Do Patents Help or Hinder Innovation?

I just received a newsletter that had 10 wacky patents.  Here’s my favorite: Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force: With this invention, the mother-to-be is strapped down to a table that is then is spun to allow centrifugal force to take its...

Speaking in Copenhagen this Week

I am in Copenhagen this week doing work with a client.  Therefore, Alexander Kjerulf, I, and some others decided to put on a public seminar on personal innovation. I will be doing my “Innovation Personality Poker.”  The event is this Wednesday, 21 May, from 1:00PM...

Harvard Leadership and the Presidency Debrief

The other day I attended an event at Harvard about “Leadership and the Next President.”  There were some big names in the audience and on stage.  Today I am going to blog about one of the panel discussions which focused specifically on leadership skills necessary to b...

The Winning Logo

For those of you who were following he previous blog entries and are curious, here is the winning logo design.  We are hoping to launch the new website next week.

An Open Innovation Dilemma Update

On Wednesday I posted an open innovation dilemma.  In summary, as I created my short-list of logos developed using an open innovation approach, certain designers decided to “build on” (plagiarize?) the concepts I liked.  Although this resulted in an improved design, it also...