Why Diversity is Important for Innovation

Why Diversity is Important for Innovation

My innovation keynote speech for the Proctor and Gamble International Engineering Summit focused on the importance of diversity for innovation. Not just gender diversity, but all kinds of diversity. Diversity of culture, gender, age, race, education, and experience...
Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity Quite often innovation comes from serendipity. This was the case with Chester Carlson. It’s a great lesson in how innovation will often find you if you are willing to go in a different direction in life. It was the depths of...
The Innovation of Fritos

The Innovation of Fritos

An example of an innovative food product invented during The Great Depression was Fritos. Innovation isn’t always an invention, but could be another way of selling and marketing a product. This is what happened with the innovation of Fritos corn chips. The Original...
Game Design Innovation – PacMan

Game Design Innovation – PacMan

Sometimes inspiration for game design innovation can be found in the oddest of places. Toru Iwatani was sitting at a restaurant eating a pizza when he noticed that the two pieces that were missing resembled a mouth. He had been wanting to come up with a game that...