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1. #69: Tristan Walker - Razor Sharp Design Thinking

#69:  Tristan Walker - Razor Sharp Design Thinking

When it comes to design thinking, few do it better than Tristan Walker. Early in his career, the award winning, 30-year-old entrepreneur served as an intern at then fledgling "microblogging" site, Twitter. Later, he moved on to become the golden child of Foursquare, helping build it to the point of cultural critical mass. And now in addition to co-founding Code 2040, an organization designed to discover and create successful minority techies, Tristan helms his own Andreessen Horowitz supported operation, Walker & Company, focused on creating suite of non-digital, consumer conscious products. On Innovation Crush, Walker breaks down his mastery of designing products and relevant marketplace experiences for his customers, building a team focused on innovation and diversity, and how his humble upbringing shapes his business thinking today. www.getbevel.com www.code2040.org

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2. #49: Nancy Gale - Visionary vs. Entrepreneur

#49: Nancy Gale - Visionary vs. Entrepreneur

Nancy Gale is a not only a survivor, but a thriver. While overcoming many personal difficulties at various stages throughout her life, the luxury accessory designer has skyrocketed beyond success with an attention to detail and craftsmanship second to none. Always inventive and holistically innovative, she has woven social responsibility into her productions, working with underprivileged youth to conceive, develop, produce, market, and sell the lines products with a program called In True Fashion. On Innovation Crush, Nancy explains the difference between visionaries and entrepreneurs, details the experiences of her life, walks us through the intricacies of In True Fashion, and tells tells of working with names like Richard Branson and Bill Clinton. www.intruefashion.org www.jamah.com

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3. #50: Steve Belanger - Reinventing Yourself

#50: Steve Belanger - Reinventing Yourself

We've all been there... at the height of success or in the midst of on-the-job misery, and saying to ourselves, "You know what? This isn't for me!" Steve Belanger was a talented media executive, holding top positions at publishers like Penthouse and TIME. Then, he became an actor, comedian, host, and author. On this is installment of Innovation Crush, Steve breaks down the careful nature of his decision making process, how his past shaped his future, and gives damn good advice for those looking to make the shift.

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4. #86: Dave Asprey - Supercharged Brains, Bodies, and Businesses

#86:  Dave Asprey - Supercharged Brains, Bodies, and Businesses

Dave Asprey is a former computer hacker turned biohacker turned systems thinker turned CEO turned branding & business maven turned awesome. At age 26, and worth millions of dollars, Dave was well over 300lbs and suffering from numerous conditions affecting his mental and physical health. Tired of physiological failure, he turned his hacking skills toward his own biology, thus beginning the journey of what is now known as the Bulletproof Executive; a suite of products, information, and methodologies that release unlimited potential in individuals and organizations. The Bulletproof promise? Supercharge Your Body. Upgrade Your Brain. Be Bulletproof. On this episode Dave breaks down his journey, biohacking methodologies, how he's structured his success in life and work, and the breakdowns and triumphs he's experienced along the way. www.twitter.com/bulletproofexec

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5. #21: 2013 to 2014 - Truths, Myths, and Trends

#21: 2013 to 2014 - Truths, Myths, and Trends

Award-winning filmmaker, Amy York Rubin and business strategist, Brandon Chretien join this look back at our 20+ shows of 2013, as we pull out some of the best Innovation Crush learnings of the year, and see how they apply in a more practical sense. Along the way we uncover the importance of interpersonal connection to the things that empower us to be at our own highest point of innovation. www.twitter.com/ayrubin www.littlehorribles.com www.linkedin.com/in/brandonvchretien

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6. #103: Elan Lee - How to Win Fans and Influence People

#103:  Elan Lee - How to Win Fans and Influence People

How do you get 10's of 1000's of people to do absolutely anything you want them do all at once? Just ask Elan Lee, alternate reality game pioneer, marketer extraordinaire, video game designer, and record breaking crowdfunding raiser ($8M for Exploding Kittens). As a failing high school student, Elan Lee was the first person in the world to photograph a sound wave; of course after inventing the method for doing so himself. As a winning story teller and entrepreneur, he has taken home coveted Clio and Emmy awards, and his inspired brands and fans all over the world to do the seemingly impossible. On Innovation Crush, Elan talks about his 3 step process for creativity, his numerous failures, his biggest wins, empowering crowds, and his completion of 46 room escapes (and counting). https://twitter.com/elanlee

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7. #47: Jamen Shively - The King of Cannabis

#47: Jamen Shively - The King of Cannabis

Jamen Shively possesses an insane ability to envision ecosystems. When he thinks of an idea, he almost just as immediately can frame up all its social implications, hypothetical nuances, pros, cons, supporters, naysayers, and world changing opportunities. A former top executive at Microsoft, Jamen left to begin an in depth venture into the business and social ecosystem of Cannibis, that has involved presidents, congressmen, celebrities, and even sparked the world's first branded marijuana. On Innovation Crush, Jamen rolls up several insights around his history at Microsft (he diligently fought against the launch of Bing), finding his life in danger in his new business, creating world peace, the implications of marijuana legalization, where his second nature ability to create comes from, and more! http://iccco.org/

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8. #100: Dan Harmon - Revenge of the Nerd

#100:  Dan Harmon - Revenge of the Nerd

"Innovation to me is purposefully making mistakes." - Dan Harmon Dan Harmon is an expert at building Community. Literally. He is best known for creating the TV series, COMMUNITY, loosely based on his time spent in community college. What he is also an expert at is not fitting in. Most Google search results will tell you he's brash, overly honest, combative, mean, or otherwise difficult to work with. Perhaps these are all side effects from when mad genius and creativity collide. Perhaps it all comes from place of knowing oneself and being confident in the fact that we're all human and emotional beings on an unknown journey. Stemming from his unique - let's call it "flair" - Dan has carved out lane after lane for himself, adored by fans and industry insiders for his books, his teachings, his personal philosophies, his podcast, his comedy, his honesty, and the overall unique way he sees the world. On this 100th episode of Innovation Crush, Dan continues his to bring us along on his quest for truth in all things creative, business, and life. https://twitter.com/danharmon

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9. #40: Kenny Mac - Tastemakers and Influence

#40: Kenny Mac - Tastemakers and Influence

Kenny Mac is the tastemakers' tastemaker. A connoisseur of cool, Kenny has spent the majority of his career creating organic and effective relationships between influencers and brands. Whether a producing a swanky party in NYC for Moet-Hennessy, or rebranding one of the world's largest conferences, Kenny's expertise has been sought after by some of the most influential brands and individuals on the planet. On Innovation Crush, Kenny explains the power of influence, the importance of family, and walks us through Behind the Hustle, his platform - partnered with Complex Media - for educating professionals on unique opportunities for personal success. Feat. guest host, Tanya Bershadsky www.twitter.com/behindthehustle www.creativecontraband.com

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10. #106: Moran Cerf - Hacking the Science of Decisions

#106:  Moran Cerf - Hacking the Science of Decisions

Moran Cerf is widely known for his Grand Slam Award-Winning talk on The Moth where he intricately describes a series of hilarious events that took place when he broke into a bank. The former hacker, graphic designer, filmmaker turned neuroscientist slash professor slash marketing consultant has gone from professionally breaking into banks (paid for by the banks to test their security systems), to professionally breaking into brains (often paid for by brands). His studies of our ability to control emotion, using dreams to introduce or eliminate habits, the science of free will, simple decision-making and more have informed and entertained groups ranging from marketers to audiences at the World Economic Forum. On Innovation Crush, the anomaly that is Moran Cerf, discusses everything from making life transitions, defining his personal brand, the neuroscience of marketing, and that one time he was dead and alive at the same time. http://www.neuro-ex.com/

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11. #131: Rob Dyrdek - Obsessions, Lessons, and Progression

#131:  Rob Dyrdek - Obsessions, Lessons, and Progression

Professional skateboarder, stunt inventor, tv personality, entrepreneur, investor, brand partner, and self described "do or die-er," Rob Dyrdek has built his career through obsessive learning and obsessive progress. His goal now? "I want to build and sell 50-120 companies over the next 20 years." Thanks to our friends at Worldz, Rob stops by to talk about his personal and business philosophies, team building, brand building, and future goals. dyrdekmachine.com awaytravel.com/crush

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12. #70: Jess Weiner - Taking Branding Personal

#70:  Jess Weiner - Taking Branding Personal

Jess Weiner grew up consuming media cascaded with women who looked nothing like her. Even at a young age, the bullied performing arts enthusiast knew her life's work would be focused on image consciousness and empowerment. Fast forward to 2015 and that young girl has become a highly sought after media maven, consulting with the world's top brands on creatomg empowering interactions with today's women and young girls. In fact, for the past 9 years, Jess has served as Dove's Global Self Esteem Ambassador, leading programs and creative engagements aimed at the women the brand serves through its powerful messaging. On Innovation Crush, Jess breaks down the myths behind industry buzzwords like "authenticity" and "empowerment," how improv encourages her consulting, the hurdles of entrepreneurship, and sheds light on the creative craftsmanship that goes in to supporting the groups that brands promise to support. http://jessweiner.com/ www.twitter.com/jessweiner

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13. #92: Barnet Bain - The Rules of Creative Intelligence

#92:  Barnet Bain - The Rules of Creative Intelligence

Barnet Bain is an award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, teacher, podcaster, radio personality, and essentially - for all intents and purposes - the muse of all muses. His mantra, "every act is a creative act," fuels creative thinking and doing in everything from politics to entertainment to manufacturing, entrepreneurship, teaching and then some. Part science, and part fun, he has taught universities, corporations, creatives, and individuals unforgettable, methodologies for unleashing creativity in their everyday lives. On Innovation Crush, Barnet hilariously and poignantly breaks down his life journey and career path, and walks us through a few of the best bits from his new book, The Art of Doing and Being. This episode features guest host Eric Espinosa, producer of TEDxLA. http://barnetbain.com/

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14. #81: Ben Parr - Cracking the Attention Deficit

#81:  Ben Parr - Cracking the Attention Deficit

When it comes to multi-hyphenates, Ben Parr is one of the best. Among many things, he is the multi-award winning former Editor-at-Large of Mashable, a columnist at Inc Magazine, a regular CNET pundint, Founder of Dominate Ventures, and author of CAPTIVOLOGY, the quintessential book on the science of attention. On this installment of 'Crush, Ben walks through how attention works in the age of information, things his grandfather instilled him, getting over his own ego, and tips and tricks of the intersection of startups, marketing, and venture capital. www.captivology.com

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15. #79: Chamillionaire - From Rap Ventures to Venture Capital

#79:  Chamillionaire - From Rap Ventures to Venture Capital

Early in his Grammy award winning career, rapper, Chamillionaire learned some valuable lessons about business. Whether bootstrapping his own sales of mixtapes, negotiating higher payouts from his label, developing off the wall promotional marketing schemes, or reinvesting his money into multiple ventures, he always looked for smarter and better ways to achieve success. Fast forward to almost 10 years later, where Chamillionaire is a key investor in Maker Studios, an adviser to several startups and established companies, and now entrepreneur in residence at Upfront Ventures, Los Angeles' largest venture capital fund. On Innovation Crush, Cham dishes on everything from growing up poor, to serial entrepreneurship, world changing technologies, avoiding social media, and having never wanted to be famous. feat. guest co-host, David Wong. www.twitter.com/chamillionaire www.twitter.com/rarefrom1906

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16. #20: Marc Brogdon - Making Good Ideas

#20: Marc Brogdon - Making Good Ideas

Two days after Marc Brogdon graduated from college, the Detroit native landed in Stockholm to begin working for brands around the world. Since then, the super creative marketer has gone on to create wide-eyed, 360-degree marketing strategies and programs for organizations ranging from Disney, to the NAACP, to Kraft and even million dollar technology corporations. On IC, Marc shares his perspectives on how marketers can take deep dives into their client's businesses, pay close attention to every consumer touchpoint, and embody the brand to develop the best creative strategies in the marketplace.

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17. #125: David Pogue - The Magic of Simplicity

#125: David Pogue - The Magic of Simplicity

Magician turned composer turned powerhouse tech journalist, and best-selling author, David Pogue has built his career on an i'm-just-like-you-foundation. Admittedly, he is NOT some life-long tech geek who took spent years hacking security systems, taking computers apart, or building robots. Instead, he is simply really good at breaking things down to basic terms. So good in fact, that he as amassed millions of fans and followers all over the world, whether via his NOVA TV series on PBS, or his Yahoo Tech column, or the occasional musical TED talk, and then some. On Innovation Crush, David dishes on some tech industry secrets, his own personal productivity shortcuts, the future of artificial intelligence, failure, and how music parallels with his life today.

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18. #137: Sekou Andrews - How to Move Words and Influence People

#137:  Sekou Andrews - How to Move Words and Influence People

Having graced stages and rocked audiences for the likes of Nike, Oprah, Worldz, Apple, Hillary Clinton, Cisco, Google, Barack Obama, and countless others, Sekou Andrews is the world’s leading “poetic voice," using spoken word poetry to help organizations across the innovation diaspora turn their business messages into human anthems. A two-time national poetry slam champion turned entrepreneur, he effortlessly uses this new form of storytelling to lift some of the world's greatest thinkers to even higher levels of achievement and internal fulfillment. Back again for the first time on Innovation Crush, Sekou has now begun to pass the mic and share his secrets with his new speaker training course, entitled "Stage Might." Throughout the chat, he dishes on his unusual work, his personal life, and his rockstar secrets on how to combine the powers of persuasion and performance on any stage. Learn more from Sekou: http://bit.ly/2djgnXJ

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19. #112: Best Innovation Crush Episode of 2015

#112:  Best Innovation Crush Episode of 2015

If this was the Oscars, this would be the Best Film winner. We looked at listens, shares, downloads and likes and hands down, the top episode of 2015 was Chamillionare's "From Rap Ventures to Venture Capital." Early in his Grammy award winning career, rapper, Chamillionaire learned some valuable lessons about business. Whether bootstrapping his own sales of mixtapes, negotiating higher payouts from his label, developing off the wall promotional marketing schemes, or reinvesting his money into multiple ventures, he always looked for smarter and better ways to achieve success. Fast forward to almost 10 years later, where Chamillionaire is a key investor in Maker Studios, an adviser to several startups and established companies, and now entrepreneur in residence at Upfront Ventures, Los Angeles' largest venture capital fund. On Innovation Crush, Cham dishes on everything from growing up poor, to serial entrepreneurship, world changing technologies, avoiding social media, and having never wanted to be famous. feat. guest co-host, David Wong.

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20. #85: Crush Culture - 5 Points of Innovation (Vol 1)

#85:  Crush Culture - 5 Points of Innovation (Vol 1)

Innovation Crush host, Chris Denson, breaks down 5 points of innovation; pulling anecdotes and stories from previous episodes and building takeaways for how to apply innovation principles and theory to your own Crush Culture. 1.) Curiosity & Exploration 2.) Say Yes to the Yes 3.) Diverse Perspectives 4.) Creating Happiness 5.) User Experience

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