My Interview for Enterprise Leadership

A while back I was interviewed by Tom Parish at EnterpriseLeadership.org.  On their site, you will find the following description: In this podcast, Steve Shapiro, InnoCentive’s vice president of strategic consulting, talks about how InnoCentive’s open innovation model...

Is Crowdsourcing Disruptive?

There was an excellent post by Hutch Carpenter on the blogging innovation website.  In the article, he asked the question – “Is Crowdsourcing Disrupting the Design Industry?”  He makes an excellent case for the value (and pitfalls) of crowdsourcing design work. ...

LG Electronics Open Innovation Competition

Last year, LG Electronics ran an open innovation competition in search of the next generation cell phone. If you did not enter last year, you have another chance to win $20,000. According to their press release… LG Mobile Phones, the fastest growing mobile phone brand in...

Open Innovation Design

Nearly 2 years ago, I used open innovation to develop the logo used on this site. I am now using open innovation again to help redesign my Personality Poker cards. As you know, later this year, the Personality Poker book will be published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint. ...

Podcast on The Brain Advantage

Brad Kolar is one of the brightest guys I know.  He and I worked together in Accenture back in the mid-90′s.  He has been a contributor to all of my books.  And now he is the co-author of a fascinating book called “The Brain Advantage. ” I had the privilege of...

Is it Dali Time…Or Hammer Time?

Yesterday I met with Jeff Boudro, the “Director of Really Cool Stuff at Staples.”  And from spending time with him, I can attest to this being the truth! Case in point is the picture left… Jeff bought a clock that has 9 dials, each one representing a different...

Does Stress Limit Creativity?

Friday I was stuck in New York City.  I wasn’t sure I would ever get out. The Tri-State area was getting hammered by a snow storm.  I was scheduled to leave at 1PM, hours after the snow began.  The airports were closed. And to make matters worse, earlier in the day, two...