Innovation Crush

Innovation Crush

Innovation Crush smashes convention to bits by profiling some of the world's most daring projects and the people behind them. From marketing ideas to technology innovations, disruptive business models, personal development, and everything between, IC is a one stop shop for all the "who-to-know" and "what-to-know" you'll ever need to know. Hosted by long-time idea maker, Chris Denson, the show serves up a giant helping of some of the best minds around the world, all with a heaping side of occasional bad jokes. Listen. Enjoy. Repeat.

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September 15, 2020 58 min

Recorded live in August 2020, MassChallenge presents an in-depth conversation on the latest trends in sales and marketing from industry leaders and innovation experts, Brian Halligan, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HubSpot, Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, former Head of Marketing at Peloton, and award-winning, best-selling author, Chris Denson of Innovation Crush as moderator. We discuss everything from pivoting your business, ...

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When it comes to mindfulness and emotional health, few have been more pioneering than Dr. David Rabin. A physician, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, psychedelics researcher, and now wearable technology entrepreneur, Dave is both the executive director of the Board of Medicine, and co-founder of Apollo Neuro. Apollo's first product is an "every-man" wearable device for mental wellness that helps users achieve more calm st...

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What happens when you grow up on both Fat Albert and Albert Einstein? You get Hakeem Oluseyi. As one of the world's foremost scientists, Hakeem wears many hats-- TV personality, professor, life coach, consultant, voice actor, philanthropist, and former chief science officer at the Discovery Channel, to name a few. As a kid, he grew up in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country. As an adult he has traveled the world, sp...

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Sugar Ray Leonard is revered around the world as one of the greatest boxers who ever lived, dominating the ?80s with a fury in the ring like few have ever seen. Since his retirement from boxing, the boxer-come-entrepreneur has turned his public triumphs, personal tragedies, and unending drive into multiple businesses including a tell-all autobiography, a successful fashion line, a namesake ?Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation? for juveni...
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Every month, the good folks Fast Company and Innovation Crush sit down to chat about some of the most inspired developments across innovation, creativity, and human performance. In this fourth installment, Fast Company podcast host and editor, KC Ifeanyi, gives us the latest from his world of creativity, entertainment, and pop culture. More particularly, how the entertainment industry distracts us with nostalgia, overcoming failur...

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As co-founder of one of the largest cannabis portfolio companies, Scott Kajiya is a life long learner and explorer. From early days of working with artists like Keith Haring and Basquiat, to launching Indian Motorcycle in Japan, to now co-founding Tabu.co with products in over 2000 locations in Canada, Scott has created a vast network of international business relationships and market understanding in both Asia, Latin America, an...

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As president of the Roddenberry Foundation, Heidi Roddenberry is a on a mission to quite literally -- boldly go where no man has gone before. Forged in the ethos and philosophy of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, the foundation supports entrepreneurs, dreamers, and never-before-imagined solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges; including everything from climate change to girl's education to disease. Heidi ...

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From MIT to Puma to the New York City Ballet to Google to Kendrick Lamar, to homes and office buildings around the world and back again, Shantell Martin and her artwork have become iconic staples in culture. Most famously, her work asks one simple question: "Who are you?" -- a question that all of us to have in our back pockets at all times. Over the years, Shantell has combined drawing, fabrication, technology, coding, mus...

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Chris Denson joins the Left Unsupervised podcast to talk holidays, being an author, millennial social behavior, and all things innovation. Check out Left Unsupervised on Instagram to see some fun man-on-the-street videos we did in Los Angeles to get some great advice on the holidays.

This episode is a treat! It’s our Thanksgiving special and Elizabeth Morales sits down to talk to innovator and marketing expert Chris Denson. He is ...

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A brief history of how innovations are birthed and reach critical mass, with John Canning, a 20+ year industry veteran who's career has been spent developing new methods of creating and delivering media, games and interactive experiences from concept to consumer devices. He is currently the first ever executive producer of new media & experiential at Digital Domain, the company that gave us hologram Tupac, Benjamin But...

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Episode #65: A self-proclaimed "mustache farmer," Adam Garone is the CEO and co-founder of Movember, a globally celebrated movement that pits mustaches against men's health issues; particularly prostate cancer. Adam comes from a long line of military, was a digital web and marketing exec, and now for the past 10 years, has brought 10's of millions of men and women together across more than 20 countries; raising wel...

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From BMW to Activision to EA to Star Wars, hundreds of creative projects have the secret weapons of Chip Beaman and Julia Bianco behind them. They've spent the majority of their collective career building a vast network of top tier content and game publishers, voice talent, production services, educators, and everything in between. In 2018, they created The Halp Network, a global network of creative entertainment professional...

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Every month, the good folks Fast Company and Innovation Crush sit down to chat about some of the most inspired developments across innovation, creativity, and human performance. In this third installment, Fast Company assistant editor, Anisa Purbasari Horton -- who is often her own guinea pig for the things she learns -- gives us her latest learnings on productivity and performance hacks, mental repositioning, and work-life balance...

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Since his self-described "awful" start on YouTube, Craig Thompson, aka Mini Ladd, has gone from 16-year-old awkward gaming video maker, to amassing close to 10 million subscribers across social media, launched his own 27-city comedy/variety tour (a first ever in its category), built wells in developing countries, started a music career, and invested in a number of businesses/entrepreneurs ranging from fashion to technology ...

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As an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dallin Larsen is no stranger to taking risks in building multi-billion dollar businesses. He is currently the CEO and founder of Vasayo, the world's first CBD network marketing business, and prior to Vasayo, almost single handedly turned the acai berry into the multi-billion industry it is today. His philosophy of envisioning a better future for the world and his teams and leav...

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October 2, 2019 57 min

Tim Daly is an award-winning actor (Madame Secretary, Hot in Cleveland) and an arts education advocate. As a White House recognized "Champion of Change," he worked aggressively with the Obama administration to ensure that the arts remain central to the governmental focus at the time of increasing American efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math. Having worked alongside many business mavens, arts organization...

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Every month, the good folks Fast Company and Innovation Crush sit down to chat about some of the most inspired developments across innovation, creativity, and human performance. In this second installment, Fast Company assistant editor, Anisa Purbasari Horton and deputy editor, Kate Davis give us their latest learnings on productivity and the future of work, including artificial intelligence, the art of interviewing (or being inter...

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Nathan Philips award-winning work spans TV commercials, digital content, books, speeches, theater shows, improvised experiences, alternate reality games, mapping projects, book adaptations and interactive films. His work has showcased at Sundance, Tribeca and a number of museums worldwide. In 2016, he co-founded Technology, Humans, and Taste (THAT), a disruptive agency that has worked with Walmart, Michael Kors, Ford, and the Foo...

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Janice Bryant Howroyd is often touted as the first African American woman to self-start a multi-billion dollar business. As the founder and CEO of ActOne Group, Janice created her business in 1978 -- almost by accident -- while on vacation from her job as clerk for the Red Cross. A few decades of dedication later, she has racked up close to 17,000 clients in over 19 countries, worked with 4 sitting U.S. Presidents, staffed several...

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Every month, the good folks Fast Company and Innovation Crush sit down to chat about some of the most inspired developments across innovation, creativity, and human performance. In this first installment, Fast Company podcast host and editor, KC Ifeanyi, gives us the latest from his world of creativity, entertainment, and pop culture. Listen. Enjoy. Repeat. For more from KC and guests like Paul Scheer, Tracy Ullman, David Sedaris, ...

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