Interviews

Learning by Exchanging Ideas

I had the opportunity a little while back to interview Rami Levy, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Motorola Mobility and Manager of the Motorola Open Source Technologies (MOST) Team about open innovation and its business possibilities. Motorola Mobility was a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola that focused on mobile devices and set-top devices before being acquired by Google.

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Punk Marketing – An interview with Richard Laermer

Richard Laermer is a marketing genius from New York, who provokes his clients into much better marketing by helping them break away from tried, tired and worn out marketing strategies and tactics. He is also a correspondent for the Huffington Post and a regular bon vivant. I met him when we were both delivering keynotes at International Marketing and Leadership conferences in Athens

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Leading the Innovation-Led Organization

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part two of this two part interview: Question 4 - Are companies better served by moving into white space or by licensing their IP to someone for whom the activity is core (or pursuing some other type of external collaboration)?

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Getting Smarter at Failure

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part one of this two part interview: Question 1 - When it comes to innovation, what is the biggest challenge that you see organizations facing?

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Interview with Retired President X

I had lunch in 2009 with the recently-retired president of a multi-billion dollar company and had a great conversation about innovation, leadership, and culture. The insights are still relevant and he enjoys his private life so I won't be naming any names, but I will share some of the key insights and advice for innovators that came out of the conversation.

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