May 2, 2014

Drafting an Innovation Blueprint, with Rowan Gibson

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For the 13th episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast, internationally acclaimed author and speaker Rowan Gibson joins us to discuss how companies can draft a blueprint for corporate innovation. Many companies and corporate leaders say they want to be innovative, but what does it take to truly make innovation a systemic capability? That’s the question we look to get to the bottom of in this episode of the podcast.

Rowan is a world-renowned innovation expert who has served as a keynote speaker on innovation in 60 countries around the world. He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on innovation, Innovation to the Core and Rethinking the Future, both of which are published in more than 20 languages. Rowan is also co-founder of Innovation, the most popular innovation website in the world, built on an international group of over 22,000 members from 175 countries.

Among the topics we cover on the lucky 13th episode of The Innovation Engine podcast are:

  • The 4 critical areas that companies need to have aligned before they are ready to launch an enterprise innovation engine
  • How the most successful and innovative companies in the world see things through 4 different lenses
  • Common components of an innovation blueprint, or what an innovation blueprint should look like
  • What companies like GE, P&G, and IBM know about the importance of innovation in creating long-term shareholder value
  • Why it’s important that innovation initiatives are supported at the highest levels of any organization

Looking to draft your own blueprint for corporate innovation? Listen to the entire episode  below to hear some tips on how to get started.

About The Innovation Engine

Since 2014, 3Pillar has published The Innovation Engine, a podcast that sees a wide range of innovation experts come on to discuss topics that include technology, leadership, and company culture. You can download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on Apple Podcasts. You can also tune in via the podcast’s home on Spotify to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser.