Archives from October 2013

Nolan Bushnell on Innovation Stagnation

How even the biggest companies have to keep evolving.

October 18, 2013 / Podcast # 13-21

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Key Bushnell, founder of Atari, and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters, reveals some the main ideas in his new book Finding the Next Steve Jobs. Nolan warns that innovation stagnation affects all business, not just traditionally “creative” companies but even tech giants like Nokia. Once it ruled over 70% of the phone industry but had its market taken away by Blackberry when Nokia failed to come out with a competitor. One of the biggest concerns is that innovation breaks some of the traditional rules that business hold dear. Nolan talks about how business need to let go of some of the control that it once held and give it back to the workers to truly unleash innovation.

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Haydn Shaw on the Influx of the New Generation

The "sticking points" between different generations.

October 4, 2013 / Podcast # 13-20

Haydn Shaw

There has been a recent influx of new Gen-X workers, causing much confusion in the workplace for the older generations. Hadyn Shaw, author of the book Sticking Point, analyzes some of the points of aggravation that causes friction in the workplace when working with such broad generational gap. One major point of contention is the style of training and learning each generation expects. While seminars and training workshops are the main sources of learning for the older generations, Gen-X are used to finding answers on the Internet and demand lectures to be funny or informative. Listen for why each generation think they way they do and how to successfully clear the lines of communication within your business.

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