PODCAST EPISODE

CL220: Innovation Culture and Creative Construction - Interview with Gary Pisano

SuperCreativity Podcast with James Taylor | Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas

Apr 23 2019 • 38 mins


Gary Pisano is one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of innovation, strategy, manufacturing, and competitiveness. He is the Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration and the Senior Associate Dean For Faculty Development at the Harvard Business School. His latest book Creative Construction shows how large companies can construct a strategy, system, and culture of innovation that creates sustained growth.

In this episode, we cover:

2:06 – Innovation in big companies
5:06 – Innovation like a muscle. Large companies have weak muscles and need a workout.
6:35 – Innovation culture – Psychological safety but brutally candid (flyting)
6:51 – Amy Edmondson
11:59 – Ed Catmull
13:33 – Innovation system – The power of synthesizers
16:22 – AI as boundary crossers
21:57 – Innovation strategy – Disruptive, Routine, Architectural, Radical
24:47 – Neopolitan pizzas
25:02 – Does everything need to be innovative

Resources mentioned in this episode:

gpisano.com
Book: Slow Food Guide
Album: Abbey Road by The Beatles
Tool: Waze

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