• American Inventor
    How can you fuel innovation?

    Innovation has always been hard. But not anymore. Yes, you can fuel innovation by answering six questions that famous innovators have consistently asked and answered to generate ideas that can lead to new innovations.   These six innovation questions are:   What could I look at in a new way? (Steve Jobs...

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    Processize Innovation

    Can innovation be processized? Or in general, can creativity be processized? The answer is “Yes, to a large extent”.   TRIZ is tool that can help guide/channelize creative efforts. It was developed by the Soviet inventor Genrich Altshuller. Altshuller reviewed about 40,000 patent abstracts in order to find out patterns of innovation. Based on...

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    Almost nothing has been invented as yet

    Serial Inventor Woody Norris said “Almost nothing has been invented yet” during his TED talk. Although shocking, the statement warrants serious consideration as it is coming from a very successful inventor. In this post, we try to verify the statement with some hard data.   Measuring innovation activity is difficult. One way...