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Mar 26, 2019

If you’ve ever read The Onion, chances are you’ve had a good laugh that’s brought tears to your eyes. But what’s the key to good humor? And how is being a good comedian related to being a good innovator? Scott Dikkers, one of the founders of the very first ever fake news newspaper, The Onion, joins me to teach us just how to write funny.

 

The Onion, created in 1988 by Scott and two friends, launched their website in 1996, making it the world’s first humor website. Since his time at The Onion, Scott has published multiple books, including How to Write Funny and Outrageous Marketing: The Story of The Onion and How to Build a Powerful Brand with No Marketing Budget, and teaches others how to consistently create good comedy and humor.

 

This interview is filled with so many nuggets of wisdom, including tips on how to be funny, and strategies to encourage your creativity and innovation while stopping yourself from getting into analysis mode too soon. Scott reveals what it is about The Onion that resonates with so many people, and some surprising lessons he’s learned in his journey. We also discuss the power of humor in communicating with others, why diversity in teams is a source of strength, and why you need to get back the brain of your three-year-old self.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities...

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Scott Dikkers

Scott Dikkers on Instagram

Scott Dikkers on Twitter

How to Write Funny

How to Write Funny Podcast

The Onion

How to Write Funny, by Scott Dikkers

Outrageous Marketing: The Story of The Onion and How to Build a Powerful Brand with No Marketing Budget, by Scott Dikkers

The AV Club

ClickHole

Heinz Ketchup Ad

Mar 19, 2019

Have you ever wondered why innovation processes seem to be so complex, almost hard to follow? That’s because people often complicate processes unnecessarily when they are afraid or unsure of what to do. Lucky for us, Amy Radin has a simple but powerful framework that you can use to become a change maker, too.

 

Amy Radin is not just a nationally recognized Fortune 100 Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, adviser and investor, board member, and thought leader on sustainable innovation, but is also the author of The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company.

 

In this fast-paced interview, Amy unleashes a wealth of information about innovation. She explains what it means to be a change maker, who can be a change maker, and what it takes for changemakers to succeed (Hint: They can’t do it alone; it’s all about collaboration!). Amy takes us through the different stages of innovation in her Seek-Seed-Scale model, shares some tips on how to maintain innovation through the different stages, and really drives home the role of empathy in the age of technological advancement. At the end of the day, it’s really all about how you make your user feel and connect with them at an emotional level.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities...

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Amy Radin

Amy Radin on Twitter

Amy Radin on LinkedIn

The Change Maker's PlaybookHow to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation In Any Company, by Amy J. Radin

Seek Seed Scale Infographic

Basecamp

Return on Empathy: The New ROE, by Amy Radin

Snapple

Honest Tea

 IQE Pro Innovation Toolkit

IQE Pro Innovation Toolkit: Team Edition

 

Mar 12, 2019

They may sound completely unrelated, but an orchestra can actually teach us a lot about a business. By creating an unforgettable learning experience for teams and organizations through The Music Paradigm®, Roger Nierenberg helps them get new insights about the business.

 

Roger Nierenberg is a conductor who leads The Music Paradigm, an innovative and immersive demonstration of the fascinating and unexpected organizational dynamics of an orchestra. In each individually tailored session, participants from the organization are seated within the orchestra and observe and participate in different role-playing scenarios, all of which leave them with deep insights into their own company.

 

It is a powerful personal transformation that people experience as part of a group, and its secret lies in being a fun and delightful yet challenging experience that makes learning possible and makes it stick. Roger shares more about how an orchestra and music can help the leadership of a business in a way that having a discussion doesn’t with some real-life examples, and some of the big themes and patterns that often come up as a result of these sessions. We also dive into how The Music Paradigm helps to spark some of the innovation that is within people that they’re not tapping into, and what you can do to recreate The Music Paradigm in your daily life and tap into your innovative self.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities...

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Roger Nierenberg

Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening, by Roger Nierenberg

The Music Paradigm

 

Mar 5, 2019

What drives innovation is often not the answers, but the questions we ask. These are not the questions that you’ve always been asking or the questions that keep you stuck, causing endless frustration. The questions that drive innovation are Beautiful Questions — questions that lead to new paths of thinking and hence, new solutions. Warren Berger joins me to tell us all about beautiful questions.

Warren Berger is a journalist, speaker, and the author of the books A More Beautiful Question, and The Book of Beautiful Questions. Starting out as a journalist, Warren quickly realized the importance of asking the right questions, but it was revolutionary when he understood the significance of questioning in everything else that we do.

Our society has conditioned us to spend too much time on the answer and not the question, but if you’re not asking the right questions, you’ll never get the answers you need to move forward. Warren shares more about how you know if you're asking the wrong questions or the beautiful questions, and why questions need to be grounded in honesty and curiosity. We also examine the barriers that keep us from engaging in questioning and keep us stuck to the status quo — fear, knowledge, and time. There are so many layers of rules and assumptions that prevent people from getting to the real thought-provoking questions, but Warren has just the strategies that can help you break free of them. Tune in to learn how you, too, can start asking beautiful questions.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities...

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Warren Berger

A More Beautiful Question, by Warren Berger

The Book of Beautiful Questions, by Warren Berger

Makers Schedule, Manager's Schedule,” by Paul Graham

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1692: “Nir Eyal Author Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products

 

 

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