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The Daily Innovator(sm): Making Your Own Luck

Kevin McDermott | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Kevin McDermott

S. Donald Stookey died this month at the age of 99. He will be remembered for his invention of a new category of materials called synthetic glass ceramics. Stookey will also be remembered as an exemplar of the everyday hard work and collaboration from which great innovations come.

The Daily Innovator (sm): Ready for Your Next Act?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

One day last month The Huffington Post announced that it recorded a record 115 million unique visitors in August. To Arianna Huffington we say two...

The Daily Innovator: Creating the Innovation Snowball Effect

Amy Radin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

People are motivated to support a new idea for their own cluster of reasons. They're looking for what's in it for them, of course. But they also want to be inspired to join the next big thing.

The Daily Innovator: Disruptive or Sustaining? Does It Matter?

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

Sometimes what looks at first like a game-changer is seen in retrospect as a sustaining innovation instead. And that's no failure.

The Daily Innovator: Born or Built?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

What sort of person is it who can shape new ideas and bring them to life as businesses? Put another way, is an innovator's temperament born or is it built? We say it's built.

The Daily Innovator: Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity in Your Collaborators

Amy Radin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. If curiosity isn't instinctive among your collaborators then you need to bring it to life.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.