Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Meeting planners have a choice of hiring an expert who speaks or hiring an expert speaker. I always try to put myself into the shoes of the audience, and I would personally not be that interested in a speaker who hadn’t actually done what they are speaking...
Invention of Silly Putty

Invention of Silly Putty

Invention of Silly Putty Some inventions were created because of a need in the marketplace or a need of the inventor. I invented the wrist water bottle because of my own need for hands-free hydration. But many inventions were the result of accidental innovation. This...
Will Robots Disrupt Your Job?

Will Robots Disrupt Your Job?

For years we’ve been reading about robots taking over our jobs and controlling human beings. In truth, we can learn to work alongside them. They can take over some of the more repetitious tasks we have to do. So, yes, robots may disrupt your job. Robots disrupt...
Create an Innovative Culture

Create an Innovative Culture

Create an Innovative Culture Baseball player Yogi Berra once said “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else”. You can’t expect your company and team to be innovative if you don’t know which direction you’re going in. It’s up to the person in...
US Patent and Trademark Office

US Patent and Trademark Office

My experience with the US Patent and Trademark Office was overall a good one. I did have to resubmit my product twice for my patent and several times for my trade dress. But that happens to many inventors. It takes an average of 22.5 months for a patent to issue....