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The Value of Prototyping in Research and Development

Posted November 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Last week I was the innovation keynote speaker for the James Hardie Research and Development Conference for their scientists and engineers. I normally don’t show anyone my first prototype, but I wanted to show how simple prototyping can be, and the value of prototyping in research and development.


A prototype…

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Halloween Innovation

Posted October 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

People love the tradition and rituals of holidays. It’s a comfortable time of doing something we’ve always done year after year, and usually involves family and friends getting together for a structured event. It’s a time when the uncertainty of life becomes certain, if only for a day.


But that…

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Innovation in Home Care

Posted June 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

I was pleased to be the innovation keynote speaker recently at the Rocky Mountain Home Care Conference in Beaver Creek. The topic “Turning Your Employees Into Problem Solvers” was well received by a packed crowd of people in the home care and hospice industry.


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Why Associations Need to Innovate

Posted March 1, 2018 in Innovation, Uncategorized

Associations are a legacy business, like newspapers, and the TV industry. And they have all enjoyed many years of success without being challenged…until now.


Early roots of associations could be found in craft guilds, churches, and trading groups. Guilds were formed to protect the interests of merchants and craftsmen….

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The Surprising Reason for Lack of Women Inventors

Posted March 6, 2017 in Inventing, Uncategorized

At a recent innovation keynote speech I gave to Fortune 500 women executives, sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions, we examined some of the reasons fewer than 19 percent of all patents in the world are secured by women. This isn’t patents held by a single woman, but patents…

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What I’ve Learned as an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Posted December 3, 2015 in Innovation

For the past five years I’ve worked with corporations and associations as an innovation keynote speaker. The speeches are very interactive with the audience, with games and improv, so no two are ever the same.


I’ve worked with children’s hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, scientists, engineers, and banks…

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