The Innovation Show

The Innovation Show

"The Emperor is Naked", calling stuff out. A global show for square pegs in round holes: changemakers, mavericks, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and those interested in human progress. Presented by @AidanMcCullen... Show More

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July 31, 2020 40 min

Our guest today argues that everything is changing fast, apart from how we behave. Our ways of thinking and making decisions have changed little, with the traditional wisdom being that improvements are best done incrementally, just as big, established corporations will increase profits incrementally and governments will change laws incrementally. 

But the problems we now need to solve require a revolution in thinking and behavior i...

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Rob Fitzpatrick is author of "The Mom Test, How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you"

His book shows us how customer conversations go wrong and how we can do better. They say you shouldn't ask your mom whether your business is a good idea, because she loves you and will lie to you. This is technically true, but it misses the point. You shouldn't ask anyone if...

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July 19, 2020 39 min

The world around us is changing rapidly. There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate. The challenge most companies face is how to develop new products for new markets, while managing their core business at the same time. 

The principles and practices outlined in this book provide companies with a blueprint of how to manage innovation while they execute on their core business. 

The Corporate Startup provides fram...

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More agility. More energy. More genius.

Why do some companies always seem to have the best ideas, the most engaged people and the most profitable growth?

Based on 10 years of research, today’s book goes behind the scenes of some of the world's most innovative companies and decodes the tools, hacks and approaches that help their managers systematically spark ingenuity, agility, and profitable creativity at scale.

It presents a p...

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We've reached a point in time when everyone wants innovation, but most people don't know how to actually attain it. It's not easy, which is why there are so many failed brands and companies. In our era of AI, rapid change, disruption, and possibility, there are so many great opportunities within our grasp. However, smart, successful people consistently miss out. Their capabilities are limited by seven traps, and they re...

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Being awarded a leadership role within an organization may feel like an amazing accomplishment, but that is only half the battle. The second, and arguably most important half, lies in building and maintaining a highly effective team.

However, according to a recent survey conducted on UK workers, managers are failing miserably at this task, and are instead fostering feelings of hate and resentment among their workers. The survey sta...

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As a business leader, you need to make decisions that set your company up for success, now and in the future. The challenge is In this fast-changing world, the rules of strategy are being rewritten and the go-to solutions you once relied on are no longer enough. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. As emerging technologies like AI and blockchain become ubiquitous, they will unleash unprecedented levels of disruption.

Drawing o...

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Innovators need to communicate their concepts.

Organisations have 5 generations working together in the workplace.

We must be able to respectfully challenge ideas.

This is why I asked our guest Gill Hasson to join us.

Every day, you have the opportunity to interact with people in different areas of your life; in public, at work and at home, with colleagues and clients, with friends and family.

Your ability to exchange ideas and opi...

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Our guest’s Business Model Canvas changed the way the world creates and plans new business models. It has been used by corporations and startups and consultants around the world and is taught in hundreds of universities. After years of researching how the world’s best companies develop, test, and scale new business models, he has produced his definitive work. 

Todays book explains what every organization can learn from the business...

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Today’s guest teaches business leaders about the importance of relationship building in the digital age. He argues that in spite of (and because of) the advances in tech, we've become a less connected society. We have dramatically evolved away from face-to-face communication, and the skill of building rapport is evaporating. This means that customer personalisation and relationships ...

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Companies spend millions on legal compliance training and initiatives to eliminate workplace drama and the resulting low morale and lawsuits, but don't always get the results they want. Most organisations understand that simply checking legal compliance boxes around sexual harassment, bias, etc. isn't enough, but are at a loss on how to implement solutions, especially in today's post-#MeToo wo...

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Complex problem solving is the core skill for 21st Century Teams Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organisations comes up short. Our guest today shares the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any ...

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This episode is about the creation of a new global currency. Unlike traditional currencies, such as the dollar, yen, or euro, this currency strives to be a risk-free store of value. And unlike bitcoin, which tethers to a finite number of units, this store of value tethers to zero risk. As a result, it is constrained not by an arbitrary number of units, but by market forces of supply and demand.

The foundational ideas are not new an...

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Your job is at risk-if not now, then soon.

We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors.

Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it.

Not only can they know more data and analyse it faster than any mere human, but smart machine...

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Most of us do not see ourselves as biased towards people of different races or genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in organisations, which have, for the most part, embraced the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, but patterns of disparity remain rampant. Why is this?

Breakthroughs in the cognitive and neurosciences give some idea why our results seem inconsistent with our intentions....

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In his 14-plus years as a strategic communications trainer, the biggest obstacle our guests comes across - one that connects directly to nervousness, stammering, rambling, and epic fail - is that most speakers and writers don't have a point.

They typically have just a title, a theme, a topic, an idea, an assertion, a catchphrase, or even something much less.

A point is something more. It's a contention you can propose, argu...

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This episode aims to empower young women and give some tips to parents and mentors along the way.

Recast yourself - Own your wins - Define your legacy - Leverage your success Written by Randy Patterson, the CEO of a multimillion-dollar startup, The Matriarch Rules provides you with guidelines that empower you to find personal success and growth in being the compassionate, powerful, and forward-thinking woman you are.

Achieve succes...

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Today’s leaders are getting stuck at an ever-increasing rate as they reach outside their core capabilities in search of growth. After experiencing this himself, and observing countless other CEOs facing a similar battle, our guest decided to do something about it.

Craig Lemasters leveraged his extensive leadership experience to develop a unique perspective around why this phenomenon keeps happening and what leaders can do to break ...

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There are plenty of leadership how-to books, filled with advice such as “Just do this to get ahead!” Lots of books tell you how to become a leader, this book tells you how to stay successful once you’ve reached a leadership role.

This episode and today’s book helps aspiring, early-stage, and experienced leaders alike answer a critical question: “How will I use my leadership power?”

Being a good leader doesn’t require being a bad pe...

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Kris Østergaard provides real-world advice and research-based information on how to grow innovation by employing new technologies, improving processes, and establishing a culture of creativity and forward momentum.

Conventional business wisdom views innovation as the biggest advantage startups have over large, established organizations, often referred to as legacy organizations.

This belief is false, especially when considering tha...

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