A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation

A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation

Are you looking to better understand and apply innovation theories, methods and tools? Do you need to think about your business or industry in a different way? Join the Sherpas as they conduct spirited conversations and tell compelling stories to guide you along your innovation expedition. Get your gear ready! Business Model Innovation, Human-Centered Design and Strategic Partnerships #innovationengine Music Credit: Aurus Audio... Show More

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Episode 49 features Mike Biselli, a healthtech entrepreneur and community-building pioneer with a bold vision for reimagining healthcare. Learn about how Mike planted a flag in the ground and determined to create a built environment that would foster serendipitous collisions to catalyze innovation and transformational change. The result: Catalyst HTI, a 180,000 square-foot industry integrator campus designed to bring health-tech st... Read more

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Our world is becoming increasingly complex and wonderfully diverse. How can organizations keep pace with this expanding diversity and design with cultural competency? Episode #48 Part 1 features Kinneil Coltman, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Atrium Health; Elizabeth Watson, Manager of Innovation; and Ben Tingey, Manager of Innovation and, for this episode, in a hybrid role as host and guest.Listen and learn about ho... Read more

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Our world is becoming increasingly complex and wonderfully diverse. How can organizations keep pace with this expanding diversity and assemble an inclusive workforce? Episode #48 - Part 2 features André Blackman and Touré McCluskey of Onboard Health, an organization dedicated to building a dynamic ecosystem of career acceleration opportunities to cultivate a powerful, inclusive workforce that is well equipped to solve some of our m... Read more

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Ben & Jay talk to Tom Schlegel, Chief Innovation Officer of Radio Flyer, the iconic 102-year old company that’s on a mission to bring smiles to kids of all ages.  During his 16 years at Radio Flyer, he has been a key leader in the evolution of the company from a steel wagon manufacturer to a customer-driven design and development powerhouse.  Tom talks about how he has employed Dr. Clay Christensen’s theories of disru... Read more

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Ben & Jay talk to Tom Schlegel, Chief Innovation Officer of Radio Flyer, the iconic 102-year old company that’s on a mission to bring smiles to kids of all ages.  During his 16 years at Radio Flyer, he has been a key leader in the evolution of the company from a steel wagon manufacturer to a customer-driven design and development powerhouse.  Tom talks about how he has employed Dr. Clay Christensen’s theories of disru... Read more

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Get ready to shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance in this episode of A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation featuring Robin Glasco, co-founder and Managing Partner of Bambü Global Healthcare Advisors. Robin is a healthcare strategy and innovation dynamo, co-founding Bambü after serving as EIR with the Nason Group, Chief Innovation Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and an executive at Kaiser Permanente. She serves... Read more

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For episode #45, it’s our privilege to welcome our Atrium Health colleague Dr. Zeev Neuwirth, Senior Medical Director of Population Health, to our podcast. Zeev is the author of the recently released book Reframing Healthcare: A Roadmap for Creating Disruptive Change and is the host of the Creating a New Healthcare podcast. This episode began in a different way. Typically, we speak into the microphones while seated. Our episode’s g... Read more

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Episode #44 features a man we admire from an organization we admire: Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation at Intermountain Healthcare.  This inspiring innovator, compelling storyteller and self-described family man shares his go-to list of innovation books, lifelong principles that influence his learning, why empathy should be at the heart of healthcare, and the three C’s of design disease. He’s also a big fan of Clay Christensen... Read more

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Episode 43 features perspectives from Atrium Health teammates who attended the 10th anniversary Health Datapalooza conference on March 27-28 in Washington, DC. Hosted by AcademyHealth, Health Datapalooza brings together a diverse group of healthcare leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and data analysts to discuss collaboration opportunities at the intersection of policy, data, and innovation. A sponsor at this year’s event, Atriu... Read more

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Ben & Jay have the unique pleasure of speaking with Karen Dillon, NYT best-selling author and former editor of the Harvard Business Review, about her being in “the front seat of the Clay Christensen experience” through years of collaboration with Clay and some of their incredible colleagues.  Karen may refer to herself as “semi-retired”, but she sounds pretty busy and is having great impact on the world as a co-author of T... Read more

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Yeehaw! The Sherpas of the southeast went to SXSW in Austin, TX and lived to tell the tale. Listen to Lindsay, Jay, Sally, and Ben recap the sessions they attended, their tried and true success strategies for navigating SXSW, some of the overarching conference themes, the piles of delicious food they sampled, and the applications to innovation and healthcare they uncovered. You’ll learn that SXSW offers a Texas-sized assortment of ... Read more

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Ben & Jay are honored to speak with Efosa Ojomo, Global Prosperity Lead at Clayton Christensen Institute and co-author of The Prosperity Paradox with Dr. Clayton Christensen and Karen Dillon.  Efosa talks about how he came to think that business might be the answer for developing countries, why not all innovations are created equal, and why “pull” strategies can work better than “push” strategies for all stakeholders. ... Read more

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"Ah, the HIMSS conference. . . If you don’t own it, it will own you.” Hear what else the Innovation Sherpas have to say about their recent trip down to the Sunshine State for the 2019 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Orlando.  We have Dr. Jean Wright (Chief Innovation Officer), Emilie Pandullo (Investment Fund Director), and Michael Johnson (Director, Innovation) in the studio to relive their... Read more

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In this episode, we welcome Niyum Gandhi, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai, to discuss health system transformation, and how he tackles it in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Niyum shares the story behind his transition from Oliver Wyman to Mount Sinai, and the role key questions and visionary leaders took in making his leap. Hear Niyum talk about finding the leader who wasn’t ... Read more

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In this episode we welcome Dr. Rasu Shrestha to the Atrium Health family as our new EVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Formerly, Dr. Shrestha was Chief Innovation Officer at UPMC and EVP of UPMC Enterprises. Get to know this dynamic healthcare leader as he reflects on experiences and influences that have shaped his approach to leadership and innovation, and his exuberance as he anticipates guiding strategy for Atrium Health. He also g... Read more

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Rebecca Fogg, Senior Research Fellow of the healthcare practice at the Christensen Institute, joins the Innovation Sherpas from across the pond to talk disruption, air ambulances, Jobs to Be Done, and why she switched from consumer financial services to research on healthcare business model innovation. Rebecca shares some of her finely tuned insights on why the healthcare industry is so difficult to disrupt, how she identifies and ... Read more

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Our human-centered design Sherpas Elizabeth Benfield Watson and Sally Baek are joined by a special guest, John Tartt, AVP of Enterprise Risk Management of Atrium Health, to talk about the Innovation Engine’s Catalyst Program.  Risk management may sound out of place in the world of innovation, but John is a great friend of our team and he’s a terrific example of how the mindset of human-centered design can grow in an organizati... Read more

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December 20, 2018 19 min

Ben & Jay do a short recap of the last year of A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation, highlighting some memorable moments.  We hope current listeners enjoy reliving the memories, and new listeners get a taste of what they’ve been missing.  You’ll hear from previous awesome guests Dr. Zayna Khayat, Bob Moesta, Dr. Derek van Bever and David Phillips – plus Innovation Engine Sherpas Michael Johnson, Lindsay Deneault and Elizabe... Read more

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There is a hidden world of which the average consumer has no knowledge of its existence—the world of design and innovation that crafts nearly everything we see and use. Join Design Strategist Lee Fain as he takes us on a storytelling adventure using the Hero’s Journey to a new world of creativity, frameworks, prototyping, and customer discovery. Lee is co-head of design strategy at IdeaCouture, a global design and innovation consul... Read more

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Your disruptive innovation Sherpas are back to discuss how the theory may be playing out in healthcare.  Will Behrmann, Jay Gerhart and Ann Somers Hogg cover a lot of ground on the complex and ever-changing healthcare landscape.  Is disruption truly occurring?  Why does it matter? Do we really want it to occur?  What will it look like?  Weighty questions indeed.  CVS/Aetna, primary care disruptors, hea... Read more

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