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 […]

What does 10 years in the future look like?

  Below are the slides from a speech I recently gave where I discussed the innovations that will define the landscape over the next 10 years. The world continues to undergo radical change, and it is important to understand the challenges that will arise and how businesses and consumers prepare for the change. I gave […]

11 Simple Rules For Getting Along With Others

One of the challenges for creating a culture of innovation within an organization is the ability to get along with others. Innovation is about constant change which is uncomfortable and stressful. The result is that some individuals/groups will not respond and actually become quite negative (corporate anti-bodies) to the innovation effort. What are you to do? How do you build a bridge to these individuals/groups? How do you get along with people who react so negativly to your ideas?

Slides For “Predicting The Future: Answers Versus Questions” Speech

Last week, I gave a keynote speech at Edelman’s Leadership event in Chicago. The company brings together the top ~100 executives from around the world once a year. Richard Edelman asked me to present a talk at lunch about the “future of technology”. I took some liberty with the topic and focused on the needed skill of “planning for the future”.

BusinessWeek Article …. Innovation Culture

In this weeks issue of BusinessWeek’s In Innovation special report, there is an article on my “day job” and innovation culture. The photo above appears in the article and is of Rahul Sood, Founder of Voodoo, and myself …. The article gives a good overview of how large corporation’s can use start-up’s to influence their […]

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