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Factors that Impact Innovation - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Date: 10/29/2008
Length: 1 minutes
Speaker(s): Judy Estrin
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Leadership, funding, policy, education, and culture are all concepts that leaders should keep in mind when trying to foster innovation in any organization. Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, breaks down these five influential elements and
discusses their interplay. Effective and strategic leadership is perhaps the most important element. The right leadership and the right culture will facilitate adequate funding, strategic policies, and education that can contribute to
furthering new ideas.

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Diversity in Innovation - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Judy Estrin
10/29/2008
Summary: The low-hanging fruit of problem-solving has been plucked, says Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, and the remaining modern challenges are so complex, they can only be solved by a group effort. Teams working toward innovation not only
require talent, but also a genuine blend of cognitive diversity - members with different backgrounds, varying life experiences, and diverse fields of study. Only through this kind of collaboration can larger, global problems be divided and
conquered. Watch More
Don't Take Innovation for Granted - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Judy Estrin
10/29/2008
Summary: Not only does innovation drive the economy, says Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, but it influences the very quality of our day-to-day life, and it is the only way to meet all of our national and global challenges. But real innovation -
along the lines of the development of the web browser - needs decades of institutional push and resources behind them to develop. Estrin asserts that we've become too shortsighted and more risk aversive when it comes to developing broad
strokes in new technology, and that this cultural shift away from innovative breeding grounds is to our own long-term detriment. Watch More
Factors that Impact Innovation - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Judy Estrin
10/29/2008
Summary: Leadership, funding, policy, education, and culture are all concepts that leaders should keep in mind when trying to foster innovation in any organization. Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, breaks down these five influential elements and
discusses their interplay. Effective and strategic leadership is perhaps the most important element. The right leadership and the right culture will facilitate adequate funding, strategic policies, and education that can contribute to
furthering new ideas. Watch More
The Benefits of Constructive Failure - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
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10/29/2008
Summary: Nobody wants to fail, but we need to be willing to take that plunge - and self-analyze to learn from our failures, says JLABS CEO Judy Estrin. If not given the opportunity to fall short of new goals, engineers and thinkers will be
incapable of setting their sights high. Luckily for the entrepreneurialy-minded, Silicon Valley is a forgiving place, and those with great ideas are often given credit just for stretching and broadening new notions into the
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The Price of the Decline of Innovation - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Judy Estrin
10/29/2008
Summary: How did the floodgates of research, development, and innovation slow to a trickle, and how will the nation as a whole suffer as a result? Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, outlines the depletion of the resources behind engineering,
technology, and science, and how these areas of study have been denied the necessary nutrients to thrive. While we can't go back and recreate the great research labs of past decades, we can close the innovation gap. Should we fail to do so,
says Estrin, entrepreneurs will no longer be able to find the talent to develop new ideas - or the science-minded middle-class consumer market to buy them. Watch More
Three Types of Innovation - Judy Estrin (JLabs)
Judy Estrin
10/29/2008
Summary: JLABS' CEO Judy Estrin breaks down innovation into three varieties. First, there's incremental innovation, which is a significant improvement on an existing tool (such as the shift into Web 2.0). Estrin also spotlights
breakthrough innovation, which are significant revolutions in tools and thinking (akin to the discovery of DNA). A third type, orthogonal innovation, is about repackaging an existing tool in a new fashion to create a new user experience -
consider what the iPod and iTunes did for the MP3. All have merits for the entrepreneur and the engineer alike. Watch More

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