Accidental Innovation

Accidental Innovation

One way inventions have come about is by having the inventor accidentally leave something and come back to it. Then the experiment had turned into something else. It’s up to a clever and enterprising innovator to take an accidental innovation and turn it into...
What is Innovation?

What is Innovation?

If you ask 10 people “What is innovation?”, you might get 10 different answers. As an inventor and innovator, my answer is “Any new idea that adds value”. I know that’s a little simple and broad. Innovation is putting those ideas into...
The Ability to Make Boring Things Interesting

The Ability to Make Boring Things Interesting

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...
Fads – Group Think Gone Wild

Fads – Group Think Gone Wild

Fads and Group Think Fads tend to get a bad rap. Their popularity may not have anything to do with the value of the item or the craze, but rather rely on group think. Good examples are Hula Hoops, Pet Rocks, Lava Lamps, the Slinky and Beanie Babies. Pet Rocks and...
What Type of Innovator Are You?

What Type of Innovator Are You?

What type of innovator are you? In 1962 the book “Diffusions of Innovations” came out. It was a phrase coined by communications professor Everett Rogers. It explains how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology is spread through cultures. Rogers...