Hiring for Innovation

Hiring for Innovation

With all of the businesses I’ve run I can’t remember ever asking anyone for a resume. Of course I want to know that the person can do the job, but I’m much more interested in other qualities, like creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm. If someone comes in for a job...
The Ability to Make Boring Things Interesting

The Ability to Make Boring Things Interesting

I’ve never understood the concept of being bored. As an inventor and innovator that’s not even in my vocabulary. Inventors are infinitely curious about the world around them. So even the topics that might seem boring are interesting to a person with...
Safety Inventions

Safety Inventions

I was the innovation keynote speaker this week for the St. Louis Safety Conference on the topic of safety inventions and I realized this is one of the most important industries for inventors. A great safety invention could save lives and ultimately change the world....