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Ep. 105 – Randy Komisar

Randy Komisar is on Inside/Outside Innovation this week to talk about his new book “Straight Talk for Startups,” why experience is so valuable now, and why startups can stop worrying about scaling.

Ep. 104 – Shane Snow w/ “Dream Teams”

Shane Snow has background as both a journalist and entrepreneur. He talked with Brian about his new book, “Dream Teams: Working Together without Falling Apart,” which is all about how to form a successful combination of familiarity and uncomfortab…

Ep. 103 – Andi Plantenberg, innovation consultant

Andi Plantenberg is an innovation consultant with about as much experience as one can have in such a new market. Her history includes large organizations, small startups, and starting her own business all on the path toward working now to expand entrep…

Ep. 102 – Sunayna Tuteja w/ TD Ameritrade

Sunayna Tuteja is a lead in TD Ameritrade’s innovation department and a speaker at the I/O Innovation summit happening this week. In her conversation with Brian, she shared a preview of what’s to come during her dialogue including the four pillars of t…

Midwest Next: Why The Heartland is The Best Place to Build & Grow an Innovative Company

It used to be that if you mentioned “startup” and “Midwest” in the same sentence, you’d be met with one of those long, sympathetic stares. Whoever you were talking to would give you a pat on the back and a slow nod as they slowly inched away to exit the conversation. No doubt, they would […]

Ep. 101 – Daniel Fozzati w/ Idea London

Daniel Fozzati is Head of Product Development and Commercialization at IdeaLondon, an innovation center by Cisco, EDF and UCL. As a product engineer who always finds himself frustrated by the ground constraints of innovation systems, he takes the 30,00…

Ep. 100 – Tom Bianculli w/ Zebra

Tom Bianculli is the Chief Technology Officer at Zebra Technologies. Before Brian and Tom’s conversation, Tom took part in a panel about the Internet of Things held at The Economist’s Innovation Summit in Chicago on March 22, 2018. In this episode, we …

Ep. 99 – Ryan Jacoby w/ Machine

Ryan Jacoby started in systems engineering doing consulting but when he went to grad school he stumbled upon a class that changed his trajectory fundamentally just as design thinking and development has changed the business and innovation world. Now Ry…

Confessions of A Startup Dream Crusher

Are You Asking Enough Questions to Avoid Startup Nightmares? Startup Dreams Can Be Great — But Validating With Reality Is Even Better Working with early-stage startups, product designers, and corporate innovators puts me in a regular position of asking questions — uncomfortable questions most of the time. In fact, a friend of mine gave me the nickname of “Dream […]

Ep. 98 – Sean Ammirati w/ Birchmere Ventures

Sean Ammirati really knows both sides of the table. He’s gone from founding multiple companies to being a partner at Birchmere Ventures and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He’s written numerous books including “The Science of Growth: Ho…