Author Archives: Deborah Mills-Scofield

Keep Failing Until...

Everything matters. The culture of innovation fostered by Louis, the passion of every employee doing what they know how to do and an organization that is connected with a shared mission is our formula. Will it work? We believe it will but if you don’t, ask me again in 13 months and 13 days. Continue reading

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Raise an Innovation #RCUS

How do you approach innovation? How do you solve system-level problems? Well, you can’t start with ‘broken’! Business Innovation Factory’s 7th annual conference, BIF-7, was rich with the art of the possible. Continue reading

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Collaboration Over Decades at MPC

Collaboration is all the talk now, but it was 20+ years ago for a midwest manufacturing company who ‘got it’ early on Continue reading

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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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