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Ep. 112 – Ralph Welborn, Author of Topple on Corporate Innovation

Corporate Innovation, Mid-Level Managers and the New 20%. Ralph Welborn has spent over 25 years providing business and technology advisory services to both private and public sector organizations globally. He has held a variety of leadership positio…

Ep. 111 – Peter Gardner with Startgrid on Innovation Ecosystems

Building Innovation Ecosystems Outside of Silicon ValleyPeter Gardner is the Founder and CEO of Startgrid, a company focused on connecting entrepreneurs and enterprises. His mission is to use software to build the density of resources (VCs/accelerators…

Ep. 110 – Shaina Stigler with Betwixt on Building Coworker Trust

Shaina Stigler is chief empathy officer at the startup, Betwixt, that’s focused on enhancing communication and trust between coworkers. She shared some insight they’ve gained on how to jumpstart and measure this growth as well as how improvisation is i…

Ep. 109 – Greg Larkin, Corporate Entrepreneur and Author of “This Might Get Me Fired”

Greg Larkin is the author of “This Might Get Me Fired: A Manual for Surviving” in the Corporate Entrepreneurial Underground. He talked with Brian about the impetus for his book, as well as practical tactics and bits of advice for people forging ahead i…

Ep. 108 – Taylor Dawson with GE on Product Innovation

Taylor Dawson is a founding member of GE Appliances’ FirstBuild Microfactory. In addition to his conversation with Brian, he spoke at the Inside Outside Innovation Summit in May. He had some great stories to tell about FirstBuild’s origins, the obstacl…

Ep. 107 – Azeem Azhar, Author of “Exponential View”

Azeem Azhar is the author of Exponential View, a weekly newsletter about innovation. He talked with Brian about broad perspectives, geography of innovation, corporate venture capital, and why you shouldn’t take a golf club to a tennis match. Sign up fo…

Ep. 106 – Amy Jo Kim – Innovation Consultant and Author of Game Thinking

Amy Jo Kim is a longtime innovation consultant and author of “Game Thinking.” With a wealth of knowledge that she is eager to share, she talked to Brian about the concept of superfans, mainstream majority and early majority, and why identifying these d…

Ep. 105 – Randy Komisar with Kleiner Perkins and Straight Talk for Startups Author

Randy Komisar is author of “Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds–From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity.” He and Brian discuss why experience is so va…

Ep. 104 – Shane Snow – Author of Dream Teams: Working Together without Falling Apart

Shane Snow’s is a journalist and entrepreneur. He talked with Brian about his new book, “Dream Teams: Working Together without Falling Apart,” which is about how to form a successful combination of familiarity and uncomfortability that gets things done…

Ep. 103 – Andi Plantenberg on Entrepreneurial Capabilities in Teams

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…