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The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

    • Management

If only. If only I had years of experience. If only I had the credentials. Jim McKelvey believes if we wait for the right moment to do things, the important things won’t get done. Jim is the co-founder of Square (which was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in 2011) and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He shares the inspiration for his book and why he thinks the important stuff that we do are things that have not been done before. Jim recognizes most of the work done is a replicate of previous work. We take knowledge and go. This works (sometimes even great), it just doesn’t create anything new. However, when we work through solving a problem and keep solving the problems, wonderful things can happen, and the innovation evolves.
In this episode, Jim talks about 1. Moving through ideas, even with restrictions. 2. Components of the Innovation Stack. 3. The importance of a checklist.
This episode is brought to you by... Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, Kevin's free weekly e-newsletter. It's full of articles and resources to help you become a more confident and successful leader.
Additional Leadership Resources Book Recommendations: The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time by Jim McKelvey Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) by Ken Auletta Connect with Jim McKelvey:
LinkedIn | Twitter
Related Podcast Episodes: Leadership Resilience with Ama Marston. The Excellence Dividend with Tom Peters. Brave New Work with Aaron Dignan. How to Think Like Amazon with John Rossman.

If only. If only I had years of experience. If only I had the credentials. Jim McKelvey believes if we wait for the right moment to do things, the important things won’t get done. Jim is the co-founder of Square (which was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in 2011) and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He shares the inspiration for his book and why he thinks the important stuff that we do are things that have not been done before. Jim recognizes most of the work done is a replicate of previous work. We take knowledge and go. This works (sometimes even great), it just doesn’t create anything new. However, when we work through solving a problem and keep solving the problems, wonderful things can happen, and the innovation evolves.
In this episode, Jim talks about 1. Moving through ideas, even with restrictions. 2. Components of the Innovation Stack. 3. The importance of a checklist.
This episode is brought to you by... Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, Kevin's free weekly e-newsletter. It's full of articles and resources to help you become a more confident and successful leader.
Additional Leadership Resources Book Recommendations: The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time by Jim McKelvey Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) by Ken Auletta Connect with Jim McKelvey:
LinkedIn | Twitter
Related Podcast Episodes: Leadership Resilience with Ama Marston. The Excellence Dividend with Tom Peters. Brave New Work with Aaron Dignan. How to Think Like Amazon with John Rossman.

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