In this podcast, Frans Johansson interviews creative minds and business leaders on their innovation journey into the intersection of diverse industries, fields, cultures, and disciplines. Guests, including illusionist David Copperfield, legendary Nike designer Jason Mayden, and Synchrony Financial CEO Margaret Keane, share how they create the Medici Effect every day, providing listeners with fresh insights and inspiration for how to do likewise in their personal and professional life. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
In today’s episode, world-renowned musician Lavinia Meijer shares how working in the Intersection helped her bring controversy, modernity, and experimentation into the unlikeliest of musical instruments…the harp. During our conversation, Lavinia reveals how the Medici Effect changed her perception on collaboration, and gave her the courage to embrace being uncomfortable in order to smash through barriers and explore new possibilities. We also talk about her groundbreaking work with Academy Award nominated composer Philip Glass, and her undying passion to push the harp (and herself) far beyond the realms of traditional music.
In our pilot episode, famed sneaker designer, Jason Mayden, shares insights about the Medici Effect and how it has shaped his influential career. He reveals how working in the Intersection helped him fuse disparate sources of inspiration to create aspirational and powerful designs. He also talks about his new work at Super Heroic, why it's important for him to be a role model (and why you don't need to be a superstar to set an example), and how design became his way to participate meaningfully in history and help others unleash their true potential.