Podcast with Inventor Brooks Lambert

No guy wants a beer belly. Right? Most would rather have a “six-pack.” Of course. But what if you could have a six-pack AND a beer belly at the same time? Well, now you can. The Beerbelly is a “removable spare tire” that holds 80 oz of beer (more than a...

3 Things on Innovation

A colleague of mine, Erik Hansen, is Tom Peters’ brand manager.  In case you did not know, I am one of Tom’s “Cool Friends.”  You can read my interview on TomPeters.com. The other day, while relaxing after a brainstorming session, Erik whipped out his...

Articles in Thai, Danish and Dutch

Today’s blog entry gives you three feature articles with my thoughts on innovation.  Unfortunately, I have no idea what they say!  One article is from “Computerworld” in the Denmark (scanned in by a colleague there).  Another is from “High Tech...

The 90 Minute Challenge

In a previous blog entry, I wrote about my “30 day challenge.” The purpose of that was to disconnect you from email. Well, today I have a new – yet shorter – challenge. It only takes 90 minutes. I live near the ocean, and when I am home (which is not often), I like to walk the...

The Big Idea Video

As many of you know, I was recently on “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.” Here is the video of my (very) brief appearance. If I were given more time, I would have discussed these 7 tips for keeping your job.  Fortunately, CNBC decided to post these tips on their...

B2B vs B2C Innovation

I just had a conversation with a consulting firm that specializes in B2C innovation. Now they are being asked to do some B2B innovation. They asked me, “What’s the difference between innovation in a B2B and a B2C environment?” Although in many respects, the innovation...

My Quought of the Day

My friend, Rajesh Setty, has been collecting “Quoughts.  He describes these as questions that provoke thought. In particular, he wants to know, what is one question that you wish someone had asked you when you were young…and why? My response will be posted on his site...

Resolutions That Work

Making Resolutions That Work Like dinosaurs and gas-guzzling SUVs, is the traditional New Year’s Resolution rapidly becoming a thing of the past? According to a survey by Stephen Shapiro, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” In a survey of 1012 Americans, only 45%...

Why Innovation?

Yes, innovation can help you develop new products. But it can also be a useful tool for helping you: recession-proof your business, reduce costs, increase service levels to customers, increase overall employee performance – and retention, and de-commoditize a commodity business. ...

The Biggest Winner!

A few years back, I helped the Quill Corporation (a division of Staples) launch their innovation efforts. To introduce innovation to the employees, we kicked things off with a competition – “The Quillionaire” – based on the reality TV show, “The Apprentice.” You can read...