As Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Rob Wolcott knows a bit about networking and the politics of innovation. In this episode of Innovation Ecosystem Rob shares practical advice for intrapreneurs who are looking to get stuff done from within the middle of the organization. And for growth leaders of businesses, he also has some great tips about where to get your inspiration!

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Listen to ‘Never Leave Serendipity to Chance’ with Rob Wolcott


Rob Wolcott is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. He’s also the co‐founder and executive director of the Kellogg Innovation Network with the mission to take senior business leaders beyond their normal boundaries and to provide them with insights and relationships to enhance business and personal success. You’re also a co‐founder of Clareo, a growth strategy consultancy serving senior executives at Fortune 500 companies. Finally, Rob is an author of the book “Grow from Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation” as well as a regular contributor to Forbes and Fortune magazines.

Mark Bidwell has extensive experience catalyzing and driving change in a variety of marketing and leadership roles at market-leading companies such as BP Oil, The Hay Group, and Syngenta, where I lhe the creation and development of a $2bn Specialty Crops business unit. Mark’s initial exposure to disruptive innovation involved launching London’s first home-delivery supermarket, followed by introducing the first web-based consulting product to European clients in 1995, which formed the basis of a business that today generates revenues approaching $150m.

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