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...
Inventor of Stoplight – Garrett Morgan

Inventor of Stoplight – Garrett Morgan

The inventor of the stoplight,Garrett Morgan, proves that you don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to be an inventor. You also don’t have to have a college degree. But there is one trait you must have if you want to be an inventor, and that’s...
4 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

4 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

Ahh, what did kids do before XBOX and Wii? What did kids do before computer games? Well, they probably had a much stronger imagination. And imagination is important to a child’s cognitive development. Studies show that children who have imaginary friends are...