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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, who teaches courses across the university that empower students to be more confident, creative and entrepreneurial in life.

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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, who teaches courses across the university that empower students to be more confident, creative and entrepreneurial in life.

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Great podcast series!

By AdBlockNot - Dec 16 2016
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Really enjoying this new series of podcasts. Thanks Stanford!!!

Quick jolts of insights on the go

By octomike - Dec 15 2016
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Whether you're commuting, traveling over the holidays, wherever!

iTunes Ratings

119 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
66
2
2
3

Great podcast series!

By AdBlockNot - Dec 16 2016
Read more
Really enjoying this new series of podcasts. Thanks Stanford!!!

Quick jolts of insights on the go

By octomike - Dec 15 2016
Read more
Whether you're commuting, traveling over the holidays, wherever!
Cover image of Stanford Innovation Lab with Tina Seelig

Stanford Innovation Lab with Tina Seelig

Updated 9 days ago

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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, who teaches courses across the university that empower students to be more confident, creative and entrepreneurial in life.

Rank #1: How to Succeed by Failing ‘Ferrari Fast’

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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, who describes how to fail smart. Based on his experiences founding two companies, as well as his time at Google and Sun Microsystems, Alberto discusses different types of failure, and how specific practices can be used to fail faster and more efficiently using a concept he calls “pretotyping.”
Aug 24 2016
29 mins
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Rank #2: Attracting the Constantly Connected Consumer

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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 on social-media strategy. Clara discusses the history and future of social media, highlighting the opportunities many companies are missing in their own social strategies, and shares tips for getting the most out of social-media strategy.
Aug 31 2016
27 mins
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Rank #3: The Ideas are IN - Creating Value from Unmatched Socks!

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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 around the world submitted their ideas for how to create value from unmatched socks. From coffee filters to dating sites to diapers for the developing world, hear how our listeners stepped up to the challenge and created value from something we usually throw away.
May 17 2017
22 mins
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Rank #4: Meant to Be: Mentor & Mentee: A Taste of LEAP!

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We all hear that having professional mentors is critical to career success. So how do you identify a mentor and sustain the relationship? In this episode, Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford’s Department of Management Science & Engineering, and guests Tania Abedian Coke, founder of TellUs, and Lauren Ottinger of Intercom say successful mentorships are characterized by gratitude and reciprocity. It helps to seek a mentor one or two steps ahead of you in their career.

Apr 17 2019
13 mins
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Rank #5: Unlocking Creativity with Constraints

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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. Can constraints fuel creativity? When does structure provide stability and opportunity? Tina and Beverly reflect on this rewarding work and how it shapes the way they appreciate other ventures.
Apr 26 2017
17 mins
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Rank #6: Breakthrough Ideas Require Advance Planning

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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 energize teams to generate their best ideas. Plus: should you bring that funky paperweight from your desk, your fuzzy dice, and origami crane? Yes! All this on the first of three episodes with Emily Ma on brainstorming.
Mar 29 2017
13 mins
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Rank #7: The Power of Creative Friction

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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 negative reinforcement leaders should give to elicit the best and most creative results from others, and how to teach these skills.
May 03 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: The Do's and Don'ts of Creative Friction

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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 best times to debate, when to accept a decision and move on, and tips for how to coax more innovative thinking from a team.
May 10 2017
14 mins
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Rank #9: Healing Broken Teams from Inside Out

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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, and co-author of The Inside Out Effect, which focuses on effective leadership. In this conversation, Michael shares his insights on effective team dynamics, his process for diagnosing team issues, and examples of how he works through team challenges.
Sep 07 2016
36 mins
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Rank #10: A Deep Dive into Silicon Valley's Diversity Challenges

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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 computer science, and was an early employee at both Quora and Pinterest. In this episode, Tracy talks about her own experiences as a woman in software engineering, what she has learned as she has explored this topic in depth, and how data can inform the conversation around diversity in tech.
Sep 28 2016
31 mins
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