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The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!"In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode we make. For the best listening experience, we recommend starting with our latest episode. Or Episode 10.We love to hear from you. You can find us on Twitter @ideofutures

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The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!"In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode we make. For the best listening experience, we recommend starting with our latest episode. Or Episode 10.We love to hear from you. You can find us on Twitter @ideofutures

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45 Ratings
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Must listen!!!

By Shyitalian - Apr 04 2015
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Diego and Joe are my spirit animals. I love this podcast!

Awesome Show

By Cozy200 - Mar 10 2015
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Really... way to much awesome packed into one show. Love it, thanks guys! Eric

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
5
4
2
1

Must listen!!!

By Shyitalian - Apr 04 2015
Read more
Diego and Joe are my spirit animals. I love this podcast!

Awesome Show

By Cozy200 - Mar 10 2015
Read more
Really... way to much awesome packed into one show. Love it, thanks guys! Eric
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IDEO Futures

Latest release on Aug 18, 2017

All 51 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 49: Steve Vassallo + The Way to Design

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Steve Vassallo is a General Partner at Foundation Capital and works at the intersection of business, technology, and design—all things close to our hearts. Steve joins Diego on episode 49 to talk about his new book, The Way to Design.

The book is available to download for free at www.thewaytodesign.com and will be available in print this fall on Amazon.

Find Steve on the Twitter: www.twitter.com/vassallo

And as always, we love hearing from you: www.twitter.com/ideofutures or futures@ideo.com

Aug 18 2017

45mins

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Episode 48: Gerber tokens, ICOs, umbrellas + a whole lot of VDTBOM

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Joe Gerber is BACK for a full episode of VDTBOM. Diego and Joe get nerdy pretty fast, but hang in there — mind blowing venture design awaits. They catch up on what's happening in the IDEO CoLab (www.ideocolab.com), learn about ICOs and tokens, and chat about a few fascinating startups.

As always, we love hearing from you: www.twitter.com/ideofutures or futures@ideo.com.

And remember: don't get started, get weird.

Aug 03 2017

38mins

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Episode 47: Michael Dearing on lessons from a life of designing + building remarkable ventures

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If you don't already follow Michael Dearing on Twitter (twitter.com/mcgd), you'll want to after hearing this conversation with Diego (twitter.com/metacool). Michael is the founder of Harrison Metal and joins Diego to talk about venture mechanics, gross margin, the clocks in Greenwich, modern capitalism, organizational life, why Harrison Metal is called Harrison Metal, and why dolphins will inherit the earth.

Find out more about Michael + Harrison Metal at www.harrisonmetal.com (make sure you watch the videos!)

As always, we love hearing from you: twitter.com/@ideofutures or futures@ideo.com.

Jun 20 2017

50mins

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Episode 46: #primalnumbers with JR Hildebrand, Reilly Brennan + Clay Dean

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As we approach the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, three of our favorite (and renowned) automotive design geeks join Diego to discuss the lost art of hand painted racing numbers. Graphic designers, car enthusiasts, and appreciators of of craft will likely agree: these #PrimalNumbers are worth saving.

Jump in on the conversation and find out more about #PrimalNumbers on Medium (https://medium.com/primalnumbers) + Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrimalNumbers).

Find our guests on the Twitter: @JRHildebrand @reillybrennan @deancrew7

And as always, we love hearing from you: @ideofutures or futures@ideo.com

Cover image: Marmon Wasp via #PrimalNumbers

May 25 2017

42mins

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Episode 45: Lifelong learning, leading organizations, and finding your wings with Bonny Simi

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Our guest on episode 45 is a truly remarkable individual. Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, joins Diego to discuss everything from corporate venture capital and making changes within a large organization, to how she ended up as a 3-time Olympian and why learning shouldn't stop when you graduate from college. Bonny has wings, both literally and figuratively, and we continue to be inspired by her drive and by her ability to connect with people.

You can find Bonny on Twitter: @bonnysimi. And you can learn more about JetBlue Technology Ventures on their website: www.jetblueventures.com/

As always, we love hearing from you. Drop us a note on Twitter: @ideofutures. Or via email: futures@ideo.com.

Apr 26 2017

41mins

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Episode 44: Bob Sutton on leadership + organizational life

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Bob Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering, and a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. He's also quite a prolific author, and his books have a prominent place on our bookshelves. Bob and Diego cover everything from scaling to Bob's first time at IDEO, team dynamics to Bob's list of "12 things I believe".

For more about Bob (including his "12 things I believe list") visit his website : www.bobsutton.net

This episode is brought to you by Creative Difference (ideo.to/cd).

As always, we love hearing from you: futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures.

Apr 10 2017

56mins

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Episode 43: The importance of questions with David Aycan + Katherine Londergan

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Episode 43 is all about asking questions to learn your way to a better place. Ace IDEO business designers David Aycan and Katherine Londergan join Diego to talk about the importance of questions, whether you're just getting started or figuring out what's next for your business. And, with three business designers in the room, we had to do a little VDTBOM (Venture Design That Blows Our Minds).

This episode is brought to you by Creative Difference (ideo.to/cd).

As always, we love hearing from you: futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures.

Mar 10 2017

43mins

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Episode 42: The wisdom of Peter Drucker with Zach First

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"What will you do Monday that's different?"

Zach First, executive director of the Drucker Institute, joins Diego + guest host Susan O'Malley for a packed extended episode. Whether you're new to Peter Drucker or a versed student, this is a conversation that will make you think differently about management, leadership and life. Zach, Susan and Diego answer questions from our extended community about everything from how AI will influence management, to distinguishing between an opportunity and a distraction. There are a few gems toward the end of the conversation—including an original recording from the Drucker archives. We highly recommend listening all the way through!

For more information about Zach and the Drucker Institute, visit www.drucker.institute. You can find both on Twitter, as well: @drzfirst + @druckerinst. Subscribe to their digital magazine, Monday, here: http://www.drucker.institute/monday-index/

As always, we love hearing from you: futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures.

Jan 27 2017

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Episode 41: Submarines + Startups with Nick Edwards

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Nick Edwards is the founder and CEO of GradientOne, Inc. He also spent five years as a Submarine Officer on Los Angeles Class fast attack submarines. His insights around leadership are sharp and invaluable. He graduated with a BS in Control Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Harvard Business school, where he and Diego first met.

Thank you all for listening and making 2016 such a phenomenal year. As always, we love hearing from you. Drop us a line on Twitter @ideofutures or email us futures@ideo.com.

And remember: don't get ready, get started.

Dec 16 2016

41mins

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Episode 40: Rob Pardo from Bonfire Studios

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Rob Pardo is on a mission to create game experiences that build and deepen friendships. Formerly the Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment—where he led the design of World of Warcraft—Rob and a small team of game designers recently founded Bonfire Studios.

Rob stopped by IDEO San Francisco to talk with Diego about everything from serendipity in game design to turning bugs into crucial game elements.

Find more on Rob + Bonfire Studios here: http://www.bonfirestudios.com/

Drop us a line. We love hearing from you: @ideofutures on Twitter or futures@ideo.com via email.

Sep 29 2016

44mins

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