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From Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, it's Ideas Elevated: the podcast that elevates innovative products to their full potential. Join host Danielle Cohn as she explores the tools and tactics that successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and up-and-coming CEOs use to take their ideas, products, and startups to the next level. Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media, and entertainment.

From Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, it's Ideas Elevated: the podcast that elevates innovative products to their full potential. Join host Danielle Cohn as she explores the tools and tactics that successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and up-and-coming CEOs use to take their ideas, products, and startups to the next level. Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media, and entertainment.

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From Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, it's Ideas Elevated: the podcast that elevates innovative products to their full potential. Join host Danielle Cohn as she explores the tools and tactics that successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, and up-and-coming CEOs use to take their ideas, products, and startups to the next level. Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in connectivity, media, and entertainment.

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English


Episodes

Alex Kantrowitz: How The Tech Titans Still Operate Like Startups

9/16/2020
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a independent newsletter and podcast that focuses on the tech giants. He’s the author of Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever, a book that explores how even the most successful companies still operate like startups. In this episode, Alex and Danielle chat about the Always Day One concept, and how companies can adopt this mentality in order to succeed. They also talk about the difference between being a visionary and...

Duration:00:29:15

Cal Fussman: Lessons from World Leaders and Icons

9/2/2020
Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, longtime Esquire writer, corporate consultant, and host of the Big Questions podcast. He’s best known for his column in Esquire magazine, where he’s interviewed leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jeff Bezos, Muhammad Ali, and so many more. In this episode, Cal chats with Luke Butler, Senior Director of LIFT Labs, about taking the lessons he’s learned from world icons and sharing them with founders that are building the world of tomorrow....

Duration:00:23:37

Natalie Nixon: Balancing Wonder and Rigor to Stay Creative

6/10/2020
Natalie W. Nixon is a PHD, strategist, and a regular contributor to INC online magazine. Her latest book The Creativity Leap, provides a fresh look into how to cultivate creativity in the workplace. In this episode, Keenan Corrigan chats with Natalie about her wide-ranging background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design. You’ll learn the difference between wonder and rigor, and how the secret to creativity is balancing those two things. And, you’ll hear Natalie’s advice on...

Duration:00:37:50

Shauna Griffiths: Don't Just Work from Home, LEAD from Home

5/27/2020
Shauna Griffiths is a dynamic, hybrid-marketer who has successfully worked and led remotely for the last 5 years. She was named a 2017 Game Changer by SportsBusiness Journal, and was selected as one of the 2017 HATCH 100. In this episode, Shauna and Danielle will chat about ways you can not only work from home, but LEAD from home during the COVID crisis or anytime when leading a team remotely. She’ll emphasize the importance of self-care, and caring for your family and pets, while isolated....

Duration:00:18:11

Rohit Bhargava: How to Think in Non-Obvious Ways

5/21/2020
Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert and the founder of the Non-Obvious Company. He spent 15 years as a marketing strategist for Ogilvy and Leo Burnett, is a Wall Street Journal best selling author of six business books, and a professor of marketing and innovation at Georgetown University. In this episode, Rohit will map out ways companies can pivot to make money now, to maintain cashflow during economic turbulence. He’ll help you learn to think in non-obvious ways, and...

Duration:00:27:40

David Marquet: Leadership Empowered by the Military

5/13/2020
David Marquet is a retired U.S. Naval Captain who spent years managing nuclear submarines. Now, decades later, he’s using the skills he learned 800 feet underwater to maneuver leadership in the workplace. In 2013, he published “Turn this Ship Around!”, his first in a series of books that explore effective, empowering leadership. In this episode, Luke Butler sits down with David to talk about his newest book, Leadership is Language. You’ll hear how a naval commander turned his adversity into...

Duration:00:14:44

Kelly Hoey: Building Your Network From Home

5/6/2020
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, and the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World. Kelly has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and Business Insider, and just this year EBW included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. In this episode, Kelly and Danielle Talk about how you can build and strengthen your network from home, during the COVID crisis. She’ll explain how, in times like...

Duration:00:28:49

Steven Levy: The Inside Story of Facebook

5/1/2020
Steven Levy is the editor-at-large at WIRED Magazine and has written multiple books about technology, cryptography, the internet, cybersecurity, and privacy. He was named as America’s Premier Technology Journalist by The Washington Post. His Latest book, Facebook: The Inside Story digs deep into the story of the once-in-a-generation unicorn company that has changed the way we communicate. Steven had years of unprecedented access to Facebook’s executives, employees, and operations in order...

Duration:00:20:04

Steven Levy: The Inside Story of Facebook

4/29/2020
Steven Levy is the editor-at-large at WIRED Magazine and has written multiple books about technology, cryptography, the internet, cybersecurity, and privacy. He was named as America’s Premier Technology Journalist by The Washington Post. His Latest book, Facebook: The Inside Story digs deep into the story of the once-in-a-generation unicorn company that has changed the way we communicate. Steven had years of unprecedented access to Facebook’s executives, employees, and operations in order to...

Duration:00:20:06

Bob Moore: Building and Growing a Company During a Crisis

4/22/2020
Bob Moore is Co-Founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a data platform that helps companies discover which customers and leads they have in common. Before Crossbeam, Bob cofounded and sold two other successful companies, and his writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications. In today’s episode, Bob and Danielle chat about how his first company, RJMetrics, was founded just as the economy collapsed in...

Duration:00:24:43

Zaza: Why You Should Consider Applying for a Startup Accelerator

4/15/2020
Sumorwuo Zaza is the CEO and Co-Founder of NICKL, a software company focused on making it easy to access quality news and information. Prior to this he was Director of the International division at HuffPost. In that role he defined product strategy across content creation, distribution, and monetization for 17 international properties, and oversaw site launches in new markets. In this episode, Zaza will share tips for any entrepreneur who’s considering applying for an accelerator program -...

Duration:00:25:35

Howard Gray: Watching Out for Blind Spots in Your Thinking

4/1/2020
Howard Gray is a startup advisor, leadership coach, and podcast host. He has founded and exited two companies, managed the tours of performing artists, and even has been a DJ himself. And while he was finding success across his many different skill sets, he started to recognize another skill he had: executive coaching. He’s crafted programs for execs at IBM, Mastercard, and General Electric. In this episode, Howard dives into one of the most common issues entrepreneurs grapple with: blind...

Duration:00:20:57

David Meerman Scott: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans

3/18/2020
David is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, advisor, and author of several bestselling books. He and his daughter, Reiko, collaborated to write David’s latest book: “Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans.” In this episode, David chats about the importance of turning your customers into fans. You’ll also hear some tips and tricks on audience engagement, strategic branding, and the best way to interact with the public when your company hits a roadblock. In this...

Duration:00:28:57

Randi Zuckerberg: From Facebook to Broadway

3/4/2020
Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, author, Tony-award winning producer. She spent years in Silicon Valley as the director of market development for Facebook. Later, she founded the production company Zuckerberg Media. Randi has authored several books, performed in a Broadway production of Rock of Ages, and created Dot., a children’s television show exploring the power of technology. In this episode, you’ll hear about the early days of Facebook, Randi’s decision to start her own company,...

Duration:00:51:45

John Maeda: How Computational Thinking Can Transform Your Business

2/19/2020
John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent interdisciplinary thinkers on technology and design. In How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. In this episode, John chats with our producer Kevin Chemidlin about the incredible benefits of growing computation. You’ll hear his advice on how to grasp concepts like AI and exponential growth, even if you’re a technological novice. And if you’re a...

Duration:00:14:55

Ben Nemtin: From Crippling Depression to Playing Hoops With Obama

2/5/2020
Ben Nemtin is a TV producer, motivational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. He co-founded and produced The Buried Life, an MTV documentary series that explores the art of fulfilling your wildest dreams in unconventional ways. Ben is a motivational speaker and an advocate for mental health awareness. In this episode, Ben discusses his own struggles with mental health, and how he learned to adopt a lifestyle devoid of fear. You’ll hear his advice on how entrepreneurs can change...

Duration:00:23:49

Josh Kopelman: Early Investor of Uber, Blue Apron, and Rover on What Makes a Great Founder

12/6/2019
Josh Kopelman co-founded First Round Capital in 2004 to reinvent seed-stage investing. Since that time, the firm has invested in over 300 emerging technology startups – becoming one of the most active venture capital firms in the country. Josh has consistently made the Forbes “Midas List” which ranks the top 100 tech investors, earning the number four spot in 2014. Early in his career, in 1992, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – and took it public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996....

Duration:00:26:26

Tobias Peggs: Feeding the World Through the Power of Scale

12/5/2019
Tobias Peggs is CEO of Square Roots Urban Growers, hyper-local indoor farms spread across the boroughs of New York City and Grand Rapids. Tobias has been involved in the creation and growth of early-stage internet companies since the mid-90s. Before Square Roots, Tobias was CEO of Boulder-based OneRiot. Tobias led OneRiot through its transition from consumer-facing search engine to socially-targeted mobile advertising platform – ultimately leading to acquisition by Walmart. In this episode,...

Duration:00:17:17

Marc Randolph: The Founding CEO of Netflix

11/4/2019
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. As co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix, he laid much of the groundwork for a service that’s grown to 150 million subscribers, and fundamentally altered how the world experiences media. He also served on the Netflix board of directors until retiring from the company in 2003. In this episode, Marc chats with Danielle and Luke about the story behind Netflix. You’ll hear about “That Will Never Work,” Marc’s...

Duration:00:26:32

Carolyn Horner, Due Quach, Ellen Weber: A Discussion with Female Founders & Funders

10/16/2019
Earlier this year, we were inspired by our community to launch a female founder and funder meetup group for women to ask each other off-the-record questions. It’s become a popular place for insights on everything from founding to fundraising. Today, we’re giving you a seat at that table, in a roundtable discussion moderated by Danielle Cohn. We’ll talk about the access and funding gap, what’s being done to overcome it, and lessons for all women in starting and growing a business. You’ll hear...

Duration:00:38:39