Category: Interviews

Punk Marketing – An interview with Richard Laermer

Richard Laermer is a marketing genius from New York, who provokes his clients into much better marketing by helping them break away from tried, tired and worn out marketing strategies and tactics. He is also a correspondent for the Huffington Post and a regular bon vivant. I met him when we were both delivering keynotes at International Marketing and Leadership conferences in Athens Continue reading

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Mark W Johnson

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part two of this two part interview: Question 4 – Are companies better served by moving into white space or by licensing their IP to someone for whom the activity is core (or pursuing some other type of external collaboration)? Continue reading

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Mark W Johnson

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part one of this two part interview: Question 1 – When it comes to innovation, what is the biggest challenge that you see organizations facing? Continue reading

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Setting Big Things in Motion

We had the opportunity to attend a Biznik Innovators event featuring John Hagel III (JH) and John Seely Brown (JSB) a couple of years ago and thought we would bring you some of the highlights and a video interview with John Seely Brown. Here are some of the key insights: Continue reading

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Innovation Tournaments

I had the opportunity to interview Christian Terwiesch, one of the co-authors of “Innovation Tournaments” about how to create and select exceptional opportunities. We also discuss a variety of other innovation topics including: barriers to innovation, education, and metrics. Professor Terwiesch teaches MBA and executive classes in the areas of operations management and product development at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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Do You Have Innovation Fatigue?

I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Lindsay, one of the co-authors of “Conquering Innovation Fatigue” about the recession, innovation challenges that organizations face, the role of government in innovation, and needs of the innovation workforce. Looking across the broad range of our conversation, the importance of alignment is probably the thread that ties it all together. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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Tackling the Great Disruption

I had the opportunity recently to interview Scott Anthony, President of Innosight and the author of “The Silver Lining” about a variety of innovation topics including: ‘The Great Disruption’, barriers to innovation, education, leadership, and commodity businesses. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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