Speaking & Media

How to Innovate in Regulated Industries – Steve Faktor on The Innovation Leader Podcast

On the Innovation Leader podcast, hear my experiences and tips for overcoming obstacles innovating in regulated industries, like financial services and healthcare.  Episode 5: Innovators vs. the Rulebook. Who Wins? While innovation can be difficult at any company, highly regulated industries with a thick rule book — both internally and from the government — face …

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Liberating Content Creators from Social Platforms – Steve Faktor Guests on Josh Denny’s Podcast

I loved guesting on Josh Denny’s podcast, The Implications of Josh Denny. Josh is a talented comedian, free-thinker and exiled Food Network star. We talked business, futurism, social identity wars and how content creators can liberate themselves from social media platforms. (This is a topic I explore in-depth on in parts one and two of …

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Beyond Fidget Spinners: Surviving Patent Purgatory – Steve Faktor Quote in Chicago Tribune

Here’s my recent quote in a Chicago Tribune article about the pitfalls of patents for entrepreneurs – followed by some advice on what to do instead: SUQUAMISH, Kitsap County In a large, converted 2,000-square-foot garage at the home of Scott McCoskery is where you’ll find what’s possibly the origins of many… Source: Fidget spinner pioneer trying not …

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Steve Quoted in Inc. Magazine: How Your Business Idea Can Help Save the World & Win $15 Million

XPrize is a pretty big deal, but does it actually work? Is the world finally saved? This article in Inc. Magazine explains. Read the whole thing, but here is Steve Faktor’s quote from the piece: “The person who is motivated by social good may not always be the best executive to take the idea forward to …

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Steve Quoted in Entrepreneur: Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Startups Stand Out?

In Neil Parmar’s latest article in Entrepreneur, “Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?“, I offer some thoughts on the viability of social startups. In this case, those selling a commodity product, office supplies. Read the whole article, but here are are my quotes from the article. “My formula is: commodity + charity = novelty, not …

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