Category Archives: Innovation

Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone. Plastic straws consistently make … Continue reading

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Challenging Orthodoxies – Flying High

With a new Top Gun movie coming out soon, I thought this might be an appropriate share. It used to be in the early days of military aviation that a pilot’s head only served as some level of protection during … Continue reading

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Cars Don’t Have to Be Beige and Boring – Nobe 100

Estonia is known for pushing the boundaries as it tries to establish itself as a haven for innovation, and out of Estonia comes the latest in a string of interesting electric car projects. This one is super sexy for those … Continue reading

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Delivering Pizza to the Homeless

Innovation can come from a number of different potential sources of inspiration and insight. The most typical source of course is understanding customer needs. This is the source for the whole design thinking movement, but there are still a number … Continue reading

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Join Me Online Now at the FREE Change and Innovation Summit

I have exciting news! I was recently interviewed for the Change and Innovation Online Summit! As a featured guest I’m able to share FREE passes to the Summit. Whether you are a leader who is experiencing change in your organization, … Continue reading

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Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it. Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely … Continue reading

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Rise of the Green Goblin?

For those of you out there who are comic book aficionados, you might be familiar with a super villain from the Spiderman series called the Green Goblin. One of the trademarks of the Green Goblin in addition to hand grenades … Continue reading

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What’s Your Innovation Story?

Many, but not all, innovations involve some kind of technology, and start as an invention. Many of these technology-based inventions that may eventually become innovations are created by startups, but many are created inside large companies as well. In both … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Best Friend Safe

Every so often something comes along that is super funny, super cute, and super functional, all at the same time. Check out the video below and then we’ll dive in to the innovation potential of The Rocketeer Pack by ZuGoPet. … Continue reading

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Building a Better Athlete

As an athlete and a basketball coach I’m always on the lookout for interesting things that fit into a regular workout, enhancing the experience and the outcomes, without detracting. So, no gimmicks, awkward gadgets, or things that require me to … Continue reading

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