Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity Quite often innovation comes from serendipity. This was the case with Chester Carlson. It’s a great lesson in how innovation will often find you if you are willing to go in a different direction in life. It was the depths of...
The Innovation of Fritos

The Innovation of Fritos

An example of an innovative food product invented during The Great Depression was Fritos. Innovation isn’t always an invention, but could be another way of selling and marketing a product. This is what happened with the innovation of Fritos corn chips. The Original...
The Invention of Nylon

The Invention of Nylon

Who could have guessed that a trade war between two countries would result in the invention of nylon? When trade relations with Japan soured in 1935, the United States had to figure out another way around the silk that we were getting from them since Japan was the...
Game Design Innovation – PacMan

Game Design Innovation – PacMan

Sometimes inspiration for game design innovation can be found in the oddest of places. Toru Iwatani was sitting at a restaurant eating a pizza when he noticed that the two pieces that were missing resembled a mouth. He had been wanting to come up with a game that...