Creative Distillation is co-hosted by Associate Professor Jeff York, our Research Director, and Instructor Brad Werner, our Teaching Director. Each episode distills academic research on entrepreneurship into actionable insights.
What Is the Creative Distillation Podcast?
The nexus for this podcast came about through conversations between Jeff and Brad about the value of entrepreneurship research. Brad brings a strong business perspective to the Deming Center that compliments Jeff’s focus on academic research. In each episode the pair will focus on a recent study and highlight how this academic research is valuable to not only our students, but the broader startup community.
It just so happens Boulder has a booming industry for spirits and craft beer, so it’s only natural to visit a new location each episode and enjoy a tasty beverage while distilling the latest research.
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Creative Distillation · 29: Boulder vs Boston Beer-Off and Research Relevance
Creative Distillation · 28: Finkel & Garf Brewing and Brand Loyalty After an Acquisition
Creative Distillation · 27: PART 2: Upslope Brewing and CU's Executive MBA Program (A Special Live Recording)
Creative Distillation · EPISODE 26: Upslope Brewing and CU's Executive MBA Program (A Special Live Recording)
Creative Distillation · EPISODE 25: Ska Street Brewstillery and The Impact of Location Considerations on Venture Performance
Creative Distillation · EPISODE 24: Sanitas Brewing and Autonomy Over Choosing Teams and Ideas
Creative Distillation · EPISODE 23: Twisted Pine Brewing and Stakeholder Identification in New Ventures
Creative Distillation · EPISODE 22: Under the Sun Brew Pub and a "Special Issue" on Meta-Analysis
Creative Distillation · EP 21: Ada Lovelace Gin and the Efficacy of University Entrepreneurship Programs
Hosts Brad Werner and Jeff York are joined by Dr. Chuck Easley from Stanford University.
Creative Distillation · EP20: Straight Whiskey, No Paper
Creative Distillation · EP19: Suntory Hibiki, Entrepreneurialism and Worker "Freedom"
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner discuss the future impacts of contingent employment with Dr. Robert Eberhart, co-author of the study titled "Freedom is Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose: Entrepreneurialism and the Changing Nature of Employment Relations" and Associate Director of Research on Entrepreneurship and Society from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Creative Distillation · EP18: Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir and How Yoga Evolved Into a Global Industry
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner discuss Yoga's growth and the paper "From Patanjali to the "gospel of sweat": yoga's remarkable transformation from a sacred movement into a thriving global market" with Dr. Deborah Brown from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and Dr. Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Creative Distillation · EP17: Dry Land Distillers and Authenticity-Based Entrepreneurship
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner discuss the intricacies of authenticity and growth presented in the paper “The New Food Truck in Town: Geographic Communities and Authenticity-based Entrepreneurship” and are joined by co-founder of Longmont-based Dry Land Distillers, Nels Wroe, to learn more about his own entrepreneurial road. He created a thoroughly Colorado experience with his distilled spirts.
Creative Distillation · EP16: Breakside Brewing and Cannabis' Influence on New Venture Ideation
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Ben Warnick and Alex Kier from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University to discuss their paper from the Journal of Business Venturing “Head in the clouds? Cannabis users' creativity in new venture ideation depends on their entrepreneurial passion and experience"
Creative Distillation · EP15: Upland Beer and Entrepreneurial Hustle
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Greg Fisher, Larry and Barbara Sharpf Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University to discuss his research titled "Entrepreneurial hustle: Navigating uncertainty and enrolling venture stakeholders through urgent and unorthodox action"
Creative Distillation · EP14: Brewdog Beer and Founder Authenticity
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Professor Isobel O'Neil to discuss research co-authored with York titled “The evolution of founder identity as an authenticity work process.”
Creative Distillationn · EP13 Favorite Colorado/Holiday Beverages and CU Ph.D Research
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by PhD students from the Leeds School of Business.
Creative Distillation · EP12: Avery Beer and Microfinance
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by: Tyler Wry, Associate Professor at The Wharton School, about Avery beer, and his paper: "Taking Trade-offs Seriously: Examining the Contextually Contingent Relationship Between Social Outreach Intensity and Financial Sustainability in Global Microfinance"
Creative Distillation · EP11: British Beer and The Art of the Pivot
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by: Matthew Grimes, Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, about British beer, and his paper: "The Pivot: How Founders Respond to Feedback through Idea and Identity Work": www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Piv…5877420d529f3
Creative Distillation · EP10: Colorado Whiskey and Cooperatives
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by: Amanda Engelhorn, Tasting Room Manager, Spirit Hound Distilling; Desiree Pacheco, Associate Professor at IESE Business School in Barcelona; and Geoff Kistruck, RBC Professor in Social Innovation & Impact at Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, about their paper: How Formal and Informal Hierarchies Shape Conflict Within Cooperatives: A Field Experiment in Ghana: journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amj.2018.0335
Creative Distillation · EP09: Innovation in Beer Brewing, and Gene Patents
University of Colorado Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Upslope Brewing founder Matt Cutter and Sina Khoshsokhan, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship.
Episode 8: Entrepreneurial Approaches to COVID-19: Plan, Pivot, and Persist (A Webinar)
From the Leeds' Alumni Career Webinar series delivered to the CU Boulder and local business communities.
Episode 7: Creative Distillation Takes Over Boulder Tech Podcast w/Erick Mueller, Exec. Dir., CU Deming Center
University of Colorado-Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Joel Davis Producer: Boulder Tech Podcast
Episode 6: Spontaneous Venturing In the Wake of COVID-19
University of Colorado-Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner are joined by Associate Professor Trent Williams from the Kelley School of Business to distill entrepreneurship research into actionable insights.
Click here to to see the book discussed in this episode, Spontaneous Venturing. An Entrepreneurial Approach to Alleviating Suffering in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Episode 5: Entrepreneurial Responses to COVID-19
University of Colorado-Boulder professors Jeff York and Brad Werner distill entrepreneurship research into actionable insights.
Episode 4: Patterns and Assumptions in the Field of Entrepreneurship
This episode was recorded at Boxcar Coffee Roasters.
Click here to see the paper discussed in this episode, A fresh look at patterns and assumptions in the field of entrepreneurship: What can we learn?.
Episode 3: How Business Model Innovation Emerges in Young Ventures
This episode was recorded at J&L Distilling.
Click here to see the paper discussed in this episode, The Genesis and Metamorphosis of Novelty Imprints: How Business Model Innovation Emerges in Young Ventures.
Episode 2: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
Episode 1: Urban Farmers and Cowboy Coders
This episode was recorded at Deviant Spirits.
Click here to see the paper discussed in this episode, Urban Farmers and Cowboy Coders: Re-Imagining Rural Venturing in the 21st Century.
For full transcript of Episode 1: Urban Farmers and Coders click here.