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Inside Outside Innovation explores the ins and outs of innovation with raw stories, real insights, and tactical advice from the best and brightest in startups & innovation. Each week we’ll bring you the latest thinking in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Corporate Venture Capital and more.

Inside Outside Innovation explores the ins and outs of innovation with raw stories, real insights, and tactical advice from the best and brightest in startups & innovation. Each week we’ll bring you the latest thinking in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Corporate Venture Capital and more.
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Inside Outside Innovation explores the ins and outs of innovation with raw stories, real insights, and tactical advice from the best and brightest in startups & innovation. Each week we’ll bring you the latest thinking in Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Corporate Venture Capital and more.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 152 - Acceleprise’s Olivia O'Sullivan on Investing in Corporate/Startup Collaboration

6/18/2019
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Olivia O'Sullivan is the Head of Corporate Engagement at Acceleprise, a B2B SaaS accelerator. Accelerprise invests in early-tech companies building enterprise technology. Olivia's focus is on mid-market and enterprise companies interested in collaborations with startups. Her background includes work in advertising and on product and innovation teams for McDonald's and Dow Jones. Olivia spoke with Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, about corporate/startup matchmaking, trends...

Duration:00:20:53

Ep. 151 - Jeff Dyer, Author of Innovation Capital: How to Compete--and Win--Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

6/11/2019
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Jeff Dyer is the author of Innovator’s DNA, Innovator’s Method, and Innovation Capital. He talks with Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, about innovative leaders and how they generate creative ideas. In Innovator’s DNA, Jeff identifies characteristics of innovative entrepreneurs, including questioning, observing, networking and experimenting. In Innovator’s Method, Jeff identifies a process to test ideas for investment: 1) Generating idea, 2) Is someone willing to pay, 3)...

Duration:00:21:27

Ep. 150 - Sylvain Labs' Alain Sylvain on New Idea Creation for Business and Consumer Needs

6/4/2019
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Alain Sylvain is the founder of Sylvain Labs, a strategy and design company helping corporations like Google, Spotify and Nike, think about their future. Alain Sylvain talks with Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, about how to create new ideas that solve for business and consumer needs. Innovation is evolving What are good or bad practices of innovation? Is it essential for companies to look outside and work with startups? How essential is the C-Suite vs. individuals...

Duration:00:20:10

Ep. 149 - Paul Skinner, Author of Collaborative Advantage and Founder of Agency of the Future

5/28/2019
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Paul Skinner is the author of Collaborative Advantage: How collaboration beats competition as a strategy for success and founder of Agency of the Future. His work has always been about helping people create a collaborative advantage. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside founder, talks with Paul about using a collaborative advantage approach at every level. What is collaborative advantage? Examples of companies/communities/organizations moving towards collaborative advantage? What are the...

Duration:00:24:17

Ep. 148 - Francesca Gino, Harvard Professor and Author of Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break All the Rules in Work and in Life

5/21/2019
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Francesca Gino is a professor/affiliated with Harvard’s Business, Law, and Kennedy Schools. She is the author of Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break All the Rules in Work and in Life. She also recently published an article in Harvard Business Review on Why Curiosity Matters - The Business Case for Curiosity. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, talks with Francesca, about when rule breaking happens and what happens to people that do it successfully. Curiosity What can...

Duration:00:20:53

Ep. 147 - Innovation Leader’s Scott Kirsner on Corporate Innovation Tools & Trends

5/14/2019
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Scott Kirsner is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Innovation Leader. As a journalist, Scott spent his career covering how ideas in companies get commercialized. Five years ago, Scott launched Innovation Leader, a company focused on how innovation happens in big companies. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, spoke with Scott about emerging issues in corporate innovation. What innovation issues are tops for companies? - Innovation Leader Survey Why did corporates jump in and now...

Duration:00:20:44

Ep. 146 - GoSquared’s James Gill on Product Design, Listening to Customers & Making it Easy

5/7/2019
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James Gill is founder and CEO of GoSquared, a simple, live analytics platform for websites. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, spoke with James about product trends, design, getting close to the customer and growing a company outside the Valley. Based in London, James started GoSquared with friends, while still in school. They found success in building websites, but soon were asked how the sites were performing. Very few tools existed at the time, to answer these questions....

Duration:00:23:52

Ep. 145 - Laura Anne Edwards, DATA OASIS founder, NASA Datanaut, TED Resident & SheCanHackIT on Sustainable Innovation and Big Data

4/30/2019
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Laura Anne Edwards is founder of DATA OASIS and serves as a NASA Datanaut, TED Resident and with SheCanHackIT. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, talks with Laura Anne about sustainable innovation and big data. Important Take Aways: Sustainable Innovation is Key! What trends and tactics are useful? Have trends and tactics changed over time? How do you measure if the company is on the right path? How does open data change the way we create and build new innovative...

Duration:00:23:47

Ep 144 - Ben Nelson, Lambda School Co-founder on Income Share Agreements

4/23/2019
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Ben Nelson is the CTO and Co-founder of Lambda School, a 9-month online education/training program. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, spoke with Ben about Lambda School’s disruption of the education market, the creation of an online school, and the use of an Income Share Agreement. Through an Income Share Agreement, students agree to pay back the costs of their training, once they receive a $50,000 a year job. A percentage of their income, up to $30,000, is paid back over...

Duration:00:19:59

Ep. 143 - Jon Katzenbach And Gretchen Anderson, co-authors of The Critical Few: Energize Your Company's Culture by Choosing What Really Matters

4/16/2019
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Energize Your Company's Culture Jon Katzenbach and Gretchen Anderson are co-authors of The Critical Few: Energize Your Company's Culture by Choosing What Really Matters. They spoke with Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, about why culture is important for innovation and how to tap into the behaviors and emotions that can make a significant cultural impact. The Critical Few Their book, The Critical Few, looks at working within an organization and drawing on a company’s...

Duration:00:19:13

Ep. 142 - Neil Soni, Author of The Startup Gold Mine and Estee Lauder Innovator

4/9/2019
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Neil Soni is the author of The Startup Gold Mine: How to Tap the Hidden Innovation Agendas of Large Companies to Fund and Grow Your Business. Neil spent years with startups, focusing on the sales and marketing side, trying to sell into large organizations. He then moved to Estee Lauder, where he specialized in external innovation. After seeing both sides, Neil wanted to create a resource to help startups understand the corporate side and corporations to understand the startup side. Brian...

Duration:00:21:52

Ep. 141 - Gary Shapiro, Ninja Future: Secrets to Success Author and Consumer Technology Assoc. CEO

4/2/2019
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Gary Shapiro is the author of Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation and president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES - The Global Stage for innovation. Gary has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Gary...

Duration:00:19:06

Ep. 140 - Melissa Perri, Escaping the Build Trap Author and Produx Labs CEO

3/26/2019
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Melissa Perri is the CEO of Produx Labs and Author of Escaping the Build Trap: How effective product management creates value. She believes that as companies scale, they lose track of what makes them successful and they just “ship.” Companies forget to bring products back to the overall strategy and talk with their customers. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Melissa about getting out of the build trap and having a customer-centric culture. Companies in the Build...

Duration:00:18:56

Ep. 139 - Northwestern Mutual’s Vivek Bedi on Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry

3/19/2019
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Vivek Bedi has worked in both corporate and startup innovation. His experiences range from positions at Goldman Sachs, to running his own company. Now at Northwestern Mutual, Vivek is the Head of Consumer Experience, Digital Products, working in both New York and Milwaukee. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation Founder, talks with Vivek about Northwestern Mutual's digital transformation. Vivek's team is responsible for everything digital that touches Northwestern Mutual’s 4.3 million...

Duration:00:17:58

Ep. 138 - Mural's Ajay Rajani on Building a Portfolio Career

3/12/2019
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Ajay Rajani is an investor, entrepreneur, and author of Navigating the shift to a ‘portfolio career’ - How we should think about our professional identities — when they’re designed to change. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside Innovation founder, and Ajay talk about building and highlighting a portfolio career. After leading Nexxt, a digital remote accelerator that helps people take ideas and turn them into experiments, Ajay launched Mural. Mural helps people create portfolios based on skills...

Duration:00:16:42

Ep. 137 - Deloitte's Michael Frankel on Growth, Hybrid Talent & Corporate/Startup Collaboration

3/5/2019
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Michael Frankel is the Managing Director of Deloitte’s New-venture Accelerator, a strategy and operations team for new business models. He believes people need to disrupt themselves continually or they will fall behind. Emergence of the Hybrid The broader trend of the journey from human to tech is not happening instantly. Things that require judgment and strategy, need a hybrid solution. A lot of technology has moved ahead of the user’s ability to use them. For example, we’ve digitized...

Duration:00:26:17

Ep. 136 - Simone Ahuja, Author, Disrupt-It-Yourself: Eight Ways to Hack a Better Business

2/26/2019
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Simone Ahuja, Author of Disrupt-It-Yourself: Eight Ways to Hack a Better Business---Before the Competition Does, researches barriers that are preventing large companies from innovating internally. Brian Ardinger, Founder of Inside Outside Innovation talks with Simone about these innovation barriers and what managers and leaders can do to support innovators. Highlights from the discussion: Why is it so hard to innovate? Innovation Principles What’s exciting you about this space? To find...

Duration:00:20:55

Ep. 135 - Nara Logics CEO and E.N. Thompson Lecturer Jana Eggers on Artificial Intelligence's Past and Future

2/19/2019
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Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics, is an expert on Artificial Intelligence. In this episode, Brian Ardinger, Founder of Inside Outside Innovation, talks with Jana about the evolution, promises, and risks of Artificial Intelligence. Jana will be speaking at the E.N. Thompson Forum, in Lincoln, NE, on Feb 26, 2019. Highlights from the discussion: To connect with Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics, find her online or at https://naralogics.com If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy: Ep....

Duration:00:19:16

Ep. 134 - Paramount Pictures’ Futurist Ted Schilowitz on VR, AR & Mixed Reality

2/12/2019
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Ted Schilowitz serves as Paramount Pictures' Futurist, as well as an advisor to the University of Nebraska’s Johnny Carson School of Emerging Media Arts. He sees himself as an explorer, with an eye toward storytelling and creativity. His modern lab rat approach, allows him to experiment with all types of technology and determine what makes it valuable for the future. Brian Ardinger, Inside Outside founder, and Ted discuss the intersection between storytelling and human behavior....

Duration:00:28:36

Ep. 133 - Drive Capital’s Chris Olsen on Investment Innovation in the Midwest

2/5/2019
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If you don’t like disruption, you are going to HATE irrelevance. Chris Olsen of Drive Capital talks about investing in world-class companies located in the Midwest. Drive Capital, a venture firm based in Columbus, OH, developed a $550 million fund with this aim. Chris believes the Midwest will see more billion-dollar companies in the next five years, and based on GDP, the Midwest is the 4th largest economy in the world. If there are more Venture Firms in the Midwest, we’ll see faster growth...

Duration:00:17:54