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May 16, 2022

ByFusion fuses plastic waste into construction blocks, which is pretty amazing — but the pathway forward for this company involves an abandoned patent, a lot of investor skepticism, and a very ambitious business model. Here's how sustainable innovation happens.

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May 9, 2022

What's the secret to making something great? It's a combination of predictability and surprise — and a healthy Rule of Rules. To find out what all this means, listen to this, our special 250th episode of Problem...


May 2, 2022

In 2006, a debate raged inside of Nintendo: Do they bundle their new Wii console with the game Wii Sports, or sell the game separately? Reggie Fils- Aimé was president of North America at the time, and he argued yes — because even though it meant giving up revenue upfront, it would lead to more Wii sales later....


Apr 25, 2022

Conor Lewis raised more than $3 million on Kickstarter for his awesome kids company, Fort. But he made a critical mistake, and has been trying to recover from it ever since. Here's what he learned, how he ended up on Shark Tank, and how to maintain poise under major...


Apr 18, 2022

John de Lancie, best known as Q from Star Trek, gives fantastic advice on how to find inspiration. It's not something to seek; it's a habit to build. (John was recorded at ciLive! in...