Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google is one of the most innovative companies in the world, because it actively pursues a culture of innovation. Google for years has worked to ensure that innovative ideas are continually flowing in order to position the company for success well into the future. What is Google doing, and how can we learn from their

The Next Wave of Innovation in the Chemicals Industry

New discoveries in materials science will undoubtedly lead to a new era of growth. You may be asking who is best positioned to benefit — incumbent companies or upstarts? The answer may surprise you.  I found an interesting article I thought I’d pass along, highlighting several new developments that could help the chemicals industry lead

Running Future Cities on Blockchain

D!gitalist Magazine is futurecasting about blockchain technology, a trend I have been blogging about more frequently in the past year.  If you can see into a crystal ball, would you imagine that every agency, building, office, residence, and piece of infrastructure has an entry on a blockchain used as a city’s digital ledger?  How will

Celebrating innovation in your own backyard

Have you ever stopped to think your next breakthrough product may be right under your nose? Or that ‘local’ could go very global with the right development support and customer-needs tailoring? A few days ago I was engaged in a lively discussion with my LinkedIn contacts on the story I posted, Top 10 U.S. Cities

Why San Fran leads the U.S. in corporate innovation

Yesterday I featured the Top Ten U.S. Cities for Corporate Innovation from Innovation Leader magazine, and I thought today you’d like to see the reason they selected San Francisco as the No. 1 corporate leader in innovation. Here’s what Innovation Leader had to say: Well before chip companies like Fairchild Semiconductor helped the peninsula between

Top Ten U.S. Cities for Corporate Innovation

I am always amazed at the incredible amount of creative energy you can find in smaller towns across the United States. Many people think that you need to be in the hub of a big city or university center in order to see corporate innovation at work.  That being said, Innovation Leader Magazine has just

Tattoos that play soundwaves?

Soundwave tattoos are the text big thing in ink trends. These innovative tattoos let you play and hear the recordings that you want memorialized. You can get inked with up to a minute of audio and play back using your mobile device. The video below has gotten millions of views.  As soon as the video

A “Twistd” new take on chips

It’s a holiday weekend, and a lot of people are going to be consuming bags of chips at their cookouts. But here’s a new take to the crumply bag: Seasoned chips you season yourself. The idea is from the United Kingdom, and it’s a little “Twistd”: Twistd’s potato chips and tortillas are packaged in small,