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Innovation Crush

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Innovation Crush smashes convention to bits by profiling some of the world's most daring projects and the people behind them. From marketing ideas to technology innovations, disruptive business models, personal development, and everything between, IC is a one stop shop for all the "who-to-know" and "what-to-know" you'll ever need to know. Hosted by long-time idea maker, Chris Denson, the show serves up a giant helping of some of the best minds around the world, all with a heaping side of occasional bad jokes.

Innovation Crush smashes convention to bits by profiling some of the world's most daring projects and the people behind them. From marketing ideas to technology innovations, disruptive business models, personal development, and everything between, IC is a one stop shop for all the "who-to-know" and "what-to-know" you'll ever need to know. Hosted by long-time idea maker, Chris Denson, the show serves up a giant helping of some of the best minds around the world, all with a heaping side of occasional bad jokes.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Innovation Crush smashes convention to bits by profiling some of the world's most daring projects and the people behind them. From marketing ideas to technology innovations, disruptive business models, personal development, and everything between, IC is a one stop shop for all the "who-to-know" and "what-to-know" you'll ever need to know. Hosted by long-time idea maker, Chris Denson, the show serves up a giant helping of some of the best minds around the world, all with a heaping side of occasional bad jokes.

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English


Episodes

#177: Linda Boff - Dreaming in Scale

12/13/2017
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Winner of Adweek's 2017 Grand Brand Genius Honor, Linda Boff has been at the helm of GE's marketing and branding for almost 2 years. As such, she is a master of amplifying human connection and emotion through brand messaging and experiences. From the annual GE BBQ at SXSW to creating a limited edition Moon Boot with Android Homme and even the company's mission to hire 20,000 women by 2020. Recorded live at C2 Montreal, Linda pulls back the curtain on how GE approaches innovation, marketing,...

Duration: 00:20:42


#176: Nicole Yershon - The Diamond in the Rough

11/28/2017
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As the former founding director the Ogilvy Labs, Nicole Yershon set new precedents in how companies connect with connect with culture. Equal parts brain and brawn, the multiple Cannes Gold Lion award winner has been referred to as "an irresistible force against immovable objects," a metaphor that simply translates into knowing how to get sh*t done. She is also now the author of Rough Diamond, a collection of personal philosophies and experiences that illuminate the innovator's path to...

Duration: 00:47:00


#175: Shira Lazar & Bart Baker - Audience, Influence and Evolution

11/15/2017
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With a collective 12+ million followers, and presence across multiple platforms from YouTube to Live.ly to Gas Station TV, Shira Lazar and Bart Baker are a true new-era power couple. On this episode, Shira, the award-winning host and CEO of What's Trending, and Bart, a comedy and music-parody maven, both discuss navigating the ever-changing ecosystem of content creation. From audience demographics and cultural appetites, from deciding which new platforms to be on, changes in algorithms and...

Duration: 00:50:57


#174: Success Live - Peter Voogd & Tom Bilyeu

11/8/2017
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Recorded live at Success Magazine's 2nd annual "Success Live" event, Tom Bilyeu and Peter Voogd join Innovation Crush for a pair of conversations centered on their journey's toward success. Tom, a filmmaker turned serial entrepreneur turned CEO and host of Impact Theory is on a mission to help people increase their capacity. Peter is the king of millennial entrepreneurial culture, launching several businesses himself, and helping brands and fortune 50 companies better understand one of the...

Duration: 00:22:13


#173: Jessica Naziri - Chic Meets Geek

10/24/2017
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Recently named one of INC's 30 Inspiring Women in Tech, Jessica Naziri is the ultimate combination of geek and chic. Teaching tech to the masses through her own Tech Sesh platform, as well as in classrooms at the famed Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Jessica has figured out an almost magical way of translating the most complicated trends across technology and culture to laymen's terms. Her work has been coveted by the likes Mashable (check out her tech themed wedding),...

Duration: 00:30:29


#172: Miguel McKelvey - The Ultimate Support System

10/17/2017
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Currently valued at over $160,000 per member, WeWork boasts over 156 global offices, and caters to more than 120,000 entrepreneurs and team members from Fortune 100 companies. With a global community he describes as one big support system, co-founder Miguel McKelvey has built a network of likeminded workers and businesses that support one another through an exchange of products, services, collaborations, along with WeWork's premium experiences. Recorded live at C2 Montreal, the handyman,...

Duration: 00:24:48


#171: Nilofer Merchant - The Theory of Onlyness

10/10/2017
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Responsible for over $18 billion worth of product launches, and having worked alongside the likes of Apple, Symantec, Logitech, Autodesk and more, Nilofer Merchant is an expert at making wild ideas reality. She has graced the illustrious TED stage, been awarded the Future Thinker Award by Thinkers50, and has traveled the world preaching the innovation gospel to startups, Fortune 500 companies, and industry audiences. Fresh off the heels of her 3rd book, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your...

Duration: 00:53:09


#170: Katherine Power - Moving Fashion Forward

9/26/2017
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As the CEO and co-founder of Who What Wear, Katherine Power took her passion for fashion from a newsletter to a multi-million dollar brand empire in just under 10 years. Who What Wear's parent company, Clique, owns and operates a handful of massively successful retail and content properties designed to accompany women at any stage of life, from college to home to the boardroom. With brands like Gucci, Target, Barney's, Urban Outfitters and more as partners, the former professional dancer...

Duration: 00:32:17


#169: Ann Hand - League of Extraordinary Gamers

9/19/2017
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What do BP, McDonald's, architecture, and eSports have in common? The genius of Ann Hand. As Chairman and CEO of Super League, Ann is quite literally changing the game. What the NFL is to football, or MLB to baseball, Super League is becoming for gaming. With professional team franchises, and sold out competitions popping up all over the country, Super League is now at the forefront of this $90 billion industry. On this episode, Ann breaks down her spirited fearlessness, her leadership...

Duration: 00:42:58


#168: Louis Ziskin - Game of Drones

9/13/2017
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After serving 12 consecutive years in federal prison for the largest MDMA bust in history, Louis Ziskin decided to take the world by swarm... of drones that is. His company, DropIn, Inc pairs on-demand drone pilots with insurance companies, enabling customers to leverage streaming video and high-res photos and achieve better insight into auto and property damage. A first of its kind, Ziskin recently closed over $2M in funding, a handful of major insurance providers as clients, and close to...

Duration: 00:08:31


#167: Simon T. Bailey - Unlocking Your Brilliance

8/29/2017
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Recently inducted into the speaker hall of fame, Simon T. Bailey has worked with the likes of AT&T, Microsoft, Chevron, Marriott and more to help individuals and leadership teams achieve new levels of brilliance. With most companies facing what he's dubbed "VUCA" (Volatility Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity), the best selling author has become a master at navigating the age of reinvention. On this episode of Innovation Crush - in partnership with Success Magazine - Simon talks us...

Duration: 00:44:42


#166: Michael Gervais - The Psychology of High Performance

8/15/2017
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For Dr. Michael Gervais, getting your head in the game is more than a motivational catch phrase, it's what his entire life's work has been about. The high performance psychologist - who once trained Felix Baumgartner for the Red Bull space jump - is one of the world's best when it comes to training your mind for success under pressure. From CEO's to athletes to the military and even a partnership with legendary NFL coach Pete Carroll, Michael helps others reach their highest performance...

Duration: 00:50:27


#165: Emily Chang - Taking On The Unknown

8/8/2017
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As the newly appointed CMO of Starbucks China, Emily Chang is on a mission. With a stint heading Apple retail in the region, and another at the helm of marketing the Intercontinental Hotel Group under her belt, Emily is prepared to take on the company's deepest dive into China since it began. While most US companies are pulling out of the region, Starbucks is projecting the creation of over 10,000 jobs a year, and more than 5000 locations (doubling the current number) in the next 4 years....

Duration: 00:51:39


#164: Bassem Youssef - How to Risk Everything

8/1/2017
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With over 30 million viewers each week, heart surgeon turned political satirist, Bassem Youssef quickly became dubbed "the Egyptian Jon Stewart." His show-- and his very existence as television host-- challenged the powers that be, made people laugh, empowered viewers to take take action, and put himself and his team in constant danger. Like many entrepreneurs, the odds are typically never in your favor, yet through his challenges, Bassem became an important voice and brand within the...

Duration: 00:43:27


#163: Jason Mayden - Becoming Heroic

7/25/2017
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As the former global head of design for the Jordan brand, Jason Mayden is no stranger to the world of icons and heroes. In his role, he worked with world class athletes to refine their performance, and define their brand. Over the past 3 years, Jason has put himself through the entrepreneurial school of hard knocks, teaching at Stanford, working for startups, learning the ropes of finance, and then some; all in effort to launch www.superheroic.com, a brand built to re-engineer play and...

Duration: 00:56:53


#162: Brent Bushnell - The Ringmaster of Creativity

7/19/2017
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Courtesy of www.WORLDZ.us. Combining technology, engineering, circus antics, play, robots, and big business entrepreneurialism, Brent Bushnell is no stranger to creating wonder. Throughout his career, the big kid turned CEO has helmed creative projects alongside the likes of The White House, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, The CW, OK Go, to name a few. in 2018, his company, Two Bit Circus, will open the first of a series "mini amusement parks," a phrase that describes an arcade hopped up on Two...

Duration: 00:24:34


#161: Troy Carter - An Empire Built on Empathy (Rebroadcast)

7/5/2017
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Troy Carter doesn't mind being known as "the VC formerly known as Lady Gaga's manager." The bets he made to move the iconic artist from obscurity to super-stardom are the same bets he's made for organizations like Lyft, Uber, Spotify, Warby Parker, and countless others. His ability to spot winners in both entertainment and business is uncanny, fueled by his one true skill--empathy. It's this empathy that gives him the wherewithal to think like a consumer, feel like an artist, move like...

Duration: 00:58:33


#160: Ryan Cummins - Once in a Lifetime

6/27/2017
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Courtesy of www.Worldz.us. With a roster of celebrity talent like Katy Perry, Robert Downey Jr., Eminem, and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few, Omaze has set a new precedent for those seeking to do good in the world. The organization creates once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences that range from playing dodgeball with Ben Stiller to being a cast member in STAR WARS and pairs them with charitable causes and brands to accelerate change. To date they've raised 100's of millions of dollars for...

Duration: 00:50:56


#159: JT McCormick - The Beginner's Mindset

6/20/2017
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Probably one of the nicest guys to ever fired by, JT McCormick is the consummate CEO. A master of scale, JT recently made the transition from CEO of a software company, to heart-wrenching autobiography writer, to CEO of the company that helped him write his book. As he states, "I'm not your zero to one guy. I'm your one to a billion guy." On this installment of the Crush, JT walks us through building a culture of service, his beginner's mindset philosophy, his less-than-humble childhood,...

Duration: 00:47:24


#158: Joanna Angel - Punk, Power, and Porn

6/6/2017
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The adult industry is one of the most oversaturated and simultaneously innovative industries in the world. For 10 years, punk genre pioneer and Burning Angel CEO, Joanna Angel has mastered the art of calculated risks, evolving her company's brand and her business acumen slowly and carefully. From virtual reality to sub genres to custom products, Joanna continues to find ways to reinvent her presence in the industry, keep fans engaged, and retain a position of category leadership. On...

Duration: 00:56:43

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