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Starting and growing a business is really, really hard. That’s my experience anyway.

Being an entrepreneur takes a lot of resilience, optimism and determination to overcome some of the biggest challenges all while keeping a healthy balance in life.

This is Pivot and Grit and I am your host Vaughan Broderick.

I've learned how to start and grow a successful business (aka failing a lot), kickstart new careers and achieve academically all while in midlife. I'm also a design thinking coach, MBA graduate, entrepreneur, business mentor, speaker and a proud Dad of two.

And, I want to share everything I've learned with you on my podcast.

Listen in as I share all the mistakes I've made and what I've learned so that you can get on the right path faster. We'll cut through the noise and get to the point on topics like entrepreneurship, MBA content, design thinking, innovation, strategy and the mindsets that matter. I want you to walk away with everything you need to be successful.

Pivot and Grit is for entrepreneurs, startup owners, busy professionals and anyone who's trying to up their game.

I'll be giving you actionable advice in under fifteen minutes once a week. Think of this show as your entrepreneurship MBA in your pocket!

If you give me your time, I promise I won't take it for granted.

It's never too late to pivot and grit! So, let’s get to work!

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Starting and growing a business is really, really hard. That’s my experience anyway.

Being an entrepreneur takes a lot of resilience, optimism and determination to overcome some of the biggest challenges all while keeping a healthy balance in life.

This is Pivot and Grit and I am your host Vaughan Broderick.

I've learned how to start and grow a successful business (aka failing a lot), kickstart new careers and achieve academically all while in midlife. I'm also a design thinking coach, MBA graduate, entrepreneur, business mentor, speaker and a proud Dad of two.

And, I want to share everything I've learned with you on my podcast.

Listen in as I share all the mistakes I've made and what I've learned so that you can get on the right path faster. We'll cut through the noise and get to the point on topics like entrepreneurship, MBA content, design thinking, innovation, strategy and the mindsets that matter. I want you to walk away with everything you need to be successful.

Pivot and Grit is for entrepreneurs, startup owners, busy professionals and anyone who's trying to up their game.

I'll be giving you actionable advice in under fifteen minutes once a week. Think of this show as your entrepreneurship MBA in your pocket!

If you give me your time, I promise I won't take it for granted.

It's never too late to pivot and grit! So, let’s get to work!

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    Innovation by Design - The Resourcing Phase

    Innovation by Design - The Resourcing Phase

    Welcome back today, what we're going to be talking about is resourcing your project.
    Once you've come up with the innovation, tested it and you've got enough confidence that it's a great product.
    You will need to resource it.
    And, we aren't just talking about money.
    There are other forms of capital that you will need to be successful.
    Listen in and find out what you need to do.
    Including the framework for ensuring the project doesn't fail.
    Enjoy and here's to your success.
    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Brains, Bravery and Belief
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download
    More about the show: Pivot & Grit
    Let’s connect!
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    Website

    • 7 min
    Why Create a Podcast?

    Why Create a Podcast?

    Welcome back to the show everyone.
    Why create a podcast?
    There are three reasons that I’ll share with you today, they are purpose, creativity and confidence.
    I want to help busy entrepreneurs and executives unlock value using design thinking. And, help people make a change in their life with the knowledge that I have built up.
    I am someone that has been in business for many years and found that while I am good at traditional business skills, creativity is something that is not common in that domain.
    The opportunity to bring creativity into the business world has been a wonderful experience and something that I connected with immediately - such as design thinking, user research, service design, business and strategic design
    I’m also certain that creative skills are more and more valuable in this VUCA world that we live in.
    As an introvert sharing publicly has taken a while to get to.
    In reality though the hardest things was the first step (just like most things) and now that I’ve started it helps to stretch my comfort zone, live with the ambiguity and the messiness of design. While I continue to learn more and share more.
    So for me this podcast is serving 3 main things:
    It’s helping people to learn skills and change their life
    It helps me to remain creative and put something into the world
    It gives me confidence by nurturing positive habits
    That’s all for this week - If you liked this episode - please share it with one person that needs to hear the message and leave a 5 star review.
    Don’t forget to head over to the website and grab the list of 101+ innovation resources as a free download from my website - link in the description.
    Until next time, thank you for listening in.
    Here’s to your success!
    101+ Innovation Resources FREE download available here
    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Brains, Bravery and Belief
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download
    More about the show: Pivot & Grit
    Let’s connect!
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website

    • 6 min
    Innovation by Design - The Testing Phase

    Innovation by Design - The Testing Phase

    Welcome back to the show everyone.
    This week we’re letting our inner mad scientist loose by prototyping and testing our ideas.
    You'll learn techniques to prototype and test ideas, why low fidelity, failing often and early is critical and mindsets that matter.
    Some common pitfalls are:
    Not dedicating the time for testing
    Over analysing instead of doing
    Weak data - what people say instead of do
    Looking for evidence that only confirms your hypothesis
    Not doing enough experiments
    Failing to learn from insights and iterate
    Getting others to do the testing
    Top tips are:
    Don’t fall in love with your idea
    Start low fidelity and increase as you gain evidence
    Expose the concept or prototype early and let people be critical
    Fail, early, often and low cost
    Track feedback, insights and progress
    That’s all for this week - If you liked this episode - please share it with one person that needs to hear the message and leave a 5 star review.
    Don’t forget to head over to the website and grab the list of 101+ innovation resources as a free download from my website - link in the description.
    Until next time, thank you for listening in.
    Here’s to your success!
    101+ Innovation Resources FREE download available here
    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Brains, Bravery and Belief
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download
    More about the show: Pivot & Grit
    Let’s connect!
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website

    • 7 min
    Innovation by Design - The Creating Phase

    Innovation by Design - The Creating Phase

    Welcome back everyone.
    Today’s show we get back to innovation by design.
    After validating desirability, we now work on feasibility, starting with the creating phase.
    Before we lean into that, just a reminder about last weeks episode on Brains, bravery and belief - a model from Dr. Christian Walsh used to help entrepreneurs learn from failure, which is something that we need to adapt to during feasibility. Check that show out for more context into failure than simply failing fast.
    Let’s get back to creating. I think what’s helpful is to understand that creativity is introducing something new into the world, your organisation or yourself that is novel and useful.
    Which means that there are various levels of innovation and innovation doesn’t have to be the next Air B’n’B.
    When I started thinking and learning about innovation , I thought that it was beyond my skill set. The reality is that anyone can learn to be creative.
    We unpack 10 common myths surrounding innovation, learn about 'the tortoise and the hare' and plenty of tools for generating ideas.
    Until next time, thank you for listening in.
    Here’s to your success!
    101+ Innovation Resources FREE download available here
    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Brains, Bravery and Belief
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download
    More about the show: Pivot & Grit
    Let’s connect!
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website

    • 10 min
    Brains, Bravery and Belief - An Antidote to Failure

    Brains, Bravery and Belief - An Antidote to Failure

    Brains, Bravery and Belief - An Antidote to Failure.
    The framework to overcome failure is:
    Brains - learning from failure - experimentation based
    Bravery - whole person learning, self-compassion and emotional resilience
    Belief - reflection, double-loop learning, and rethinking
    *Credit to Dr. Christian Walsh for developing this framework
    As we head into learning about Creating and Testing - this framework will be super useful.
    Every entrepreneur and innovator needs Brains, Bravery and Belief.
    Don’t forget to head over to the website and grab the list of 101+ innovation resources as a free download from my website - link in the description.
    If you liked this episode - please share it with one person that needs to hear the message and leave a 5 star review.
    Until next time, thank you for listening in.
    Here’s to your success!
    101+ Innovation Resources FREE download available here
    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Innovation by Design - The Discovering Phase
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download
    More about the show: Pivot & Grit
    Let’s connect!
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website

    • 6 min
    Innovation by Design - Understanding Phase

    Innovation by Design - Understanding Phase

    Welcome back everyone.
    Today’s show we're talking about the understanding phase.
    Understanding is all about sense-making and getting to 'the why' of a problem after we have gathered the user data from interviews and observations.
    We learn about some useful tools in this phase to reduce biases and draw insight.
    Then we talk about how to present the work for maximum impact.
    Listen in for tips and tools to understand the problem space in a human-centred way .
    To help with your design thinking and innovation journey, I’ve put together a list of 101+ innovation resources as a free download from my website - link in the description.
    If you liked this episode - please share it with one person that needs to hear the message and leave a 5 star review.

    Until next time, thank you for listening in.

    101+ Innovation Resources FREE download available here
    Check out my Design Thinking Ultimate Guide Blog here
    Book recommendation - Userpalooza by Nick Bowmast

    If you liked this episode, check out these:
    Podcast: Design Thinking 101
    Podcast: Innovation by Design - The Discovering Phase
    Blog: Design Thinking for Innovation – Ultimate Guide and Download

    More about the show: Pivot & Grit

    Let’s connect!
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Website

    • 12 min

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