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Online Innovation Training Now Available from InnovationLabs!

August 7, 2017

As we all know, innovations come in all sizes and shapes and types. At the large end of the scale, Boeing or Airbus create a new jetliner, SpaceX creates a new rocket, or Toyota creates a new car, and they all engage in the meticulously detailed design of thousands of new parts, subsystems, and systems, […]

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National Innovation Systems, Blockchains, and Accelerating Change

June 9, 2017

One of the topics we’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how the next generation of technological change is now starting to generate what’s likely to be a very large wave.  It’s presently fairly far off the coastline, but when we look out at sea we observe the rising swell that may well become […]

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Upcoming 2017 Innovation Conferences, Keynotes, and Workshops

February 26, 2017

We’re going to be participating in quite a few of the best upcoming innovation events that may be of interest to you, including these … Innova-Con 2017 The International Association of Innovation Professionals annual gathering, March 29 – 31 in Washington D.C. is sure to be a rich and fulfilling learning experience. Langdon Morris will […]

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A Classic Dilemma: Go to the Moon, or Go to the Grocery Store?

February 5, 2015

Here’s an innovation story that follows a very familiar plot line, but the plot is so important that it provides an important reminder. In an interview with a company’s new CEO, a reporter tells us, the company has … “combined breathtaking engineering to create a whole bunch of amazing prototypes.  But they rarely make it […]

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Driven to Death by the Rate of Innovation

September 18, 2014

We recently had a fascinating meeting with a prominent venture capitalist based in Palo Alto, and during the course of our conversation about the pressures that his portfolio companies are under he used a fascinating phrase to describe the tech industry as a whole.  He said that the lagging companies, many of which are not […]

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A Visionary’s Despair Creates Hope for a Better Future

August 18, 2013

While many of us admire the unconventional thoughts and unexpected ideas created by innovative and visionary members of society, and sometimes we envy their great intellect or deep insights, the life of a visionary has its own particular difficulties and challenges.  The unique quality of a visionary is a clear grasp of the future, but […]

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