This innovation & transformation podcast looks at innovators and companies that are changing the game and how they took their initial idea and created a game-changing product or service, while giving you unique perspectives and insights you haven’t heard elsewhere.
David and his guests discuss real-world practical advice on how to best harness the creativity of your employees and go from idea to product that has the potential to radically transform your business, all while separating hype from reality and replacing b******t bingo with common sense.
#016: How Microsoft Felt Threatened by a Small Innovative Browser Company /w Jón S. von Tetzchner
In this episode, I talk to industry legend Jon von Tetzchner about what it takes to compete in crowded markets. And we also explore how Microsoft felt threatened in its market dominance by his browser company and ultimately resorted to unethical business practices.
#015: CRISPR – One of the Biggest Science Breakthroughs of the Decade /w Joram Schwartzmann
CRISPR is considered one of the biggest and most important scientific breakthroughs of the past decade and will probably remain the biggest science story for the foreseeable future. CRISPR could revolutionize everything from medicine to agriculture - and it has worked on every organism it’s been tried on. And with COVID-19 at our doorsteps, this is a perfect time to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR.
#014: How Drug Cartels Operate & Innovate Like Silicon Valley Startups /w Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez
In this episode I caught up with Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez to talk about the criminal entrepreneurial and innovation skills of Mexican drug cartels, how they operate and what we can learn from them.
Toward the end of this episode I also explain how cocaine is produced and what makes it so profitable. Then I show you how to setup your own drug empire, what skills and mentality you need to succeed in this industry, how to scale your business and what offshoring options you can use.
#013: How Vacuum Panels Are Already the Best Insulator for the Next Century /w Dr. Joachim Kuhn
In today‘s episode I talk to Dr. Joachim Kuhn who is the CEO and founder of va-Q-tec - a very innovative company that produces highly efficient and space saving vacuum panels that insulate 10 times better than traditional insulators and will remain the best insulation material for the century.
va-Q-tec has won the TOP 100 innovator award, has been the National Champion at the "European Business Awards" multiple times, made it into the TOP 10 of the GreenTec awards, along with so many other awards and recognitions that it would seriously take a half an hour to name them all.
#012: Scamming the Scammers — How Scammers Innovate /w Jim Browning
This episode takes a deeper look at the much hated scamming industry, by exploring what types of scams there are, how the business model behind these scamming organizations work and how scamming has evolved over the years.
My guest is Jim Browning, an IT professional who, in his spare time, investigates and fights scammers. He has been featured in the famous BBC documentary series “Panorama”, where he managed to infiltrate a large-scale technical support scamming operation, leading to world-wide press coverage along with arrests of the scammers involved.
#011: Why a CEO Stepped Down so an Intern Could Take Over /w Hermann Arnold
In 2013 Herrmann Arnold (at that time CEO and shareholder of Haufe-umantis AG) voluntarily stepped down as a CEO and appointed a former intern for the CEO position, because he was convinced that he wasn‘t the right person to continue the next growth stage of his company. Many would view this as a colossal failure. Why the exact opposite is true, is something we discuss at length in this episode.
In this episode we will answer some of the following questions:
- Why my guest voluntarily stepped down as a CEO in order to give a former intern his position
- How his successor and customers reacted to this decision
- How a manager recognizes the point where he or she is not the right person anymore to continue to lead the company
- What it felt like coming back to the company and working under the new CEO
- How he handled the conflict of his successor implementing his ideas with success
- Why more companies should think about limiting the terms of their CEOs
- What he learned from letting his employees vote for managers and why he believes this might not be the solution for the future
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Highly recommend 005 & 006
These two episodes give brillant answers to pressing questions related to the why, what and how of a company. What I like most about is the rigorous research behind the content! And the fact that the guests have done the experiments themselves to tell others what could be learned!
Deconstructing empty buzzwords
Finally someone who is addressing the real problems. Looking forward to new episodes.
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Wie stellen sich für Unternehmen und Unternehmer in einer zunehmend technologiesierten Welt die tatsächlichen Bottlenecks dar, auf die man sich konzentrieren sollte? Wie entscheidend sind Technologien im Allgemeinen und infrastrukturell maßgebliche Technologien für Corporates wirklich? Diese Fragen und Vieles mehr werden in diesem Podcast-Format nicht nur beantwortet. Vielmehr erhält man hier konkrete Anregungen und Erklärungen, wie der Weg von einer bestechenden Idee hin zu einem erfolgreichen Produkt, tatsächlich gelingt. Für mich unvergleichbar mit Allem, was derzeit zu diesen Themen auf dem Podcast-Markt existiert. Aber schaut - oder besser: hört - am Besten einfach selber mal rein.