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087 - Colliding with the Unexpected with Gillian Tett

12/11/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by author and journalist, Gillian Tett, to discuss the role anthropology plays in today’s business world. Gillian is the author of the award-winning book, Fool’s Gold, which analyses the origin of the 2008 financial crisis, and most recently, The Silo Effect, and is currently a columnist and US Managing Editor of The Financial Times. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode TwitteremailFinancial...

Duration:00:44:42

086 - Catalysing Innovation with Questions with Hal Gregersen

12/4/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Hal Gregersen, author of The Innovator’s DNA, to discuss his latest book, Questions are the Answer. Hal is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation and the Executive Director of the Leadership Center at MIT, and has previously taught at Dartmouth College, The World Economic Forum, and the London Business School. What was covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode emailTwitterLinkedInHal's websiteThe...

Duration:00:48:19

085 - Fearless Outperformance: Creating Conditions for the Very Best Teams to Excel with Amy Edmondson

11/27/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Amy C. Edmondson to discuss her latest book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. Amy is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and is the world expert on psychological safety, a topic recently made famous by the findings of Google’s Project Aristotle, the quest to build the perfect team. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and...

Duration:00:54:20

084 - Silicon Valley: from "a Bicycle for the Mind” to “Opiate for the Masses” with Adam Fisher

11/20/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by writer and speaker, Adam Fisher, to discuss his latest book, Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom). Adam has previously worked as a freelance journalist for a variety of prestigious publications and as Features Editor of New York Magazine and Wired Magazine. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode TwitterLinkedInwebsiteValley of Genius:...

Duration:00:47:52

083 - Museums as “Curators of Epiphanies”: an Untapped Treasure Trove of Lessons for Leaders with Wanda Draper

11/14/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Wanda Draper, who is the Executive Director at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture to discuss her experience on the board of a museum and how museums can influence innovation. Wanda has over 40 years of experience in both broadcast and print journalism and has previously worked as Director of Programming at NBC-affiliated WBALTV, Director of Public Information for the Governor of Maryland, and as a reporter for The...

Duration:00:46:11

082 - Gorillas In Our Midst with Christopher Chabris

11/6/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by cognitive psychologist, Christopher Chabris, who is perhaps best known for his collaborative research on the Ig Nobel prize-winning ‘Gorillas in Our Midst’ experiment and his subsequent popular psychology book, The Invisible Gorilla. Chris is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Union College in New York and a Senior Investigator at Geisinger Health System. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:46:47

081 - Fighting The Good Fight Against Bias with Dolly Chugh

10/23/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by author and social scientist, Dolly Chugh, to discuss her book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, which studies how implicit bias and unintentional ethical behavior affects our everyday decision making. Dolly is a Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University, has won several awards for excellence in teaching and ethics, and is a monthly columnist for Forbes.com. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources...

Duration:00:39:56

080 - Little Nudges, Big Results

10/9/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he discusses the importance of maintaining positive mental health in the workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education and has taught at Stanford University, IMD at Lausanne, and CIBS in Shanghai. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and...

Duration:00:53:12

079 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance with Angela Duckworth

9/25/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Angela Duckworth, who is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, which proposes the concept of ‘grit’ as using passion and personal conscientiousness to achieve long-term goals. Angela has also been a winner of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode TwitterFacebook...

Duration:00:34:01

078 - Human Innovation, Smart Machines with Ed Hess

9/11/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by author and professor, Ed Hess. Ed has published several notable books on learning and innovation including Learn or Die and his most recent work, Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age. Ed is currently a professor, Batten Executive-in-Residence and Batten Faculty Fellow at the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia. Key Takeaways and Learnings Links and Resources Mentioned in this...

Duration:00:54:18

077 - Season 4 Wrap Up: What Is Your Most Significant Failure/”Low”, What Have You Learned From It and How Have You Applied That Learning?

7/24/2018
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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. So said Winston Churchill, a man who had his fair share of professional disasters to accompany his well known successes. A less painful and more practical strategy for many of us might be to learn from other people’s mistakes. There can be no doubt that you will encounter unexpected and unwanted outcomes as a result of looking at the world through multiple perspectives, or as a result of changing or adapting...

Duration:00:22:00

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:00:23:44

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