#74 - Embracing Radical Optimism for a Future-Ready Mind State | Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt | Author of "What’s Next Is Now”
Innovation Rockstars
by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
1w ago
“We live in very dynamic times. But ask yourself, ’What can you control?’. And the only thing you can control is your way of thinking. And if you feel a little bit more optimistic, a little bit more open, I guarantee you're going to have a chance to invent that future that you always wanted to see happen.” In this captivating episode, we welcome Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt, Google's first Chief Innovation Evangelist and author of the insightful new book, "What's Next is Now." Frederik shares his profound philosophy on cultivating a future-ready mind state, highlighting the importance of radical opt ..read more
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#74 - Embracing Radical Optimism for a Future-Ready Mindset | Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt | Author of "What’s Next Is Now”
Innovation Rockstars
by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
1w ago
“We live in very dynamic times. But ask yourself, ’What can you control?’. And the only thing you can control is your way of thinking. And if you feel a little bit more optimistic, a little bit more open, I guarantee you're going to have a chance to invent that future that you always wanted to see happen.” In this captivating episode, we welcome Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt, Google's first Chief Innovation Evangelist and author of the insightful new book, "What's Next is Now." Frederik shares his profound philosophy on cultivating a future-ready mindset, highlighting the importance of radical optimi ..read more
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#73 - From Creators to Coaches: Chick-fil-A’s Innovation Transformation | Prof. Michael McCathren | Chick-fil-A
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by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
3w ago
"How can you create this army of everyday innovators throughout your organization? Whether it's 100 people or 100,000 employees, democratizing innovation is key."  In this episode of Innovation Rockstars, we feature Michael McCathren, Senior Principal for Enterprise Innovation at Chick-fil-A and former Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia. Michael shares his incredible journey from a 15-year-old restaurant worker to leading innovation at Chick-fil-A. Discover how his team transformed from project execution to becoming in-house innovation consultants, democratizing innovation acr ..read more
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#71 - The Complete Guide To Measuring Innovation Performance | Dan Toma | OUTCOME
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by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
1M ago
"Measuring innovation is not about finding one perfect metric; it's about understanding the broader impact on your organization." In this enlightening episode of the Innovation Rockstars podcast, we welcome Dan Toma, acclaimed author, innovation expert, and co-founder of OUTCOME to demystify the complexities of measuring innovation performance. Dan, known for his entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of enterprise transformation, explores why traditional R&D metrics fall short and shares his unique perspectives on effective innovation measurement. Whether you're a startup enthusias ..read more
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#70 - Commercialization Eats Culture For Breakfast | Prof. Dr. Andy Wynn | TTIP Global
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by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
2M ago
"No technology is ever going to make an impact today unless somebody is going to make money from it. And that's the cold hard reality." In this episode, we welcome Prof. Dr. Andy Wynn, CEO TTIP Global, Professor @ IE Business School in Madrid, and professional globetrotter. Facing Andy’s decades of international business and innovation expertise, we explore the critical lessons gleaned from his global experiences—adaptability, problem-solving, and the power of networking. Key for listeners, Andy emphasizes how these skills are indispensable for anyone looking to thrive in today’s fast-paced bu ..read more
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#68 - Beyond the Boardroom: The Open Strategy Revolution | Prof. Dr. Christian Stadler | Warwick Business School
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by Dr. Christian Mühlroth, ITONICS
4M ago
"Identify your most important problems as an organization, and then think whether you have a way to address them. That's the sweet spot where you should concentrate your strategy on." In this episode, we are delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Christian Stadler, a strategic management expert and Professor of Strategy from the Warwick Business School. Together with Christian, we delve into the concept of "Open Innovation" exploring how businesses can democratize strategic planning by involving a broader range of voices within the organization. Christian shares insights and experiences from his book ..read more
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#67 - Carolin Šalé & Steffen Kuhn | Detecon Consulting | Über den Nutzen von Foresight und Szenarien
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by Chris Mühlroth, ITONICS
6M ago
„Foresight ist etwas, das man kontinuierlich betreiben sollte und nicht erst im Krisenmodus. Wenn ich mich kontinuierlich mit der Zukunft beschäftige, dann werde ich in der Regel auch nicht so oft überrascht und kann die eine oder andere Sache viel schneller umsetzen in der Organisation oder vielleicht eine Strategie anpassen.“ In dieser Folge haben wir wieder mal gleich 2 spannende Gäste bei uns: Carolin Šalé und Steffen Kuhn, zwei herausragende Experten im Bereich Strategic Design, Innovation Management und Foresight von Detecon Consulting.  Gemeinsam mit Caro und Steffen erkunden wir d ..read more
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#66 - Daria Krivonos | Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies | Navigating Tomorrow's World: Insights into Futures Studies
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by Chris Mühlroth, ITONICS
7M ago
"The future is always important but never urgent". In this episode, we step into the world of foresight and future studies by introducing you to Daria (Dasha) Krivonos, CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. We kick things off with a glimpse into what the institute is all about, setting the stage for an exploration of how the field of future studies can be a guiding compass for both organizations and societies. Together with Dasha, we dive deep into the intricacies of navigating today's complex global challenges and rapid technological advances, all while considering the central ..read more
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#65 - Barbara Schandl | Mondelēz International | Crunching Numbers and Trends in the Snack Industry
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by Chris Mühlroth, ITONICS
8M ago
"Even more important than looking at the snacking industry is looking outside the box to see what is changing in consumer behavior, but also to see how certain trends complete the bigger picture." In this episode, we welcome Barbara Schandl from Mondelēz International. With more than 25 years of experience in consumer research and marketing at a global level, Barbara has become a true expert in consumer research. In her current role as Insights & Strategy Lead SnackFuture Ventures, Barbara shares with us her insights into the ever-changing landscape of the snack industry, revealing how Mo ..read more
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#64 - Ronja Stoffregen | DB Schenker | Next-Level Venture Clienting @ DB Schenker
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by Chris Mühlroth, ITONICS
9M ago
“Make sure you actually solve the problem and make sure you know your audience. By that I mean know who's your champion inside the organization.” In this episode, we are delighted to welcome Ronja Stoffregen, Head of Global Startup Management at DB Schenker, co-author, and lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Together with Ronja, we dive into the world of venture clienting and explore how DB Schenker has embraced venture clienting, moving from 'push' to 'pull' and transforming its relationships with partners. Ronja also shares insights on how to ensure pilots deliver t ..read more
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