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To Change A Company, You Need Intrapreneurs

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Hilton and other leading multinational corporations are taking the lead in becoming more entrepreneurial within their  businesses with a focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts.  Hilton's Jennifer Silberman tells how in this FastCompany article.

It can be hard to get a big, slow company to change its ways. It’s the efforts of courageous intrapreneurs that can change their trajectory. The key is to make your company a place where…


Innovation- What it is and What it's not

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Innovation.   You see and hear the word regularly if you pay any attention to business, science, or politics. Even if these aren't your areas of interest, chances are you'll see the term watching television commercials or surfing online. A Google Trends inquiry reveals that innovation has been globally searched over four million times in the last year.


With so much focus on the topic, how can there still be confusion on its definition?  When you hear the word innovation, what…


Does Your Business Have Intellectual Property that Gives It a Competitive Advantage?

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Protect Your Businesses' Competitive Advantage at No Cost

Many small to medium-sized businesses across the country have intellectual property that isn't being protected. IP includes among other things, production processes, technology enablers, and product designs.  As a result, businesses are vulnerable to competition and former employees stealing designs and process methods. …


Innovation Leadership Conference Coming to Alabama

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 9:12am 0 Comments

Help Your Organization Innovate and Grow While Increasing Speed and Reducing Risk

The Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute (IELI) is coming to Alabama, April 10-12th as a part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership's mission of "Reigniting American Innovation and Growth".  During the two and a half-day workshop in Tuscaloosa, participants will learn and apply the basics of Creating,…


Innovation Doesn't Have to Be High-Tech

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Recently a colleague of mind, Walker Jackson, sent me an email with the headline "Why Didn't I Think of That?"  After opening and looking through the message which consisted mostly of pictures, I asked myself that same exact question.  Then I was reminded of a recent meeting I had with several economic developers (connectors) where I explained the need for the Innovation Engineering Management and JumpStart System to define,…


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