During the 20th century Governments and public agencies such as NASA played a major role in the innovation chain. The Internet itself was born through public programs, just as GPS and many other game-changing technologies. But in recent years, questions arose over the efficiency of public efforts.. Continue reading
Education has long played an important role in the success of the United States. From some of the world’s first public schools to the land grant universities which spurred innovation in agriculture, our development as long been tied to how we educate future generations. So we should be concerned that US students performance on the international PISA tests, which evaluate not just knowledge but cognitive ability, have not been great. Continue reading
The value in citizen engagement isn’t always about gathering new ideas or novel suggestions, sometimes it also helps to validate and speed ideas that are already in the works. Continue reading
The Innovation 101 series of articles presents specific activities and practices to achieve innovation. I chose these activities because I believe they are a great place to start. They are not the end all be all, nor are they “right”. They are simply practicable. If you do them you will notice an improvement in your ability to innovate. Continue reading
“Why Indiana? Why not?,” Steve Forbes told the audience in kicking off the recent Reinventing America: The Innovation Summit. Forbes’ event in Indianapolis was part of the organization’s new Reinventing America Series to help shine a spotlight on the business success stories happening in our country’s heartland.