Innovation Blog

Don’t Lament – Celebrate Your Competitor’s Most Recent Innovation
August 24, 2014
By Dr. Michael Ohler, Principal, and Dr. Phil Samuel, Chief Innovation Officer Companies increasingly concerned about closing the growth gap are keeping an eye on maintaining a fresh and balanced innovation project portfolio. The resulting hunt for novelty eventually finds...
Innovation of the Cup of Joe
July 3, 2014
By Kristi Nitchen We all piled into the car a couple of weekends ago for my husband’s annual Father’s Day gift—a game of golf with his kids. Usually, I have to sit out from the experience as we have three...
Head to Head: Two Academics Tangle over 'Disruptive Innovation'
July 1, 2014
By Dr. Phil Samuel, Chief Innovation Officer Illustration by Brian Miller, Industrial Designer I read Professor Jill Lepore's recent article, "The Disruption Machine" in The New Yorker and her attempt to debunk Professor Clayton Christensen's model for disruption with great...
Revving Up the Hybrid Electric Engine
June 23, 2014
By Mohammed Aly, Principal Illustration by Brian Miller, Industrial Designer A couple of days ago I introduced my 6-year-old daughter to the concept of hybrid electric vehicles, as a Toyota Prius cruised by on low speed. She realized that this...
Innovative Approach Gives the Coke Bottle 16 Lives
June 17, 2014
By Naresh Shahani, Founder and Managing Director, India Sustainability and the environment are becoming increasingly important to businesses, as is the concept of life extension of products. In a recent campaign, Coca Cola raises awareness of these issues by asking...
Tesla Motors: Unorthodox, Innovative Business Strategy
June 16, 2014
By Riaan Brits, Principal Tesla Motors recently announced that they are making their intellectual property available to anyone interested in using it. This is an unusual move—the development, validation and legal protection of IP is one of the primary objectives...
The Truth About Innovation?
May 15, 2014
By Brian Miller, Industrial Designer So, yeah…you get it, innovation, innovation, innovation. Innovation is everything. Without innovation, evolution would be nonexistent because innovation IS evolution. It is the incremental advancement of existing things; it’s the constant adaption of life that...
A New Way to Read
May 7, 2014
By Dr. Michael Ohler, Principal We were all taught to read one way as a child. For many of us that was from left to right (unless you’re reading Hebrew, of course), with static words on pages of text. Of...