Inventables delivers inspiration and innovation to the dreamers of the world!

I am thrilled to see that TECHCRUNCH.COM is featuring the innovative company of my friend and partner Zach Kaplan. Zach’s Chicago-based company, Inventables, inspires thousands of designers in their companies (such as Proctor & Gamble, Motorola, and Black & Decker), to be innovative. Check out the artlicle here! So what is Inventables and why are

Who’s Mining the Shop? The Need to Mine Inventions in Companies, Universities

“Who’s mining the shop?” This is a question that needs to be asked for every university, company, and organization capable of creating inventions. In my corporate and academic experience (am the former Corporate Patent Strategist at Kimberly-Clark Corp., and was a professor before that), numerous inventions never get the protection they deserve because nobody was

Smart Signs and Smart Innovation: Are You Preparing Now? Let Us Help

One of the most exciting opportunity areas for targeted innovation is in the display of digital information. The information-rich world of the film Minority Report is becoming closer to reality each day, with some practical twists. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Intel and Microsoft are teaming up to provide smart digital displays in retail

Customer Service: Building a sustainable advantage

If you are a small business owner, this new year is a great time to take stock in how your company is doing. Do you have a plan for creating more value and exceeding customer’s expectations? This year a big marketing buzzword to watch is “customer service.” Offering outstanding customer service doesn’t just make good