kyu.com). As always, we love hearing from you: futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures.

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 33: John Lilly on Blitzscaling, productivity tools + design in VC

4/29/2016
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John Lilly is back on the pod, this time to talk about Blitzscaling (a course he co-taught last fall at Stanford with Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue and Chris Yeh), what's catching his eye these days, productivity tools, our transition from web to mobile, and much, much more. Interested in learning more about CS183: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling? Find class notes on Medium: http://ideo.to/WGdC6U And if you missed John's first appearance on the podcast, you can find it here (episode 16):...

Duration:00:33:17

Episode 32: Kanyi Maqubela from Collaborative Fund

4/14/2016
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Kanyi Maqubela, partner at Collaborative Fund, joins us in episode 32 to talk about everything from the power of gratitude to intentionally experimenting in venture capital to Pharrell and everything in between. And in honor of Twitter's 10-year anniversary, we'll hear Diego and Joe's very first tweets. Plus a little VDTBOM to round out the episode.

Duration:00:46:08

Episode 31: Dan Sinker + VDTBOM with Carl Fudge

3/25/2016
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Our guest on episode 31 is Dan Sinker, an internet legend whose creative exploits have inspired us over and over and over. Dan heads up the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, was the author of the legendary @MayorEmanuel twitter account, and was the founding editor of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet. Dan talks to Joe and Diego about "Someone with tiny hands", how open systems enable experimentation, what it means to be entrepreneurial, and how to (like we always say)...

Duration:00:44:01

Episode 30: Bruce Hellman from uMotif + Matt Cooper-Wright from IDEO London

2/26/2016
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Can a smartphone improve your health? Bruce Hellman, founder and CEO of uMotif and Matt Cooper-Wright from IDEO London join Diego and Joe to talk about their experience with the IDEO Startup in Residence program. uMotif is a health-tracking app — a set of digital tools that help people understand their symptoms to better manage their health. More about uMotif on their website: www.umotif.com. And if you'd like to participate in the 100 for Parkinson's study mentioned, you can do so here:...

Duration:00:37:02

Episode 29: Jake Knapp + John Zeratsky from GV (extended episode!)

2/11/2016
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Our conversation with GV's Jake Knapp + John Zeratsky was packed with so much goodness that we bring you an extra special, slightly longer episode this week. Their book, "Sprint" (www.gv.com/sprint), gives teams a process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas. Also on tap: SB50 (we prefer Superbowl L), opinionated products, Land Rovers and Grove Labs. Get in touch! futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures on Twitter.

Duration:00:53:10