Creativity & Innovation

Novel ideas for tapping hidden ideas and resources, and the journey to developing new business opportunities, models, or practices.

284: Lessons from the Tech Titans that Small Business Leaders Can Steal, Adopt, and Use to their Advantage with Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz, author of Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever Alex Kantrowitz and Bill Ringle discuss the secrets …

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268: Understanding the principle behind the practice unlocks your growth potential with Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, author of Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

Karin Hurt and Bill Ringle discuss applications of building courageous cultures where practical steps and insightful questions can be followed by small business leaders.

263: Merrick Rosenberg – Understanding the personality types of your team to influence better outcomes

Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does Merrick Rosenberg and Bill Ringle discuss …

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248: David Komlos, author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast

David Komlos, co-author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast David Komlos and Bill Ringle discuss CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough …

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237: Jackie Stavros – applying Appreciative Inquiry for organizational improvement

Jackie Stavros, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Jackie Stavros  and Bill Ringle discuss using Appreciative Inquiry …

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165: Lessons Learned after hosting over 410 TEDx Talk Speakers – Featured Interview with Ajit George

TEDx Wilmington organizer and Certified Dream Builder >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. …

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142: Focus on WOM – Featured Interview with Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway, author of Magnetic, talks with Bill Ringle about being intentional about attracting new business and satisfying your existing customers.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

The importance of committing to make every business experience to be a positive one for all involved
How to get more positive WOM (word of mouth)
The single most important strategic asset for many companies and how it relates to your relationship with your customers.
What he said to correct a misunderstanding, even when it came at significant out-of-pocket expense to replace 600 of the wrong title books sent to the meeting planner

91: Disciplined Dreaming – Featured Interview with Josh Linkner

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How creativity is the new currency of success
  • The most exciting news about creativity (hint: it’s something we can all tap within ourselves)
  • What one corporation did to encourage calculated risk-taking among all employees
  • What creating an arch enemy does for boosting creativity at all levels in a company
  • A novel technique for overcoming timid ideas in brainstorming sessions

Josh Linkner talks with Bill Ringle about the need to re-awaken and develop our creative abilities no matter what role or industry you serve to propel growth and innovation.

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88: Wired for Care – Featured Interview with Dev Patnaik

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How his first job unlocked new ways of thinking about design
  • What most businesses miss in terms of making strategy pay off
  • Why the learner’s mindset matters more than most realize
  • Components of an innovative work culture
  • Why Target refers to its customers as “Guests”

Dev Patnaik talks with Bill Ringle about turning ambiguity into opportuntity for his clients.

81: Creativity is for Everyone – Featured Interview with Lisa Bodell

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The reality behind how innovation occurs in business.
  • What makes leadership harder than it has to be for some.
  • The importance of mindset in approaching solutions.
  • How you can unlock creative energy in your company by killing stupid rules.

Lisa Bodell talks with Bill Ringle about insights gained from leading innovation initiatives in major companies around the world.

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79: Cultivating Radiance – Featured Interview with Tamara Gerlach

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How to take yourself lightly and your business seriously
  • The rapid business boost a successful book can provide
  • What interviews and focused networking can do for your business growth

 

Tamara Gerlach talks with Bill Ringle about connecting with our inner radiance and sharing it with the world in a big way.

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67: Making Ideas Happen – Featured Interview with Scott Belsky

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How Scott completed his creative project, the book Making Things Happen.
  • How to create a live event program with a waiting list of hundreds of creative professionals.
  • How Scott busted the top 5 myths about how to make creative ideas really happen.

Scott Belsky talks with Bill Ringle about the truth behind empowering creative professionals to make ideas happen.

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45: Coloring Outside the Lines – Interview with Jeff Tobe

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • Why Jeff believes everyone is creative, not just a chosen few.
  • The question that helps a business leader shatter the limiting stereotype of how customers perceive his or her company.
  • The 2010 Gallup survey finding of only 42% of American workers engaged in their work.
  • The two key components of creativity and how to think through value delivery at every touchpoint.

Jeff Tobe talks with Bill Ringle about how smart companies encourage creativity internally and focus on top customer experience externally.

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32: Good Idea, Now What – Interview with Charles Lee

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • Why in most cases, the problem a company is facing isn’t necessarily the problem that needs to be fixed
  • What’s needed in order to overcome the recycling of ideas
  • Simple steps to be a better implementor of ideas
  • How to think more strategically about ideas
  • Key elements of ideation

Charles Lee talks with Bill Ringle about clarifying ideas and taking action to benefit organizations.

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25: Transformational Mothering – Interview with Amy Robbins-Wilson

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How business ideas can come from unexpected inspiration.
  • Advice on positioning yourself and your business where people will look for it.
  • The importance of creating a genuine dialogue with your customers.

Amy Robbins-Wilson talks with Bill Ringle about the role of music in healing and business building.

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23: Users Not Customers – Interview with Aaron Shapiro

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Listen to this interview to learn:

    • How a company pivots based on customer feedback.
    • What steps a full-service digital agency take to insure success with high stake assignments from Fortune 1000 firms, including Comcast, Target, and HBO.
    • How the magic of good design leads to rapid product adoption.
    • The demand for a great online experience (and how the bar keeps getting raised) by the generation of consumers now in their 20’s.
    • What Forrester research says about the role of online sales transactions in 2012.

    Aaron Shapiro talks with Bill Ringle about the urgent need for companies of all sizes to make the shift to treating customers as users.

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