Ending Hunger using Lean Innovation with Vanessa Moore from the San Diego Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank strives to end hunger and serve over 370,000 individuals every month. Not too long ago they went through one of our Lean Innovation Bootcamps tailored for Non-Profit and Social Impact organizations.

Co-host Amelia Klawon, one of the leaders of our Non-Profit and Social Impact organization programs and services, discusses their results and how they changed the way the organization functions when it comes to creating new value.

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Innovation within Compliance Departments and Legal Services with Stephen Poor

As an intrapreneur, dealing with compliance can certainly be a hurdle to overcome. In today’s episode, Moves the Needle CEO Brant Cooper and I are excited to have Stephen Poor talk about how compliance departments can better enable innovation and how law firms can be more innovative.

Stephen is the Chairman of Seyfarth Shaw, an international law firm comprised of over 900 lawyers.

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Innovation Practices within a $20 Billion Defense Company

In the episode, we dive into how they’ve organized their innovation strategy into 4 operational buckets and how they not only identify new products but innovate on the core business.

We also talk about how they have done a fantastic job getting rid of the distance between the end customer and new product development teams amongst other things.

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Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Talent

Millennials play a vital part in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Yet per HBR’s article, “What Do Millennials Really Want at Work? The Same Things the Rest of Us Do, ‘it’s likely that companies pursuing millennial-specific employee engagement strategies are wasting time, focus, and money.’

This episode features a recording from a live webcast discussion between Aaron Eden and Marilyn Gorman!

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Lessons Learned Doing Mergers & Acquisitions

Usually, we’re focused on helping you create innovation from within, yet M&A’s play an integral role in a well-rounded innovation strategy.

In today’s podcast episode we’re excited to switch things up and focus on lessons learned during mergers & acquisitions.

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The Interpersonal Side of Innovation with Tony Cooper and Kyle McCray

When trying to transform organizations to become more innovative, it’s easy to forget about the interpersonal side and get caught up in the process.

In today’s episode we dive into just that: how can you better understand your colleagues’ preferred styles of communication and leadership, so you can work together in a way that they’ll be most receptive.

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Best of 2016

Today’s episode may be our best one yet (and no, I don’t say that every time).

In this episode, we go through some of the most powerful snippets from all of our podcasts in 2016. In it we have clips from the Operations Lead at Spotify, an Innovation Leader at Intuit and much more.

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Being an Effective Intrapreneur featuring Simeon Sessley

In today’s episode we’re honored to have our guest and Moves the Needle executive advisor Simeon Sessley. Prior to becoming the Director of Strategic Programs at World 50, Simeon played a paramount role in the development of GE Fastworks internal coaching community.

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Scaling Innovation and the Product Lifecycle Framework with Sonja Kresojevic, VP of Product Lifecycle at Pearson

In today’s episode we’re excited to have Sonja Kresojevic, the VP of Product Lifecycle at Pearson. In the episode we cover:
– How teams leverage the product lifecycle framework to focus on the right things at the right time.
– How Pearson funds different early stage projects based on stage specific criteria and metrics.
– How Pearson has scaled lean innovation throughout the business and created a culture that enables innovation.

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Public Sector with Kelly McAdoo, City Manager of City of Hayward

In this episode, we interview Kelly McAdoo, the City Manager of the City of Hayward. We cover lots of ground, including deep dives into topics like:

– How Kelly has been driving impact through creating an entrepreneurial culture within a bureaucratic organization.
– How City of Hayward has been able to drastically shorten the scoping process for new projects using Lean Innovation.
– How City of Hayward is redefining the way public sector entities should function in the 21st century.

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Creating an Ambitious Culture and Fending Off Disruption with Neal Cross, CIO of DBS

In this episode, Aaron Eden (MTN Co-Founder and COO) and I interview Neal Cross, the Chief Innovation Officer of DBS. DBS is a bank headquartered in Singapore that generated $11 billion in revenue and $4.5 billion in profit last year. They know the finance landscape is changing rapidly, and as a result are on an inspiring journey towards not only creating an innovation group within the bank, but turning the entire bank itself into an innovation group.

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How Giants are Banding Together to Innovate with Jason Harris, Dir. of Corporate Marketing at UI Labs

In this episode we’re excited to have Jason Harris, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications for UI LABS. UI LABS is a first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator, addressing problems too big for any one organization to solve on its own. The challenges we are addressing in manufacturing and smart cities are at the intersection of digital convergence: computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IOT).

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How Spotify Continues to Innovate with Simon Marcus, VP of Ops at Spotify

In this episode we interview Simon at Spotify and cover:
– How The Library Corporation coped with the disruption of library’s
– Why the part time initiative model isn’t conducive to innovation
– How The Library Corporation introduced Lean Startup into their organization
– How Spotify manages “bets,” strategic decision making and execution with Spotify Rhythm
and more!

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