Post-It Notes: 4 Lessons for Innovators

I love the behind-the-scenes story of Post-it notes. How many of these little, yellow sorta-stickies are flagged around your house or your office? Did you know they were originally a mistake? A very very fortunate mistake. As the story goes, Spencer Silver was a chemist and a very smart man. In 1968, he worked in the […]

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6 Ways To Measure Innovation Success That Every Company Should Put In Place

Over the years, I’ve tried every combination of metrics to measure the impact on an organization from their investment in innovation. Below are the 6 metrics that I found most useful to measure innovation success.  My advice is to use them as a set and don’t cherry pick one or two. % of Revenue Spent on R&D […]

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