Justin is joined by John Tuders, former SVP, Product and Payments Innovation for Bank of America, currently PhD candidate and adjunct Professor of Innovation at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Justin and John talk about what it’s like to forge a career in innovation and what innovation actually means in a large enterprise setting. They examine why some institutions are better suited for innovation than others and why. And they chat about what it means to teach innovation and why it’s an important area of study for anyone studying business.
Justin is joined by Thaddeus Wong, Co-CEO of @Properties (atproperties.com). Justin and Thad talk about employee and customer experience as a competitive advantage, using conversation as a framework for crafting a digital experience, integrating downstream services into the sales transaction, the growth of iBuyer organizations, and the emerging use of blockchain, video and machine learning in the transaction experience. They also talk about the stark market realities surrounding the failed WeWork IPO and the future of the real estate industry. Finally, we announce the publication of Justin’s new book, “Innovate. Activate. Accelerate. A 30-day boot camp for your business brain.” Now available on Amazon.
Justin is joined by Anju Ahuja, Vice President Market Development and Product Management at CableLabs—the media tech innovation lab for the global cable industry. Justin and Anju discuss running a dedicated innovation practice within a larger enterprise, compare product development and innovation, and chat about how storytelling is as important as the science and the math of innovation.
Justin is joined by Andreas Mueller, of Bloofusion, to chat about the ins and outs of SEO, how it works and its history. They discuss the black-hat early days of getting found on the internet and how the tools, tricks and techniques for gaming the search engine system have evolved over the past 20 years.
Danielle and Justin discuss ways in which applying design thinking methodologies to change the experience of working spaces can have a dramatic impact on achieving desired outcomes. They explore the cyclical importance of storytelling and prototyping as part of the greater business planning toolbox.
Justin is joined by a long-time associate, Matt Phillips of Phillips & Co., to explore the ins, outs and overall impressions of what makes a great ideation session.
Chris Arkenberg, Research Manager at Deloitte’s Center for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Skypes in to chat with Justin about the meteoric rise in eSports, the popularity of battle-royale-style gaming and its disruptive impact on the video game publishing industry.
Nick Kokonas, co-owner of The Alinea Group, joins Justin Daab to discuss using emotional requirements as the foundation for designing an experience, the narrative structure of a great dining experience, crying babies, service chihuahuas and more.
Maxwell Luthy, of Trendwatching, and Justin Daab talk about using trend data to drive the innovation process, the demonization of consumer excess, the emergence of a-commerce and more.
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