To accelerate in an accelerating world, your business needs to run on a different kind of fuel. Your ability to find new solutions and embrace creative strategies is what drives growth. You will learn actionable strategies from the most successful corporate visionaries and venture capitalists as well as discover breakthrough startups. This is a podcast for innovators at large companies and disruptive founders - the intrapreneurs and the entrepreneurs. This is for the doers that ask what’s next? Because what’s next is now.
Keepin It Clean – Tennessee Riverkeeper Founder David Whiteside
In the 60s, the first Riverkeeper patrol boat was launched by military veterans and fishermen who mobilized to challenge polluters on the Hudson River. This inspired nearly 200 autonomous “Waterkeeper” organizations across the world. David Whiteside founded the Tennessee Riverkeeper in 2009 after being introduced to the Waterkeeper Alliance by his Godfather, Robert F Kennedy Jr. Their mission to protect and preserve our local water sources is something we can all support. Learn how corporations can be the solution, not the problem, and how you can make a difference in your community.
For Every Smile – Plus Ultra Founder Christina Ramirez
Is brushing our teeth killing the planet? Plastics toothbrushes, floss, plastic paste tubes discarded on the regular. Why is every toothbrush advertisement of perfect people, with perfect smiles filled with perfect teeth? What about the quirks, flaws and originality? What about diversity? Shouldn’t every smile be celebrated and shouldn’t caring for that smile be less harmful to the planet? Christina Ramirez began thinking about fixing these dual issues in college – then set out on a journey to learn the industry – from being a cashier at Whole Foods to consulting on syndicated shopper data – she put in the time while perfecting her products with dentists. Now Plus Ultra is an inclusive and eco-conscious line of oral care products making everyone smile.
Virtual Flow Through Connection – Filo CMO Jeff Rohrs
We all swarmed to remote work and virtual meetings over the past 15 months and now are experiencing “Zoom fatigue” from the debilitating sameness of each meeting. We toggle between so many tools from slack to PowerPoint to calendars and are struggling to authentically collaborate. Meet the Bee Keeper, Filo CMO Jeff Rohrs, who is helping our virtual hives flow. Filo reduces the friction in remote collaboration, enabling distributed teams to work better, together. Born from a Sprint Week at Venture Studio High Alpha.
Brewing Up The Future – Pedro Earp CMO AB InBev, Head of ZX Ventures
The collaboration of David and Goliath. How upstart disruptors can collaborate with large corporations to drive mutual benefit. Pedro Earp is the Global Chief Marketing Officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest beer company in the world: $55bn in sales, 170,000 employees in 50 countries, 7 of the top 10 beer brands. Additionally, Pedro is head of ZX Ventures, the brewer's global innovation unit that oversees investments, acquisitions, partnerships, and creation of new brands. We discuss how to unleash the innovators, how beer civilized the world and why entrepreneurship and Venture Capital are forms of management of top line growth/creation and how big companies can adapt to this new world.
The Democratization of Innovation - Verizon Consumer Group EVP & CEO Ronan Dunne
Ronan Dunne leads the teams responsible for providing wireline voice, data and TV products and services with wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day. In addition, his teams are building the first 5G technology network that will redefine how customers live, work and play. We talk about Verizon’s multiple touchpoints for startup/corporate collaboration, the opportunity of 5G and the canvas it creates for innovators. Find out why Ronan believes Edge Computing will be the most transformational advancement of the next 10 years.
Rogue Women 4 – Perseverance
The Rogue Women conference brings together the next generation of female leaders, celebrating the trailblazing women who have forged new paths, to make the impossible, possible. It is produced in partnership with the Rogue Ventures Women's Fund and features execs from SeeHer, Comcast LIFT Labs, Estee Lauder Companies, Soul Cycle, Whole 30, the W Fund, 5th Century Partners and much more.
So much wisdom
First off - Fred is amazing and curious so he trails into great places with guests. People from all unique backgrounds that make this a must subscribe for marketers.
Quality guests with practical and intelligent discussion!
Great roster of companies being represented in a down-to-earth, easy-to-follow conversation. I always look forward to the conversation and feedback.
Great Questions for Innovative Minds
This is a great podcast asking powerful questions that dig for insight. Appreciate Fred’s determination to uncover of the mindset of innovators that have done remarkable things.