Trade Secrets as Competitive Advantage

Trade Secrets as Competitive Advantage

Trade secrets are information that your business would want to keep secret from competitors, and whose value comes from the fact that it isn’t widely known. Examples might include customer lists, or unique ways (that only your business knows about) of delivering...
Innovation in Meetings and Events – Festivalization

Innovation in Meetings and Events – Festivalization

I just got back from Charlotte, North Carolina where I was the innovation keynote speaker for the NC Festival and Event Association’s Showfest. The conference was packed and it was great to see such a fun and receptive crowd. These were people who took copious...
Innovation in Education

Innovation in Education

Years ago I was invited to a private screening of “Waiting for Superman” where teachers in the audience were free to express their true feelings. This was before I started speaking on innovation in education. What I learned from the teachers in the...
The Value of Prototyping in Research and Development

The Value of Prototyping in Research and Development

  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...
Halloween Innovation

Halloween Innovation

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...