Category: Think Future

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…

Get Lucky to Innovate In earlier posts, I talked about luck, and how luck plays a huge role in success. While many people talk about persistence and hard work as the key to success, there are plenty of hard working persistent people who never succeed. Almost every super successful person, from Elon Musk to Mark…

To Innovate and Disrupt, Stay Creepy My Friends

Sometimes, Creepy Is Good At a patent development ideation session the other day, where we were developing interesting new forward thinking disruptive ideas, someone used the “creepy” to describe one of the ideas. When words like creepy come into the conversation, then you know you are making good progress coming up with something disruptive. When…

Innovation Programs Lead To Greater Employee Engagement Almost everyone has heard of the Hawthorne Effect, even if you may not know the specific name. It’s a study that you typically hear about from consultants, leadership coaches and motivational speakers on improving productivity. In short, the Hawthorne Effect was a named after the increase in the…