What is the secret to creativity? How can you make your team, your department, or your company more consistently innovative? Hear the latest techniques and practices that are revolutionizing industries. Whether it’s cutting edge products, exciting new services, or compelling customer experiences, host David Robertson guides you through the steps companies are taking to become “the next big thing.” Learn how the best companies are separating themselves from the competition. Innovation Navigation is also available on iTunes!


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  • Past Guest Tue 9/19
    Duff McDonald

    Journalist; Author of "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite"

  • Past Guest Tue 9/19
    Robbie Bach

    Former Chief Xbox Officer; Civil Engineer; Lecturer; Author of "Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal"

  • Past Guest Tue 9/12
    Jay Peters

    Managing Director

  • Past Guest Tue 9/12
    Richard Milne

    Nordic and Baltic Correspondent
    Financial Times

  • Past Guest Tue 9/5
    Walter DeBrouwer

    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Past Guest Tue 9/5
    Jeff Degraff

    The Dean of Innovation; Author of the "Innovation Code"
    The Innovatrium

  • Past Guest Tue 8/29
    Dr. Stanley Burns

    Opthalmologist, Historian, and TV Consultant

  • Past Guest Tue 8/29
    Dr. Dan Skovronsky

    SVP of Clinical and Product Development

  • Past Guest Tue 8/22
    Luke Dormehl

    Tech Journalist and Author of "Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence—and Where It’s Taking Us Next"

  • Past Guest Tue 8/22
    Macon Brock

    Co-Founder; Chairman, Board of Directors; Author of "One Buck at a Time: An Insider's Account of How Dollar Tree Remade American Retail"
    Dollar Tree

  • Past Guest Tue 8/15
    Derek Belch


  • Past Guest Tue 8/15
    Nelo Lucich



David RobertsonDavid Robertson

David Robertson teaches Innovation and Product Development at the MIT Sloan School. Robertson’s research interests are in innovation management – how companies can get more from their innovation investments. Before MIT, David was the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Switzerland’s Institute for Management Development (IMD) and a Professor of Practice at Wharton. He is the author of The Power of Little Ideas, a low-risk, high-reward Approach to Innovation and Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry. For more on David, see www.robertsoninnovation.com.

Rahul KapoorRahul Kapoor

Rahul Kapoor is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his research, Rahul explores the strategies pursued by established and emerging firms in technology-based industries. He focuses on how firms organize for innovation and manage technological and industry-level changes. His work has been published in several leading peer-reviewed journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy and Strategic Management Journal, and in practitioner journals including the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is a member of the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science.

At Wharton, Rahul teaches undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD courses on Technology Innovation and Strategy. He is also an active contributor to Wharton’s Executive Education, teaching in both the customized and open enrollment programs. He has received several awards for his research and teaching including the inaugural Academy of Management (Technology and Innovation Management Division) Emerging Scholar Award. Prior to joining academia, he spent over 7 years in the high-tech industry where he worked for Texas Instruments and was involved with two startups, one of which he co-founded.

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