innovator

Henry Ford almost lost it all by not recognizing that an innovators job is never done

Henry Ford almost lost it all by not recognizing that an innovators job is never done

July 16, 2014 7:04 am

One of the secrets to being an innovator is the ability to ferret out the unspoken needs and unspoken wants of a customer and then develop a product or service that fills it.…

Is STEM enough to make innovators?

Is STEM enough to make innovators?

June 30, 2014 7:04 am

Is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) the answer to preparing our kids to be the innovators of the future? That’s the question I was recently asked during the Q&A session at the end of a speech.…

An innovator may have just cured diabetes with the help of US taxpayers

An innovator may have just cured diabetes with the help of US taxpayers

May 29, 2014 7:03 am

Most people, at least outside of science circles, have never heard of Dr. Taylor Wang, an innovator and the founder of a company called Encapsulife. That may be about to change. According to a recent story in National Review, a device the company has just patented, known broadly as the “Wang Patch,” may provide an effective cure for diabetes, which would create a huge market for an implantable medical device that would alleviate the suffering of millions of Americans and wipe out hundreds of billions of dollars in health care costs.…

How to invent opportunity with luck and innovation

How to invent opportunity with luck and innovation

March 31, 2014 7:42 am

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get opportunities out of thin air? You might think it takes a lot of good luck to come across them, but that’s not the case.…

Two views of what it means to be an innovator. Where do you fit in?

Two views of what it means to be an innovator. Where do you fit in?

November 18, 2013 7:06 am

What is it that makes an individual an innovator? Brenna Sniderman, who writes for Forbes Insights decided to check this out for herself for her article,The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? She states “it is not that “ah ha” moment, it’s about the nitty-gritty work that comes after the idea:  getting it accepted and implemented.”

An effective and productive culture of innovation is like a good minestrone soup: it needs to have the right mix and balance of all the ingredients, otherwise it’s completely unsuccessful, unbalanced — and downright mushy.

Innovation Coach: 4 Questions You Should Ask Before Selecting One

Innovation Coach: 4 Questions You Should Ask Before Selecting One

October 14, 2013 6:24 am

The emergence of the innovation coach is the newest hot topic in the innovation community. While executive coaching is a well-accepted tool to improve overall organizational and personal performance, can the same be said about innovation coaches?…

How to Avoid The Mistake of Juggling Too Many New Ideas

How to Avoid The Mistake of Juggling Too Many New Ideas

September 30, 2013 7:14 am

There seems to be a misguided belief that you can never have too many new ideas. We’re not just referring to creative, innovative ideas that lead to the next big trend or change the face of an industry.…

How To Fight And Survive The Corporate Antibodies

How To Fight And Survive The Corporate Antibodies

February 13, 2012 6:48 am

The antagonist of the innovator is the corporate antibody. Much like antibodies in our immune system attack and destroy foreign objects that might harm the body, “antibodies” in your organization identify and neutralize forces that threaten to destabilize a company.…

Podcast: Managing The Innovation Funnel

Podcast: Managing The Innovation Funnel

March 25, 2007 10:06 pm

Managing The Innovation Funnel The amateur innovator is a “one hit wonder”.  The professional innovator is able to create a stream of killer products. One key is to properly manage the innovation funnel (innovation pipeline) to ensure that you have a stream of ideas leading to products.…