Apr 11, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Networking involves utilizing our connections to reach the solutions we seek. Do you and your company fully utilize your networks to help solve your challenges?
Mar 28, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
In his recent BusinessWeek post entitled “Memo to CEOs: Stop Blathering about Innovation and Do Something,” innovation guru Tom Kuczmarksi reminds us that CEOs must be the true leaders of innovation.
Mar 21, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Michael Fruhling doesn’t like open innovation portals, in general. What’s his problem with them?
| By: Chuck Frey
IDEA.org seeks to develop the thesaurus of the future and seeks to raise money to develop the iPad app it envisions via the popular crowdfunding service Kickstarter.
Mar 14, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Most companies rely on the marketing function to set their new product agenda, with research and development relegated to a supporting status. In reality, it can take on a more active role, helping to define new technical possibilities at the front end of innovation.
Feb 28, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
What do underground coal mining and innovation have in common? More than you may think.
Feb 21, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Google’s Solve for X initiative kicked off with a small conference, but big ambitions to crowdsource ideas to solve big technical problems.
Feb 15, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Here are some lessons I’ve learned about innovation from working with high school and college students. If their passion and enthusiasm is any indication, we have a bright future ahead!
Feb 08, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Scott Anthony, author of the new book, The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works. How To Do It, has developed a set of 5 questions that he uses to gauge the commercial viability of any new idea.
Feb 07, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Keep It Simple Silly (KISS) is one of the first lessons in product design and it can apply to every phase of improving your business performance. Dana Wolcott shares one recent example.
Feb 05, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Very recently I had a pleasant surprise watching Moneyball movie in my local cinemas. I was expecting a typical “losers become winners” movie but it’s actually a great story about disruptive innovation. Here are 10 take-aways from this excellent movie.
Jan 17, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
A recent Good Morning Thinkers e-newsletter reminds us that contract employees often have excellent ideas and perspectives that we can benefit from, if only we’re open to them.
Jan 11, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Ten years ago this month, I launched InnovationTools.com as the first-ever innovation portal site. Here’s a retrospective on the last decade of innovation, and a look toward the future.
Jan 04, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
How many of the organizations we know today are the victims of “strategic bankruptcy,” operating on inertia, starting to work a 2012 business plan that is little more than 2011′s plan plus 3-4 percent?
Jan 03, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Despite all the talk of doom and gloom, a world economy that continues to stagnate and uncertainty all around us, there has never been a better time to be a creative opportunist.