All Podcast Season 4 articles

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    Leveling Up Customer Empathy at Fitbit & More

    2020-07-07T10:00:00Z

    How can teams use empathy to understand their customers? Irina Kozlovskaya , Director of Industrial Design at Fitbit , shares how her team uses empathy to design better products.

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    How R&D Keeps the CPG Industry on the Cutting-Edge

    2020-06-23T10:00:00Z

    Consumer packaged goods (CPG) describes any product that requires routine replacement — from personal care to food. No matter the item, companies in this space have to create new offerings that shoppers will buy again and again. To find out how big bets empower the process, we talked to Ranjani ...

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    Podcast: Why Corporate Innovators are Like Pirates in the Navy

    2020-06-16T10:00:00Z

    In this installment of Innovation Answered: Essentials, Tendayi Viki offers a look at his most recent book and discusses the importance of the “privateer” attitude. 

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    How AARP Keeps the 50+ Market at the Center of Innovation

    2020-06-09T10:00:00Z

    How does AARP use innovation to empower people as they age? Vice President of Product and Startup Engagement Rick Robinson explains…

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    How Changemakers Innovate Within Government Agencies

    2020-05-26T10:00:00Z

    Innovators in the public and private sectors face many of the same challenges: There’s resistance to change and internal politics that can bog down progress. However, teams in the government may have tighter budgets that come directly from tax payer dollars. These teams also face demands from both supervisors and ...

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    Running High-Performance Innovation Labs

    2020-05-19T10:00:00Z

    How have innovation labs shifted during this period of remote work? What sets labs up for success?  Linda Elkins, Chief Technical Officer of W.L. Gore’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center, shares.

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    What Corporate Venture Funds can Learn From VCs

    2020-05-12T10:00:00Z

    What are the risks when large companies dive into the venture capital game? How are venture teams responding to challenges posed by COVID-19? All that and more in this episode…

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    Creating Culture at Wayfair

    2020-05-05T10:00:00Z

    How can digitally-native companies maintain their innovative culture as they grow? To find out, we visited Wayfair’s co-founder Steve Conine at the company’s Boston office.

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    Coming Soon: Innovation Answered Season 4

    2020-04-07T15:00:00Z

    Innovation Answered’s fourth season starts May 5, 2020. Find out what you can expect to learn from the show’s producer, Kaitlin Milliken, and intern, Molli DeRosa.