Innovation Navigation (IN) offers live, unscripted access to world-renowned thought leaders, executives, and faculty. Broadcasting weekly from The Wharton School’s Ivy League campus via Sirius XM’s trailblazing Wharton Business Radio channel, the program delivers invaluable advice for executives or managers who want to boost their organization’s ability to innovate.
Hear new episodes as they premiere Tuesdays at 8:00 am on Sirius XM channel 111, or catch up on the best of each week's interviews with this podcast each Friday!
A Doer's Manifesto, Lean Startups
Luis Perez-Breva, the author of "Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch", shares how innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. He and host Dave Robertson will also discuss how innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same, although aspiring innovators often think of them that way. Dave's second guest is Hugh Molotsi, the CEO of Ujama, who talks about the concept of "lean" startups and his work as a consultant to other entrepreneurs.
10/17/17 - "Totaled," GoDaddy
Dave Robertson's first guest is Brian Blum, the author of the new book "Totaled: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil, and the World."
In the second half of the show, Dave talks to Blake Irving, the CEO of GoDaddy, who discusses his career before GoDaddy as well as how he's worked to keep GoDaddy innovative since he took over four years ago.
10/10/17 - Terrence Curtin and Tony Ulwick
Host Dave Robertson sits down with Terrence Curtin, the CEO of TE Connectivity, to discuss innovation within an existing company and how to cultivate creativity among employees.
Innovation Thought Leader Tony Ulwick will also stop by to give an update on the what he says are the next big things that are coming to market.
9/12/17 - New Challenges for LEGO
LEGO had been fighting off the digital revolution successfully until their most recent quarterly earnings showed a dip in profits. Now after cutting 1,400 jobs, the business is looking to innovate. Host Dave Robertson talks with two guests about these developments: Richard Milne of the Financial Times, who has covered the company extensively; and Jay Peters, managing director of LEGO’s preferred design and Innovation management partner, PARK USA.
9/5/17 - The Innovation Code and Medical A.I.
Host Dave Robertson is joined by “The Dean of Innovation,” Jeff Degraff. The two discuss his new book “The Innovation Code,” why harmony is deadly for innovation, and how the best way to create hybrid solutions is to clash. Later Dave is joined by Walter De Brouwer and they dive into his work at Doc.AI, the company with a quest to create the first robotic doctor.
8/15/17 - Skyrocket and STRIVR Labs founders
Dave Robertson's first guest is Nelo Lucich, who is the co-founder of the innovative, forward-thinking tech-entertainment company Skyrocket. They take a deep dive into making it in the toy industry.
Dave's second guest is former Stanford football player and founder of STRIVR Labs, Derek Belch. STRIVR Labs is a cutting edge virtual reality company, and they talk about the new applications of that technology.