Some professional discussions take place in boardrooms and some in workshops. Some happen in airports and some in car parks. This past week, I had one of the best in recent memory, on a sofa, with a cold-weather gin drink, and a stack of articles about innovation. I had the honor of being the first guest on the new Gin & Innovation podcast, a periodic look into what's new, interesting and occasionally strange in the worlds of science, technology, innovation and policy. Hosted by Georgina Voss and Justin Pickard, the roughly hour-long discussion took us into topics as wide-ranging and radical fishmongery, Chinese e-bikes, Indian space exploration and frugal innovation, the semantics of foresight and the role of futurists.
Click below to give it a listen, check out the site for links to referenced works and download, and keep a slice of lime handy for the next installment. I hear it's fun to sip along at home.