Interviews

Combining Internal and External Innovation

Interview – Stefan Lindegaard I had the opportunity to interview Stefan Lindegaard, author of “The Open Innovation Revolution” recently. Here is text of the interview: 1. Why is open innovation so important for organizations? Open innovation is about combining internal and external resources and to act on the opportunities this creates. More and more companies prove this to be a ...

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Seth Godin Interview (World Innovation Forum)

I had the opportunity to interview Seth Godin, author of “Linchpin”, “Purple Cow”, “Tribes” and nine other books, at the World Innovation Forum 2010 in New York, NY. On stage, Seth Godin presented mostly a fusion of content from “Tribes” and “Linchpin”. He started by defining innovation as doing ‘stuff’ that’s impossible, otherwise someone would already be doing it. Seth ...

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Wendy Kopp Interview (World Innovation Forum)

I had the opportunity to interview Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO of Teach for America at the World Innovation Forum. Wendy is also the CEO and Founder of Teach For All, and the author of “One Day, All Children…”. “Twenty years ago, the prevailing notion was that there was no way to eliminate educational inequality based on socio-economics in the ...

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Video Interview – Dan Pink – Author of "Drive"

I had the opportunity to interview Dan Pink, author of the new book “Drive” at a biznik event last night. If you’re not familiar with biznik, it is an online community for entreprenurs and the independently employed. Instead of just stopping there, Biznik organizes several in-person events and an annual conference called Seattle BizJam (which I spoke at in 2007), ...

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The Importance of Consistency and Consensus

Interview – Steve McKee of “When Growth Stalls” I had the opportunity to interview Steve McKee, the author of “When Growth Stalls” about the challenges companies face when they lose focus, lack consensus, or fail to maintain consistency with their innovation efforts. We also discuss a variety of other innovation topics including: barriers to innovation, education, and metrics. Steve McKee ...

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Influencing Your Innovation Potential

Interview – Steve Todd of “Innovate with Influence” I have the pleasure of knowing Steve Todd (the Rockette on the left), a Distinguished Engineer for EMC Corporation with a hand in generating over 140 patent applications and billions of dollars in revenue. Steve has a great sense of humor and is the author of “Innovate with Influence – tales of ...

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

Interview – Jackie Hutter – The Hutter Group I had the opportunity to interview Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist and Founder of The Hutter Group about the intellectual property and innovation. The Hutter Group is an IP business strategy consultancy that assists innovation-driven organizations, entrepreneurs and investment professionals in identifying opportunities to identify, capture and maximize value from intellectual property ...

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Improving Innovation Collaboration

I first met Keith Ferrazzi at the incentive2innovate Conference at the United Nations. Keith is the author of the best-selling “Never Eat Alone” and the new bestseller “Who’s Got Your Back.” When his book tour stopped in Seattle the very next week, I had the opportunity to ask Keith on camera about the impact of relationships on innovation and collaboration. ...

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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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