Interviews

Video Interview – Dan Pink – Author of "Drive"

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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

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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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Video Interview – Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts

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I had the opportunity to interview Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi at the World Business Forum this week at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Saatchi & Saatchi is a well-regarded advertising agency and Kevin Roberts has a lot of great insight on the customer. In this short video ...

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

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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

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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

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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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