Big Company Innovation Labs Won’t Work From The Creativity Guru

For successful innovation, you have to spread a culture of creativity throughout the organization. Creating a separate innovation lab doesn’t work.  It’s just a trendy name for what used to be called the R&D group. We learned that didn’t work back in the 1970s and 1980s. Calling it an “innovation lab” doesn’t make any difference … [Read more…]

Bran Ferren on the Art of Innovation

A celebrated proprietor of innovation skunk-works Applied Minds, Bran Ferren, explains how companies can cultivate the rare people who create miracles. Ferren spoke with strategy+business at the Applied Minds rapid prototyping facility in Burbank, Calif. The conversation cut to the heart of a key aspiration for many business leaders: fostering greatness, in the form of … [Read more…]

America Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect Its Innovative Designs 

Great design means great products, which means great experiences for consumers, and great productivity for society. To maintain America’s lead in this field, it is critical that we continue to incentivize investment in great design by ensuring that our design protection laws remain strong. Source: America Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect Its Innovative Designs