Business Model Sandbox
By Saul Kaplan
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At the Business Innovation Factory, we help leaders design and test transformational business models. We do this for businesses and in complex social systems such as healthcare, education, and government. Our approach is human-centered — we seek to understand the jobs customers need done, and use this insight to design new experiences that will better serve them. We experiment in the real world, and rely on storytelling to engage others in the process.
||CleanStowe Boyd: The Ecology of Work||Self-proclaimed to be obsessed with the ecology of work, Boyd takes us through how we can more effectively design the future of our own work, with a little foresight and planning.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Content: Integration Nation: Insights from the IDC||Todd Kern from 2Revolutions||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Content: Integration Nation: Insights from the IDC||Molly McMahon from the Teachers Guild||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntegration Nation: Insights Panel from the IDC||Welcome to Integration Nation! Hear from members of the Integration Design Consortium, a group of five passionate design teams who are advancing equity, innovating with purpose, and shaping the future of education reform.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRita King: Harnessing Your Imagination to Create a Better Future||King discusses ways we can all tap into our own imaginative power, what we can do about a shifting technological future, and the power of thinking outside our own traditional silos to better ourselves personally, professionally, and for the...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRay Wang: Our Technological Future Changing the World||One of the most prolific thinkers in the disruptive space, Ray Wang, the Founder of Constellation Research, stops by to discuss the landscape of our technological future and what it means to us as both individuals and members of organizations and...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Pulsipher: Redefining the Higher Education Model||Imagine having an opportunity to completely redesign the higher education model. What would that look like? How do we ensure that we're better serving our end-users, or in this case, students? Scott Pulsipher at WGU and his team has taken the...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeneanne Rae: Design Thinking for Customer Value||What does it mean to incorporate innovative strategy and design thinking into your corporate lexicon? Internationally recognized as an innovative leader in design thinking as well as a customer experience expert, Jeneanne Rae shares her insights...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNilofer Merchant: The Power of Onlyness||Referred to as the 'Jane Bond' of innovation, Nilofer has an innate ability to recognize untapped ideas and turn them into actionable realities. Her transformational thinking has launched over 100 products, netting $18B in sales and shares with us the..||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Hessel: Using Emerging Tech to Craft Our Biological Future||What exactly is synthetic biology and how will it affect our future? Andrew Hessel discusses the far-reaching implications of how rapidly emerging technological advancements in the field will change our entire lives, from the homes we live in, to the...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeanne Liedtka: Strategically Blending Strategy and Design||Iconic design thinker and master strategist Jeanne Liedtka stopped by to discuss the imperative for stretching our collective thinking with systems design in order to achieve new heights and have an impact for the greater good.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrwin Kula: Value Conflicts and the Need for Disruption||Why religion has more in common with startups than you think.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Margolis: Building Your Narrative Through Storytelling||Saul Kaplan and Michael Margolis discuss storytelling as it relates to our personal brand identity, how it can be implemented effectively at a business level, and in our communities. Margolis explains that "stories are the DNA source code to human...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngela Blanchard: Being Holistic in a Siloed World||You Can't Build on Broken||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDustin Haisler: Civic Tech||Saul Kaplan and Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer for E.REPUBLIC, discuss what it takes to innovate within the public sector.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Doyle: Domino's Work-In-Progress Brand||Saul Kaplan and Patrick Doyle, CEO of Domino's, talk the importance of customer experience in reinventing business models and they discuss that business model innovation is never done it should always be a work in progress.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave Gray: Create Change By Redesigning Your Thinking||Saul Kaplan and Dave Gray, founder of XPLANE, discuss the concept of liminal thinking: The art of creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing your own beliefs.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexander Tapscott: Blockchain Revolution||Saul Kaplan and Alexander Tapscott discuss "Blockchain Revolution" what Blockchain is, it's capabilities and how it has the potential to be combined and recombined to transform today’s business models . “Using Blockchain for money transfers", Alex s||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside the Mind of Creative Genius Richard Saul Wurman||Saul Kaplan and Richard Saul Wurman discuss patterns and the nature of understanding, as well as design, creativity, and the evolution of "information architecture," a term Wurman coined in 1975.||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalt Mossberg: Tech Has Changed The World, But Has It Improved The World?||Saul Kaplan and Walt Mossberg discuss the explosive growth of technology and how well, or not, we use its power to solve social problems. And how Mossberg's Wall Street Journal column on technology helped us all learn the “secret handshake” of early||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Webber: Facts Are Facts, But Stories Are How We Learn||Saul Kaplan and Fast Company co-founder Alan Webber discuss why stories and questions are more important than facts and answers to business leaders.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Taylor: We Must Learn As Fast As The World Is Changing||BIF2016 Summit storyteller and 'Fast Company' co-founder Bill Taylor and Saul Kaplan discuss Taylor's new book 'Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways'. Taylor calls the Summit the "R&D lab" for his books. Mee||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Roberts: Transforming Sick-Care to Healthcare||Saul Kaplan and Peter Roberts discuss the 5-year-long, complex process of transformation he's led for Children's Health System of Texas. The goal: a business model that's centered on family well-being, rather than sick care.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Fried: Why Trust Beats Technology||Saul Kaplan and Jason Fried discuss business model change; why gaining customer trust is more important than offering amazing technology; how tools can help people bring their human selves back to work.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Hagel: The Best Innovation Opportunities Are Found At The Edges||Saul Kaplan talks with John Hagel about how opportunities first emerge at the edge - the boundaries between disciplines - where knowledge flows are the greatest.||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Pink: The Human Side of Innovation||Saul Kaplan talks with author Dan Pink, whose books are regularly ahead of the innovation curve. Pink's "Free Agent Nation" and "A Whole New Mind" explored ideas that, 10 and 15 years later, became the reality of "the sharing economy" and "right-brain t||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobin Chase: How Digital Platforms Drive New Business Models||Saul Kaplan and Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase talk about how capitalism will be transformed by platforms for individuals to share and rent their "excess capacity."||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitney Johnson: Innovate Your Personal Business Model||Saul Kaplan and author Whitney Johnson talk about personal disruption, an aspect of disruption that's rarely discussed. Johnson's recent book, "Disrupt Yourself," shows readers how to apply Clayton Christensen's theory of disruption to their own lives.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLucy Marcus: How Corporate Boards Can Support Business Model Transformation||Saul Kaplan and Lucy Marcus discuss how corporate boards can and should help the organization, by "star-gazing" into the future and supporting business model transformation.||12/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry Weber: Marketing's evolving Influence on Business Models||Saul Kaplan and Larry Weber discuss how marketing affects a company's business model, as marketing has evolved from an isolated function into a company-wide, ongoing conversation with customers.||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Abele: Architect of Medical Device Innovation||Saul Kaplan and Boston Scientific founder John Abele discuss the history of surgical procedures and the development of Abele’s career as an innovator. The conversation was recorded live at the Trinity Repertory Theater during the BIF2015 Collaborative||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVala Afshar: Leveraging Digital Technologies For Innovation||Saul Kaplan and Vala Afshar discuss why companies invest in digital technologies, how they can be leveraged to create entire new business models, and the increasingly important role of Chief Digital Officers in all industries.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexander Osterwalder: Tools For Business Model Design||Saul Kaplan and Alexander Osterwalder talk about business model design, prototyping, and testing, to make business model innovation safer and easier to manage for corporate leaders.||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Best Podcast on Corporate Innovation
Saul is a brilliant innovator, and he hosts the brightest minds in an engaging and well-produced show packed with actionable ideas. The sound quality is very good.
I am learning a lot
Saul Kaplan is a very smart and kind.
The conversations with his guest are very interesting. I highly recommend this podcast.
Thought provoking content
Each episode stretches your mind and challenges you to think in new and different ways. Absolutely worth a listen!