Category: Think Future

Hacking Innovation

Do we make innovation more complicated than it has to be? Anyone can bring innovation to their organization and it doesn’t take much time or investment to do it. If you want more innovation in your company, try these 5 things:   1. Hire for creativity. Take a look around your conference table. Everyone may…

Finding Friction

You likely are reading this while waiting for something. Waiting in a line. Waiting for a doctor. Waiting on perpetual hold. Waiting for your luck to change. That half-filled shopping cart you saw at the checkout line the last time you were at the grocery store was abandoned by someone whose tolerance for waiting ran…

Are Your “Telling” Your People To Innovate? Now you may ask yourself, “Why is my company not innovative?” You may be thinking to yourself: Why can’t we be as innovative as everybody else in our space? Why can’t we leapfrog our competitors? Why can’t we envision innovative new products, services, or IP? Why are we…

The Future Of Human Work: Manual Labor Revered A few months ago, I attended an event on the future of conversational interfaces and during this event, one of the speakers presented the state of the art in cloud robotics, a fairly new field. Prior to the advent of cloud robotics, robots were programmed and acted…

What Does “Innovation” Mean To You?

What’s Your Definition of Innovation? The term innovation has become almost meaningless. What does it really mean? What does it mean to your company? What does it mean to your customer? What does it mean to you? If you ask me, there is one clear definition we should stick to when it comes to corporate…

Successful Innovation Programs Require a Comprehensive Inventor Care Program Who is an inventor? Anyone within your organization who will contribute ideas to the program. Ideally, as many people as possible within the organization. In our view, the best programs are enterprise-wide, but in some organizations, you may need to restrict it to a smaller group.…

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Is It Patentable? Non-Obviousness This is a fun one. Many times, people come to me with ideas which are slightly better than something out there and ask “Is this patentable”. Of course, after novelty (can you say that what you are doing is totally new), the next gate that…