Podcasts

Is anything truly original?

Is anything truly original?

July 21, 2014 7:09 am

In a recent discussion among patent attorneys and engineers, the question was asked about the requirement of originality before something can be issued a patent. Younger engineers tend to have the belief that only truly original ideas can be patented.…

Is STEM enough to make innovators?

Is STEM enough to make innovators?

June 30, 2014 7:04 am

Is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) the answer to preparing our kids to be the innovators of the future? That’s the question I was recently asked during the Q&A session at the end of a speech.…

Geoffrey Moore: What it takes to be an innovation leader

Geoffrey Moore: What it takes to be an innovation leader

April 14, 2014 7:55 am

  This weeks Killer Innovations Podcast is a phone interview with Geoffrey Moore. Geoffrey is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises. Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations.…

What Innovation Will Have The Biggest Impact On Society Over The Next 10 Years?

What Innovation Will Have The Biggest Impact On Society Over The Next 10 Years?

October 25, 2013 7:06 am

I was recently interviewed by Adam Colliers on the The Science Layer Podcast.  This is a new podcast that hosts interviews with scientists, technologists and innovators. The audio quality is a little rough but listenable (is that even a word?).…

Why Does Innovation Take Longer Than Expected?

Why Does Innovation Take Longer Than Expected?

July 24, 2013 7:29 am

During a recent meeting where team members provide updates on their innovation projects, one of the project leads pushed back when I challenged the team to “go faster”.…

How to build a foundation of core attributes so that you can create a culture of innovation

How to build a foundation of core attributes so that you can create a culture of innovation

June 19, 2013 7:27 am

Yes — there is a new podcast posted! Over the last year, I’ve spent a significant amount of time laying a foundation of core attributes so that a culture of innovation can flourish.…

Do You Have A Culture Of Innovation?

Do You Have A Culture Of Innovation?

June 4, 2012 7:14 am

Culture of Innovation Culture is one of those things that is hard to quantify.  When I ask executives about their culture, they are confident that they have a culture that encourages innovation.…

4 Steps To Grow Your Innovation Skills

4 Steps To Grow Your Innovation Skills

May 14, 2012 7:52 am

When posed with a major (big) innovation effort, why do some people freeze?  Is it the size that intimidates them?  Yes in a way.  But size is relative.…

How To Test Your Idea

How To Test Your Idea

May 7, 2012 7:44 am

So you have an idea.  You thinks its a killer idea.  How do you make sure its the next great thing before committing significant resources (e.g. money, time, etc)?…

An Innovation Attitude = Career Success

An Innovation Attitude = Career Success

April 30, 2012 8:02 am

Its easy to criticize others about “not getting” it when it comes to innovation.  Before we jump on others, how is your innovation attitude? What do I mean by an innovation attitude?…

4 Steps To Getting The Market Timing Right For Your Innovation

4 Steps To Getting The Market Timing Right For Your Innovation

April 23, 2012 8:04 am

Some listeners to the show have confused “patience” with “timing”.  When I say patience, I’m talking about the need for organizations to be willing to invest time, money and resources over an extended period of time to take an idea and turn it into an innovation.…

The 3 Tricks to Strategic Storytelling

The 3 Tricks to Strategic Storytelling

April 10, 2012 7:52 am

Strategic Storytelling Why is it so hard to pitch your idea?  We’ve been taught that the way to persuade people to our ideas is to use logic and facts.…

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Within Your Organization

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Within Your Organization

April 2, 2012 7:38 am

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Its been my experience that large and small companies suffer from a common set of risks to their innovation efforts.  These risks are independent of size, industry, longevity or geography.…

What are the Laws of Innovation and how does your organization stack-up?

What are the Laws of Innovation and how does your organization stack-up?

March 26, 2012 7:55 am

Laws of Innovation In the fall of 2011, I posted a blog entry titled The 7 Laws of Innovation.   The objective was to identify the critical areas for innovation.…

The 6 Features Needed In Your Idea Management System

The 6 Features Needed In Your Idea Management System

March 19, 2012 7:25 am

Idea Management Is Key To Your Innovation Strategy Ideas are the currency in the new creative economy therefore you need tools to manage this valuable asset as part of your overall innovation strategy.…

Why innovation should be important to the small business owner

Why innovation should be important to the small business owner

March 13, 2012 2:04 pm

A long time listener to the Killer Innovations podcast based in Australia, Tim Reid, invited me on his podcast show to discuss small business innovation and my book  Beyond The Obvious.…

How to not go it alone when it comes to transforming ideas into innovations

How to not go it alone when it comes to transforming ideas into innovations

March 12, 2012 8:04 am

Consider subscribing to the Killer Innovations podcast on iTunes Co-Innovation As A Type Of Innovation One of the areas that is overlooked by most organizations is the opportunity for a new type of innovation: co-innovation.…

You can’t buy your way out of your innovation hole

You can’t buy your way out of your innovation hole

March 5, 2012 8:55 am

Innovation from M&A Getting your innovation mix correct includes having innovation from M&A’s as part of the innovation strategy.  As with anything, there are pros and cons so go into innovation M&A with your eyes open.…

A winning innovation strategy = a balanced internal (organic) innovation approach

A winning innovation strategy = a balanced internal (organic) innovation approach

February 27, 2012 7:24 am

  Organic (internal) Innovation Organic Innovation, based on the use of internal resources, is one of three elements of an organizations innovation mix.  As with any type of innovation, there are pros (control) and cons (risk).…

3 Elements to getting the innovation mix correct

3 Elements to getting the innovation mix correct

February 20, 2012 6:51 am

Innovation Mix The innovation mix is about managing the 3 different sources of innovation in a way to; a)  improve the innovation success rate while, b) reducing the innovation risk.…