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Innovation Driven Growth

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The Innovation Driven Growth podcast is hosted by fintech pioneer, entrepreneur and author, David L. Peterson, and features interviews, insights, and ideation focused on how to unleased our inherent creativity to produce Innovation Driven Growth. Each episode is about igniting strategic innovation i… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Revolutionizing Customer Onboarding: Embracing Digital Transformation in Banking

February 9th, 2024


Why banks can’t get out of the habit of not using the out-of-branch tools available when they are doing business in the branch? Why is that so hard? …

Steal the Playbook of Neobanks

January 19th, 2024


In episode 55 we talked about the Neobank phenomenon. Are they taking away younger customers away from the traditional financial institutions? What …

Too Much Routine Suffocates Your Brain

January 5th, 2024


 We all love routine, but guess what? It’s a disaster for our brains!

In this episode, David explores how excessive routine can stifle creativity and …

Trouble Ahead for Neobanks?

December 22nd, 2023


In the ever-evolving landscape of banking, a clash of titans is underway, pitting traditional community banks against the innovative disruptors known …

Marketing’s Role in Data Analytics

December 1st, 2023


Marketing is an essential part of every organization. Statistics could be more positive when it comes to bank marketing. Bank marketers have a hard …

You Don’t Have Big Data…But The Data You Have Is Really Valuable!

November 17th, 2023


 Big data centers are getting more and more popular, and it's expected for institutions to use them. Are they necessary for banks? David shares his …

Bankers Must Overcome the Fear of Failure

October 27th, 2023


Where failure is discouraged, much less rewarded, why would anyone stick their neck out on the line, bringing a creative idea? Innovation occurs when …

Faster Payment Fraud and the Elephant in the Room

October 13th, 2023


 In the world of faster payments, fraud is a hot topic. But is it the technology's fault? Not really. Fraud can happen with any payment method. It's …

Who Owns the Virtual Branch – Part 2

September 29th, 2023


 Having the right leadership in place for your digital channels is extremely important. If you want your branch to have long-lasting success, it's time to find leaders who will bring your virtual branch up to the same …

Where is the Virtual Branch located on your General Ledger?

September 15th, 2023


Setting up proper accounting for your virtual branch is crucial for future success. The value of your online presence must be clear and concise in order to foster the support and funding it needs from the leadership in …

Lessons from GSBC – Whatever We Do, We Can’t Be Creepy!

July 28th, 2023


You can elevate your level of service with the way you use data mining. Targeting customers with suggestions and recommendations based on mined data …

Where Will You Get Innovative Ideas

July 14th, 2023


The SWOT analysis tool is an excellent way for your business to take advantage of opportunities. It's critical to regularly assess your business in …

44. What is Your Box?

June 30th, 2023


To think outside the box, you have to know what the box is. Change your perspective on what the main focus of your business is, and start to think outside the industry norms. When you shift the perspective of the …

43. What Does “Think Outside the Box” Mean?

June 16th, 2023


Thinking outside the box is essential for cultivating innovation in the workplace, and sometimes the craziest ideas can lead to the best results. …

42. What Should Your Innovative Focus Be? Let’s Start with OD Fees

May 26th, 2023


 Once your business is committed to innovation, the next step is focusing on the problems that require innovative solutions. This should involve …

41. Achieving the Innovation Mindset

May 12th, 2023


 Implementing an innovation mindset into your business is crucial for its future success. Building the foundation for this may be a harrowing task, but the steps in this quick start guide are a great place to begin. …

40. The Thinking Room is Ready for Ideas!

April 28th, 2023


Converting an unused space into a “Thinking Room” will add great value to your business. This is an inexpensive strategy for increasing innovation and creativity in your workplace. Create a functional safe space that …

39. Strategize Your Tech Decisions

April 14th, 2023


Investing in new technology is a complicated process that requires expert strategy. No matter what industry you are in, investing in new …

38. Your Advertising Budget – Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

March 31st, 2023


Employ modern digital marketing techniques to ensure your advertising budget reaches your target audience. Banking is a highly competitive industry, so banks must aggressively pursue new customers with great precision. 

37. What do you do? – And How Bankers Should Answer That Question

March 24th, 2023


It’s time to change public opinion on the role of a banker. It’s no secret that the role of bankers is largely underappreciated and seen as an …

36. Are You Really Prepared for a Cyber Breach? Are You Sure?

March 10th, 2023


You must ensure that you are adequately protected from hackers and data breaches. In the digital age, your company must have the plan to deal with cyberattacks. Working with an insurance carrier that offers coverage …

35. Breaking Through Resistance to Foster Effective Creativity

February 24th, 2023


Resistance is a formidable opponent to your business, but you can fight back. Resistance is that barrier to all innovation and creativity within your business, it is strengthened by fear and it wants for us to stagnate …

34. Encourage Thinking To Enable Innovation

February 10th, 2023


🥳 The Thinking Room is a place for brainstorming, interaction, and having fun: innovation is creativity expressed, manufactured, and consumed. 00:52
✅ There is no innovation and creativity without failure. 05:14
💡 …

33. What To Do With Failed Glue?

January 27th, 2023


🧑‍🔬 A story about a classic failure. 00:59

💡 The weak glue had a commercial value - the birth of the post-it notes. 03:02

✅ Success was born out of failure - the value was unrelated to the original purpose. 07:42

🎯 How …

32. An Examination of Process Innovation

January 13th, 2023


❗ Innovation eludes organization when: we are too busy, thinking is not valued, there's resistance to change, and it requires effort. 00:52
✅ We let artificial constructs about innovation limit our creativity: tackle …

31. Need To Spark Innovation?

December 30th, 2022


💡 Creativity sparks innovation & play promotes creativity. 01:10
👦 A good start is to remove barriers to fun: we learn when we have experiences that confound our expectations. 03:50
🎮 Some fun ideas: gamification …

30. Why CX Matters

December 16th, 2022


📊 CX measurement is not empirical. 01:12
⚖️ The balance of ascertaining customer sentiment: benefits of higher CX level. 03:04
👍 FIs growing proficiency: good self-service beats great personal service every time. 04:46

29. It’s Conference Season - Get Educated!

December 2nd, 2022


🤝 A conference is a gathering of people with a common reason for meeting at a centralized location. 02:17
🕴️ Have virtual meetings stopped us from having important “chance meetings?”04:50
👔 Suggestions for sending …

28. Education is Fundamental – But Don’t Leave Out the Fun

November 18th, 2022


😒 Presentations in the financial services industry are just kind of - boring. 01:41
👍 Spice up the class - "Four horsemen educating" - fun and high …

27. How to Properly Maintenance the Machine – The Importance of Employee Education

November 4th, 2022


🚜 All bank loans are secured by some kind of collateral, and it’s usually equipment. 00:47
🧠 Banks run on a different type of “machinery” - the …

26. The Great Resignation

October 21st, 2022


🕵️‍♂️ Always be looking for places where you can learn about what's going on in your business. 00:57
😷 The customer can be adequately served while working remotely: COVID pandemic forced financial institutions to shut …

25. Why is it Important to Know Costs and Revenues of Your Virtual Branch

October 7th, 2022


🤔 How important is your virtual business or branch? 00:53
📊 Dilemma in the business: Decreased branch activity or rise in online activity. 02:19
🌟 When your system shows what I’m talking about over and again: online …

24. How Important Is Your Virtual Branch?

September 23rd, 2022


🏦 Most financial institutions don't actually track the virtual branch in the same way as the physical branch. 00:50
💸 Why do some banks see only expenses in virtual branches and profit in physical branches? 02:04
😵‍💫 …

23. The Importance of Strategically Framing Fees

September 9th, 2022


😤 Thinking about banking as a dry-cleaner shop: no one complains about fees at the dry-cleaners. 01:13
🔔 Bankers failed to show the value of the services they provide to customers. 2:50
🆓 Banking services and word free …

22. Six Reasons You Should Innovate

September 2nd, 2022


👉 David became a Chief Innovation Officer of FNBB: he started with 10 innovation workshops. 00:48
🧑‍💻 Change in demographics: millennials and Gen Z's have unique banking needs. 01:49
🧐 What are the benefits of …

21. The Impact Of Cognitive Biases On Innovation

September 30th, 2021


👉 Impact of cognitive biases on decision-making. 01:01 
✌️ Cognitive biases help us with Information overload, otherwise, it would be impossible to …

20. IDG interview Kevin Sasser Director of Sales and Marketing in ArgosRisk

August 3rd, 2021


😊 Kevin's background and the story about a bad hire day. 02:23
🤯 Making innovative culture interesting: Putting bank regulations in a song "No sleep …

19. Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone – Part 2 with Linda Baskin

May 25th, 2021


🎸David played background music for Linda Baskin’s art show in Dayton. 01:14
🖼️ Stepping out of the comfort zone: Linda's paintings had a theme and the show had its own concept. 04:52
🎯 Professional artist and …

18. How Sun Can Help You Save Money on Your Utility Bills - with Aviv Shalgi

March 30th, 2021


😇 Aviv likes to wake up in the morning and try to solve a problem that nobody else is trying to solve.1:50
👦 He was inquisitive as a child and asked …

17. Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

February 26th, 2021


😂 Gatherings with my sister Linda and brother Larry are always filled with fun, jokes, and love.
🎨 My sister Linda is an amazing painter. 3:06
🖼️ Linda Baskin Art Show preparations. 5:35
🎶 David is going to do …

16. IDG Interview with Ryan Green, CEO of Gridwise

January 26th, 2021


🛫 Ryan is an ex-naval flight officer and after the military, he started working in the banking niche. 1:01 
🚖 Driving for Uber and Lyft after the military was an amazing experience in gig working and gig economy for …

15. Values of Mistakes in Innovation Processes

November 30th, 2020


🤯  A large number of products were discovered by a mistake. (Roundup, Play Dough, Men's Rogaine etc)  1:04
🙈 Why are we so afraid of failure? 5:26
🙃 …

14. All the Challenges in Hemp Agribusiness, IDG Interview with Justin Fischer, CEO of RiskScout

October 31st, 2020


👨‍🌾 Farmers are experiencing all challenges related to a business, plus they have soil and weather issues. 1:11
💻 Justin Fisher is a FinTech guy, with experience in farming 2:47
🤓 How is hemp different from marijuana? …

13. Innovation can Change the World or Just Change You, but Only if You Pursue It

September 29th, 2020


😲An engineer working for Tesla has re-engineered the chocolate chip! 0:56
👍He did it better but it took him a few years. 02:31
💪Salesman invented …

12. An IDG Discussion with Binna Kim

August 31st, 2020


🔀 Marketing and PR may not overlap. Being channel-agnostic. 02:42

❄️ "We are used to personalization." 04:49

😷The Covid-19 crisis impacted the ways we interact with brands. 09:43

💣 How to tailor a message that will not …

11. Finding Innovation All-Around You

July 26th, 2020


🦠 Public activities during COVID-19 01:32
👏Kudos to the City of Montgomery: Innovative 4th of July parade. 2:24
⚽Innovation from Argentina: human …

10. An IDG interview with Wayne Miller, Executive director of Venture Center

June 29th, 2020


Welcome, Wayne Miller. 1:30
The core concerns every business needs to do well. 4:39
🤝The Venture Center: supporting the entrepreneurial community in …

09. Getting Innovation Started

May 28th, 2020


✅ A good example of getting creative to problem solve. 01:16
👉 "Creativity is going to get us all through this." 04:05
🤔 How can I get innovation …

08. How Fintech is changing our lives - Interview with Daniel P. Simon, financial communications expert, and writer

April 24th, 2020


Introducing Daniel P. Simon 1.43
Daniel's book: “The Money Hackers—a group of misfits took on Wall Street and changed finance forever” 2:55
The …

07. Will COVID19 Change Our Lives Forever

March 27th, 2020


Did you plan scenarios like COVID19 in your business strategy? 1:56

A Black Swan Effect  2:38

Planning for a catastrophic event 4:26

COVID19 Canceling speaking engagements and ripple effect throughout the entire …

06. Leaders Don't React

February 19th, 2020


How is the "Flight, Fight or Freeze" response wired into our physiology? 02:29
You can train yourself to respond instead of reacting 04:15
How to …

05. Innovation Leadership - Incorporating ThinkTime

January 17th, 2020


How to get creative and harvest ideas for potential innovation? 00:08

🧠 What is the value of creative and strategic thinking? 01:25

The definition for innovation is “creativity: expressed, manufactured and consumed” …

04. Leaders Be Wary of Autopilot Thinking!

December 16th, 2019


  Is the model of Higher Education going to radically change? 00:45
Autopilot thinking – how many decisions do you make in a day? 04:05
More experience - less chance of coming up with innovative ideas 05:42
What is the …

03. An IDG Interview with Dr. Jon Krispin

November 29th, 2019


Where innovation falls in a business 03:25 //
Innovation and creativity 04:17 //
Innovation vs invention 05:10 //
How connections between …

02. From Tradition to Exomorphosis

October 7th, 2019


The difference between innovation and creativity—and why it matters. 01:54
Why we should brainstorm just ideas—not only earth-shattering ones. 4:26

01. Think You Would Know An Innovation If You Saw One?

September 2nd, 2019


🤔We need to think about innovation differently. 0:00

How innovative are you—really? 1:42

Why are we playing the innovation blame game at work? 3:18

What a candy bar taught me about innovation. 5:03

Why innovation doesn’t …

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