The Innovation Podcast

The Innovation Podcast
Garnet and Mark’s Innovation Podcast
14: Innovation at Ultimate Guitar
Apr 16 • 35 min
How do you create, bootstrap, innovate and keep going at a startup based in Kaliningrad, Russia? We were curious, so we talked with Daniel Ray, director of the innovation labs at Ultimate Guitar and MuseScore. Daniel has a fascinating background in music…
13: The Politics of Opportunity Zones
Apr 9 • 22 min
Back with Lane Jost of PwC’s national Responsible Business Leadership team. Garnet and Mark probe more about the investment possibilities in opportunity zones, and the political, social and economic effects. Plus, we confuse litigation and legislation,…
12: Beyond the Redline: Opportunity Zones Up Close
Apr 2 • 31 min
We're focused again on Opportunity Zones—this time with Lane Jost. Lane is an expert in both corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability, having held leadership roles over the last 10 years in the consulting, financial services and food…
11: Opportunity Zones, Part 2
Mar 26 • 26 min
This week, Garnet and I continue our chat with Peter Stuart of Outlier Capital about Opportunity Zones — we learn the three most important things to know about them, how Peter is capitalizing on them at Outlier Capital, some common mistakes, and we get a…
10: Opportunity Zones, Part 1
Mar 18 • 23 min
Opportunity Zones were legislated into existence in 2017 as part of the tax overhaul. The intention is to revitalize economically distressed parts of the country with private investments. We were really interested in learning more, so we called on Peter…
9: InnoNation - Houston
Mar 13 • 2 min
We have a short but sweet episode of #theipod this week as a way to introduce you to a new feature we’ll have occasionally: We call it InnoNation. It’ll be brief profiles of the innovation and entrepreneurship environment in cities and regions. Today, we…
8: Facial Recognition
Mar 4 • 33 min
Facial recognition is taking the world by storm. So we found the most innovative mind in the business—Panos Moutafis, who founded Zenus Biometrics in Houston—to tell us what he and his company have been up to. Zenus has a unique technology, which Panos…
7: Opportunity Zones and E-Sports (Don’t Worry, It All Makes Sense)
Feb 26 • 31 min
Garnet and Mark chat about two things that have been on their minds: opportunity zones and e-sports. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast service (we're on most of them). Cover and header image from Flickr, used under Creative Commons…
6: AnytownUSA and the Future
Feb 18 • 26 min
We're back with Geralyn Breig, founder of AnytownUSA. In the first part, we talked about Geralyn’s back ground and career. In this episode, we get into her new venture—something Garnet knows well, and then we take a peek at the future. Subscribe to us on…
5: A Made-In-America Success Story
Feb 12 • 21 min
In this episode, the first of two parts, we interview Geralyn Breig, founder and CEO of, which launched in June 2018. Geralyn has a storied career. She was President of Clarks, Americas from 2014 to 2016. Geralyn's career in consumer…
4: The Future of Experiences
Feb 3 • 25 min
In the second part of our chat about experiential marketing, we get into the future with James Kern and Chris Clegg. Garnet noted something he read in Ad Age recently about companies, in the wake of the data backlash, deemphasizing digital marketing and…
3: Experiential Marketing
Jan 28 • 15 min
In this episode, we chat with James Kern of XISM and Chris Clegg of Portma about experiential marketing. It's the first part of a two-part chat. 2018 was the year of experiential marketing and the notion of engaging through experiences. Garnet frames the…
2: CES Day Three
Jan 15 • 12 min
We visit again with Laura Haykel of Language Line, in a chat recorded at the Connected Home, Transport Innovation Space. Garnet asked Laura what she really liked at CES this year. Then Garnet reconnected with CES Insider James Kern, Founder and CEO of…
1: CES Day One
Jan 15 • 17 min
Garnet goes on location to CES and chats with with Flo Miniscloux from Extraordinary Events in Los Angeles, the company that designed the Indiegogo Space about what she liked and what she expected from CES this year. Then, he moves to the Medialink…
Special Preview Episode
Dec 31, 2018 • 12 min
Garnet and Mark share their plans for the Innovation Podcast—the subjects, the guests and the discussions to come.