Tag Archives: Business

Sticking with innovation crucial to growth

No matter where I go in the U.S., or what type of industry I work with, I see a common challenge across almost all companies. Many industries have significantly cut back the financial resources they have earmarked for innovation. This situation is having impact on innovation leaders and their teams, as well as the companies’ […]

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Collaboration will move innovation forward

Manufacturers today are facing a broad array of challenges as they strive to develop products faster, improve efficiencies, and streamline their marketing and sales organizations. Manufacturing is a diverse field, but there are common themes among many of the businesses that represent the industry. This includes the need to reduce time and cost to market, […]

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Silk’s natural quality stands test of time

As I reported in my weekly newspaper column, I recently went to China and got a first-hand look at a nation of innovation. Steeped in rich history, I learned many things about China’s softest commodity: silk!  Silk is an innovation that has been around for thousands of years, but interestingly is pretty much in the […]

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Scented micro-capsules make jeans a sweet feat

From the same company that gave the world glow in the dark jeans comes a new denim line that makes scents. Naked and Famous Denim of Montreal has just introduced scratch-and-sniff, raspberry-scented jeans. The company says it uses only the most unique and rare denim fabrics from Japan. How can clothing be scratch-and-sniff? A coating […]

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Innovationedge and Wal-Mart help inventors “Get On The Shelf”

Innovationedge is proud to help inventors find success on the shelf with their innovative ideas, and this month you can help three of them become rock stars of the Wal-Mart shelf! Back in January, the retail giant kicked off an American Idol-like contest called  Get On The Shelf for best new products, and inventors in […]

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InnovationEdge strategy update helps grease WD-40’s wheels

In my recent newspaper column, I shared a great story about how we recently had the privilege of helping WD-40 update its 60-year-old brand to make it more relevant with its end users by creating a pipeline of new offerings. Specifically, they reached out for help in creating a new strategy that could evolve them […]

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Scientists Print Cheap RFID Tags On Paper

I saw this at TechWeekEurope. I’ve been involved in RFID technology for years now, and it never ceases to amaze me where these tags can be used.  They are getting smaller and smarter!  Read on: Scientists Print Cheap RFID Tags On Paper Technology could make RFID tags cheap enough to replace barcodes in the future. […]

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Why Flexible Hours Inspire Performance

If you want to start creating a culture of innovation, try getting rid of the time clock.  According to Inc.com, business supervisors should stop trying to track their employees’ work hours.  The result they say is that employees will be more productive. Read on:   “What time do you want me to start work?” That’s […]

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Five Big Trends in Business Innovation in 2012

Throughout the year I will continue to blog about trends I see in innovation. Here’s a few of them I saw today in a Washington Post article, and how they’ll impact the business landscape in the months to come. Do you agree? 1.   Strategy and entrepreneurship will have ever-greater interdependence. A trend I’ve been watching […]

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InnovationEdge helps women and girls in developing nations

2012 is going to be a great year for innovation, and I’m excited to help launch a new effort that will bring hygiene solutions and dignity to women in developing nations. Millions of girls and women in developing countries miss up to 50 days of school/work per year because they do not have access to […]

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