Author Archives: Deborah Mills-Scofield

Captain Upton's House, 1927

How we innovate evolves over time, yet we don’t tend to recognize it. There is a lot to learn from art and history Continue reading

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Innovation we all know is key to growth and nature is an excellent teacher for the power of innovation Continue reading

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Innovation - Commercialization Gap

Many innovation processes go through to commercialization, but how many really assess how well an innovation’s value was extracted in the marketplace and what factors affected that? Whirlpool has developed a process to do just that. Continue reading

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What does food processing equipment have to do with treating burns and severe wounds? A lot if you’re willing to think differently! Continue reading

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Co-Creating Business Models

Co-Create a book with hundreds of people? Are you crazy? No one thought it would work, but Alex Osterwalder didn’t believe them…and co-created an incredible best-seller on Business Model Innovation! Continue reading

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Innovation frequently arises from combining things – from the integration, even the collision of diverse ideas, objects, even people….so how do you collide? where do you collide? Continue reading

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Iteration, Collaboration, and Innovation

“Even a brown box can be innovative when you think about supply chain, how you bring it to market,” Waite says. But that can only happen if you provide an atmosphere where your employees’ innovation can thrive. “I have to make sure I give them freedom and latitude, and make sure I don’t shut them down,” says Waite, who personally answers his own phone calls. “I can shut that down by a wrong word, a wrong tone in a meeting. I tell my managers, ‘Try to have an open mind every day you come to work — how can you do it better and make it better?’” While he’s open to ideas, Waite also points back to the process it takes for one to become reality. “I always first say to them, ‘Have you talked to the people at your local level first?’” he says. “No. 1, that respects the … Continue reading

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