Of Note

A Podcast on Innovation

About the show

Of Note is a podcast on innovation. We’re opening up the notebooks of some of the most interesting business minds in the South. They’re hands-on, they’re driven and they’re sharing the notes they’ve taken on invention, funding, entrepreneurship, growth, and so much more. Created by South Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation.

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Episodes

  • The Power of Vulnerability: Juan Caicedo

    May 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 7 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Philippe Herndon

    May 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  15 mins 49 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Mary Beth Westmoreland

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 4 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Jon-Michial Carter

    April 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 40 secs
    business growth, business management, coronavirus, covid19, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina
  • 14: Juan Caicedo

    February 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 9 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Many people have dreams of shaping the future, and for Dr. Juan Caicedo, those dreams are a reality. A professor and department chair of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, Juan specializes in Structural Dynamics to make our world safer and more efficient. From floors that sense the vibrations of your footsteps to walls that stand strong against storms, he and his department utilize their one-of-a-kind equipment to run experiments and come up with new solutions to everyday problems.

  • 13: George Wicks

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 15 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, enrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Innovation can oftentimes be slow. Ideas and projects can't always be completed by the team that starts them — especially in the world of science. Even in retirement, George Wicks, CTO of Applied Research Center (ARC) in Aiken, South Carolina and adjunct professor at several universities, is helping to continue to breathe life into his innovations. One of George's most groundbreaking projects is the research and development of microspheres. These tiny glass spheres have potential applications in the medical, automotive, and security fields, among many others. In this episode, George discusses his work, approach to innovation and how he prepares the next generation of scientists.

  • 12: Boyd and Nicole Johnson

    November 6th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 26 secs
    business growth, business management, engineering, enrepreneurship, innovation, innovation podcast, invention, marketing, scribble, scribble sc, south carolina

    Craft. Passion. Family. These are the virtues that define Boyd Cycling, the creator of one of the world's fastest bike wheels. Started by competitive cyclists Boyd and Nicole Johnson, the Greenville-based husband and wife team got their footing in the industry as one of the first manufacturers to sell directly to consumers online, disrupting deep-pocketed established brands. Ten years later, the company focuses on creating handbuilt, well-engineered wheels and aims to be one of the best wheel companies in the world. 

  • 11: Nancey Tsai

    October 10th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 57 secs
    blink reflexometer, blinktbi, business growth, business management, charleston, charleston sc, charleston south carolina, dr. nancey tsai, entrepreneurship, innovation, nancey tsai, podcast on innovation, scribble, scribble sc, start up

    We all like to think that innovation and creativity come as a spark, an epiphany, as the "light bulb" moment. But that isn't always the case.

  • 10: Greg Higgs

    September 26th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 15 secs
    auto customization, business growth, business management, custom auto parts, entrepreneurship, fab fours, greg higgs, innovation, lancaster, lancaster sc, lancaster south carolina, podcast on innovation, scribble, scribble sc, start up

    Many enthusiasts dream of starting a business around their obsessions. Greg Higgs is one of those entrepreneurs that actually did it.

  • 9: Sherine Chan

    September 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 2 secs
    business, business podcast, entrepreneur, epilepsy, innovation, innovation podcast, of note, parkinson's, parkinson's disease, research, scribble

    Sherine Chan and her business partner are developing compounds that could potentially treat severe neurological diseases, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. As a lifelong scientist, she's now entered the unfamiliar world of business pitches, grant writing, and fundraising. Playing two roles — researcher and entrepreneur — is no easy task. See how she aims to bring her innovative ideas to the big stage and what you can learn from her journey. This is Of Note.

  • 8: Srikanth Pilla

    August 28th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 37 secs
    automotive industry, business, business podcast, cars, clemson, clemson composites center, clemson sc, clemson south carolina, clemson university, cu-icar, cuicar, dr. pilla, futuristic cars, innovation, innovation podcast, of note, scribble, srikanth, srikanth pilla

    Electric vehicles, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles — we're all familiar with the innovations currently happening in the automotive space. However, in the future world that Dr. Srikanth Pilla dreams of, cars will be fully recyclable with all of their parts being totally reusable. Through his background in biocomposites, or new materials created from both natural and synthetic sources, Srikanth aims to bring the circular economy concept to the automotive industry.

  • 7: Jack Peck

    August 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 33 secs
    business, clemson, clemson computer science, clemson sc, clemson university, entrepreneurship, finance, innovation, jack peck, marketing, of note, scribble, south carolina, start up

    How do you translate a lifetime in academia to the world of entrepreneurship? Jack Peck, CEO of FastFetch Corporation, has spent nearly five decades in the world of computer science—even starting the department for it at Clemson University. And now, he's leveraging his background to solve some of the biggest problems in the evolving world of order fulfillment.