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  • Universal Smartphone Optics Adapter
    Chase on for best in Innovation
    Where do you begin? The topic is somewhat of a teaser, and a never-ending result. You’ll get small, simple, complex, and big products, to say the least. The conversations you have with people are incredible. The amount of money is staggering...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Hide Inside Trojan Horses
    Whether Greeks bearing gifts for stalwart King Priam of Troy or a malware computer virus masquerading as a can’t miss offer, the Trojan horse has come to represent a manipulative strategy of trickery and deception. Virgil’s tale of...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Master the Art of SODOTO
    Ornithologists report that New Caledonian crows fashion twigs into tools for collecting and extracting insects from the hollows of trees. What is more remarkable is that these birds pass their inventions along tox others in the flock. With each...
  • Tim Cook during the Apple Product Launch Event
    Apple Shows Great Changes To Its Market Share
    Since its early days, Apple has been recognized for its astonishing innovative efforts. We’ve all witness its evolutionary transformation, from the first-generation scroll-wheeled iPod – launched in 2001, to its iPod touch –...
  • AT&T opens new interactive store Charlotte Pike in Nashville
    Innovative new AT&T store opening in Nashville
    Beginning this Wednesday, September 10, the Nashville area will experience a new kind of AT&T store on Charlotte Pike. The new store features an open and flexible design, connected experience and community zones, and enhanced service systems....
  • Ray Gillenwater SpeakUp getspeakup.com quote
    Is Voice of the Employee another buzz-phrase or is leadership finally listening?
    Yes, the same companies that talk about employee engagement and then do little beyond an annual survey, will likely also relegate Voice of the Employee to buzz-word soup. These companies will talk about how innovation and excellence in customer...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Devise With Revisionary Eyes
    Politicians use the term “revisionist” (or “flip-flop”) to label challenger and foe alike as a liar or as inconstant as a horse midstream. Of course this claim is absurd given that most intractable wars, intolerable...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: Old Crops, New Soil
    Did you know that some of the largest chapters of agricultural groups like the Future Farmers of America are in urban centers? This may surprise you: some of the biggest breakthroughs in farming aren’t happening on farms—they’re...
  • Bluetooth Beacons
    The digital world and the future of privacy - are you in or out?
    The mobile industry, along with sensors, transmission capabilities, and Big Data and analytics models are driving many innovations in vast areas of our lives, creating a digital divide: is it good for us, or not? Join them, or stay out?There is no...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation: There Is No Final Destination
    Innovations don’t stay innovations. There’s that drawer in all of our houses with the electronics, gadgets, and devices that were the it-thing in their own time and now have outgrown their usefulness and creativity. The challenge is...
  • How to Make a Creative Genius
    How to Make a Creative Genius
    Meet Jack. He knows he will never be a creative genius. He learned that in fifth grade during his weekly trumpet lessons when he sat next to Wynton Marsalis. He learned it again in ninth grade when we played on his junior high basketball with...
  • Ford uses innovative animation during design process
    Ford uses innovative animation during design process
    Automotive design is a long process that starts with a two-dimensional sketch; it can take up to two years for that sketch to become a vehicle ready for production.A little-known step within this complex process involves animation. Similar to a...
  • Before you decide to boycott Israel, consider the price you'll be paying.
    4 not so simple steps to boycotting Israeli products and services
    The following article is reprinted in its entirety from another site that gives credit to this source. So your organization has decided to boycott all products and services from Israel. Here is a list of activities that you now need to perform in...
  • Gaining Entry--After Creative Desperation
    Desperation, the mother of determined creativity, can spark PR success
    Last week, my kids were intrigued by a question from a neighbor: “Are you interested in making a little money?”The intrigue turned to excitement when they found out the task related to the compensation: the family was going on vacation...
  • Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
    Top 5 LA restaurant technologies
    With DineLA Restaurant Week wrapping up barely a week ago, I thought it might be appropriate and fun to highlight some of Los Angeles’s top tech innovations I've seen at restaurants around town.1. Sprinkles cupcake vending...