June 30, 2022

Innovate Like the Best with Kapil Kane, Former Leader of Apple’s Product Design on MacBook, iMac, iPad and Current Head & Co-Founder of Intel’s Growth Accelerator | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Innovate Like the Best with Kapil Kane, Former Leader of Apple’s Product Design on MacBook, iMac, iPad and Current Head & Co-Founder of Intel’s Growth Accelerator | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation at Intel China and co-founder of GrowthX- an award-winning corporate innovation accelerator. Kapil Kane shares lessons from his experience at the intersection of technology and innovation working for Apple and Intel. Kapil Kane also shared lessons learned and how teams and organizations of all sizes can encourage innovation and intrapreneurship.  

 
Some highlights:

-Kapil Kane's start in design and innovation

-The importance of not being afraid of failures

-Organizational leadership and innovation lessons learned first as an intern and then as a design lead at Apple 

-Kapil Kane on why he left Apple to work for Intel and the differences in the two organizations' cultures and practices 

-How Patrick Gelsinger changed the trajectory of Intel and brought the Grovian culture back to the organization, as well as reinstituting OKRs (Objectives & Key Results)

-Kapil Kane on co-founding and running GrowthX in China

-How organizations can encourage greater intrapreneurship and innovation

-Kapil Kane's perspectives on the different leadership and managerial approaches between Chinese and American executives 



Mentioned:

John Rossman (Listen to John Rossman’s episode on Partnering Leadership)



Books Mentioned:

The Lean Enterprise by Trevor Owens and OB Fernandez

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Connect with Kapil Kane:

Kapil Kane on Tedx Talks

Kapil Kane on LinkedIn


Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:

https://mahantavakoli.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/

 

More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 

https://www.partneringleadership.com/