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A Matter of Looking Up Innovation

BLOG A few years ago, when I was headed to my inaugural coaching event with the fun-loving folks at SxSW at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, I confessed to a good friend that I was anxious about what to expect from the innovators as well as myself. The friend simply said:...

A Matter of CHIHULY Innovation

BLOG “Glass has the ability, more than any other material, to bring joy and a certain happiness to people” — Dale Chihuly As I explain in an earlier post, A Matter of Looking Up Innovation, I am grateful that one of my oldest friends put Dale Chihuly firmly into my...

A Matter of Harmonizing Innovation

BLOG A systematic approach to innovation means not only a process for getting to a product but also a process that creatively hears and synthesizes the voices of the different disciplines within a system of true cross-functional teams. Systematic innovation, having...

A Matter of Six Steps to Innovation

BLOG Over the years I’ve spent working with innovators, I’ve identified six steps in the trajectory of idea from idea to products at scale. The six basic steps for an innovation process are: Idea Product Evaluation Approval Payment Scale I know, I know…  your...

A Matter of Out of the Box Innovation

BLOG In the arena of invention and innovation, IP typically means ‘intellectual property’ – a subject near and dear to my heart as a patent attorney and innovation strategist. The basic categories of intellectual property include patent, copyright, trademark, trade...