Interviews

Importance of Recognition to Innovation Success

Interview – Adrian Gostick of “The Carrot Principle” I had the opportunity to interview Adrian Gostick, one of the co-authors of “The Carrot Principle” about the importance of recognition to successful innovation efforts. Because innovation comes most often from engaged employees, recognition is key to moving employees from marking time to making innovation. My book review of “The Carrot Principle” ...

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Video Interview with Charlie Brown of Ashoka’s Changemakers

I had the opportunity to interview Charlie Brown of Ashoka’s Changemakers at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Ashoka’s Changemakers is a community of action where people can collaborate on solutions. The community provides the platform for people to attack projects one idea at a time ...

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Video Interview with Dean Kamen of DEKA Research

I had the privilege of interviewing Dean Kamen of DEKA Research and FIRST fame at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can find the video of our conversation here: I was pleasantly surprised that Dean Kamen draws the same distinction between invention and innovation that I do. We had a great conversation ...

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Video Interview with BT Americas’ Neil Blakesley

I had the opportunity to interview Neil Blakesley of BT Americas at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Here are the questions I asked him: What do you see as the most exciting innovation in telecommunications to reach businesses in the next 12-18 months? What have ...

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Video Interview with InnoCentive Founder and CEO

I had the opportunity to interview InnoCentive founder Dr. Alpheus Bingham, PdD and InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Here are the questions I asked them: In your view – What are the greatest strengths of the open innovation movement? Do ...

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Charlie Rose Interviews Evan Williams of Twitter

Charlie Rose interviews Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter about the service and its effect on Internet usage, and the future of the company. The most interesting point he makes is about how strong the developer community is, with at least 2,000 applications and growing, and how they plan to develop the service from a usefulness perspective. Will Twitter survive as ...

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Charlie Rose Interviews Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn

Charlie Rose interviews Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn about the future of technology and social networking, and discusses with him the differences between LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace. The most interesting point he makes is that while tolerance for risk and the ability to manage it are key skills for entrepreneurs, we are all entrepreneurs now. By that he means that ...

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