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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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44 Ratings
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Design Thinking at its best

By Threata13 - Apr 08 2015
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Found this podcast 2 days ago - already at Ep8. Can't stop listening. Great stuff Diego & Joe!

Must listen!!!

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

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
4
4
2
1

Design Thinking at its best

By Threata13 - Apr 08 2015
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Found this podcast 2 days ago - already at Ep8. Can't stop listening. Great stuff Diego & Joe!

Must listen!!!

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

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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

Rank #1: 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

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Episode 39: Jane Chen of Embrace Innovations on optimism, entrepreneurship and surfing

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Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations, a social enterprise startup creating technologically innovative products for a global community of mothers and babies. Embrace Innovations recently launched Little Lotus Baby, a new line of baby products using NASA-inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. Through a 1:1 model, each product sold helps a baby in a developing country with the Embrace infant warmer.

Jane joins Diego and Piper to talk about how the infant warmer came to be, the challenges she's faced, how she has adjusted the business model over time, what surfing has taught her about entrepreneurship and risk, how she stays optimistic, and so much more.

To find out more, dive into the links below:
Embrace Innovations: http://www.embraceinnovations.com/
Little Lotus Baby: http://littlelotusbaby.com/
Hanging Zen: https://hangingzen.wordpress.com/
Jane's column on Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/janechen/

As always, thanks for listening. You can drop us a line on Twitter (@ideofutures) or via email (futures@ideo.com). And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes: http://ideo.to/aMycSQ

Aug 31 2016

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Rank #7: Episode 38: Brittany Ammerman + the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League

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Brittany Ammerman founded the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League in Kenya while she was a student and star hockey player at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Whether you are a soccer fan or not, her journey and her passion are an inspiration. She truly emulates the "don't get ready, get started" motto.

The Nikumbuke fundraising page is now LIVE and up through the end of September. To donate, visit: http://ideo.to/tpuFzY

For more on Brittany and the Nikumbuke Women's Soccer League, watch the ESPN profile video with Julie Foudy: http://ideo.to/vSXurK (it's AWESOME).

As always, thank you for listening. Follow us on Twitter, @ideofutures, or send over an email, futures@ideo.com.

Aug 09 2016

34mins

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Rank #8: Episode 37: Kevin Kelly + The Inevitable

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Kevin Kelly talks with Diego and Joe about his juicy new book, "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future". From AI and VR, to the idea that Kevin's next book probably won't be a book, the conversation is wide-ranging and rich.

Find more about Kevin and what he's up to, visit www.kk.org.

And, as always, we love hearing from you. Shoot us a note on Twitter, @ideofutures, or via email, futures@ideo.com.

Jul 26 2016

46mins

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Rank #9: Episode 36: an entire episode of Venture Design That Blows Our Minds (VDTBOM)

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You're in for a treat this week: a full episode of Venture Design that Blows our Minds. VDTBOM XL. We talk Indy car racing, the DAO, simulations, electric cars in Spain, ridesharing in Austin, and much more. Plus, a few surprise guests to spice things up.

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

Jul 12 2016

41mins

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Rank #10: Episode 35: Mindset of a Champion with Patrick Dempsey + Patrick Long (live from the Revs Program)

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Earlier this year, Diego hosted a fascinating conversation with drivers Patrick Dempsey and Patrick Long as part of the Open Garage Talk series at the Revs Program at Stanford.

Titled "Mindset of a Champion", the conversation focused on what it takes to perform at your very best, even under the most challenging of circumstances.

Many thanks to Reilly Brennan and the Revs Program at Stanford for allowing us to share the audio from their Open Garage Talk on the IDEO Futures podcast.

And, of course, thank you to Patrick and Patrick for inspiring us all!

Good luck at Le Mans!

Cover image: Patrick Beaudouin

Jun 10 2016

56mins

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Rank #11: Episode 34: Creativity, inspiration + entrepreneurship with Suzanne Howard + Coe Leta Stafford

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Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford join us to talk about the process of bringing IDEO U (ideou.com) to life. Both Suzanne and Coe are design researchers and have incredibly sharp insights about the entrepreneurial journey.

To build on the idea of creative confidence and creative leadership, we also have a segment about creativity and inspiration from a recent gathering of the kyu collective (kyu.com).

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

May 25 2016

43mins

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Rank #12: Episode 33: John Lilly on Blitzscaling, productivity tools + design in VC

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John Lilly is back on the pod, this time to talk about Blitzscaling (a course he co-taught last fall at Stanford with Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue and Chris Yeh), what's catching his eye these days, productivity tools, our transition from web to mobile, and much, much more.

Interested in learning more about CS183: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling? Find class notes on Medium: http://ideo.to/WGdC6U

And if you missed John's first appearance on the podcast, you can find it here (episode 16): http://ideo.to/atp5pp

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

Apr 29 2016

33mins

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Rank #13: Episode 32: Kanyi Maqubela from Collaborative Fund

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Kanyi Maqubela, partner at Collaborative Fund, joins us in episode 32 to talk about everything from the power of gratitude to intentionally experimenting in venture capital to Pharrell and everything in between.

And in honor of Twitter's 10-year anniversary, we'll hear Diego and Joe's very first tweets. Plus a little VDTBOM to round out the episode.

Apr 14 2016

46mins

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Rank #14: Episode 31: Dan Sinker + VDTBOM with Carl Fudge

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Our guest on episode 31 is Dan Sinker, an internet legend whose creative exploits have inspired us over and over and over. Dan heads up the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, was the author of the legendary @MayorEmanuel twitter account, and was the founding editor of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet.

Dan talks to Joe and Diego about "Someone with tiny hands", how open systems enable experimentation, what it means to be entrepreneurial, and how to (like we always say) get started.

In addition to Dan, we have a bonus guest this week! IDEO business designer, Carl Fudge, joins for a little Venture Design That Blows Our Minds (VDTBOM).

Mar 25 2016

44mins

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Rank #15: Episode 30: Bruce Hellman from uMotif + Matt Cooper-Wright from IDEO London

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Can a smartphone improve your health? Bruce Hellman, founder and CEO of uMotif and Matt Cooper-Wright from IDEO London join Diego and Joe to talk about their experience with the IDEO Startup in Residence program. uMotif is a health-tracking app — a set of digital tools that help people understand their symptoms to better manage their health. More about uMotif on their website: www.umotif.com. And if you'd like to participate in the 100 for Parkinson's study mentioned, you can do so here: http://www.100forparkinsons.com/

This week's VDTBOM features mustaches, money, Kanye and live prototyping.

Get in touch! Send us a Tweet: @ideofutures Or an email: futures@ideo.com.

Feb 26 2016

37mins

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Rank #16: Episode 29: Jake Knapp + John Zeratsky from GV (extended episode!)

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Our conversation with GV's Jake Knapp + John Zeratsky was packed with so much goodness that we bring you an extra special, slightly longer episode this week. Their book, "Sprint" (www.gv.com/sprint), gives teams a process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas.

Also on tap: SB50 (we prefer Superbowl L), opinionated products, Land Rovers and Grove Labs.

Get in touch! futures@ideo.com or @ideofutures on Twitter.

Feb 11 2016

53mins

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Rank #17: Episode 28: Rocky vs. the LA Lakers? Kris + Nat Woyzbun from MYTABLO

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Kris + Nat Woyzbun from MYTABLO on the value of print magazines, on being Rocky vs. the LA Lakers, on creative process, on staying focused in the chaos of running a startup, and much, much more.

And VDTBOM? We talk Hollywood and rumination. Plus, listener mail and thoughts on the recent bitcoin developments.

Jan 29 2016

39mins

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Rank #18: Episode 27: An update from Gordon Jones + a rip-roaring VDTBOM with Colin Raney

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We have all kinds of guests to kick off the first episode of the new year! Gordon Jones talks with Diego about his new role as the Founding Dean of the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University. Then, Colin Raney joins us for an epic round of VDTBOM.

Jan 15 2016

33mins

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Rank #19: Episode 26: Bryce Roberts from OATV + Indie.vc, plus a look back at 2015

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What happens when you take your own path and stay true to yourself? Good things happen. Managing director + co-founder of OATV and the creative mind behind Indie.vc, Bryce Roberts joins us for the last episode of 2015. Joe, Diego and Piper also take a quick look back at 2015.

Dec 21 2015

40mins

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Rank #20: Episode 25: Kiran Gandhi on music, business, and the creative process

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Musician, artist, feminist and Harvard Business School graduate Kiran Gandhi (a.k.a. Madame Gandhi) joins Joe to discuss everything from the future of music to how business design helps us frame difficult cultural conversations to her own creative process. Find out more about Kiran and her latest projects on her website, www.kirangandhi.com.

Music on this episode thanks to Kiran, as well: https://soundcloud.com/madamegandhi

Oct 21 2015

33mins

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