Podcast S6E142: Robyn Bolton – Building innovation capabilities

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Robyn M Bolton. She is the founder of Mile Zero, as well as having extensive innovation experience in large companies like P&G, as well as working with Prof Clayton Christensen at Innosight.

We speak about what it takes for ideas to flourish in a company, and what innovation capabilities are required to execute ideas.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:03:00 – The case study of how Swiffer was actually developed at P&G
  • 00:06:30 – Innovation is a Leadership problem
  • 00:08:30 – Her history at Innosight and how innovation advice has changed over time
  • 00:10:30 – How different sized companies need to approach innovation differently
  • 00:12:00 – The skills required for the three dimensions of innovation
  • 00:15:00 – Fear of the unknown and corporate antibodies
  • 00:17:30 – Building innovation capabilities and processes

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