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The Innovation Rockstars podcast is your no-nonsense guide to all things corporate innovation. With a focus on actionable insights and real-world experiences, we dive deep into the practices that drive sustainable growth and transformative change. From corporate foresight to ideation and creativity to hands-on execution, our episodes bring you unfiltered conversations with the minds shaping the future of business.

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Innovation Rockstars Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS

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The Innovation Rockstars podcast is your no-nonsense guide to all things corporate innovation. With a focus on actionable insights and real-world experiences, we dive deep into the practices that drive sustainable growth and transformative change. From corporate foresight to ideation and creativity to hands-on execution, our episodes bring you unfiltered conversations with the minds shaping the future of business.

Tune in!

    #75 - Navigating Industry Challenges with Strategic War Gaming | Prof. Dr. Jan Oliver Schwarz | Bavarian Foresight-Institute

    #75 - Navigating Industry Challenges with Strategic War Gaming | Prof. Dr. Jan Oliver Schwarz | Bavarian Foresight-Institute

    "The term ‘war gaming’ comes from military war gaming. I think often business leaders are experiencing competition as being something very brutal when they fight over market shares."



    In this episode, we welcome Prof. Dr. Jan Oliver Schwarz, a renowned expert in strategic foresight and trend analysis. As the Head of the Bavarian Foresight Institute and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Foresight Network, Jan brings a wealth of knowledge on how businesses can anticipate industry disruptions and stay ahead of competitors through innovative role-playing simulations known as business war gaming. Discover the origins, mechanics, and real-world applications of these simulations, and learn how they can reveal surprising insights about market dynamics and competitor strategies.



    Tune in to gain valuable lessons on future-proofing your organization and driving successful outcomes in an ever-evolving marketplace. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your strategic toolkit and navigate uncertainty with confidence.



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    • 41 Min.
    #74 - Embracing Radical Optimism for a Future-Ready Mind State | Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt | Author of "What’s Next Is Now”

    #74 - Embracing Radical Optimism for a Future-Ready Mind State | Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt | Author of "What’s Next Is Now”

    “We live in very dynamic times. But ask yourself, ’What can you control?’. And the only thing you can control is your way of thinking. And if you feel a little bit more optimistic, a little bit more open, I guarantee you're going to have a chance to invent that future that you always wanted to see happen.”

    In this captivating episode, we welcome Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt, Google's first Chief Innovation Evangelist and author of the insightful new book, "What's Next is Now." Frederik shares his profound philosophy on cultivating a future-ready mind state, highlighting the importance of radical optimism, unreserved openness, and compulsive curiosity. Join us as Frederik delves into inspiring stories from his book, including the remarkable journey of Seth, an activist and artist whose innovative spirit led to the creation of Google's largest community and volunteering program. Discover how embracing what you can control and fostering creativity can transform your personal and professional life.

    Tune in to explore how you can shape your future with a mind state that sees opportunities in every challenge. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the leading voices in innovation and creativity. Listen now and start building the future you envision!



    *** RELATED LINKS ***Check out Frederik's new book "What's Next Is Now": whatsnextisnowthebook.com

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    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    #73 - From Creators to Coaches: Chick-fil-A’s Innovation Transformation | Prof. Michael McCathren | Chick-fil-A

    #73 - From Creators to Coaches: Chick-fil-A’s Innovation Transformation | Prof. Michael McCathren | Chick-fil-A

    "How can you create this army of everyday innovators throughout your organization? Whether it's 100 people or 100,000 employees, democratizing innovation is key." 

    In this episode of Innovation Rockstars, we feature Michael McCathren, Senior Principal for Enterprise Innovation at Chick-fil-A and former Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia. Michael shares his incredible journey from a 15-year-old restaurant worker to leading innovation at Chick-fil-A.

    Discover how his team transformed from project execution to becoming in-house innovation consultants, democratizing innovation across the company. Learn about their unique approach to fostering a culture of innovation, including consulting, facilitation, and leveraging Gen-AI. This episode is a must-listen for corporate leaders and innovation enthusiasts looking to understand how to foster a culture of innovation, scale innovation and drive impactful change.

    Tune in to learn about best practices and strategies for scaling innovation across large teams.

    *** RELATED LINKS ***
    Check out Michael's book "6Ps of Essential Innovation" (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Michael-McCathren/dp/B0B5GZ6BT2) we talk about in this episode.

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    • 53 Min.
    #72 - How To Nail Your Startup Engagement Program | Paolo Lombardi | Author of 'Startup Program Design'

    #72 - How To Nail Your Startup Engagement Program | Paolo Lombardi | Author of 'Startup Program Design'

    “A [startup] program gives a very clear collaboration platform to engage with startups. It's a clear gateway that corporations can create to send a signal to the startup ecosystem, that they are ready to collaborate.”

    In this episode, we welcome Paolo Lombardi, author of the book ‘Startup Program Design’ and Director of Artificial Intelligence Innovation at Taylor & Francis. Together with Paolo, an expert in AI and startup engagement, we delve into the essentials of effectively partnering with startups, exploring various engagement models such as venture funds, hackathons, accelerators, and incubators.

    Paolo shares his unique journey, starting with coding at age seven, and how his early experiences shaped his career in technology and AI. He emphasizes the importance of choosing the right startup engagement program, avoiding common pitfalls, and aligning corporate goals with startup innovation. Paolo also offers insights on fostering productive relationships between corporate managers and startup founders to mitigate cultural clashes and maximize collaboration success.

    This episode is packed with practical advice for corporates and startups looking to navigate the complex landscape of innovation partnerships and drive impactful results.



    *** RELATED LINKS ***
    To check out Paolo's book ‘Startup Program Design’ we talk about in this episode, click on the following link: https://www.startupprogramdesign.com



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    • 1 Std. 7 Min.
    #71 - The Complete Guide To Measuring Innovation Performance | Dan Toma | OUTCOME

    #71 - The Complete Guide To Measuring Innovation Performance | Dan Toma | OUTCOME

    "Measuring innovation is not about finding one perfect metric; it's about understanding the broader impact on your organization."

    In this enlightening episode of the Innovation Rockstars podcast, we welcome Dan Toma, acclaimed author, innovation expert, and co-founder of OUTCOME to demystify the complexities of measuring innovation performance. Dan, known for his entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of enterprise transformation, explores why traditional R&D metrics fall short and shares his unique perspectives on effective innovation measurement. Whether you're a startup enthusiast or a leader in a blue-chip company, this discussion will challenge your assumptions and offer new insights into fostering innovation effectively within your organization. Join us as we dive deep into the art and science of innovation measurement with one of the industry's thought leaders.

    This episode is a treasure trove of insights for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on navigating the complexities of global business and making impactful decisions.



    *** RELATED LINKS ***

    For further reading, check out Dan's publications:


    Innovation Accounting - A practical guide for measuring your innovation ecosystem’s performance 
    The Corporate Startup - How established companies can create successful innovation ecosystems



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    • 43 Min.
    #70 - Commercialization Eats Culture For Breakfast | Prof. Dr. Andy Wynn | TTIP Global

    #70 - Commercialization Eats Culture For Breakfast | Prof. Dr. Andy Wynn | TTIP Global

    "No technology is ever going to make an impact today unless somebody is going to make money from it. And that's the cold hard reality."

    In this episode, we welcome Prof. Dr. Andy Wynn, CEO TTIP Global, Professor @ IE Business School in Madrid, and professional globetrotter. Facing Andy’s decades of international business and innovation expertise, we explore the critical lessons gleaned from his global experiences—adaptability, problem-solving, and the power of networking. Key for listeners, Andy emphasizes how these skills are indispensable for anyone looking to thrive in today’s fast-paced business environment. We also discuss the often-underestimated importance of commercializing innovation, and how it overshadows the mere cultivation of a so-called innovation culture. Plus, Andy shares some personal anecdotes about transitioning from a corporate setting to launching successful businesses.

    This episode is a treasure trove of insights for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on navigating the complexities of global business and making impactful decisions.

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    • 40 Min.

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Jimmy55334 ,

Inspiring Topics and Guests

The podcast episodes have very different and practice-focuses topics. Interesting to hear which experiences the guests have made in their job.

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Best Podcast for innovation management

Not too long, not too short. Inspiring individuals. Love it.

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