Innovation Nation
Innovation Nation

Episode · 1 year ago

Why You Should Listen to Innovation Nation

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In our intro episode, host Jasmine Martirossian shares what to expect from the podcast going forward. 

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Innovation is all around us. In fact, everyone innovates, often unbeknowns to themselves. Many mistakenly assumed the innovation is either a big capital project, a figurative bolt of lightning that brings inspiration, or the province of some exceptionally gifted person. This is the myth of innovation. But you can innovate as well. You are listening to innovation nation, the podcast where top executives and industry experts are sharing their insights on harnessing the power of innovation. We're here to help you stay ahead of the curve by driving your own innovation. Here's your host, Jasmine Martyr Rosen. Welcome to the very first episode of Innovation Nation. We're joined today by Dr Jasmine Marty Rascian. She is the new host of the show. My name is Logan Lyles. I'm one of the producers of this show and today we'll be talking to jasmine about what you, the listener, can expect from innovation nation. But before we jump into that straightaway,...

Jasmine, tell us a little bit about yourself, give us a little bit of background. Thank you, Logan. It's always a pleasure joining you. So I'm the vice president of marketing for to Zood Americus. We are part of the greater to zood which has been in its based out of Munich, Germany, and we've been in business well, for well over one hundred fifty years. We are the company that helps bring product safely to market and does, you know, everything related to testing, inspection and certification. So whether it's food safety or the safety of your toaster, or just safety of your pacemaker or the safety of any medical devices, MRI machines or jet engines, we test and certify those to ensure that those products can operate in the marketplace, creating peaceful, safe experience for the users, both for businesses and individuals. I mean from the clothing we wear, which is consumer product testing,...

...textile testing, to the food we eat to the safety of the water. It all has to be tested. In the fact that we take the safety so often for granted says a lot. And in fact, a lot of the time there's a lot of product innovation that we come into contact with and all of that also has to be tested. I have been working in this industry for a long time and, you know, really excited to be talking with the innovators in the industry who are you know, driving progress day in and day out. Yes, absolutely, safety is one of those words that is just paramount in our vocabulary today and that's a great summary of what you and the team at two suit America's and to suit more broadly, are up to these days, touching a lot of things that impact us on a personal as well as of the business level. As we mentioned, the name of this podcast is innovation nation. You talked a little bit about speaking to...

...innovators. Can you tell us, Jasmine, a little bit about the thinking behind the name of the show and why you and your team were so passionate about starting this podcast right now? You know, innovation is all around us and people do it without thinking of it. And sometimes I have found, as somebody who's a background in social psychology and public policy, people tend to think of innovation as this separated, big undertaking that will require millions of dollars, sometimes billions of dollars that maybe out of reach, forgetting that every single day they themselves might be innovating some cultures, and anybody who knows me knows I love to travel, but part of the attraction to travel is the learning from you know, the exposure seeing others, seeing different disparate ways of approaching the same challenge. Some cultures, like the Japanese, are known for their...

Kaison, which is the philosophy of driving continuous improvements, and that's innovation and frank they we to do innovation all the time across the board. We just don't call it that. So talking with people who, day and day out innovate and share their knowledge, their expertise, their insights, the little things that drive a sea change over time. That to us is fascinating. On this end, and to kind of drive the conversation about all the innovation. We see day in and day out, some amazingly innovative products and solutions that people are bringing to markets. So it's important to be part of that conversation and sometimes when we vocalize something, it kind of gets greater attention and appreciation. Yeah, absolutely, there is definitely power in the spoken word, but hey, I'm a podcast host, I kind of have to say that right. But I love your breakdown of all the different types of innovation in different...

...areas of life, as well as throughout different cultures. Jasmine, can you give listeners a little bit of sense of what they can expect in future episodes here on innovation nation, the format, the types of speakers and maybe some of the topics that will be covered here within the theme of Innovation, as they subscribe and look forward to future episodes. So, as I mentioned or they were trying to break down the stereotypical barriers that are often in just people's minds towards innovation. So and ultimately, innovation is about people. It's stories of people, stories of how they overcome challenges and find a new way out, an alternative solution. As a society we're very often behold into a false dichotomy of either or, you can either do this or that, but there's almost always a third option of breakthrough, something that does not fit the mold, something that's outside the kind of the to try phrase the box, but...

...really something that's outside the box, outside of the conventional thinking, and those are the stories that actually make a difference. So the idea for innovation nation is also to bring stories to life and to highlight those people who are actually heroes in their daily lives. I mean most recently would covid nineteen. The word hero is used quite a bit because in the past you would have never even called a supermarket cashier a hero, but they are heroes just for showing up and you actually finding ways to be saved. Now right the similarly, healthcare workers. Very infrequently in the past have they've been called heroes, but they are. Those are heroic acts. The same is kind of true in the changing of the thinking to help think the innovation differently as something that's more around us, that's more accessible, and to bring those stories if people who...

...innovate to life. I love it. I love the focus on on people their store worries. You mentioned some very timely things going on around us and and again touching on that misconception around innovation, and you're so right. We get stuck into this thinking, jasmine, of either or. It's it's a binary option when we are faced with this problem and there's usually a third option, if not a fourth, fifth and sixth option as well, and it's in that space where innovation really happens, and I'm really excited to hear from innovators that you guys will be featuring here on the show going forward, so that some of those stories can bring that to light. Speaking of future episodes, both topics and potential guests, Jasmine, if there's anyone curing this episode as the show is launched, or maybe they've just now found the show and they're listening to this as the very first episode after the show's been going for a while and they want to reach out to you and your team to either suggest a guest who is doing some amazing innovation in their field or propose a...

...topic that they would love for this podcast to cover. What's the best way for them to reach out and get connected with your team to make those suggestions and give some feedback? Fantastic. Well, we have a dedicated email for that. It's called podcasts at to zoocom spell it out podcasts at Tu v Sudcom, and they can also contact me via linkedin or at my email address, which is jasmine dot March Rossian at to zootcom. So we really welcome all the submissions of ideas and we're really looking forward to bringing those stories to life. Absolutely it is all about those stories. Thank you for making it very easy for listeners to be able to reach out and connect that email address, podcasts at to suitcom. Will Link to that in the show notes. You can reach out to Dr Jasmine March Rascian on Linkedin and thank you so...

...much for sharing that. That contact info there, Jasmine. Well, that wraps it up for this introductory episode. Jasmine, you'll be taking the reins as the host of the show for episode one and beyond. As I've already said Multiple Times today, very excited about the stories of innovation that will be shared here on this new podcast, innovation nation. If you're not already subscribed to the show and you're just finding this episode, just search innovation nation in Apple podcasts or wherever you do your listening. Jasmine, thank you so much for helping me kick things off on the new podcast today. Thank you, Logan. Really appreciate all your help in this process. Thanks very much. You've been listening to innovation nation. For more subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or connect with us on Linkedin. Thanks for listening.

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