Tag: Innovation

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 7/14/14

  |   Leadership Reading

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights  »  Read More

6/15/14: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week

  |   Leadership Reading

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights  »  Read More

We Were Creative Once, and Young

  |   Creativity

Children act creative. Most adults don’t. Children let their ideas bubble over, making up stories and games as they go. Ask them to think of how to do something and they’re likely to come up with several ideas. Adults don’t act like that. When children are in groups, they toss ideas around like balls  »  Read More

Hmmmm, that’s interesting

  |   Innovation

If you’ve ever heated anything in a microwave oven, thank an unintended outcome. Percy Spencer of Raytheon was working on a military radar system in 1945 when he noticed something strange. The candy bar in his pocket melted. Spencer could have cursed and vowed never to bring a chocolate bar to the lab again. He  »  Read More

Engines of Innovation

  |   Innovation

What did Thomas Edison invent? Most people mention the electric light or the phonograph, but Edison didn’t invent them. That credit goes to the “Muckers.” Thomas Edison received his first patent, for a vote counter, in 1868. He invented a stock ticker and a quadruplex telegraph. He set up companies  »  Read More

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