Who Is The Driving Force Behind Creative Change?

There are so many stories of important innovations arising from serendipity, sudden bursts of inspiration, and lone geniuses going from idea to execution in their garages. In reality, though, innovation isn’t a magical process: sudden bursts of inspiration can certainly be important, but it takes a whole lot of hard work to get from there […]

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Video of the book launch event at the Computer History Museum

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of being the guest of John Hollar at the Computer History Museum for an hour-long discussion on my book Beyond the Obvious. This was the book launch event that kicked off the book tour. One of the greatest challenges of writing the book was eliminating so much interesting material […]

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Inviting you to hear it first. Announcing my new book, “Beyond The Obvious”

I’m thrilled to say I’ve just wrapped up the manuscript to my first book, Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation, published by Hyperion and due on the shelf February 7, 2012. The crux of the book is about generating ideas that lead to breakthrough innovations.  Why is this so important? Constantly generating […]

Don’t hang your need for innovation on the false hope of serendipity

  In a recent survey of senior executives, 91% say that innovation is very important or highly important to the success of the organization.  At the same time, only 37% of those same executives say they have confidence in their process/methodology for innovation.  In the 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation, the law of process says: […]