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 7/18
    Yves Karcher


  • Past Guest Tue 7/18
    Jack Ewing

    Business Reporter, Frankfurt-based; Author of "Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal"
    New York Times

  • Past Guest Tue 7/11
    Anupam Pathak

    Technical Lead

  • Past Guest Tue 7/11
    Rob Naylor

    Manager and Brewmaster
    Research Pilot Brewery Anheuser-Busch

  • Past Guest Tue 7/4
    Taddy Hall

    Principal; Leader of Nielsen's Breakthrough Innovation Project; Co-Author of "Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice"
    The Cambridge Group

  • Past Guest Tue 7/4
    Vijay Govindarajan

    Professor, Tuck School of Business; Author of "The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation"

  • Past Guest Tue 6/27
    Kevin Bazner

    President & CEO
    A&W Restaurants, Inc.

  • Past Guest Tue 6/27
    Benjamin C. Waterhouse

    Associate Professor, Grauer Scholar; Author of "The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States"
    University of North Carolina

  • Past Guest Tue 6/20
    Suhail Algosaibi

    Founder, CEO; President of the Bahrain Chapter of Entrepreneur Organization
    Falak Consulting

  • Past Guest Tue 6/20
    Greg Satell

    Author, Speaker, Innovation Consultant; Contributor to Forbes

  • Past Guest Tue 6/13
    Rob Daviau

    Game Designer

  • Past Guest Tue 6/13
    Scott Barry Kaufman

    Scientific Director of the Science of Imagination Project
    Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania


David RobertsonDavid Robertson

Professor David Robertson teaches Innovation and Product Development as a practice professor at Wharton. Robertson’s research interests are in innovation management – how companies can get more from their innovation investments. Previously the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Switzerland’s Institute for Management Development (IMD), he is the author of Brick by Brick: How LEGO Reinvented its Innovation System and Conquered the Toy Industry.

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.

7/11/17 Rob Naylor on Innovation Navigation

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