Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

188 – Sydney Opera House – Jorn Utzon – Ove Arup

Posted by  Anecdote International —July 26, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast, Uncategorized

Can you imagine Sydney Harbour without the Opera House? Well, without 10 years of delays and $90 million in cost overruns the bridge might have been the only feature in the skyline. Join Shawn and Mark for a discussion on podiums, persistence and politics.

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185 – VR headsets are coming – Ursula Llabres from Meta

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 20, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast, Uncategorized

The launch of a new product is risky, but to see young people interact with ease can give lots of confidence. In this episode, we discuss this very point with Ursula Llabres product owner at Meta Reality Labs.

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159 – Try and try and try again

Posted by  Anecdote International —September 6, 2022
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

If you truly care about your idea and persist with it, you won’t need every available resource or qualification to innovate. Listen to hear the story behind the Wright brothers’ first flight.

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130 – Superwoman with x-ray vision

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’” Listen to hear how one woman persisted with her vision and changed the lives of over a million people.

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117 – How a story illuminates an insight

Gary Klein once said, “Insight is when you unexpectedly come to a better story.” Listen to hear Shawn and Mike Adams exchange and explain the value of insight stories.

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Innovation and execution are often incompatible

Posted by  Paul Honeywell —July 22, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture, Insight

Anecdote’s Chairman, Paul Honeywell, explores the difference between innovation and execution. The two areas almost always demand different skills, different people, and a different culture.

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115 – Less support gives more liberation

When circumstances change, the vision that brought you success in the past must also change. Listen to hear how a bra manufacturer overcame the challenges of the bra-burning movement of the 1970s.

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111 – Apple devours Blackberry pie slice

Don’t get too fixed in your thinking, be ready to shift or adapt. Listen to hear how one CEO, set in his ways, caused his company’s market share to plummet.

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109 – New corn idea falls on deaf ears

Change is challenging, and you can’t expect everyone to pick it up immediately. Listen to hear the story behind the insight that produced the innovation diffusion theory.

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092 – Seg no way

Posted by  Anecdote International —January 26, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

What problem is your product solving? Listen to hear how Dean Kamen’s Segway was an overnight success and not much more than that.

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