The Innovation Show

The Innovation Show

A Global weekly show interviewing authors to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious. Presented by the author of "Undisruptable", this Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt to and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning. read less
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Howard Gardner: The Synthesizing Mind
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Howard Gardner: The Synthesizing Mind
Howard Gardner: The Synthesizing Mind   Sign up to our Substack to be first to know about latest events, episodes and more.  https://thethursdaythought.substack.com/subscribe   In this episode of the Innovation Show, Howard Gardner, renowned for his theory of multiple intelligences, discusses his memoir 'A Synthesizing Mind,' recounting his life's intellectual journey.    Gardner talks about his career, his passion for understanding intelligence, his work on 'good work,' and how modern innovations like large language models impact his theories.    He shares personal anecdotes, the importance of synthesizing information, and his thoughts on education and ethics in the 21st century. Join us for a truly memorable episode as we delve deep into Gardner's mind and explore the essence of a synthesizer.   We talk innovation, creativity, ethics, goodness, education and life itself.   00:00 Unveiling the Synthesizing Mind of Howard Gardner 01:56 Exploring the Essence of the Synthesizing Mind 06:20 The Role of Synthesizers in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 14:36 Good Work: The Triple Helix of Excellence, Engagement, and Ethics 17:55 Navigating the Complexities of Good Work and Ethical Dilemmas 20:47 The Impact of Multiple Intelligences on Innovation 33:22 Exploring Musical Intelligence and Personal Reflections 33:46 The Impact and Legacy of 'Frames of Mind' 34:38 The Journey of Synthesizing Knowledge 35:56 Upcoming Publications: The Essential Howard Gardner 36:47 Reflections on Life, Learning, and Legacy 38:31 Navigating the Digital Age: Challenges and Strategies 44:17 The Misuse of Multiple Intelligences Theory 46:08 Ethical Considerations in Public Speaking and Publishing 47:22 The Importance of Good Work and Ethical Values 48:29 Revisiting Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the Modern Era 01:01:29 Personal Experiences Shaping Educational Perspectives 01:05:24 The Essence of Continuous Learning and Good Work   Find Howard here: https://www.howardgardner.com   The Good Project: https://www.thegoodproject.org/good-blog   Project Zero: https://pz.harvard.edu/projects/the-good-project     In 2024, Teachers College Press is issuing two volumes: The Essential Howard Gardner on Education (spring); The Essential Howard Gardner on Mind (fall). Covering work from several decades, each volume contains over two dozen articles, along with my autobiographical notes and up-to-date comments on the background, motivation, and impact of these publications. For those interested in path-breaking work in education, psychology, and related fields, these books are indeed  Essential Reading. Blurbs for Education volume:  "A fascinating look at educational issues by one of our nation's finest and most creative academics. This is vintage Howard!" ―David C. Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University "For more than 40 years, Dr. Howard Gardner has been one of―if not the―most influential scholar on the American educational system. It is thrilling to see a single volume that brings together Gardner's research and writings on educational institutions ranging from pre-K through the university. Readers who know Gardner best for his work on multiple intelligences theory will benefit tremendously from this exposure to his thinking on topics such as what it means to do good work, the purpose of a liberal arts education, and the role of social media in contemporary young people's development." ―Scott Seider, associate professor of applied developmental and educational psychology, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College "The Essential Howard Gardner on Education offers a crisp distillation of Gardner's lasting contributions to our understanding of teaching and learning in a complex, ever-changing world. Whether you're a longtime fan or new to Gardner's work, this masterfully crafted narrative provides an accessible overview of Gardner's wide-ranging contributions to the field of education, including his educational philosophy; the provenance, uptake, and legacy of multiple intelligences theory; what it means to educate for truth, beauty, and goodness; and much more." ―Katie Davis, associate professor, Information School, University of Washington "This is the book we've been waiting for. Here are the pithy, clear, and on-point vistas of one of the leading minds in his field. In the age of education fads and magic bullets, this book will become the indispensable GPS―Gardner Positioning System―to survey vast vistas in education and allied fields. Fasten your seat belt and prepare for an exhilarating journey." ―Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston   Early blurb for Mind volume:  "Howard Gardner has long been one of our most lucid, wide-ranging, and influential thinkers about cognitive science, development, and education. This collection captures his distinguished career exceptionally well." ―Alison Gopnik, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
George Glackin - Value Flows and Design Criteria Maps
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George Glackin - Value Flows and Design Criteria Maps
This episode delves into the challenges corporate explorers face when introducing new business opportunities, emphasising the importance of crafting compelling value propositions. Featuring guest George Glackin, co-author of a chapter on value flows and design criteria maps, the discussion highlights these tools as essential for developing products or services that truly delight customers. Through the Swiffer Wet Jet case study, the effectiveness of these methodologies in real-world application is explored. Additionally, the episode covers the importance of overcoming the 'curse of expertise' and fostering diverse team collaboration to achieve innovation success. Sponsored by Wazoku, the episode advocates for connected collective intelligence in driving sustainable innovation ecosystems. 00:00 Introduction to Corporate Explorers and Value Propositions 00:43 Sponsor Spotlight: Wazoku's Role in Innovation 01:29 Guest Introduction: George Glackin on Value Flows and Design Criteria Maps 01:41 The Genesis of Value Flows and Design Criteria Maps 03:26 The Curse of Expertise and Its Impact 05:05 Exploring the Value Flow with a Practical Example 05:57 Deep Dive into Design Criteria Maps 09:07 Applying the Framework: The Swiffer Wet Jet Case Study 13:17 Breaking Down Silos for Successful Product Development 15:34 The Importance of Validation and Scaling in Innovation 17:07 Closing Remarks and Contact Information Go to the book website – www.thecorporateexplorer.com/contact and complete the contact form requesting the corrected version of chapter 5 and chapter 10. Also see here for chapter 5: https://irp.cdn-website.com/7703216a/files/uploaded/CE-Fieldbook-Chapter5-Explorer-Insight-to-Opportuity.pdf
Navigating Misinformation with Empathy: Misbelief with Dan Ariely
06-05-2024
Navigating Misinformation with Empathy: Misbelief with Dan Ariely
Dan Ariely    Navigating Misinformation with Empathy: Misbelief with Dan Ariely   This episode features Dan Ariely, author of 'Misbelief, what makes rational people believe irrational things', focusing on the psychology behind misinformation and belief in conspiracy theories.    Ariely discusses how stress, personality traits, and social dynamics contribute to the spread of false beliefs, emphasising the importance of resilience and trust in combating misinformation.    He shares personal experiences, including being targeted by disinformation, and highlights his role in the NBC show 'The Irrational' that combines social science with solving crimes. The conversation touches on various psychological concepts, the impact of cognitive biases, and the role of social context in shaping beliefs.    Ariely proposes empathy and understanding over conflict in addressing belief in misinformation and discusses the broader implications of trust erosion in society.   00:00 Unraveling the Web of Misinformation 01:12 Welcome Dan Ariely: Exploring Misbelief 02:15 The Making of 'The Irrational': A TV Show Inspired by Real Science 06:13 Embracing Imperfections: The Philosophy of Kintsugi 12:22 The Personal Impact of Misinformation on Dan Ariely 18:39 The Psychological Journey into Misbelief 22:08 Navigating the Flood of Misinformation in the Digital Age 26:42 The Role of Stress in Cultivating Misbeliefs 33:49 Challenging Cognitive Biases and Misbeliefs 40:01 Navigating Societal Divides: The Abortion Debate 40:59 The Power of Uncertainty in Dialogue 41:25 Innovation and the 'Us vs. Them' Mentality 42:33 Exploring the Dunning-Kruger Effect 47:15 The Role of Memory in Shaping Beliefs 49:02 Personality Traits and Susceptibility to Misbelief 52:07 Social Dynamics: Ostracism and Its Effects 01:01:38 Understanding Cognitive Dissonance 01:07:13 The Importance of Resilience and Trust 01:15:52 Concluding Thoughts on Misbelief and Social Change   Dan Ariely, Behavioral Economics, Misbelief, Misinformation, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Political Affiliation, Psychology, Fake News, Empathy, Cognitive Bias, Trust in Society, Resilience, Stress and Misbelief, Cognitive Dissonance, Shibboleth, Secure Attachment, Dunning-Kruger Effect, Innovation, Identity and Belief, AI and Misinformation   Find Dan at www.DanAriely.com
Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer
04-05-2024
Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer
Unpacking Mindfulness and Positive Psychology with Ellen Langer   This podcast episode features Ellen Langer, known as the mother of mindfulness and positive psychology, discussing her latest book 'The Mindful Body' and its comprehensive insights into achieving chronic health through mindfulness. Langer covers a variety of topics, from the pitfalls of social comparison to the power of positive framing and the immense control people have over their health and happiness through mindful practices. Through anecdotes and empirical studies, she illustrates how changing perceptions and embracing variability can alleviate chronic illnesses, transform education, and enhance daily living. The discussion also touches on the psychological effects of labels, the importance of mindfulness in caregiving, and the transformative potential of mindful learning in both personal and professional contexts. Langer emphasizes the choice available in interpretations of our experiences and encourages a mindful approach to life's challenges to add more life to our years.   00:00 Welcome to the Mindful Body: An Introduction 00:44 The Pitfalls of Social Comparison 03:54 Embracing Imperfection and Mindfulness 05:22 Rethinking Regrets and Embracing Life's Uncertainties 07:29 The Power of Perspective: Learning from Loss 13:12 Understanding Emotions and Behavior 16:46 Mindful Learning and the Value of Mistakes 23:30 Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Health and Vision 27:20 Exploring the Power of Mindfulness in Managing Chronic Illness 28:03 The Transformative Effects of Mindfulness on Health 29:56 The Pygmalion Effect: Expectations Shaping Reality 30:59 Harnessing Placebo Effects and Mindful Healing 36:39 Mindful Contagion: Enhancing Well-being in Social Interactions 41:42 Mindfulness and Memory: Challenging Age-Related Stereotypes 48:17 Mindfulness in Practice: From Healthcare to Everyday Life 51:41 Embracing Mindfulness for Personal and Organizational Change Find Ellen and her books. https://www.ellenlanger.me
Venture Building from Idea to Scale with Michael Nichols
29-04-2024
Venture Building from Idea to Scale with Michael Nichols
In this episode of the Corporate Explorer series by Wazoku, we delve into the concept of customer-first practices and their impact on bridging the maturity gap in corporate innovation. Michael Nichols, coauthor of the Corporate Explorer Field Book and Director of Corporate Ventures for MANN + HUMMEL, shares insights on the challenges of inside-out innovation within corporations, emphasizing the importance of validating business models beyond core business practices. He discusses the common pitfalls of corporates mistaking invention for innovation, the crucial role of customer problem identification, and the necessity of developing a repeatable business model. Nichols also outlines the steps towards achieving business model maturity, highlighting the importance of problem-solving, scalability, and customer need. This episode sheds light on the systemic issues facing corporate innovation and offers guidelines for successfully navigating and leveraging customer-first methodologies to ensure sustainable growth and innovation within large organizations.   00:00 Unpacking the Essence of Customer-First in Corporate Innovation 01:11 Introducing Michael Nichols: A Deep Dive into Corporate Ventures 02:04 The Intricacies of Inside-Out Innovation Explained 03:59 The Challenges of Corporate Innovation and the Funding Dilemma 07:11 Navigating the Innovation Cycle: From Ideation to Market Validation 11:36 Addressing the Corporate Innovation Gap: Strategies and Solutions 25:56 Exploring Business Model Maturity: Key Indicators for Success 35:55 Final Thoughts and Where to Connect    Find Michael here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-guy-nichols/
Ellen Langer - The Mindful Body Part 1
25-04-2024
Ellen Langer - The Mindful Body Part 1
An Interview with Ellen Langer: The Power of Mindfulness in Health and Life   The script features an interview with Ellen Langer, the first woman to be tenured in psychology at Harvard. Known worldwide as the mother of mindfulness and the mother of Positive Psychology, she shares insights from her esteemed career and her latest book, 'The Mindful Body Thinking, our Way to Lasting Health'. Langer discusses her role in pioneering research in Mind Body Unity and emphasizes the importance of mindfulness as a way of enhancing health. She explains how attitudes and personal perspectives can often influence our physical and mental well-being, including how we perceive and treat stress, illnesses like cancer, chronic diseases and even factors like age and physical appearance. She emphasizes the power of perception, contextual considerations, and the important role that language plays in mediating our experiences.   00:00 Introduction to the Guest and Her Work 00:48 Understanding Mindfulness and Its Impact 01:34 Exploring the Concept of Mindfulness 02:25 The Power of Being Mindful 03:27 The Prevalence of Mindlessness 04:10 The Benefits of Noticing Change 05:24 The Journey to Mindfulness 05:47 The Impact of Personal Experiences on Research 06:40 Exploring the Mind-Body Unity Concept 08:25 The Power of Mindset in Physical Health 10:54 The Influence of Perception on Healing 11:32 The Role of Mind-Body Unity in Chronic Illness 19:05 The Power of Attention to Symptom Variability 23:40 Understanding and Addressing Addictions 28:50 The Impact of Perception on Sleep 28:57 The Power of Perception in Sleep and Attitude 29:37 The Impact of Clothing on Perception and Age 30:33 The Influence of Uniforms and Balding on Age Perception 31:41 The Mind-Body Connection and Personal Experiences 33:57 The Power of Placebos and the Challenge of Social Conditioning 39:27 The Role of Stress in Health and Disease 43:23 Challenging the Rules and Embracing Innovation 46:30 The Power of Language in Shaping Our Reality 52:16 The Illusion of Control and the Role of Risk in Decision Making   Ellen Langer, Social Psychology, Stress Management, Health Awareness, Thinking habits, Motivational Interview, Personal Development, Positive Psychology, Mind-Behaviour Connection, Chronic Health, Lifestyle, Habitual Behaviour, Carrying out tasks, Confidence Building, Empowerment   Find Ellen here:  https://www.ellenlanger.me
Rita McGrath: Designing Organisations for Innovation and Growth
20-04-2024
Rita McGrath: Designing Organisations for Innovation and Growth
In this final of a 4-part episode, Rita McGrath discusses her upcoming book focused on how organisations can design structures that empower decision-making at all levels, embracing a 'permissionless' approach to innovation. She elaborates on the importance of engaging disengaged workforces and optimising for transient competitive advantages. Rita provides insightful tactics for assessing competitive landscapes, using various strategies like onslaughts, guerrilla campaigns, feints, and gambits. She also touches on leadership practices for fostering innovation, including managing personal agendas, devoting time to new ventures, and employing a range of leadership practices to navigate uncertainty and encourage a culture of opportunity-seeking within organisations. Rita advocates for 'intelligent failure' and explores how technology can redefine management to promote human flourishing at work. The episode concludes with an insight into her new book's core thesis, aiming for a release in 2024 or 2025.   00:00 Welcome & Introduction to Rita McGrath's Insights 00:16 Sneak Peek: Rita McGrath's Upcoming Book on Organisational Design 00:57 Decoding Competitive Strategies and Responses 03:53 Exploring Competitive Moves: Onslaughts to Guerrilla Campaigns 09:35 The Art of Feints and Gambits in Business Strategy 14:32 Entrepreneurial Leadership: Driving Innovation from the Top 22:05 Orchestrating Practices for Entrepreneurial Success 28:04 Path Clearing and Handling Failure in Entrepreneurial Ventures 40:40 Anticipating Rita McGrath's New Book & Final Thoughts   Find Rita: www.RitaMcGrath.com Find Valize: www.Valize.com   Find Aidan McCullen for Keynote talks on Innovation, Transformation and Change: www.AidanMcCullen.Com   More on the Innovation Show: www.TheInnovationShow.IO
The Power of Collective Intelligence with Simon Hill
16-04-2024
The Power of Collective Intelligence with Simon Hill
The Power of Collective Intelligence with Simon Hill Harnessing Global Creativity for Innovation: A Wazoku Story   This episode examines the power of collective intelligence and open innovation, focusing on Wazoku, a company that facilitates innovation through technology. The discussion highlights a story where an individual from India solved a carbonated drink company's bubble manipulation challenge, exemplifying global problem-solving capabilities. Simon Hill, Wazoku's CEO, elaborates on the importance of embracing external ideas, utilising software for innovation efficiency, and fostering a culture that supports innovation. Emphasising the potential of AI and crowdsourcing, the narrative showcases examples where unexpected solutions emerged from non-obvious sources, including a violinist providing a solution for a potato chip company. The episode underscores the significance of asking the right questions, timing for ideas, and structuring organisations to tap into external creativity effectively.   00:00 The Spark of Innovation: A Global Call for Ideas 00:56 The Power of Crowdsourcing in Innovation 01:30 Introducing Simon Hill: Innovator and Corporate Explorer 02:09 Exploring the Nuts and Bolts of Challenge-Driven Innovation 02:56 The Role of AI and Technology in Shaping Innovation 08:19 The Human Element: Culture, Mindset, and Organisational Change 12:57 Harnessing External Ideas: The Case of Manish and Beyond 16:19 The Future of Work and Innovation: A Circular Ecosystem 23:56 Real-World Success Stories: From Violinists to Potato Chips 26:45 Wazoku: Envisioning a World of Collective Intelligence   Find Wazoku at www.Wazoku.com
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 3 with Rita McGrath
12-04-2024
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 3 with Rita McGrath
In this extensive session with Rita McGrath, Aiden explores the timeless insights of McGrath's book on embodying an entrepreneurial mindset in businesses. McGrath emphasises the importance of continuous innovation, exploiting new opportunities, and building new competencies to stay competitive. The conversation covers key concepts like the significance of key ratios, creating new competence, understanding consumption chains, and the necessity of political savvy within corporate innovation. McGrath also introduces practical tools and frameworks for evaluating opportunities, managing resources, and adapting execution strategies. The dialogue includes examples like Amazon's innovation in delivery systems and Procter & Gamble's ventures, illustrating the application of these concepts in real-world scenarios. McGrath provides advice on overcoming common challenges in innovation, such as attracting the first few customers and navigating corporate politics effectively.   00:00 Welcome & Introduction to Timeless Business Frameworks 00:36 Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation 02:03 Key Ratios: The Secret to Competitive Advantage 06:15 Stratification Mapping: Unveiling Business Asymmetries 08:39 The Art of Championing Innovation Within Corporations 15:16 Navigating Corporate Politics for Innovation Success 23:13 Asset Parsimony: Thriving with Limited Resources 25:40 Real Options Reasoning vs. Net Present Value 31:24 Exploring the Ecosystem of Options 31:56 The Future of Remote Work Technologies 32:31 Investing in Positioning Options 33:51 Scouting and Stepping Stones: Navigating Uncertainty 35:09 Leveraging RFID Technology: A Case Study 38:05 Resource Allocation and Organisational Structures 42:17 Competitive Insulation and the Direct-to-Consumer Boom 46:22 Adaptive Execution and Discovery Driven Growth 54:22 Understanding Customer Consumption Chains 58:20 Concluding Remarks and Additional Resources   Find Rita: www.RitaMcGrath.com
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 2 with Rita McGrath
07-04-2024
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 2 with Rita McGrath
In part 2 of The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Rita McGrath, discusses the concept of the entrepreneurial mindset and the power of consumption chain analysis for businesses seeking to differentiate and innovate.    Rita illustrates how understanding each step of a customer's journey, from need identification to product disposal, can unveil numerous opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage.    She shares insightful examples ranging from grocery shopping to the historical battle between Betamax and VHS, highlighting the importance of aligning each step of the consumption chain to customer needs and preferences.    She also touches on the significance of resegmenting markets and reconfiguring industries to capture new opportunities, using examples from automobile insurance and manufacturing.    The episode offers a deep dive into how companies can apply these concepts to drive growth, challenge assumptions, and transform their competitive landscapes.   00:00 Welcome & Recap of Part One 00:30 Diving Deeper into Consumption Chain Analysis 01:12 Exploring Customer Choices and Consumption Chains 02:30 The Importance of Understanding the Customer Journey 05:41 Learning from Failure and the Power of Networks 08:53 Innovative Case Studies: Progressive Insurance and Beyond 13:18 Resegmenting Markets for Competitive Advantage 19:05 Reconfiguring Markets: Evolutionary to Revolutionary Changes 23:52 The Five Whys Technique and Citibank's Strategic Move 30:10 Closing Thoughts and Where to Find More   Find Rita: www.RitaMcGrath.com Find Valize: www.   Find Aidan McCullen for Keynote talks on Innovation, Transformation and Change: www.AidanMcCullen.Com   More on the Innovation Show: www.TheInnovationShow.IO
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 1 with Rita McGrath
05-04-2024
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 1 with Rita McGrath
Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Mindset for Innovation and Growth This script delves into a conversation with Rita McGrath, author of 'The Entrepreneurial Mindset,' exploring principles for thriving in rapidly changing environments. McGrath shares her personal journey from industry to academia, emphasizing the importance of understanding practical business applications. The script covers themes such as the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in recognizing and acting on business opportunities, detailed methodologies for product differentiation, and strategies for business model innovation. McGrath discusses her work on attribute mapping and quizzing as tools for identifying customer needs and creating blockbuster products. The narrative extends to strategic management under uncertainty, leveraging insights from evolutionary economics, and the challenge of disruptive innovation. The script concludes with McGrath highlighting software solutions, like Sparc Hub, designed to facilitate the operationalization of these concepts within organizations. 00:00 Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Guide to Innovation 01:15 From Political Campaigns to Digital Transformation: Rita McGrath's Journey 08:10 The Evolution of Strategic Management and the Birth of Disruptive Innovation 14:42 Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset for Future Success 18:22 Crafting the Entrepreneurial Frame: Setting the Stage for Innovation 31:57 Exploring Autonomous Technology in Military Operations 32:40 The Future of Autonomy: Removing Humans from the Equation 33:21 Redefining Transportation and Ownership in an Autonomous World 33:38 Opportunity Inventory: Identifying What's Ready for Innovation 33:58 The Human Factor in Innovation and Transformation Efforts 34:25 Designing Blockbuster Products and Services 34:50 Attribute Mapping: Aligning Offerings with Customer Needs 35:38 Understanding Customer Behavior Beyond Demographics 37:08 The Power of Non-Negotiables, Discriminators, and Exciters in Product Design 38:29 The Evolution of Product Features: From Exciters to Non-Negotiables 45:41 Staying Ahead of High-Impact Trends and Competitive Changes 50:54 Quizzing Methodology: Uncovering New Opportunities for Differentiation 54:33 Closing Remarks and Where to Find More Information Find Rita: https://www.ritamcgrath.com Find Valize: https://www.valize.com
Transforming Ideas into Action with Stuart Laws
02-04-2024
Transforming Ideas into Action with Stuart Laws
Innovating Within the Military: Challenge-Driven Innovation and Connected Intelligence This episode of the Corporate Explorer, recorded in London during the launch of the Corporate Explorer field book and powered by Wazoku, features Stuart Laws from the UK's Defense Innovation Unit. The discussion explores how challenge-driven innovation has transformed problem-solving within the military, moving away from a traditional idea-generation model to one that actively involves business units in framing their issues for more scoped and implementable solutions. Laws highlights the shift towards a more inclusive innovation approach, engaging employees, suppliers, startups, universities, and leveraging Wazoku's connected collective intelligence of over 700,000 global problem solvers. The episode also delves into the human aspects of innovation, including the creation of stakeholder personas to better understand and influence decision-makers, and the serendipitous discovery of solutions through cross-sector collaboration and challenge-driven initiatives. Laws shares insights on the necessity of a collaborative mindset in innovation, bringing public and private sectors together for impactful outcomes. The successes of this approach are exemplified in real-world applications, such as providing 5G coverage in hard-to-reach areas through a partnership between Defence, BT, and academic contributions. 00:00 Welcome to the Corporate Explorer: Innovating with Wazoku 00:43 Introducing Stuart Laws: Innovating in the Military 01:41 The Power of Challenge-Driven Innovation 04:12 Cross-Sector Innovation: Bridging Industries for Better Solutions 09:14 Marketing Personas: A Game-Changer for Innovation 12:55 Finding Solutions in Unexpected Places: The BT Story 15:13 Wrapping Up: The Future of Innovation with Wazoku Find Stuart here: https://ideashadowcoaching.com
From Postage to Paradigm Shift with Michael J. Critelli
27-03-2024
From Postage to Paradigm Shift with Michael J. Critelli
Navigating Change and Reinvention: A Conversation with Michael J. Critelli In this in-depth conversation, former CEO and Chairman of Pitney Bowes, Michael J. Critelli, shares insights on leading a company through periods of significant change and market disruption. Starting with a historical overview of Pitney Bowes’ evolution from a mail processing business to embracing global markets and adjacent market opportunities, Critelli discusses strategic thinking, the importance of innovation, and the necessity of constantly adapting business strategies. He highlights the challenges of competing with government and quasi-government entities, the importance of exiting markets strategically, and the need to centralize operations to stay competitive. The conversation also touches on the value of salespeople as 'human sensors' in identifying opportunities, the importance of R&D investment, understanding customer-driven value, and the role of leadership in navigating change. Critelli’s journey offers valuable lessons on staying relevant in evolving markets and the continuous rebalancing of organizational focus and resources. 00:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction to Today's Episode 01:55 The Evolution of Pitney Bowes: Adapting to Change 03:43 Insights and Strategies from Michael J. Critelli 07:40 Reframing Competition and Embracing New Opportunities 12:45 Navigating the Complexities of Global Postal Services 20:35 The Art of Entering and Exiting Markets Strategically 36:43 Cultural Transformation and Organizational Change 45:25 Final Thoughts and Where to Find More Find Mike here: https://www.mikecritelli.com
Challenge-Driven Innovation with Bea Schofield
15-03-2024
Challenge-Driven Innovation with Bea Schofield
This episode of the Corporate Explorer series features a discussion with Bea Schofield, a specialist in Challenge-Driven Innovation (CDI), and various co-authors of the 'Corporate Explorer Field Book'. The podcast, supported by Wazoku, delves into how large organisations can foster innovation through a sustainable ecosystem using 'Connected Collective Intelligence'. The conversation focuses on the principles of CDI, detailing a framework dubbed 'LASSO' for crafting effective challenges that stimulate creative solutions. It underscores the importance of setting clear boundaries to fuel creativity, ensuring challenges are actionable and specific, and aligning them with strategic goals to facilitate ownership and support within the organisation. The episode also covers strategic challenge framing, stakeholder engagement, solution evaluation, and prioritisation, offering insights into blending creativity with systematic processes for corporate innovation. Bea Schofield shares her perspective on the role of corporate innovators and the necessity of balancing ideation with execution to drive meaningful organisational change.  00:00 Welcome to the Corporate Explorer Series: Launching the Field Book 00:15 Introducing Wazoku: Powering Sustainable Innovation 01:07 Diving Into the World of CDI with Bea Schofield 03:59 Exploring the LASSO Framework for Effective Challenges 07:44 The Importance of Support and Ownership in Innovation 17:19 Navigating Corporate Innovation: Strategies and Tools 20:41 Selecting the Right Channels for Innovation Challenges 21:58 Wrapping Up and Where to Find Bea Schofield Corporate Explorer Series, Innovation Ecosystems, CDI (Challenge Driven Innovation), Connected Collective Intelligence, Ideation Process, Challenge Design, LASSO Framework, Problem Solving,  Collaboration,  Corporate Innovation
Ian Morrison Part 2 of The Second Curve
11-03-2024
Ian Morrison Part 2 of The Second Curve
Ian and the host, Aidan McCullen, explore how companies past and present have navigated the transition from the 'first curve' - a state of established practices and security - to the 'second curve' of innovation and adaptation in the face of new technologies and markets. They discuss examples of organisations like HR Block, SGI (Silicon Graphics), and Volvo, and how they've managed to pivot or struggled with these shifts. Ian offers profound insights into the societal move towards a knowledge economy, the importance of venture capital in disruptive innovation, consumer empowerment, and the geographical shift in economic power towards the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, they discuss the importance of organisational culture in adapting to change, the challenges of measuring success on the second curve, and the personal and societal impacts of these transitions. The conversation concludes by emphasising the need for individuals and organisations to embrace uncertainty, leverage existing competencies, and prepare for a future that prioritises hyper-effectiveness and adaptive skills.    00:00 Introduction to the Second Curve 00:31 Understanding the Shift from First to Second Curve 00:56 The Impact of the Second Curve on Organizations 01:44 The Second Curve and the Post-Industrial Economy 02:10 The Role of Knowledge in the Second Curve 02:48 The Power of Disruptive Innovation 03:03 The Shift in Consumer Power 03:34 The Geographic Transformation of the Second Curve 04:36 The Importance of People in the Second Curve 05:31 The Second Curve Mindset 06:25 The Dilemma of the Second Curve 09:02 The Role of Technology in the Second Curve 15:06 The Impact of the Second Curve on Individuals 18:24 The Future of the Second Curve 48:19 Conclusion: Embracing the Second Curve   Find ian here: http://ianmorrison.com
Ideation from Within with Kaihan Krippendorff
02-03-2024
Ideation from Within with Kaihan Krippendorff
Ideation from Within with Kaihan Krippendorff Harnessing Inner Innovation: The IDEAS Framework with Kaihan Krippendorff This episode of the Corporate Explorer Field Book, presented by Wazoku, features an insightful discussion with Kaihan Krippendorff, a renowned innovation strategist. Krippendorff introduces the IDEAS framework, a method developed over 15 years to foster breakthrough ideas within large corporations. The framework is an acronym for Imagine, Dissect, Expand, Analyze, and Sell, representing five types of conversations critical to nurturing a culture of innovation. He emphasizes the framework's practicality by sharing his experience of conducting hundreds of workshops, generating billions in revenue through the innovative ideas it has produced. Krippendorff also explores common barriers to innovation and offers strategies to overcome them, making it a valuable resource for leaders aiming to drive internal innovation and create a sustainable innovation ecosystem. Chapters:   00:00 Introduction to Corporate Explorer and Wazoku 00:37 Ideation From Within: Generating Breakthrough Ideas 01:08 Kaihan Krippendorff's IDEAS Framework Unveiled 02:04 The Power of Conversations in Ideation 02:42 The Evolution and Impact of the IDEAS Framework 04:51 Exploring the IDEAS Framework in Detail 09:23 Overcoming Barriers with the IDEAS Framework 13:03 Concluding Remarks and Where to Find Kaihan 13:33 Closing and Recap of Wazoku's Mission   Find Kaihan here. That series with Kaihan is here on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMxiNrgE29RLWDfWatSwogqFqLQVytkWO&si=k8umYt_1eh0aXolb
Ian Morrison - The Second Curve: Bracing for Changes in Technology, Consumers, and Markets
25-02-2024
Ian Morrison - The Second Curve: Bracing for Changes in Technology, Consumers, and Markets
The Second Curve: Bracing for Changes in Technology, Consumers, and Markets The podcast sees futurist and author, Ian Morrison, discuss the concept of his book, 'The Second Curve'. This concept delineates how businesses must straddle their existing 'first curve' while preparing for a 'second curve' defined by new technologies, market shifts, and emerging consumer behaviors. Morrison cites examples, like Microsoft and Apple, of successful navigation from the first to second curve and emphasizes the importance of not abandoning the profit potential of the existing business too soon. Concerning organisations, Morrison discusses a shift from mechanistic to more fluid 'organic' forms, referencing shifts to more connected, network-driven models and an importance of corporate culture. He also explains the strategy of 'virtual integration' employed by companies like Apple, contrasting it to traditional integration approaches. Morrison finishes by highlighting the enduring relevance of adaptable, entrepreneurial culture in the success of these transformations.   Find Ian here: http://ianmorrison.com   00:00 Introduction: The Dilemma of the Second Curve 00:57 The Journey of the Author: From Geographic Change to Futurism 04:40 The Genesis of the Second Curve Concept 05:41 The Challenges of Navigating the Second Curve 06:47 The Impact of Technological Change on Businesses 09:02 The Role of Forecasting in Navigating Change 11:29 The Pitney Bowes Case Study: Navigating the Second Curve 13:13 The Importance of Timing in Jumping to the Second Curve 13:48 The Role of Innovation in Business Survival 15:18 The Impact of External Changes on Business Strategies 17:06 The Challenges of Adapting to New Business Models 18:37 The Role of Emotional Intelligence and Flexibility in Navigating Change 21:39 The Pitney Bowes Story: A Lesson in Navigating the Second Curve 37:16 The Role of Culture in Navigating the Second Curve 50:15 Conclusion: The Future of the Second Curve   IanMorrison #AidanMcCullen #BusinessInnovation #DigitalTransformation #SecondCurve #PitneyBowes #SonyVsDisney #OrganizationalChange #FutureOfWork