The Magic of Innovation

In a previous blog entry, I discussed why watching “Pitchmen” (the Discovery TV show) can give you ideas on how to create more marketable solutions.  [Sadly Billy Mays, the show’s co-star, passed away the other day] It is time to admit another guilty pleasure o...

InnoCentive’s Chief Innovation Evangelist

I am thrilled to announce that as of July 1st, I will become the “Chief Innovation Evangelist” for InnoCentive. If you are not aware, InnoCentive is an incredible company that is changing the world.  They are leaders in the Open Innovation space.  If you have a...

Innovation Blogs – We’re #15

The blog you are reading is #15 on Blogrank’s list of innovation blogs.  I am in good company, with Information Week and Richard Branson in the top 10. What I find interesting is that they know more about my website and traffic than I do.  For example, I did not know that I...

My New T-Shirt

For any die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, the New York Yankees are the evil empire.  Therefore, being a native Bostonian, this T-shirt makes me laugh.  I particularly like it because it uses the suits from poker cards.  This is perfect for me, the creator of Personality Poker.

Innovation Lessons from Around the House

Last night I was hungry and decided to make some tuna fish. I opened my refrigerator and found an 18 ounce squeeze bottle of mayonnaise.  As I started to make my meal, I realized that the mayo had expired 6 months ago. I guess I don’t use it very often because the bottle was...

How to Get Emails Instantaneously On Your BlackBerry

I’ve been using a BlackBerry for many years now.  It has always annoyed me that it takes 15 minutes for emails to arrive when using a pop3 email account.  Today I figured out a way to get all emails on my BB instantaneously, even when using a pop3 account and not using a...

Arthur Miller Quote

“One can’t stand forever on the shore. At some point, filled with indecision, skepticism, reservation and doubt, you either jump in or concede that life is forever elsewhere” – Arthur Miller

The First Open Innovation?

Today is “Flag Day” in the United States. Since 1960, we have had 50 stars arranged as they appear in the image left. The first flag back in 1777 had 13 stars – one for each of the original states.  Since then, according to USA Today, the number of stars has...

Listen to my CODcast

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Jeff Brainard of “Catch Your Limit Consulting.”  His company uses a fish metaphor, hence the “CODcast” name.  Clever. In this interview, I discuss the challenges associated with innovation – and tips for...

LG Electronics Uses Open Innovation

According to a press release I received, “LG Mobile Phones (the fastest growing mobile phone brand in North America) is partnering with crowdSPRING (an online marketplace for creative services) and Autodesk (a leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software) to hold a...