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How do leading innovators get people to believe, fund, and support their big ideas? Can the power of storytelling fuel a culture of idea-generation? Can storytelling ignite innovation? Join us as we sit down with the nation's top innovators to tell the stories of their innovations. After all, what good is an innovation left untold?

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How do leading innovators get people to believe, fund, and support their big ideas? Can the power of storytelling fuel a culture of idea-generation? Can storytelling ignite innovation? Join us as we sit down with the nation's top innovators to tell the stories of their innovations. After all, what good is an innovation left untold?

    Spurring Economic Vibrancy Through Innovation and Ecosystem Development with Wendy Lea

    Spurring Economic Vibrancy Through Innovation and Ecosystem Development with Wendy Lea

    Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? In this episode, we speak with  Wendy Lea—CEO, board leader, entrepreneur, investor, mentor and community steward—about how to utilize innovation to spark a larger regional identity that accelerates the speed of innovation in that area. Wendy reveals that storytelling about a community’s distinct culture is instrumental in striking regional, economic transformation. Local government, startups, entrepreneurs, universities, and corporations who celebrate shared opportunities for growth and innovation can  transform their city’s future. For more on how to spark economic vibrancy, check out Wendy’s series of publications, as well as the latest Brookings Report, as discussed in the podcast.
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    • 53 min
    Connecting Leadership and Storytelling with Ryan Hawk

    Connecting Leadership and Storytelling with Ryan Hawk

    We speak with Ryan Hawk, author of Welcome to Management and Podcast Host of “The Learning Leader Show.” Ryan shares with us his mission to share the commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence and his passion to engage and inspire millions through his writing and on his podcast. Ryan considers himself a lifelong student of leadership, and he shares with us the depth of integrating compassion and empathy in our daily leadership endeavors, whether that be in our personal or professional lives.
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    • 39 min
    Failure Narratives Lead to Innovative Solutions with Scott Collick and Lindsey Karpowich of DuPont

    Failure Narratives Lead to Innovative Solutions with Scott Collick and Lindsey Karpowich of DuPont

    We speak with Scott Collick and Lindsey Karpowich from DuPont. Scott is Vice President of Global R&D for Transportation and Industrial and Lindsey is New Product Development Agile Coach. We delve into DuPont’s Dead Projects Day, a day where they specifically share and work through Dead Projects. DuPont knows that learning from mistakes and making sure others can learn and pivot their innovative project because of known mistakes is so helpful. But there must be a culture where brilliant failures are celebrated or learned from, not swept under the rug and ridiculed. Innovation, trying new ideas, is a fail game; it is natural, helpful, and company’s ought to create a safe space for sharing innovation struggles and failures so that people can brilliantly fail as well as brilliantly succeed, because they actually go hand in hand.
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    • 36 min
    Leading Women in Technology with Laura Marino

    Leading Women in Technology with Laura Marino

    We speak with Laura Marino, Chief Product Officer at TrueAccord and former Senior Vice President of Product at Lever. She shares with us the power of diversity and inclusion within innovation, such as the variety of different perspectives, better decision making, and increased creativity. She shares stories of her previous work in advocating for more women in a male-dominated room, and her current work with a non-profit called Leading Women in Technology, which is dedicated to promoting woman-led leadership. Laura dives into the importance of storytelling inside of the technology industry, discussing how she got where she is today and how driven she is to get other women a “seat at the table.”
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    • 38 min
    The Importance of Storytelling in Innovation with Matt Doyle of P&G

    The Importance of Storytelling in Innovation with Matt Doyle of P&G

    How does the largest branding company on the planet create innovative products that billions of customers love? We talk with Matt Doyle of Procter and Gamble about how innovation storytelling has played a key role in his successful product innovations, including Crest Whitening Strips. Matt shares how P&G has collaborated with their customers over the years for the betterment of their company. How? Customer feedback has led to new product iterations and ideas that resonate and change the end-user life for the better. Get a closer look at how connecting with your customer’s emotions through storytelling can accelerate your innovation process.
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    • 51 min
    How Storytelling Transforms the Innovator with Siva Muthukrishnan of L’Oreal

    How Storytelling Transforms the Innovator with Siva Muthukrishnan of L’Oreal

    We speak with Siva Muthukrishnan, Associate Vice President of Advanced Research for L’Oreal.  Siva talks about the importance of innovation, what he looks for when looking for new team members, the essential role of storytelling to our best guesses for the future and research, and how diversified thinking is essential to proper innovation.  Diversified thinking not only allows for varied perspectives in the workplace, but allows for creative solutions to be put forth and utilized in the workplace.  Diversified thinking, in teams and in individuals, goes a long way in advancing research and technology.  Interested in how Process-centric and jugaad-centric are his two ways of innovating?  Siva Muthukrishnan explains his two main ways of innovation and elaborates on how to develop and incorporate both to maximize innovation potential.
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    • 38 min

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Dagonz32 ,

A must in innovation content

Untold Stories has been able to curate leaders that communicate not only great and diverse innovators, but also different settings and contexts to apply innovation. It’s a must in the innovation literature.

RichiRAZ ,

A must listen

What makes a good podcast for me are the quality of questions being asked, the level of engagement of guests and the actionable takeaways that help me move forward. The host Katie is always well researched but more importantly she has this unique skill of dipping into her databank of knowledge and masterfully interjecting with insights and questions that drive fun, engaging and densely rich conversations with guests. When I listen to this podcast I feel like I combined Krista Tippett and Tim Ferris into one podcast.

BillFlywheel ,

Navigating a Changing Landscape

I know few things that that would have prepared me for the Covid-19 pandemic. My wife stocked up on essential supplies so we were prepared at home. But what about the nonprofit I lead that supports founders that are building and scaling social ventures? In this environment the market demand for our programs that support the starting of a new business fell off the cliff. What to do?

Innovate. Pivot. Be relevant to a changing market.

And that's exactly what we did and why Untold Stories of Innovation has been so valuable. It's helped we open my head to new approaches and how to tell the stories of our founders.

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