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May 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it takes to drive innovation when you’re just one person in a large organization? With bureaucracies, processes, and roadmaps of ‘this is how it’s done’ already laid out, how can you — really — think outside the box and disrupt? Today’s guest, Alex Goryachev, is jammed packed with wisdom on how you can strive for innovation when you’re just one person.

 

Alex is the Senior Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco. With over 20 years of experience, Alex has made it his business to turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models. He is an entrepreneurial go-getter who takes risks and thinks ahead about what the future might hold.

 

We discuss how large companies have shifted their focus from using an outside entrepreneur or consultant to drive innovation to leveraging their in-house staff for support and creation of new ideas. While living in such a fast-paced environment, large organizations realize the importance of investing in innovative teams so that they can get a leg up in the marketplace. Alex explains that, oftentimes, the best ideas come from those who are working directly with the customer. Alex also shares his process on how he thinks about innovation and how he spots a good idea that has lots of ‘spark.’

 

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:

Sponsor: Brillity Digital Digital Presence Assessment Offer

Cisco.com

Alex on LinkedIn

May 21, 2019

In so many aspects of life and business, the traditional ways of doing things are gone, or will soon make you irrelevant. That’s why it’s essential in business today to pivot, disrupt and transform — three concepts that can be as scary as they are invigorating. Marcia Daszko joins me to break down what exactly that means for you and your company.

Marcia is one of the world's leading business strategists who has worked with Fortune 500 corporations and private start-ups for over 20 years. She is also the author of the book Pivot, Disrupt, Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive, which explores not only how to innovate, but also what to stop doing as leaders.

So, why is business as usual no longer good enough? Marcia and I discuss why business cycles are getting shorter and shorter, and how companies can adapt to that; the answer is to pivot, disrupt and transform. These three concepts are interrelated, and companies need to do all three well in order to survive. Marcia shares some real-life examples, as well as her expertise on why leaders are crucial in creating a system for innovation. We also discuss why performance reviews and best practices hinder innovation, and why leaders shouldn’t be focusing on the financials, the metrics, and the arbitrary numerical goals if they really want to drive innovation.

 

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:

Sponsor: Brillity Digital Digital Presence Assessment Offer

Marcia Daszko

Marcia Daszko on LinkedIn

Pivot, Disrupt, Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive, by Marcia Daszko

Marcia Daszkos Q&A Column in the Silicon Valley Business Journal

DoorDash

GrubHub

UberEats

Nokia

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May 14, 2019

Do you ever wonder what it takes to shine in a way that lifts others around you? Being able to inspire the people you work with to take action, or take on a new project, or to say 'yes!' to buy into your new idea — that's the key to innovation and success. That’s what Paresh Shah is all about, and he joins me to share more about his unique brand of innovation.

 

Paresh is the founder of Lifters Academy, where he works with Lifters to elevate their teams, organizations, clients, and communities. He describes himself as everything from a serial entrepreneur to an engineer to a yogi and harnesses his vast and diverse experiences to fuel his thinking and drive his thinking.

 

The greatest innovation blossoms when you let the different parts of your life all flow together instead of compartmentalizing them. Paresh shares how he’s gone from hiding the different aspects of himself to integrating them and moved from intersection thinking to intersection being. He also dives into the importance of weaving work-life together, rather than thinking of it as a balancing act. We discuss why diversity and inclusion is the secret sauce to creativity with some real-life examples, how creating trust and vulnerability in teams leads to more innovation, and so much more.

 

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:

Sponsor: Brillity Digital Digital Presence Assessment Offer

Paresh Shah on LinkedIn

Iamalifter.com/InsideLaunchStreet

Lifters Academy

2 Guns Espresso

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1806: “How Diversity In People and Thinking Leads To Innovation, With Kelly McDonald

How Human Resources can finally be Heroes instead of the Bad News Bears,”
by Paresh Shah

Tough Mudder

Andy Grove

Clay Christensen

Are You a Lifter? by Paresh Shah for TEDxYouth@HongKong

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May 7, 2019

Innovation is not something that should be limited to one team or department in an organization. Innovation is also not something that should be a risky gamble that cannot be evaluated or reproduced. That’s why we need innovation that’s driven by science and data, and operating systems that allow for constant, continual innovation. And Doug Hall is just the expert to speak on this topic.

 

Doug Hall is one of the founders of Eureka Ranch Innovation Engineering Institute and Brain Brew Whiskey. He has been named one of America’s top innovation experts, and his latest book, Driving Eureka! Problem Solving with Data Driven Methods & the Innovation Engineering System dives deep into data-driven innovation and how to get everyone in the organization innovating all the time.

 

We discuss why the current systems most organizations have in place aren’t helping innovation — because they’re designed to control rather than to enable. Doug speaks to the importance of data-driven innovation, and why addressing variation in data through experimentation leads to successful innovation. We also dive Doug’s concept of meaningfully unique innovation, the importance of language and framing when discussing ideas, and how to bridge the gap between what the data tells you and what you can do with that information. So, are you being bold or are you being risky in your innovation?

 

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:

Sponsor: Brillity Digital Digital Presence Assessment Offer

Doug Hall

Driving Eureka! Podcast

Drive Eureka 1hr Audio Summary

Agile Project Management Software

Eureka Ranch Innovation Engineering Institute

Brain Brew Whiskey

Driving Eureka! Problem Solving with Data Driven Methods & the Innovation Engineering System, by Doug Hall

How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, by Jack Mingo

Monte Carlo Simulation

Can't Mess It Up

Dollar Shave Club

Free IQE Assessment

 

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