The CMO of the Future

[YouTube]KZDMNU9q5DY[/YouTube]Over the last few years, we've written a lot about leveraging innovation for success during the recent recession. But what about after the recession, as companies assess the damage and start to rebuild? According to a recently released study of…

Kevin Carroll’s Reading List

We are back from the very exciting and informative two-day http://www.cocastl.org/subpage.cfm?vSection=cocabiz&vPage=bizcamp hosted by St. Louis' own COCA (Center of Creative Arts). We learned a lot and will share our insights with you on this blog over the coming weeks, but…

Follow Us From #COCAbiz

On Monday and Tuesday, I will be live tweeting from COCAbiz's Business Creativity Conference 2011 "Play @ Work." COCAbiz is the newly formed business training division of St. Louis' Center of Creative Arts (COCA). Its mission is “to build a…

CGI America Delivers Innovative Solutions to U.S. Economic Problems

[YouTube]JVNmESuPRNA[/YouTube] According to ABCNews.com, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said today that “dealing with (the White House) the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-O. Some days it's firmer than others. Sometimes it's like they've left it out…

Can Innovation Be Learned?

On Wednesday, the Harvard Business Review posted a video interview with Brigham Young University (BYU) Professor Jeff Dyer about learnings from his upcoming book, The Innovator's DNA. In the video, Dyer discusses the ways people innovate. He and his co-authors,…

Declare Your Support for Innovation in the United States

On July 4, 1776, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. On July 4 this year, we ask that you sign the Declaration of Innovation. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association's Innovation Movement (CEA), the Declaration of Innovation is…

5 Innovation Lessons from Solar Roadways

[YouTube]Ep4L18zOEYI[/YouTube]When the Federal Highway Administration solicited proposals for a new pavement system that could generate power and pay for itself over its lifetime, Scott and Julie Brusaw stepped up to the challenge with their Solar Roadwaysâ„¢, a road made entirely…

9 Tips for Organizational Change Management

On Tuesday, Neal Conan of NPR's “Talk of the Nation” interviewed the leaders of two different institutions about the challenges they faced while undergoing recent organizational change. The first was Alan Merten, president of George Mason University (GMU) in Northern…

Developing New Business Ideas is No Easy Feat

According to The Wall Street Journal, every year the big four TV networks receive “elevator pitches” for 500 TV plot lines. Of these, only four to eight become new series. And only one or two of those will have multiple…

Is the Problem with the U.S. Education System Not Enough Play?

Over the course of the past decade, we've been flooded with news and reports of the United States' demise in terms of innovation and global competitiveness. Each one of these reports shares grim statistics about problems with U.S. education, including…

Raising Money Requires Critical Thinking

Two weeks ago, St. Louis City residents voted overwhelmingly to extend an earnings tax applied to anyone who lives or works in the City for five more years. This 1 percent tax is the City's single largest source of revenue,…

Introducing FH InvisionateSM: Engaging with Your Key Stakeholders

Since its inception more than five years ago, FH Innovation has been dedicated to helping our clients deliver the greatest possible value to their stakeholders, always. Today, in honor of World Creativity and Innovation Week, we're pleased to introduce our…

A Plea for Collaboration

In case you haven't heard, the U.S. government is on the brink of a shutdown. If the White House and Congress don't come to an agreement on this year's budget by midnight tonight, 800,000 government jobs will be furloughed, soldiers…

Tackling the World’s Biggest Challenges with Design

Wouldn't it be great if we could change the world with design? That is exactly what IDEO plans to do with the creation of IDEO.org, a new 501c3 corporation. IDEO.org is built out of the understanding that the same thinking…

Watson and the Future of Thinking

[YouTube]FC3IryWr4c8[/YouTube]A few weeks ago, IBM made history when Jeopardy! hosted its first-ever man vs. machine challenge. The TV quiz show positioned IBM's supercomputer, Watson, against the two biggest all-time Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Unlike other computers, Watson…