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A Matter of Dewey Innovation – JPM2020

A Matter of Dewey Innovation – JPM2020

January 7, 2020 We no sooner unleash 2020 when JPM Week is upon us.  I refer to the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference (#JPMWeek, #BioWeekSF).  Except for those over achievers who are at CES in Viva Las Vegas this week, JPM Week is start of the New Year for all us kids...

A Matter of Looking Up Innovation

A few years ago, when I was headed to my inaugural coaching event with the fun-loving folks at SxSW at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, I confessed to a good friend that I was anxious about what to expect from the innovators as well as myself. The friend simply said: “Look...

A Matter of CHIHULY Innovation

“Glass has the ability, more than any other material, to bring joy and a certain happiness to people” — Dale Chihuly As I explain in an earlier post, A Matter of Looking Up Innovation, I am grateful that one of my oldest friends put Dale Chihuly firmly into my frontal...

A Matter of Harmonizing Innovation

A systematic approach to innovation means not only a process for getting to a product but also a process that creatively hears and synthesizes the voices of the different disciplines within a system of true cross-functional teams. Systematic innovation, having this...

A Matter of Six Steps to Innovation

Over the years I’ve spent working with innovators, I’ve identified six steps in the trajectory of idea from idea to products at scale. The six basic steps for an innovation process are: Idea Product Evaluation Approval Payment Scale I know, I know...  your specific...

A Matter of Out of the Box Innovation

In the arena of invention and innovation, IP typically means ‘intellectual property’ – a subject near and dear to my heart as a patent attorney and innovation strategist. The basic categories of intellectual property include patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret...

A Matter of Ponding Innovation

On a recent trip to Manhattan, my meetings ended early, and I headed over to MoMa. The photo above is my attempt to capture the sense of scale from Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” painting. My photo is a fragment from one of the three large panels of the piece. The...

A Matter of Fishing Line Innovation

I once found myself on the wrong side of a Louise Bourgeois exhibit. By wrong side I mean, all could see were the crates. I missed it. The next best thing was the box of wonderful note cards I bought in the MoMa gift  shop – “What is the Shape of This Problem?” The...