Innovation Ecosystem Podcast | Resources, Insights & Tools for Creating Space for Personal and Business Growth
About This Show
Join us, as we interview remarkable and thought-provoking guests about innovation, leadership and change in the world of business. Whether you are an executive or an intrapreneur, our objective is to help you and your organisation create an entrepreneurial culture, become more innovative, and better able to respond to change. We do this by deconstructing world-class performance from the arenas of business, academia, science and sports. Each week Mark Bidwell will bring you key insights, fresh perspectives, and proven tools you can use straight away to make you more successful professionally and personally. Full show notes available at InnovationEcosystem.com.
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048 - Solving Wicked Problems: My Quest for Sustainable Agriculture
In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable agriculture. This purpose drove my work at Syngenta, and is central to that of Terramera, the Vancouver-based agtech company that I am on the Board of. In our discussion we cover: The arc of Pam's fascinating career. She shares her unique perspective, developed over four decades in the industry and some of the ups and downs that characterise every entrepreneurial journey How agriculture is being shaped and transformed by digital technologies such as drones, sensors, robotics and big data What it takes to be a paradigm breaker and intrapreneur in an industry like agribusiness, characterised by long product lifecycles, an increasingly challenging regulatory environment, and industry consolidation Key takeaways and learnings include: Valuable insights for intrapreneurs, irrespective of industry, on to how to drive change from within a large company How important it is for an entrepreneur and business builder to create a strong and sustainable culture, with a focus on hiring slowly and firing fast The disruptions underway in agriculture and the impact these can have on us all