Podcasts

12 Tips on Innovation from Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed S11 Ep6

12 Tips on Innovation from Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed S11 Ep6

April 27, 2015 6:00 am

For many innovators, making a splash through social media is the subject of long thought and a lot of trial and error. On the other hand, innovators like Elon Musk tend to have the Midas touch when it comes to combining innovation and social media.…

Innovation From Associative Fluency S11 Ep5

Innovation From Associative Fluency S11 Ep5

April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Everyone knows of the old saying “Great minds think alike,” usually said as a kind of joke when two people have the same idea at the same time.…

Innovation From Frustration S11 Ep4

Innovation From Frustration S11 Ep4

April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Had enough of Barbie’s Dream House? Ever wonder why dolls and tiaras and pink party dresses fill the “girl” aisles of the toy store? After one such stroll down the isle with one of my grand daughters, I was reminded about the stereotypical thinking around “girl tech”.…

Innovation Bravery S11 Ep3

Innovation Bravery S11 Ep3

April 6, 2015 6:00 am

Do you consider yourself a brave person? A person of courage and conviction in the face of a challenge? Most of us don’t, but as an innovator, you practice bravery every day.…

Preparing the Next Generation of Innovators: 3 Critical Skills S11 Ep2

Preparing the Next Generation of Innovators: 3 Critical Skills S11 Ep2

March 30, 2015 6:00 am

A few years back, I was invited to participate in a meeting with leaders from the US Department of Education. Others in attendance at the meeting included university presidents, representatives from the teacher unions and a handful of others.…

Innovation From Boredom

Innovation From Boredom

March 22, 2015 12:01 am

It might happen while you’re taking your morning shower, or maybe you’re in the middle of your morning commute when a flash of creativity strikes: a great idea for a mobile app, a way to hack your Ikea bookshelf to solve a pressing storage problem or a brand new business idea.…

What’s next for the Killer Innovations Podcast?

What’s next for the Killer Innovations Podcast?

January 19, 2015 6:01 am

My guess is that you didn’t expect to hear from me today. I know its been way too long since the last podcast – 5 months to be exact.…

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.…