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076 - Season 4 Wrap Up: How Do You Remain Creative And Expose Yourself To Fresh Perspectives?

7/10/2018
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We believe passionately in the power of multiple perspectives to build and sustain innovation ecosystems. And yet we are all creatures of habits, following schedules and routines that enable us to continue to perform at high levels, but which might leave us with little room for exploring the new. So unless we proactively seek out fresh perspectives, we run the risk of remaining in our own personal bubbles, surrounded by people who think only like us, so increasing the risk of biases like...

Duration:00:24:07

075 - Season 4 Wrap Up: What Have You Changed Your Mind About Recently?

6/26/2018
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Season 4 of the Innovation Ecosystem Podcast has been a long one, starting with episode 48, and ending with episode 74. As ever, we have been extremely fortunate to have been able to attract some remarkable guests from the worlds of business, academia, sports, science and the arts, and all of these guests are world-class in their chosen field. We ask our guests the same three questions, which get to the heart of what it takes as a leader to create an innovation ecosystem in your...

Duration:00:24:02

074 - After The Storm: The View from Brazil with Ricardo Amorim

6/12/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by economist and entrepreneur, Ricardo Amorim. Ricardo is founder and CEO of Ricam Consultoria, a financial and investment consultancy, and recent startups AAA Academy and Smartrips. Ricardo is also the author of the best-selling book, After the Storm, is a host on Brazil’s leading news channel, GloboNews, and is a lecturer and keynote speaker. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode emailLinkedInTwitterRicam...

Duration:00:45:39

073 - Innovation in Africa with Jean-Claude Bastos

5/29/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by entrepreneur and innovation influencer, Jean-Claude Bastos. Jean-Claude is the founder of Quantum Global Group, Banco Kwanza, Angola’s first investment bank, and The African Innovation Foundation (AIF), which aims to support sustainable projects in Africa and hosts the annual Innovation Prize for Africa. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode LinkedInTwitterJean-Claude's websiteQuantum Global GroupBanco KwanzaThe...

Duration:00:37:42

072 - Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent with Gib Bulloch

5/15/2018
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In this episode, writer, speaker, and intrapreneur, Gib Bulloch, joins us to discuss his newly released book, The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent. He spent 20 years at Accenture where he started Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a buinsess unit set up to leverage that business’s expertise and experience in service of global development organizations.Gib now works as a consultant specializing in intrapreneurship, social enterprise, and cross-sectoral partnerships....

Duration:00:39:07

071 - Learn, Leap, Rinse, Repeat with Whitney Johnson

5/1/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Whitney Johnson to discuss her upcoming book, Build an A-Team. Whitney is the author of the bestselling book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Innovation to Work, and is the founder of the accompanying Disrupt Yourself podcast. Whitney is also a noted speaker, and executive and innovation coach, and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. What was covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:41:45

070 - The Return on Investment of Mental Models with Robert Hagstrom

4/17/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Robert Hagstrom, who is an author, investment strategist, and portfolio manager. His books include The New York Times bestselling The Warren Buffett Way and The NASCAR Way: The Business That Drives the Sport and the recently republished Investing: The Last Liberal Art, in which he investigates investment concepts that lie out with traditional economics. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode email...

Duration:00:38:54

069 - Innovating, Medici style with Frans Johansson

4/3/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Frans Johansson. Frans is the author of the bestselling book, The Medici Effect, from which the now popular term was coined, and more recently, The Click Moment. Frans is the Founder and CEO of The Medici Group, a consultancy firm which promotes innovation through diversity. The Medici Effect Key Takeaways and Learning Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode TwitterLinkedInFrans Johansson's websiteThe Medici...

Duration:00:47:44

068 - Accidental CEO with David Novak

3/20/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by David Novak, former CEO and Founder of Yum! Brands which includes Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC. David is the author of several books including Taking People With You and his biography The Education of An Accidental CEO. Most recently, David has co-founded oGoLead, a digital leadership training platform that aims to change the world by building better leaders. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:28:11

067 - The Answer Is... a Question, with Warren Berger

3/6/2018
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In this episode, author and journalist Warren Berger joins us to discuss his book, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry in Sparking Breakthrough Ideas, which examines the ways in which deep questioning fuels innovation. Warren has contributed articles and stories to The New York Times, GQ, New York magazine, and The Los Angeles Times, and was previously magazine editor for CBS and contributing editor for Wired. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Covered in this...

Duration:00:43:57

066 - Turn Your Ship Around with David Marquet

2/20/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by David Marquet, who was the Captain of the USS Santa Fe from 1990 to 2001 and now works as a leadership expert with businesses worldwide. We cover his book, Turn The Ship Around! A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking Rules, which has been recently re-released with a new companion workbook. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Covered in this Episode LinkedInTwitterFacebookwebsiteTurn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers...

Duration:00:41:07

065 - Fashioning possibilities from dance, digital and denim with Piyush Chowhan

2/7/2018
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In this episode we are joined by Piyush Chowhan who is the Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Arvind Lifestyle Brands, which operates more than a thousand apparel retail stores across India. Piyush has extensive experience in retail strategy, business analytics, customer loyalty and CRM, retail business consulting and supply chain management. What was covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episde LinkedInTwitterArvind...

Duration:00:44:32

064 - Ignoring the siren call of sameness creates lasting value with Scott Page

1/9/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Scott E. Page, a Professor of Complex Systems, Politcal Sciences, and Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Scott is an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and is an author and speaker who has worked with Google, Bloomberg, Blackrock and NASA. Today, he discusses his latest book, The Diversity Bonus. What was covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Podcast emailFacebookLinkedInThe Diversity...

Duration:00:52:18

063 - When Big and Small Make Great with Brad Feld

12/19/2017
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This week we are joined by entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist, Brad Feld. Brad is a co-founder of Techstars, a platform for startups to access funding and entrepreneurial networking, and is also the co-founder of venture capital firm, Foundry Group. Brad is the author of several books on startups as well as an entrepreneurial advice blog. He sits on the board of several technology startups and was an early investor in Fitbit, Zynga, and Harmonix. What Was Covered Key Takeaways...

Duration:00:45:49

062 - Gambling on Innovation: How To Be Productively Wrong With Luis Perez-Breva Of MIT

12/5/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Luis Perez-Breva, a lecturer and research scientist at MIT’s School of Engineering and the Director of MIT’s Innovation Teams Program. Luis has extensive experience in both innovation practice - via his involvement in multiple startups - and innovation research - through his academic work. He recently published his first book, Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively...

Duration:00:41:54

061 - Bottling Amazonian Wisdom with Tyler Gage, the Co-Founder of RUNA

11/21/2017
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In this episode we’re joined by Tyler Gage, co-founder of the organic tea company Runa, and author of the book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life. Tyler shares how his immersion into life in the Amazon guided him in building a socially responsible business able to thrive in the hyper-competitive soft drinks segment. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode websiteRUNAFully Alive:...

Duration:00:39:17

060 - Technonomics and Why My Profits Might Just Disappear with John Straw

11/7/2017
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Summary In this episode, we are joined by digital and marketing entrepreneur, John Straw, who describes himself as a “technonomist” – someone exploring the cutting edge of technology and looking to understand where it fits from both an economic and commercial perspective.. John is a Senior Advisor at McKinsey and IBM, as well as an author, speaker and investor with over 30 years of experience in IT and digital transformation. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and...

Duration:00:37:33

059 - Four Pillars of Good Board Governance with Prof. Didier Cossin

10/24/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Founder and Director of the IMD Global Board Center, Prof. Didier Cossin. Didier is a global expert in governance, and in addition to his role at IMD has served as a consultant to the United Nations, the European Central Bank and multiple major corporations, including HSBC, Vodafone, Schlumberger and Coca-Cola. We speak about four pillars of good board governance: people, information, structure and processes, and group dynamics. What Was Covered Key...

Duration:00:37:48

058 - Dual Transformation and why Noah's Arc Management can't Work with Scott D. Anthony of Innosight

10/10/2017
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In this episode, Scott D Anthony, writer, speaker and Managing Partner at consulting firm Innosight, joins us to discuss his new book, Dual Transformation – How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future. Scott is a globally renowned specialist in innovation, publishing several books on the domain as well as being a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings

Duration:00:41:40

057 - To Fear is Human with Akshay Nanavati, the Author of Fearvana

9/26/2017
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In this episode, author and speaker, Akshay Nanavati, joins us to discuss his new book, Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness, which uses neuroscientific and psychological research to aid personal development. Akshay talks openly about his personal journey, struggle with drugs and alcohol and post traumatic stress disorder diagnosis that led to the research in his concept of Fearvana. Akshay is a Marine Corps Veteran, adventurer,...

Duration:00:46:24