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The story of the invention of the Post-It note by 3M is relatively known...but this is not the only story of accidental discoveries that turned into some of the greatest inventions ever made. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Innovation Excellence
The world is changing and needs Social Business Architects. Gone is the epoch of the passive consumer, now customers want a say. At the same time, the quest for survival and growth is causing companies to stop looking at suppliers as someone to squeeze on price and instead as partners [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Innovation Excellence
In three of the last four years the number of national manufacturing establishments grew according to the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns, which may be a surprising but welcomed trend. As NIST MEP regional managers, we examined this trend as it related to the Pacific Northwest region and in [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: Manufacturing Innovation Blog
GladWare containers have become a common household item. Most kitchens today have that designated drawer filled to the brim with self-stacking plastic wonders and the infamous lids with the center circle. Those center circles are most convenient, providing an interlocking feature for stacking, as GladWare intended. Yet just [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: Innovation in Practice
IDG (parent company for CIO, Computerworld, CSO, Infoworld, ITWorld and MACWorld) asked what advice I would give new leaders. At the moment, I didn't think it was going to be that hard. Then they added a constraint. I had to do it in less than 5 minutes. Watch the [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Phil McKinney
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