CoDev Asia is coming to Shanghai in December!

This week I’m announcing that the 2012 CoDev Asia Conference is coming to Shanghai, China on December 4 and 5, 2012! It’ll be a productive conference, and I’m looking forward to presenting on open innovation learning. CoDev Asia will bring together a faculty of leading experts and advanced practitioners prepared to share their experiences and

Leaders help others THINC Innovation!

Earlier this spring a group of us from my community in northeast Wisconsin gathered as many innovators as we could from local business organizations and corporations for THINC Innovation. The event was sponsored by Insight On Business Magazine, and I was part of the planning Committee for the Forum. I wanted to share the video

CGT offers a digital resource for innovators

To compete in today’s consumer world, consumer goods companies must link all modes of marketing, old and new, to make sure they are presenting the right information to the right shoppers all around the world. If you haven’t seen Consumer Goods Technology’s new digital issue, I encourage you to check out the proven New Marketing

Are you a leader of unorthodox ideas?

We know we need to build the right competencies to deliver results, so how do we create a strategy, structure, and culture to successfully translate unorthodox ideas to true innovation? I’m glad you asked! Next month I am going to present Be a Leader of Unorthodox Ideas, a special innovation presentation in Palo Alto, Calif.

Finger scanners get schooled!

High tech scanners are helping students get through cafeteria lines faster in many schools throughout the nation this fall, and that’s a big help for those districts where overcrowding is a challenge. Did you know that the United States Department of Agriculture requires students to have a “seat time” of 20 minutes for lunch? But

Innovation Everywhere: Join us!

I’ll be in Miami in a couple of weeks for the annual Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum– the only event dedicated specifically to the new product process in the CG industry! I hope you can join me on September 19 – 21, at the W Hotel in South Beach for this amazing event we’re