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Are you looking to better understand and apply innovation theories, methods, and tools? Do you need to think about your business or industry in a different way? Join the Sherpas as they conduct spirited conversations and tell compelling stories to guide you along your innovation expedition. Get your gear ready! Business Model Innovation, Human-centered Design and Strategic Partnerships @SherpaPod @HealthPodNet Music Credit: Aurus Audio

A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation Jay Gerhart & Ben Tingey

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Are you looking to better understand and apply innovation theories, methods, and tools? Do you need to think about your business or industry in a different way? Join the Sherpas as they conduct spirited conversations and tell compelling stories to guide you along your innovation expedition. Get your gear ready! Business Model Innovation, Human-centered Design and Strategic Partnerships @SherpaPod @HealthPodNet Music Credit: Aurus Audio

    E114: Bob Moesta - Learning to Build Through 847 Notebooks

    E114: Bob Moesta - Learning to Build Through 847 Notebooks

    Ben and Jay welcome back the one and only Bob Moesta for a record 4th episode.  Bob is a founding father of Jobs to Be Done theory, CEO of The ReWired Group (which has a great new website) and author of the recently published Learning to Build: 5 Bedrock Skills of Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  Hear Bob talk about why he wrote the book, a couple of non-JTBD topics from the book, and what he's focusing on in his remaining 1,890 days.  Yes, it's morbid, but it will be explained.  And hopefully it's much longer than that.

    Learn about another of Bob's mentor's, David T. Lord here, and his book The Visual System of Work here.

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    E113: Perry Klebahn - The Practice of Ideaflow

    E113: Perry Klebahn - The Practice of Ideaflow

    For our penultimate episode of 2022, we interview Perry Klebahn about his soon-to-be-published book Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric that Matters, co-authored with Jeremy Utley. Perry is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Executive Education at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design--the d.school--at Stanford University. Prior to his role at the d.school, Perry was CEO of Timbuk2 and COO of Patagonia. He's also an avid surfer.

    Perry posits that innovation is not an event, a workshop, a sprint, or a hackathon, but rather the result of mastering ideaflow. Put simply, ideas / time = ideaflow. When applied, ideaflow is an effective approach to problem-solving that reduces effort, minimizes risk, and magnifies results. To illustrate this concept, Perry shares personal stories of when he has (and hasn't) applied ideaflow to gnarly business problems, and how he, Jeremy, and the d.school team promulgate this approach to their students, startups, and large corporations. 

    "Once you fully understand what ideas are, where they come from, and how to separate the winners from the losers, you can finally put that lightning rod down and start making lightning."

    Pre-order Ideaflow today and learn more by visiting ideaflow.design/.

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    E112: Mona Baset - Translating Marketing, Technology, and Innovation

    E112: Mona Baset - Translating Marketing, Technology, and Innovation

    Ben & Jay reconnect with a former colleague and friend of innovation, Mona Baset, Vice President, Digital Services at Intermountain Healthcare.   During her career prior to Intermountain, Mona has held a variety of leadership positions in marketing and technology at Atrium Health and Bank of America.  While at Atrium Health, she participated in the very first cohort of the Innovation Engine's Catalyst Program, a hands-on design thinking course featured in Episode 35: Catalyzing an Environment of Innovation.  Today, Mona leads digital engagement strategy and transformation, including the development and implementation of the digital technology road map at one of the country's leading and most respected health care systems.  Hear Mona talk about her career journey, enhancing the health care consumer experience, and the importance of design thinking in her approach.

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    E111: Ruth Hartt - An Opera Singer Walks Into a Think Tank and Meets a Theory

    E111: Ruth Hartt - An Opera Singer Walks Into a Think Tank and Meets a Theory

    Ben & Jay dig again into Jobs to Be Done, this time from a fascinating perspective with Ruth Hartt, Chief of Staff to the President at the Christensen Institute and creator of Culture for Hire.  Ruth, a former opera singer and vocal teacher, is passionate about bringing customer-centric innovation to arts marketing.  Classical music audiences have declined nearly 50% since 1997.  Hear how Ruth applies Jobs to Be Done theory to help arts organizations reverse this trend and expand their notion of their audience and how reach them. 

    The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon

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    E110: Talking Jobs to be Done Philosophy with Scott Burleson

    E110: Talking Jobs to be Done Philosophy with Scott Burleson

    Ben & Jay have a fun Jobs to Be Done deep dive with Scott Burleson, Senior Vice President at the AIM Institute, a company on a mission to change B2B innovation.  Scott is an expert in Outcome-Driven Innovation, with deep product management and innovation experience at John Deere and Strategyn.  He is author of The Statue in the Stone: Decoding Customer Motivation with the 48 Laws of Jobs-To-Be-Done Philosophy and co-host the the Product Quest podcast.

    Hear Scott talk about why he views Jobs to Be Done as a philosophy, why value propositions present us with a paradox, and his attempt to break JTBD through a dialogue about chicken wings and chicken tenders.

    Alchemy - the Rory Sutherland book Scott references

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    E109: Kapil Kane on Helping Inventors Become Intrapreneurs

    E109: Kapil Kane on Helping Inventors Become Intrapreneurs

    Ben & Jay venture into technology, invention and intrapreneurship with Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation for Intel Corporation in China.  Kapil co-founded and leads GrowthX, an award-winning corporate - startup accelerator that has launched multiple new businesses generating $400M+ in projected revenues through bottoms-up innovations in areas of AI, IOT, 5G & new silicon technology.  Hear about how Kapil developed this platform for inventors, as well as his experiences at Apple in the days of Steve Jobs.

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I absolutely love this podcast! The pod is consistent in hosting guests with real-life applications of innovative thinking and how they are applied in multiple industries and universally. I am constantly learning something new and that innovation can be something revolutionary simple in healthcare, business, and everyday life. \

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