Sophia User Group Meeting 2014: Let’s Do This Again

August 19, 2014
Wellspring is a pretty entertaining place to work. With all of the passionate people here, focusing on exciting projects, it’s hard for me to nail down my favorite thing about what we do. Read More

Tesla, Patents, and Open Innovation -- Oh My!

July 11, 2014
Few people can start a buzz quite like Elon Musk.  Even his cars get people to stop and stare as they drive down the street.  Me? I actually offered a guy at my gym money if he’d let me drive his Model S around the block.  (He declined. Turns out if you spend $70,000 on a car, you’re not willing to... Read More

Thinking of Your Innovations as Arguments

June 19, 2014
I’m a fairly organized person, but I have my moments.  Occasionally I misplace a thing or two, but rarely something like house keys that sends me into panic mode.  Usually instead whatever I uncover is often a serendipitous little find. Read More

Taking a Look Back in Louisville

June 11, 2014
My usual office view is a beautiful one.  From my desk at the Wellspring offices, I can see straight east in downtown Chicago, with a great view of the John Hancock building.  This last week, however, that view changed a bit as the company picked up and moved to Louisville, Kentucky – just for a... Read More

Back in the Saddle

March 31, 2014
I will keep my first post short, given that I have just returned to the world of technology transfer after a short hiatus with other knowledge management disciplines, including a short stint for a start up software company in the realm of document and records compliance in the Cloud.  Returning to... Read More

3 Reasons Innovative Products Fail

March 10, 2014
Last week Barcelona was the place to be with both the colossal Mobile World Congress and the much more targeted Breakthrough Innovations (BI) conference. BI was focused on innovative product development with product leaders from a range of industries, including telecom to consumer products to... Read More

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Innovators

January 30, 2014
You interview, hire, show them to their desks, and then what, hope for the best?  Hiring an inspired and innovative staff is one of the biggest challenges you as a manager will ever take on, but getting innovative results from your staff takes more than just hiring the best candidate. Read More

Is What You’re Doing Really Innovation or Just a Nice Idea?

January 27, 2014
What is innovation? Read More

PLM seeking LTR with OI

December 10, 2013
One of the biggest challenges in PLM is the integration of eBoMs with mBoMs to create a more efficient SCM while managing the growing complexity of your MPM as it relates to a broader PDM strategy. Read More

One Critical Mistake You Can Make in the Pursuit of Open Innovation

October 01, 2013
I recently attended TechScout 2013 in Amsterdam where I was able to listen to a variety of presentations on corporate open innovation programs. The event included participants who were in leadership roles as technology scouts and also showcased the resurgence of corporate venturing programs. Read More
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