Why is Using a Lean Startup Methodology Important?

The Importance of a Lean Startup Methodology

Episode Summary Today on Ask an Innovator we discuss the Lean Startup Methodology. We get into what is is, how to use it, and why it’s so dang important to us here at CIL. We talk through company examples – who has used it and why? And what role the customer plays, how it could […]

How to Execute on Innovative Ideas in an Uncertain Time

Josh Barker Webinar on Innovative Ideas

Last week Josh hosted a webinar talking about FIVE innovative ideas in an era of uncertainty. He covered everything from a mindset shift to making sure you have the right people and processes in place. You can watch the video or find the full transcript below. FULL TRANSCRIPT – INNOVATIVE IDEAS INTRODUCTION 0:00: All right, […]

What is a Servant Leader?

The Third Role of An Innovative Leader - The Servant

Hi, I’m Josh Barker, CEO of City Innovation Labs.  And this is another video in our series called Cultivating Innovation where we talk about the roles that an innovative leader plays in order to create an innovative team. In this video, I’m going to talk about the role of Servant leader. We have already touched […]

The Second Role of an Innovative Leader

Innovative Leadership - Follower

Read the video transcript below for the second role in innovative leadership: Hi, I’m Josh Barker, CEO of City Innovation Labs.  And this is the third video in our series called Cultivating Innovation where we talk about the roles that an innovative leader plays in order to Create an Innovative Team. In this video I’m […]

The First Role of an Innovative Leader

Cultivating Innovation - How to Be an Innovative Leader

Hi, I’m Josh Barker, CEO of City Innovation Labs.  This is the second video in a series we call Cultivating Innovation where we talk about the roles that an innovative leader plays in order to Create an Innovative Team. This video I’m going to talk about the first role an innovative leader, which is that […]

How to Create an Innovative Team

Hi, I’m Josh Barker, CEO of City Innovation Labs – a digital product innovation company. I am here in beautiful Pennsylvania on a road trip doing a lot of innovation workshops.  We just finished one in Benton Harbor, MI with a large home appliance manufacturer, and it was a lot of fun.  Very smart people […]

Why Failure was the Catalyst for Creation: the CIL Origin Story

City Innovation Labs Mobile App Development

City Innovation Labs was born as an answer to all the mistakes I’d made as an entrepreneur, it was my mission to help others avoid making the same ones. CIL is a digital product innovation firm set on helping innovation teams take their vision to life while ensuring together we build the right product. We focus […]

Ask an Innovator – with Josh Barker & Brad Hammond

Ask an Innovator - Josh & Brad Episode 000

Josh Barker & Brad Hammond Discuss Innovation Josh Barker and Brad Hammond launch the first episode of Ask an Innovator, a podcast dedicated to talking with experts about innovation across all industries. LEARN MORE City Innovation Labs WE’RE SOCIAL HERE AT ASK AN INNOVATOR LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Twitter ASK AN INNOVATOR TIMESTAMPS Why did we […]