Category: Think Future

Why You Need Dedicated Innovators Innovating Innovations

Helping Your Innovators Innovate I was at a conference the other day on innovation and one of the panelists said something very interesting – she said that while innovation itself has been around forever (without innovation we would still be swinging from trees, riding horses, and lugging around suitcase-sized phones) the concept of corporate personnel…

Are You Struggling To Innovate?

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…

Innovation is Evolution

All Things Need Evolution to Live and Grow Many companies feel that innovation programs, innovation labs, and other innovation initiatives are great in good times, but are superfluous in tough times. The number of times I’ve heard that firms are axing or “re-purposing” their innovation personnel to work on “core product” or “core services” when…

How to Influence Humans: A New Unusual Perspective

Let’s talk a little about humanity, and how the internet and social media have changed humanity when it comes to influencing other people. Why would this be important to you? More than likely, at some point in your work and life, you will need to use techniques to persuade and influence others. Whether you are…

Creepy Is OK, When It Comes To Innovative and Disruptive Ideas

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…

6 Ways Getting Lucky Helps You Innovate

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…

7 Powerful Tips To Make Your Inventors Happy

Successful 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. In…