Take Our Ultracool Test that Assesses the Unconscious Mind!

As many of you know, I am working on the manuscript for my next book.  It is based on “Personality Poker,” a game that is primarily used to help organizations be more innovative.  But everyone enjoys it because it is a fun card-based game that tells you all about your...

What is Your New Year’s Theme?

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.  Many of you know that I have a tradition of setting a “theme” for each year rather than a resolution. My theme for 2009 was “cool things.”  And it definitely was a year of cool things. I signed a 2 book deal...

Three Innovation Distinctions (part 1): Challenges not Ideas

Last week I was with a group of extremely successful entrepreneurs in Las Vegas. I was a bit of an outlier as my background is mainly with large, multi-billion dollar businesses. Everyone else in the room came from the start-up world. Also, nearly everyone in the room worked...

Video of My TEDx NASA Speech

For those of you who asked, here is the video of my six minute speech at the TEDx NASA conference. Click the bottom right button on the video player to watch in full screen. Enjoy. Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Hand Dryer or Paper Towels / Collaboration or Competition

At the Open Innovation Summit last week, I had a lively conversation with a few individuals. The debate was about which model of open innovation is most effective – competitive or collaborative. Kevin Boudreau and Karim Lakhani wrote an excellent article earlier this year in the...

Toothpaste Innovations

I never really thought much about toothpaste.  But at the last two innovation conferences where I spoke, toothpaste was one of the hot topics. At the FT Innovate conference in London, Unilever discussed their “Signal White Now” (and other brands) toothpaste.  Instead...