Better Designs, Teams, and You: Our New Podcast

Innovation & Autonomy with Author John Coyle

We talk with John about designing for autonomy, public trust, making vehicles compatible with humans, building better teams, and understanding it when he says, "Persistence is awesome, until it is stupid."


John K. Coyle is one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking and author of the new book Design for Strengths. His accomplishments include an Olympic silver medal in short track speed skating, he is a Stanford grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation. He is also the founder of the Design Thinking Academy. As a speaker and author, his talent is weaving facts, examples and intellectual principles into engaging stories which leave you with actionable ideas. Read more about John at The Art of Really Living



Public Trust and Autonomy

We talk about the importance of public trust in designing autonomous vehicles. The Jaguar Land Rover digital eyes demonstrate a very important design consideration. 

How to apply design thinking to individual (and team) strengths and weaknesses

John tells us how to use principles from "design thinking" to deliberately design lives, careers, and teams maximizing native strengths in order to achieve breakthrough performance. 

Why you should read, Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (Innvovate Your Life)

We talk about John's new book that explains how you can tap your own untapped potential and that of your team.


How to eat Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

John cultivates the world's hottest chili peppers including the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper and Carolina Reaper. What do you do when he hands you one?

How to avoid corporate kryptonite

How do you train your leaders to avoid the one deadly behavior that kills companies and team? John talks with us about overcoming this corporate kryptonite.  

What the Design Thinking Academy can do for you

Ken and John discuss the tools needed to foster innovation and why they are rarely offered as part of corporate professional development and how the Design Thinking Academy can fill that void.