Category: Interviews

The Enemy of Innovation - Eliminating Variation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeff DeGraff in advance of his appearance at Pipeline 2012 on May 10, 2012. Jeff DeGraff is Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Continue reading

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Towards a New Model for Innovation - design inside

Nicolas Bry interviews Brigitte Borja de Mozota on “design thinking” and her experiences working between design & business: Design Research, Design Management, and Business. Continue reading

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School of Innovation  - 67 Gems of Business Wisdom

An exclusive interview with Adrian Furnham — his thoughts on innovative people management strategy and practice, HR’s role across the leadership and management spectrum.
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Interview with Retired President X

I had lunch in 2009 with the recently-retired president of a multi-billion dollar company and had a great conversation about innovation, leadership, and culture. The insights are still relevant and he enjoys his private life so I won’t be naming any names, but I will share some of the key insights and advice for innovators that came out of the conversation. Continue reading

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Father of the Internet Knows Best (Part 2)

This is the final segment of my interview with Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vinton ‘Vint’ Cerf, known around the world as one of the ‘fathers of the internet’. Continue reading

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Father of the Internet

Imagine having the opportunity to ask Johannes Gutenberg about his thoughts on how his printing press would change the industry – let alone his opinion on how his press would change the world. Well, essentially, that’s the chance that I’ve had this morning, when I was given the opportunity to speak to Google’s VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vinton ‘Vint’ Cerf, known around the world as one of the ‘fathers of the internet’. Continue reading

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Michael Porter Interview with Rowan Gibson

An Innovation Excellence Classic: From an interview with Rowan Gibson

AS WE ENTER the twenty-first century, there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Because unless companies have a clear vision about how they are going to be distinctly different and unique, offering something different than their rivals to some different group of customers, they are going to get eaten alive by the intensity of competition.
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