S2E6 - The Pivot

Maud never lost interest in working when she had kids. But as any busy working parent knows, sometimes you have to be flexible.  Maud has learned the...View Details

S2E5 - The Disruptors

The things Ke Ke Qi builds may not be made of mortar and bricks, but as a Software Architect at Philips' China Digital Innovation Lab, he creates digi...View Details

You know the expression “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”? Pradeep seems to be much more interested in the fact that it’s 9 o’clock somewhere. Hi...View Details

When you have an idea that's a game-changer, you want to make sure that it's executed perfectly. That's Kok Leng Tan's job as group leader for Functio...View Details

S2E2 - Rise Up

Annie lives in Kenya and wants to help those who need it in innovative ways.  But how can you rise up and maximize innovation when your team is sprea...View Details

S2E1 - The Letter

Pat wanted a good job close to home in an industry that had a future, and thought his job in order fulfillment for patient monitoring would be like an...View Details

The second season of The Spark takes an in-depth look at work in a global, digital age. We examine the art of collaboration, working across time zones...View Details

Printmaker Susan Aldworth went to the hospital one day fearing the worst. From then on, her brush with death never left her thoughts. Susan looks inwa...View Details

S1E12 - The next need

What do theatre, science, and art have in common? Corien Pompe paints us a picture. What’s fascinating about Corien is that ... she doesn’t questi...View Details

S1E11 - Disrupt yourself

Philips is always looking for the people who are excited about turning the world on its head. Those are the people who, if given the resources, can br...View Details

Simona is the 'work hard, play hard' force behind sustainability innovation at Philips. A published author, professor, and travelling lecturer, she's ...View Details

Tagrid Ceric was 17 years old in a Bosnia fraught with strife. And like most 17 year olds, her greatest frustration was not being able to go out. She ...View Details

S1E8 - Boredom and eureka

Maarten van Herpen knew at the age of 12 that he wanted to work at a Philips laboratory. Determined to get in the door, he actually made it, and is ...View Details

Ana Alvarez would like to feed the whole world if she could. She sees feeding her kids, feeding the hungry, and working on healthier, safer inventions...View Details

S1E6 - Problem child

Jonathan Palero likes it when things get hairy. Because if everything's running smoothly, where’s the fun in that? It’s only when a problem occurs...View Details

S1E5 - An army of healers

Peru is now a booming holiday destination. But away from the tourist trail and in stark contrast, Pavan Dadlani offers us perspective on how low resou...View Details

Ana Molina takes us into the world of male appearance in Chinese culture. A world where your face - and 'keeping face' is your access to opportunities...View Details

Dionisio Nunes left a war torn Angola for the Netherlands and didn’t look back. He worked his way into a nice job but never stops looking forward, e...View Details

S1E2 - Dopamine fiend

Kurt’s career starts with a dream deferred. His opportunity, won and lost, was working at a pawn shop and playing with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie ...View Details

Why is it that the people who experience genuine hardship seem to have the most joy? If you're dealing with questions of life and death, does the 'sma...View Details