Vanessa Gill, creator of social venture Social Cipher, discusses her life on the autism spectrum and her efforts to encourage empathy and understanding through the lens of gamification.
Caitlin McKenna, Senior Director of Customer Experience and Innovation at Hilton; and Brinda Sen Gupta, Deputy Director of the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, discuss the ways their positions at their companies help them teach others to innovate, shaping even large companies to work better.
Jeremy Lichtenstein, agent with RE/MAX Realty, discusses Kids in Need Distributors (KIND), the not-for-profit he founded to help children in need get food outside of their reduced meal plans at school.
Jack McDougle, CEO and president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, discusses some of the ways the entrepreneurial community and the government can work together to spur innovation and economic growth, for the entire D.C. region and beyond.
Diana Hage, CEO of RFID Business Solution, discusses the difficulties in changing the trajectory of a small business, as well as the specific advantages women have when it comes to owning and leading small businesses.
With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.
On this EXTRA episode, Stanley McChrystal, retired US Army General and co-author of Leaders: Myth and Reality, discusses what leadership actually means, and why it isn’t just a magic power doled out by a rare great man.
This week, we spoke with Tom Gardner, co-founder of investment and consultation company Motley Fool, to understand the company’s history, and the way markets are flowing in light of recent economic developments.
Terry Hsiao, serial entrepreneur of companies like Hook Mobile and co-developer on projects like the one that helped unify the global texting platform, discusses current and future trends in telecommunications and the best qualities for entrepreneurship.
Josh Mandell, director of policy and international programs at Halcyon, discusses how Halcyon is spurring entrepreneurs and social ventures into doing good for the world while also growing a business.
Chris Lewis, co-author of The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century, discusses how overconfidence and the myth of leader infallibility can result in bad outcomes for everything from business to geopolitics.
Arthur Herman, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and popular historian, discusses the way that new industries embracing quantum computing will require experts that are already rising in the D.C. region.
Blake Allison, CEO and president of LifeCents and founder and chairman of Valor, discusses how financial health is much more than just knowing the jargon.
On this episode, we speak with Jacqueline Baker, Innovation Program Manager for AARP, to discuss how innovation is spurred in D.C., in no small part thanks to the AARP Innovation Labs Grand Pitch Event coming later this October.