The Role of Serendipity in Innovation

The Role of Serendipity in Innovation

Serendipity in Innovation I often speak about the role of serendipity in innovation as an innovation keynote speaker. Many products inventors come up with are “happy accidents”, a word coined by English writer Horace Walpole in 1754. In the fairy tale...
Accidental Innovation – The Microwave Oven

Accidental Innovation – The Microwave Oven

Innovation Microwave Oven Many of the inventions we have now started out as accidents. One accidental innovation was the microwave oven. We take it for granted when we want a quick cooked meal, popcorn or a warmed over slice of pizza from the night before. It’s...
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

American Innovation On a recent speaking trip to Detroit I took a detour and spent the day at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. If you’re ever near the area of Dearborn, Michigan near Detroit, it’s absolutely worth the trip. It’s...
Accidental Innovation – Super Glue

Accidental Innovation – Super Glue

Accidental Innovation – Super Glue As an innovation keynote speaker and inventor I often talk about the “aha moment”. This is when it seems as though an idea just comes to you from out of the blue. But there are other ways inventions happen when...