Precise Forecasting Helps Maximize Wind Power

The winds of change may be unpredictable, but forecasts are improving. New partnerships between energy companies and government agencies are helping to predict wind speeds far enough in advance to save energy companies billions of dollars. Power companies, grid operators, and energy traders often pay close attention to the nightly forecasts on television news, but

Six Innovative Ideas to Watch

I’m passing along some ideas from Harvard Business Review that emerged in 2011 as powerful “innovation invitations.” HBR says these seem certain to intensify in global power and influence, and I do agree that they will spark innovation differentiation in the months ahead: 1. The Slacktivism Co-Opt As much a term of derision as global

InnovationEdge helps women and girls in developing nations

Happy New Year!  2012 is going to be a great year for innovation, and I’m excited to help launch a new effort that will bring hygiene solutions and dignity to women in developing nations. Millions of girls and women in developing countries miss up to 50 days of school/work per year because they do not