Stanford Innovation Lab with Tina Seelig

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Stanford Innovation Lab is brought to you by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). This series is designed to give you a taste of the topics we explore in our classes on innovation and entrepreneurship. Our host is Stanford’s Tina Seelig, ...Show More
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The Ideas are IN - Creating Value from Unmatched Socks!

22:59 | May 17th, 2017

Why look at old things in new ways? Rich Cox, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, joins host Tina Seelig to share and discuss the listener submissions to the Stanford Innovation Lab: Innovation Challenge. People, young and old, from...Show More
The Do's and Don'ts of Creative Friction

14:10 | May 10th, 2017

Do you need more friction in your life? Stanford Professors Bob Sutton and Tina Seelig continue their lively discussion about the need for friction in the creative process. They share insights from research and their personal experiences about the be...Show More
The Power of Creative Friction

21:04 | May 3rd, 2017

Is "friction" within a team positive or negative? Stanford organizational expert and bestselling author Bob Sutton joins Tina Seelig to discuss his fascination with the tensions within teams and businesses. They also explore how much positive and neg...Show More
Unlocking Creativity with Constraints

17:28 | Apr 26th, 2017

Imagine learning to code with no internet connection. Or creating a business plan from behind bars. Beverly Parenti, co-founder of The Last Mile, joins Tina to share the challenging journey of bringing innovation and technology training to prisoners....Show More
Innovation Challenge: Put Your Creativity to the Test

04:14 | Apr 19th, 2017

In this episode, host Tina Seelig challenges you to apply the lessons on brainstorming that were shared in the last three episodes of Stanford Innovation Lab. She reveals an assignment that requires you to look at something old in a brand new way. Th...Show More
Just Beyond Crazy is Fabulous

10:00 | Apr 12th, 2017

Let go of judgment in order to leap to your boldest and most innovative ideas. Emily Ma, from Alphabet’s X, joins host Tina Seelig to discuss how unlikely combinations of ideas can lead to breakthrough solutions to the thorniest problems… And, how to...Show More
Frame-storm Before You Brainstorm

10:30 | Apr 5th, 2017

What can MadLibs teach you about brainstorming? Emily Ma, from Alphabet’s X, joins host Tina Seelig to discuss how simple word choices in brainstorming profoundly influences what ideas are generated. They discuss what questions you can ask to squeeze...Show More
Breakthrough Ideas Require Advance Planning

13:44 | Mar 29th, 2017

What are the essential ingredients for a brainstorm? Before the Post-its go up and ideas start flying, the best facilitators engage in a healthy dose of planning. Emily Ma, from Alphabet’s X, and former IDEO designer, joins Tina to discuss how to ene...Show More
Flirting with Innovation

04:01 | Feb 14th, 2017

How is launching a new romance like starting a business? Oh, let us count the ways… On this Valentine’s Day, host Tina Seelig serves up some playful thoughts on the similarities between starting a venture and falling in love. Plus, she whispers sweet...Show More
Win More by Solving Other People’s Problems

25:56 | Jan 11th, 2017

If you really want to win at negotiation, stop fighting and start listening. In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, host Tina Seelig speaks with Margaret “Maggie” Neale, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, for answers to the b...Show More
Embracing Crazy Ideas

26:56 | Jan 4th, 2017

What if you removed failure from your vocabulary? Patricia Ryan Madson, Improv pioneer and retired Stanford University lecturer, sees improvisation - and the art of "yes, and" - as a route to innovation. In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Ti...Show More
Pushing the Limits of Collective Intelligence

28:42 | Dec 21st, 2016

Imagine a collective brain shaped by human insights and powered by technology - that's crowdsourcing. Michael Bernstein, computer scientist at Stanford University, explores how to harness crowdsourcing to tackle daunting challenges. In this episode o...Show More
The Power of Crash Landing in the Middle of a Story

29:13 | Dec 14th, 2016

What makes a story stick with you? From campfires to boardrooms, master storyteller JD Schramm studies the habits of powerful storytellers and teaches students at Stanford business school how to captivate audiences. In this episode of Stanford Innova...Show More
A Deep Dive into Silicon Valley's Diversity Challenges

31:25 | Sep 28th, 2016

Diversity in tech has become a national conversation. In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig speaks with software engineer and diversity advocate Tracy Chou. Tracy graduated from Stanford with degrees in electrical engineering and co...Show More
The Future of VC is Here

30:44 | Sep 21st, 2016

What does the next generation of venture capital look like? In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig speaks with venture capitalist Chi-Hua Chien. Chi-Hua started his career working in startups, and entered the VC world through roles a...Show More
From Chopping Eggplants to Cutting Water Use

35:31 | Sep 14th, 2016

“The enemy of delivering a product is trying to deliver the perfect product.” In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig interviews Gabriel Parisi-Amon, co-founder of Nebia, where he focuses on building breakthrough shower nozzles that a...Show More
Healing Broken Teams from Inside Out

36:15 | Sep 7th, 2016

What is the number one cause for failure in early-stage startups? Team issues! In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig interviews executive coach Michael Terrell. Michael is the founder and managing partner of Terrell Leadership Group...Show More
Attracting the Constantly Connected Consumer

27:52 | Aug 31st, 2016

In a world where consumers are inundated with information, how can a company use social media to stand out? In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Tina Seelig interviews Clara Shih, CEO and co-founder of Hearsay Social, and author of two books o...Show More
How to Succeed by Failing ‘Ferrari Fast’

29:14 | Aug 24th, 2016

People in Silicon Valley often talk about failing fast. But what exactly does that mean? In this pilot episode of STVP’s new podcast series, Stanford Innovation Lab, Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig interviews serial entrepreneur Alberto Savoia,...Show More