Innovation

6 innovations that changed everything

October 10, 2019
In his book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Steven Johnson tells the story of history’s most intertwined, complex and crucial enterprises.

Listen to pop culture and profit

September 12, 2019
Look around at popular culture. Watch for the little signs of transformation. Your next brilliant idea is in there somewhere.

The accidental genius of Monopoly

September 12, 2019
The game board itself had been used as a delivery system for moral or practical lessons to players. But creator Elizabeth Magie thought the board could be used for more revolutionary purposes.

5 businesses you’re a little late on

August 8, 2019
These five interesting discoveries showcase how the pursuit of money is timeless.

Why innovation needs its own space

August 8, 2019
Creativity is stifled in a risk-averse environment, usually in companies that cannot get past memories of failed efforts and apparently, in their view, unacceptable costs. What is needed is a different thought process and the space to encourage it.

Celebrate the beauty of constraints

July 11, 2019
Research is showing more and more that working with limitations and constraints is a contributing factor to innovation and possibility. If you learn to embrace them, the constraints that might at first appear stifling could open up new creative opportunities.

How to spot the innovators

July 11, 2019
Spotting innovators early on and identifying what makes them true originals is difficult. We tend to look for certain markers that someone is poised for success. And those markers can be misleading.

‘I invented this!’ ‘No, I did!’

June 13, 2019
Throughout history, there have been many cases of inventions and discoveries made independently by different people at the same time. Here are some examples.

Should your company close for a week to innovate, plan?

April 25, 2019
Even if a leader advocates for employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources. Enter the “organizational charrette,” a new management practice in which the entire company closes shop for one week so every employee can focus on innovation and future planning.

8 quotes about innovation you’ve never heard

March 14, 2019
From the editors of Leadership Briefings.