What Does This Say?

A friend of mine has a very cool T-shirt business.  To promote their products, they developed a set of interesting bumper stickers, including the one below.  I like the design because it involves emblems from playing cards, reminding me of my Personality Poker product. So, what...

Win A Prize! Guess the Open Innovation Numbers

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the LG Electronics open innovation design competition. LGE was kind enough to share some insights with me from that competition, and I will post some of them here on Monday. But before I do, I want to give you a chance to win some prizes...

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.

Truck Accident Leads to Creative Ideas?

Today, while driving to New York, I sat in traffic for 30 minutes.  Why?  Because of the freakiest accident I have EVER seen in my life.  The pictures below have to be seen to be believed.  Click on the smaller version of each picture to see a blown up version.  Look at them one...

Funny Pictures

During my travels, I took pictures of signs with my BlackBerry.  Some are funny.  Some are creative.  And some are just plain silly.  Regardless, all make me laugh.  Click on the thumbnail to see the full size picture.

L Vaughn Spencer – Very Funny

A good friend of mine, Neil Mullarkey (yes, that’s his real name), is one of the funniest people I know.  He, Mike Myers, and a couple of other guys founded the Comedy Store Players (an improv comedy group) in London.  I have seen Neil perform dozens of times.  Always...

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...

New Media Marketing

Last night I attended an event where three presenters shared examples of how “New Media” has become a powerful marketing tool. Here are my three favorites. The best video series award goes to the “Will It Blend” videos. Done as a viral marketing campaign, Blendtec, a...

A Fun Innovation Diagnostic

Innovation can be, and should be, fun. Here is a 16 question “diagnostic tool” I published back in 2001 in my first book, 24/7 Innovation. It may help you assess just how innovative your organization is. It is, admittedly, quite tongue in cheek and not a serious diagnostic. But...

Some Creative Inventions from Asia

I love creative ideas. And although these pictures have been floating around the internet, I still find them very amusing. Click on the thumbnail to get the full size image. Enjoy.
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