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17 EpisodesProduced by Eran DrorWebsite

Remake is a podcast about Design, Systems, and Society. And I'm Eran Dror, longtime product designer, and founder of Remake Labs. In each episode I interview someone who’s trying to change our lives for the better in some meaningful way, whether through a new product, new venture, or new way of look… read more


017. Open Up to Innovation


Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf is an Associate Professor at NYU Stern. She is also a faculty associate at Harvard’s Lab for innovation Science.
Her work received the prestigious INSPIRE grant from the National Science Foundation, has been recognized to have a strong impact on industry, and has been taught at a variety of institutions around the world including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, London Business School, Columbia, and Carnegie Mellon.

Hila spent 3 years at NASA, studying their adoption of open innovation processes, which led to many insights and an award-winning dissertation and paper.

She continues to investigate new innovation processes such as crowdsourcing, open source, open online innovation communities, Wikipedia, hackathons, makeathons, etc.



In this conversation we discuss:

[2:47] Covid situation, teaching remotely.

[4:41] Leading COVID-19 hackathons, open innovation

[10:37] Crisis as impetus for change

[14:21] Developing curiosity in early childhood. Questioning boundaries.

[19:01] Pre-Academic career: Law, Consulting, listening to people and seeing their psychology as business drivers

[25:27] Getting interested in innovation, innovation as the "Big Question" of business.

[28:25] Working with NASA, NASA's culture

[40:22] Open Innovation study at NASA

[48:01] How people's identity can hold innovation back

[53:28] Growth mindset & Belief

[55:34] The pace of change

[57:30] The causes of dysfunction

[1:01:09] Embracing a little chaos

[1:12:14] Bias Towards Action

[1:14:10] Remote work & creativity

[1:22:05] Managing for creativity

[1:30:24] A short sermon for Creative managers





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