Innovation in Practice Blog

December 9, 2019

How to Enhance Innovation with Learning and Development Training

by Max Maccarone Innovation is an inescapable fact of being in business in today’s market. Advancements and developments in technology mean that nearly every industry has […]
August 13, 2019

Moms Who Dominate the Closed World Principle

If you’re remotely familiar with “mom life” you know that unpredictable needs arise at a moment’s notice. BuzzFeed recently highlighted these daily realities by capturing the […]
August 5, 2019

What is a Diaper Worth? An Example of Value and Pricing

When it comes to pricing a product, one principle rises above the rest.  A price is inextricably linked to the value a customer places on that […]
July 1, 2019

Task Unification: Under Armour ‘Smart Sneaker’ Uses Task Unification and Attribute Dependency

Wouldn’t your regular workout be that much better if recovery time was reduced to a minimum? Under Armour thinks so and has just filed a patent […]
June 3, 2019

Global Innovation Platform SOSA Partners with Elron

SOSA, the leading global innovation platform that connects international organizations to innovative technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Elron, a top Israeli early stage investment […]
May 6, 2019

Featured in BBC Article

I had the privilege of recently being interviewed by Alex Hannaford, a BBC journalist for an article that ran last week. In his article, “How hindsight […]
April 16, 2019

Be a Catalyst for Change

Professors change the world, once student at a time. I’m regularly asked about my transition to academia. The first question I ask the professional considering the switch is whether he […]
March 25, 2019

Announcing LinkedIn Learning a-la-carte!

Many of you enjoy the benefit of sharpening your skills through LinkedIn Learning courses. To date, LinkedIn offers access to their entire course library via subscription. […]
February 27, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box About “Outside the Box”

Guest post by Bill Fanelli Last fall I attended a workshop led by author, marketing consultant, and University professor Drew Boyd. He challenged my thinking about […]
January 8, 2019

Now is the time to prepare

There are a lot of people standing in a lot of lines for academic positions. You need to find the lines that are most likely to lead to a job for you.
April 26, 2021

Episode 040: The Most Underutilized Resource in Creative Thinking

Creativity is a team sport. It is not a solo event. When you try to generate creative ideas all by yourself, you’re sitting in a vacuum. […]
May 3, 2021

Episode 041: Why You Need to Stop Adding Things to Your Life

Think of a current problem in your life that you’re trying to solve. Maybe you’re encountering an issue at work, something is going on at home, […]
May 10, 2021

Episode 042: The Humor in Innovation

When you hear a joke, at what point do you laugh? Do you laugh at the beginning of the joke, right when it begins? Of course […]
May 17, 2021

Episode 043: There Is No Such Thing as an Ugly Baby

You know that feeling when you come up with a really creative idea? You feel overjoyed. Your face lights up. It’s almost like you’ve fallen in […]
May 24, 2021

Episode 044: The Most Creative Invention Ever: Put it to Work for You

What is the most creative invention of all time? That’s a profound question. You may be scratching your head trying to find the answer. However, I […]
May 31, 2021

Episode 045: In Search of Bad Ideas

You’ve heard it a million times: “There is no such thing as a bad idea.” Well, as hard as it may be to hear, that’s just […]
June 7, 2021

Episode 046: Now It’s Your Turn – Take the Innovation Challenge

Today I have two challenges for you. One of these challenges is fairly easy while the other is comparatively hard. Can you guess which one is […]
June 14, 2021

Episode 047: Analog Transfer – A Creative Gemstone

I love a good analogy. They help us explain things, make comparisons, and bring clarification to complex issues. I use them a lot in the classroom […]
June 21, 2021

Episode 048: Fear Not: Some Practical Tips for Overcoming the Fear of Innovation

One of the biggest barriers to your creative output isn’t your ability to be creative but your fear of being creative. I’m sure you’ve experienced that […]
June 28, 2021

Episode 049: Googling Your Own Mind: How to Search for Ideas Within

Creative people are those who have the ability to Google their own minds. What does that mean? Well, it all ties back to the SIT method […]