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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


056 - I Don't Care if it's Disruptive or Sustaining Innovation. What the Hell Do I Do Now? - with Greg Satell

9/12/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Greg Satell, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and innovation advisor. Greg has been published in The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company Inc., The Times of London, and Business Insider, and has just published his first book, Mapping Innovation. Previously, Greg spent 15 years in media businesses in Eastern Europe - from Poland to Moscow to Kiev and from small business journals to large news organizations and lifestyle brands. His work as an...

Duration:00:39:39


055 - Hollywood or Bust: New Business Ideas from Other Worlds with Hanne de Mora

8/29/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Hanne de Mora, Co-Founder and Chairperson of management consultancy organisation a-connect, to talk about innovation of the future of the world of work. Hanne is also a member of the Board of Directors for AB Volvo and the Supervisory Board for IMD Business School. What was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings

Duration:00:41:36


054 - Back in the Game: EA's Near Death Experience with Andy Billings

8/15/2017
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In this episode, Andy Billings, Vice President of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts, joins us. Andy is co-founder of Electronic Arts University, an internship program for graduates to begin careers in gaming, and is also an Innovation Advisor for the think tank, Singularity University, as well as to some of the largest corporate organisations within the USA. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings

Duration:00:40:51


053 - Scrappy Intrapreneur Transforming Customer Experiences with Kyle Nicholas McCray

8/1/2017
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In this episode, Kyle Nicholas McCray, Director of Innovation at American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, joins us to discuss his experience as an intrapreneur and innovator within an established financial business. We cover with Kyle his early career at Apple, his time as an entrepreneur and how that led him to set up Scrappy Labs, an innovation lab within APMC dedicated to exploring new and innovative products and services to revolutionize the relationship between the company and a new...

Duration:00:47:08


052 - Meaning Makers: How Top Leaders Use Stories with David Pearl

7/11/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by award-winning author, David Pearl, to discuss his career as a creative confidante and personal development advisor to a number of the world’s top CEO’s and organisations. David is a respected public and keynote speaker and is the founder of Pearl Group, Opera Circus, Lively Arts and Impropera, as well as the non-profit organisation, Street Wisdom. Full show notes available at www. http://innovationecosystem.com/podcast/meaning-makers-David-Pearl/

Duration:00:37:39


051 - A failure to communicate: how the absence of common language risks your digital future with Michael Mueller

6/27/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Michael Mueller, partner and co-founder of Acrea, an innovative management consultancy which focuses on helping companies thrive in the digital age. Michael started his career at McKinsey after which he went on to hold a number of senior IT management roles within the banking industry. More recently he has developed his entrepreneurial career by founding a startup B2B travel company. What Was Covered Key Takeaways and Learnings

Duration:00:46:07


050 - Hacking flow: How to Make Outperformance a Habit

6/13/2017
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Steven Kotler is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist, and the Cofounder and Director of Research at The Flow Genome Project, a research organisation dedicated to understanding the peak human performance state of Flow. Today he joins us to discuss how to hack Flow and how it can improve business performance. What was covered st Key Takeaways and Learnings www.innovationecosystem.com

Duration:00:46:45


049 - Innovating a 2000 Year Old Product with Annalisa Gigante

5/30/2017
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In this episode, Annalisa Gigante, former Head of Innovation and R&D at LafargeHolcim, joins us. With over 25 years of experience her expertise includes management, HR, strategy, marketing and innovation. She is currently a Board member of ZIS. What was covered How Annalisa’s experience in different industries throughout her career has given her the opportunity to see parallels in business innovationAnnalisa’s unique approach on handling project failures and how to regain momentum as an...

Duration:00:48:10


048 - Solving Wicked Problems: My Quest for Sustainable Agriculture

5/16/2017
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In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable agriculture. This purpose drove my work at Syngenta, and is central to that of Terramera, the Vancouver-based agtech company that I am on the Board of. In our discussion we cover: Key takeaways and learnings include:

Duration:00:38:08


047 – Lessons from Season 3 and the Difficulties Innovators Face

3/27/2017
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In this episode, Mark briefly shares his key takeaways from season 3 followed by a special sneak peak at his interview for Nick Skillicorn's Innovation and Creativity Summit coming up next week. Listen in as Nick interviews Mark about his intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial experiences and his key advice for corporate innovators at all levels.

Duration:00:35:40


046-Shapeshifting Companies of the Future with Dr. Bob Johansen of Institute for the Future

3/20/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Bob Johansen who has been helping organisations around the world prepare for and shape the future for nearly forty years. Bob is a distinguished fellow at Institute for the Future where he utilises his extensive training in the social sciences and experience with top leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organisations to encourage thoughtful consideration of the long-term future. He is also author of a number of books exploring potential futures...

Duration:00:49:38


045 - Deciphering Innovator Archetypes with Tamara Kleinberg of LaunchStreet

3/13/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Tamara Kleinberg, serial innovator, keynote speaker, creator the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment and founder of LaunchStreet, a leading platform for individuals and organisations seeking to innovate. In this episode we cover: The lessons Tamara has learnt throughout her 20 year career advising companies such as Disney, General Mills, RICOH, P&G, J&J on how to create innovative cultures.Why she so firmly believes that everyone has the possibility...

Duration:00:49:23

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