Episode 13 The Science Behind Becoming an Entrepreneur & the Role of Free Access to Knowledge for Innovation

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Matt Clancy about what makes people become entrepreneurs and how the accessibility of information fosters innovation. The episode is guided by some of Matt's publications that he summarizes for us before discussing the findings further. The first main topic of discussion is about [...]


Episode 12 – How to Measure Australia’s Innovation Ecosystem: Understanding the Innovation Metrics Review

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Joseph Brookes about the Innovation Metrics Review, a report that assesses the way Australia is currently measuring innovation, and then makes recommendations on how it can be improved. The Australian Government commissioned the review discussed in this episode due to a recommendation [...]


Episode 11 – Breathing Life into Organisations on Innovation Life Support

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Susie Braam about what keeps innovators within large organisations going and what makes it really hard for them. Susie shares what good leadership behaviour looks like, the problems with short-term thinking and how to carve out the necessary space for a strategic [...]


The Importance of Evidence Based Storytelling in Innovation

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Tendayi Viki about the power and pitfalls of storytelling in the context of innovation management.  A well-told story has the power to move us, we are biologically programmed to buy into storytelling. The problem is that often in an innovation context a [...]


Innovation Accounting – The Second System

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Esther Gons, author of the Innovation Accounting Book, about the importance of having innovation accounting established as a second system within large organisations. Without this second system, breakthrough innovation is highly unlikely…no matter how skilled individual people are and what great ideas [...]


Unit Economics: How to Calculate CAC & LTV – It Depends

About the Episode Elijah Eilert speaks to Paul Orlando about his book Growth Units to discover how to best calculate Customer Acquisition Cost and Lifetime Value. Paul tells us how to significantly improve common calculation methods and how to use those to make critical business decisions. Understanding revenue and cost [...]


Understanding the ISO Standard for Innovation Management – Concepts & Benefits

About the Episode Elijah Eilert speaks to Andy Cars, the founder and CEO of Lean Ventures International, about the ISO standards for innovation management. Having participated in the ISO creation process, Andy Cars will discuss the concepts around ISO standards and how organisations can benefit from them. The aim is [...]


Fundamentals of Metered Funding & Stage Gates for Innovation

About the Episode Elijah Eilert speaks to Tristan Kromer about the fundamentals of a VC-like funding approach for corporate innovation that releases resources over time in exchange for specific evidence. Funding a startup or corporate venture from idea to scale is becoming increasingly outdated. Applying traditional stage-gate funding [...]


A Common Framework & Post Launch Metrics

About the Episode Elijah Eilert speaks to Jael Kong who until recently was working with a leading FMCG company. She is jam-packed with insights and will speak with us about the systemic problems large organisations have when making (kill, pivot, persevere) decisions specifically after launching new products.  Jael also gives [...]

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