Maximum Velocity!

Denise Couture and I recently had the opportunity to meet with students from the Velocity Academy, a project-based learning program at Shattuck Middle School. The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities for seventh- and eighth-graders. The program coordinator Kyle Popp invited us to speak to the students about Innovation. We shared information about

Creating a culture that fuels repeatable success!

I’m excited to be among over 100 like-minded strategy leaders for this year’s Unleashing Innovation Summit in New York, March 25 and 26. I’m on the speaking roster for the first day, as we together tackle real problems faced by every innovator. This year we are talking about Creating a culture that fuels repeatable success!

Leading Game Changing Open Innovation

One of the most important questions we get from clients is, “how do I create an Innovative Culture?”  It’s a great question and one that requires some time defining goals and determining how to incorporate open innovation into your business strategy and how it will help your team succeed. Tomorrow Pat Clusman and I will

Cyborg Roaches to help rescue disaster victims

Most people think of cockroaches as pests. Not these innovative “creatures”: Fleets of cyborg cockroaches could someday roam into damaged nuclear power plants or collapsed mines to carry out reconnaissance or locate survivors. A team of researchers implanted live cockroaches with electrodes that stimulate the nerves in the insects’ antennae, enabling the scientists to steer

The future of Open Innovation looks bright!

Thanks to all of you who came to CoDev2015 last week in Scottsdale! It was a truly collaborative and forward-thinking gathering of innovators, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge and willingness to share. We came away with many new insights, and we greatly appreciate everyone’s openness. As Rosemary Pennington of J.M. Smucker Company, put it