August 20, 2014

From the Vault: ‘The Innovation Engine’ Podcast, Episodes 1-29

For the 30th episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast, we dug into the podcast vault to bring you a number of never-before-heard clips that didn’t quite make the cut to be included in previous episodes of the podcast. The innovation experts who were kind enough to let us use unaired footage from their episodes include:

  • Horace Dediu, noted Apple analyst and founder of Asymco
  • Warren Berger, author of “A More Beautiful Question,” one of Business Insider’s 20 Books to Read this Summer
  • Keynote speaker and best-selling author Rowan Gibson
  • Russ Schoen, Chief Collaboration Officer at FourSight
  • 3Pillar Global CEO David DeWolf
  • Michael Gelb, the world’s leading authority on the concept of “genius thinking”

A Quick Recap

From Episode 22 we have Horace Dediu, founder of Asymco and noted Apple analyst. In the clip published here, Horace emphasizes the need for designers and product developers to have a deep understanding of human psychology and behavior.

Warren Berger, our guest from Episode 26 of “The Innovation Engine” podcast, discusses the connection between Zen, the art of questioning, and the concept of “The Beginner’s Mind.” Warren believes questioning is all about thinking and certain principles found in Zen thinking are very much applicable while coming up with the right set of questions.

Episode 13 of the podcast featured best-selling author and keynote speaker Rowan Gibson. Rowan has spoken about innovation in more than 60 countries in the world. In the clip on this episode of the podcast, Rowan talks about the importance of giving employees discretionary time to pursue innovation initiatives, strategies like the 70/20/10 rule, and how companies like Google used this concept of giving discretionary time to employees to unearth innovation.

Episode 12 of the podcast featured innovation expert, Russ Schoen. In this clip that didn’t make the final cut of the episode we talk about some of the common elements of the most successful brainstorming sessions. Russ explains why diversity in workshops is critical to derive innovation outcomes and what ingredients are necessary to make your next workshop a smashing success.

On the 25th episode of the podcast, 3Pillar CEO David DeWolf talked about his experience attending the 2014 Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado. In the clip on this episode, David talks about what it was like to see CEOs from companies like Intel, Cisco, and Microsoft at the event. Find out what David thinks about the new Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, and why he admires Cisco CEO John Chambers.

Lastly, Michael Gelb, proponent of “genius thinking,” shares a personal anecdote of the time in the 70s he had the opportunity of being on-stage with The Rolling Stones. Michael talks about his unique juggling talent and how he parlayed it into the opportunity to get on stage with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and company.


Interested in hearing more? Tune in to the full episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast below:

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.