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A Global weekly show interviewing leaders in their fields, authors, renowned professors, inventors, innovators, change-makers and mavericks to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious.

Presented by the author of "Undisruptable", this Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning. The show exists to enable people to be fully informed to lead better lives, lives packed with meaning. While it focusses on corporate culture and workplace, it aims to help people in their personal purpose as partners, parents and people.

The Innovation Show Aidan McCullen

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    • 5.0 • 86 Ratings

A Global weekly show interviewing leaders in their fields, authors, renowned professors, inventors, innovators, change-makers and mavericks to inspire, educate and inform the business world and the curious.

Presented by the author of "Undisruptable", this Global show speaks of something greater beyond innovation, disruption and technology. It speaks to the human need to learn: how to adapt and love a changing world. It embraces the spirit of constant change, of staying receptive, of always learning. The show exists to enable people to be fully informed to lead better lives, lives packed with meaning. While it focusses on corporate culture and workplace, it aims to help people in their personal purpose as partners, parents and people.

    Long Life Learning with Michelle R. Weise

    Long Life Learning with Michelle R. Weise

    Today’s guest offers us a fascinating glimpse into a near-future where careers last 100 years, and education lasts a lifetime. 
    Our guest makes the case that learners of the future are going to repeatedly seek out educational opportunities throughout the course of their working lives — which will no longer have a beginning, middle, and end. 
    Her book focuses on the disruptive and burgeoning innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model that includes clear navigation,
    wraparound and funding supports, targeted education, and clear connections to more transparent hiring processes. 

    The book examines:   
    * How will a dramatically extended lifespan affect our careers?  
    * How will more time in the workforce shape our educational demands?  
    * Will a four-year degree earned at the start of a 100-year career adequately prepare us for the challenges ahead?  

    We welcome the author of Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet, Michelle Weise, welcome to the show.

    • 55 min
    Wanting with Luke Burgis

    Wanting with Luke Burgis

    This is a book about why people want what they want. It’s based on the notion that, in the end, we will either be masters or slaves of our desires and that we can choose the outcome. True freedom, our guest argues, is the freedom to want what is best for ourselves and for others—and that those need not be different things. The ability to desire in a healthy way is not something we’re born with, but a freedom we must earn. And due to one powerful and hidden feature of human desire, that freedom is hard won. More about Luke here: https://lukeburgis.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Cascades in Practice with Greg Satell

    Cascades in Practice with Greg Satell

    Creating true change is never easy. Most startups don’t survive. Most community groups never get beyond small local actions. Even when a spark catches fire and protesters swarm the streets, it often seems to fizzle out almost as fast as it started. The status quo is, almost by definition, well-entrenched and never gives up without a fight.

    To truly change the world or even just your little corner of it, you don’t need a charismatic leader or a catchy slogan. What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose.

    We welcome back for the 3rd time, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker and Innovation Advisor and author of Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change, Greg Satell.

    Links mentioned in the show:
    https://digitaltonto.com/2020/10-principles-for-transformational-change/ https://www.joinclubhouse.com/join/the-innovation-show/3ovqI5FP/xq5YRvjd

    • 49 min
    A Short History of Humanity with Johannes Krause

    A Short History of Humanity with Johannes Krause

    Marshalling unique insights from archaeogenetics, an emerging new discipline that allows us to read our ancestors' DNA like journals chronicling personal stories of migration, our guest charts two millennia of adaption, movement and survival, culminating in the triumph of Homo Sapiens as we swept through Europe and beyond in successive waves of migration - developing everything from language, the patriarchy, disease, art and a love of pets as we did so. As well as being a radical new telling of our shared story, today’s book is a reminder that the global problems that keep us awake at night - climate catastrophe; the sudden emergence of deadly epidemics; refugee crises; ethnic conflict; over-population - are all things we've faced in the past and overcome.

    Our guest is one of the most established international experts in the field of archaeogenetics, he is director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Germany and he is the author of "A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We Are", Johannes Krause welcome to the show.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention with Aidan McCullen

    Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention with Aidan McCullen

    In our world of incessant change, we are all threatened by VUCA
    volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity — at the individual and organizational levels. 

    Today’s book offers you a new lens through which to consider change as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. 
    You’ll be inspired to consider the big questions of today: 
    What does the future hold?
    What does the exponential growth of technology mean for the world of work?
    What does a changing job market mean for future generations?
    What do waves of disruption mean for business leaders? Society is evolving at breakneck speed. What does this mean for all of us? 

    While we cannot see into the future, there are repeatable patterns that we can understand.

    The first step to becoming Undisruptable is to realize that evolution is a natural part of life, and nature provides many examples. 

    If you haven’t guessed already that is the blurb for my own book and because of so many requests from former guests and listeners, I will be interviewed today by guest host, a friend of the innovation and professional friend, Whitney Johnson.

    • 56 min
    Choosing Courage with Jim Detert

    Choosing Courage with Jim Detert

    Have you ever wanted to disagree with your boss? Speak up about your company's lack of diversity or unequal pay practices? Make a tough decision you knew would be unpopular? We all have opportunities to be courageous at work. But since courage requires risk—to our reputations, our social standing, and, in some cases, our jobs—we often fail to act, which leaves us feeling powerless and regretful for not doing what we know is right. There's a better way to handle these crucial moments—and today’s book provides the moral imperative and research-based tactics to help you become more competently courageous at work.

    Our guest is the world's foremost expert on workplace courage, He explains that courage isn't a character trait that only a few possess; it's a virtue developed through practice. And with the right attitude and approach, you can learn to hone it like any other skill and incorporate it into your everyday life.

    We welcome a friend of the Innovation Show and one of our very early guests, author of Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work Jim Detert

    More about Jim here: https://jimdetert.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Suzie B43 ,

Best of its kind

Every guest Aidan has on is someone I want to spend time with. For anyone involved in change or innovation, or just anyone emotionally invested in what they do, I would highly recommend the Innovation Show. It’s got me reading more, writing more, thinking more and stressing less.

bernie brod ,

Innovation show

Excellent podcast. Very informative

Eleonora Persico ,

Insightful Podcast

Great podcast to keep updated with the latest tech news! Aidan is an informed and passionate host and his weekly guests are knowledgeable and bring their unique expertise on a great breadth of interests. Easy to listen to and top quality content! Highly recommended!

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