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Weekly conversations with experts and practitioners in a variety of fields about what innovation is and how we can all get better at it.

Weekly conversations with experts and practitioners in a variety of fields about what innovation is and how we can all get better at it.

Location:

United States

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Weekly conversations with experts and practitioners in a variety of fields about what innovation is and how we can all get better at it.

Twitter:

@outlastllc

Language:

English


Episodes

Innovation is an improvement of the status quo that makes the world a better place :: Noah Schaul

7/30/2021
Noah Schaul of Inchainge, maker of value chain management simulation games, talks circular economy, innovation, and impact. More about our guest: Noah Schaul, Business Development Manager at Inchainge, speaks five languages, has a background in sustainable business and works within the company’s corporate and partner management activities. Noah is also one of the company’s master trainers for the circular business game The Blue Connection, facilitating Train the Trainer events,...

Duration:00:31:51

Innovation is creativity put to work :: Samuel Sanders

7/21/2021
Samuel Sanders, author of Your Next Big Idea, explains the relationship between innovation, creativity, and work. More about our guest: Samuel Sanders is an award-winning entrepreneur who has seen innovation, creativity, problem-solving, and ideation in action at many different levels: a Fortune 500 company, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, as well as incubators. He also co-founded the company Wundershirt, which at its peak, sold athletic training clothing to Olympic athletes...

Duration:00:29:26

Innovation is human-centric and user-focused :: Nadia Laabs

7/15/2021
More about our guest: Nadia Laabs Nadia works using a Human-Centered Design approach to help organizations become sustainably and socially successful by developing and implementing business plans that work and finding innovative alternatives with actionable solutions to the challenges they are trying to tackle. Previously, she worked in consumer research and product development at P&G, started up her own businesses, and picked up business knowledge from INSEAD. She has a BSc in Mechanical...

Duration:00:26:17

Innovation is creating a playground :: Colin Hunter

7/7/2021
01:58 - What Is Innovation? 3:03 - What is the "real problem"? 4:02 - An Anecdote: Ms. Brown 7:18 - The HUMAN user 8:56 - HUMAN influence 9:39 - Claridge's in London with Melman and Gloria 12:07 - Playgrounds 13:53 - Big Wet Fish Analogy 16:34 - (Really) Effective Actors 17:28 - Getting an Advisory board 21:15 - Joy and Healing: Episode 14 23:06 - 'Playgrounds' response to COVID 25:26 - 3H: Hugs, human interaction, house rental analogy 27:12 - Virtual reality at work and at...

Duration:00:42:46

Innovation is a manifestation of energy :: Amanda Billiott

6/30/2021
More about our guest: Amanda Billiot VP of Human Resources for Military Engines at Pratt & Whitney. Having helped start the award-winning Empower Ability ERG and the incredible WILL Rise program at Pratt, she's a self-proclaimed positive disruptor when it comes to leading innovation and growth courageously. Learn more about her: Amanda Billiot Episode guide 2:27 - What is Innovation 3:37 - Energy in industry level work processes 4:24 - Innovation and Patents 5:44 - Innovation...

Duration:00:35:32

Innovation is solving a problem for people :: Brett Simmons

6/23/2021
More about our guest: Brett Simmons Brett brings years of experience in warehousing, transportation, and operations in industries such as Mining, Railroad, and Consumer Packaged Goods. Brett uses his unique experience and education to deliver solutions that build on capabilities to offer lasting effects on an organization. Brett further reinforces process excellence and ensures cohesion between planning and structural requirements. You may contact Brett at: brett@outlastllc.com Episode...

Duration:00:22:41

Innovation is a skill you can learn :: Grady Powell and Haley Robison Dake

6/16/2021
More about our guests: Grady Powell is a future-oriented strategist, executive, and entrepreneur. The founder and CEO of Openfields, a research, strategy, and design firm committed to helping leaders imagine and implement a more creative and just future. He is also co-founder and trustee of Capita, a creative think tank for harnessing the power of big ideas to ensure a future in which all young children and their families flourish. Haley Robison Dake advises early-stage companies and...

Duration:00:41:12

Innovation is solving problems that matter :: Raj De Datta

6/9/2021
2:13 - What is Innovation 3:33 - Working in labs 5:07 - Technical problem definition vs Consumer back approach 5:33 - Bloomreach 6:42 - Creating Culture from the top-down 8:09 - Consumer Side culture role-modeling 10:24 - Seeker mindset, To-do lists, and Uber 12:27 - Technology: Solving the seeker's problems 13:59 - Tech-forward business industries 15:34 - Solving for reassurance vs solving for information 16:31 - What isn't innovation 17:42 - Creating Cross-functional innovation...

Duration:00:31:06

Innovation is bringing possibility to reality :: Heather Wray

6/2/2021
2:10 - What Is Innovation? 2:54 - Coaching is The Innovation of The Human Being: How It Comes Up 5:03 - Running Into Coaching Misconceptions 5:37 - Coming Together: Mindsets, Behaviours, Design Thinking 7:25 - What Does Truth Look Like? 8:14 - Delivering High-Quality Impact in COVID environments 9:15 - Tradeoff: Collaboration vs Energy 10:25 - Post-COVID: Continuing Virtual or In-person 13:18 - Innovation Standpoint: Outcomes and Interaction 16:34 - Weaving Through Innovation...

Duration:00:31:35

Innovation is more than creativity

5/26/2021
1:39 - What is Innovation 2:43 - Creativity, Innovation, Solutions 4:06 - What isn't innovation 7:10 - Current Academic Programs 10:32 - 5-year program 12:52 - innovation is what drives the growth in our economy 13:38 - How the academic projects are decided 15:43 - State differences in accessibilities 17:54 - Insights from having both programs 20:21 - Career shaped by Innovation 22:36 - Advice to innovators 24:54 - Generational difference with future innovators

Duration:00:26:57

Innovation is making new connections

5/13/2021
2:34 - What is Innovation 3:47 - Connection and inner peace 7:03 - 4Sight: Discovering truth 09:12 - Marketer by Training 12:34 - Dealing with "customer is always right" 14:14 - What Isn't Innovation 15:34 - Consumer Fatigue 16:32 - Setting up your benchmarks 18:29 - Working with Pampers 20:19 - NGO: Vibrant 25:24 - Working for the government sector 27:18 - Positively impacting people's lives 28:35 - Advice for future innovators

Duration:00:21:48

Innovation is Activating Insights

5/6/2021
1:32 - What Is Innovation 2:56 - Importance of Energy and Energy Activation 8:22 - Moments of resistance 12:27 - Citylink 13:55 - Crafting a personal mission statement 14:28 - Rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina 16:08 - Leading Citylink Center 19:10 - Program rich - System poor 21:40 - What's next for Citylink Center 22:12 - Fundamental issues as a sector 25:17 - Innovation: Unnatural? 29:07 - Advice to future innovators

Duration:00:32:27

Innovation is discovering what works best and bringing it to the table

4/30/2021
2:00 - What Is Innovation 2:13 - The aspect of discovery 2:48 - Which is tougher: discovery or bringing to the table? 4:39 - Bringing in the resources vs building a bridge to connect? 6:17 - Philanthropists and the business world: Outcomes and Approches 6:30 - The Center for Effective Philanthropy 8:16 - How does the Center function 12:22 - Measuring success and impact as an organization 15:04 - A mirror to other foundations 17:56 - Following the science of research 18:37 - Working...

Duration:00:19:36

Innovation is a new solution to an old problem

4/23/2021
1:58 - What Is Innovation 2:25- Invention vs Innovation 4:13 - Working with the government and Small Business Innovation Awards 4:57 - Problem of getting into the market 5:55 - Inventive people and being linear 9:38 - Great Man Theory and the multibillion founders of modern culture 11:12 - Is there regression in Amazon? 12:51 - Amazon, Innovation, Consumer-centric 14:20 - AWS, innovation and internet giant 17:30 - AWS and Amazon 16:5 - Amazon and digital privacy 21:36 - Secrecy of...

Duration:00:29:13

Innovation is defined by the customer

4/15/2021
1:03 - What Is Innovation 1:33 - Innovation as an improvement vs Innovation as breakthrough 4:56 - Different kinds of innovation 5:34 - Four Box Worldview and Consulting Business 8:20 - Innovation as a portfolio 10:20 - Innovation application on product-service industry 13:16 - Evolutionary vs Revolutionary 14:32 - Portfolio vs Product Distinction 15:16 - What isn't innovation 15:57 - Working with Kodak 17:10 - Looking out the window vs Listening inside the walls 17:51 - Patent...

Duration:00:34:50

Innovation is seeing a gap...and filling it

3/31/2021
1:42 - What Is Innovation 3:38 - Innovation is a bit of a gap for companies 5:10 - Self-Authenticity 6:05 - Importance of Action Points 6:26 - Jumping in and taking a seat at the table 9:17 - Clothing Store: Original Thought Required 10:58 - Working with people 13:45 - Personal Development 18:51 - What Innovation Isn't 19:35 - The Social Media Approach 21:21 - Working in the corporate space 22:47 - Repositioning as the new corporate structure 25:16 - Can anyone be an...

Duration:00:40:03

Innovation is positive disruption

3/11/2021
2:17 - What is Innovation 3:15 - What is "Progress" 6:20 - Design Construction 7:49 - Small group vs big group disruptors 8:52 - Early forms of Design and Construction Technology 13:59 - Bringing in value 15:26 - How the innovation can help despite frictions 19:07 - Innovation and difficult choices 20:58 - Deploying mindsets in a decentralized organization 23:54 - Conversations in Digital Technology 27:22 - Is innovations about eliminating constraints? 28:17 - Advice to future...

Duration:00:35:10

Innovation is doing new things with confidence

3/3/2021
1:50 - What Is Innovation 3:40 - Target in itself 5:20 - Overplaying in Music and Business 6:02 - Trying to impress 6:19 - Adding bravery and sense of humanity 6:44 - Destructive products 8:00 - Bill Evans' intentionality and building on 9:12 - Human temptation of trying to impress 9:32 - Making connections than impressions 9:40 - Impression by definition 9:54 - Jazz Improv 11:09 - Human nature: impressing and 'woodshedding' 11:53 - Leading with a hard part as a business 12:34 -...

Duration:00:28:57

Innovation is bringing the past into the future

2/25/2021
2:17 - What Is Innovation 3:31 - History of Music and Technology 4:13 - Church music restrictions 5:18 - Legend Pianists 5:44 - Sound signature evolution 8:30 - Les Paul and Wes Montgomery 11:02 - Music in Innovation: Never finished 13:47 - Radios and selling records 15:18 - Impact of compartmentalization on music evolution 19:15 - Resurgence of record players and albums 22:00 - Copyright law of 1976 24:00 - Fair Music Act and online streaming 26:05 - Record labels and...

Duration:00:35:13

Innovation is taking a leap

2/17/2021
1:46 - What Is Innovation 2:25 - What Isn't Innovation 2:57 - Being one-to-one 4:55 - Big and small leaps 6:19 - Establishing trust with patients 8: 02 - Smoking dependency 10:26 - Physician Burnout 11:11 - Helping out Physicians 13:37 - Organ Perfusion Laboratory 17:37 - Connecting the dots and step-by-steps 24:24 - Advice to future innovators

Duration:00:26:47