What “SKILLS” are in YOUR Innovation Toolbox?

Yes! Everything above is strategically AND systematically integrated into our 8-Step Systematic Innovation Framework!

Click a “skill/tool” to learn more or contact us for much more detail and ask us about our FREE Webinars or in-house Executive Overviews.


Back in 1994, we set out to understand INNOVATION and INVENTIVE THINKING at a much deeper level.  Our goal was to make “innovation” much more efficient and practical for typical product development teams in ANY industry.  Through extensive research on innovation best-practices and dozens of iterations, we have refined a process into what we now call “Systematic Innovation”, an 8-step “framework” that is centered around Value, Quality, and Inventive Thinking.

Our process integrates well over three dozen technological and psychological “best practices” used by industry leaders.  This process proactively creates New Value for your customers. Learn exactly when, how, and where to use all the tools & methods in the TOOLBOX above. Contact us for details.

Above this, to the right of the TOOLBOX is a short video that introduces the basics of our 8-step “Systematic Innovation” process.  With clients on 5 continents, ask us about our project based training, facilitation, workshops, coaching and webinars on any or all aspects of our 8-step Systematic Innovation process. Questions welcomed and encouraged!

“Most brainstorming is nothing but blind and erratic stumbling around”
G. S. Altshuller (Creator of TRIZ)
(Stop stumbling around, leverage existing innovation knowledge)
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2016-05-03T20:43:09+00:00
“Most brainstorming is nothing but blind and erratic stumbling around” G. S. Altshuller (Creator of TRIZ) (Stop stumbling around, leverage existing innovation knowledge)
“We can't solve today’s problems by using the same thinking we used when we created them”  ... Albert Einstein
(Innovation requires unique modes of thought which continue to evolve)
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2016-05-03T01:08:28+00:00
“We can’t solve today’s problems by using the same thinking we used when we created them”  … Albert Einstein (Innovation requires unique modes of thought which continue to evolve)
“It isn’t the consumer’s job to know what they want”  ... Steve Jobs
(Customers don't know what they want, they want what they know! It is the Innovators job to discover "future needs" through Inventive Thinking Skills and Best Practices)
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2016-05-03T15:30:54+00:00
“It isn’t the consumer’s job to know what they want”  … Steve Jobs (Customers don’t know what they want, they want what they know! It is the Innovators job to discover “future needs” through Inventive Thinking Skills and Best Practices)
“If things seem under control, you’re just not driving fast enough”  ...   Mario Andretti
(You must be on the nervous edge of product development and Innovation to succeed)
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2016-05-23T02:22:50+00:00
“If things seem under control, you’re just not driving fast enough”  …   Mario Andretti (You must be on the nervous edge of product development and Innovation to succeed)
“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow”  ...  Woodrow Wilson
(Teamwork coupled with Innovation Best Practices is a great recipe)
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2016-05-03T14:30:40+00:00
“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow”  …  Woodrow Wilson (Teamwork coupled with Innovation Best Practices is a great recipe)
Call or email us about our FREE Executive Overviews.  We will either come to your US location or conduct a live webinar to introduce you to our "Systematic Innovation Framework" and set of "Inventive Thinking" Tools, Methods, and Skills.

Why wait? Contact us TODAY for details ...
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2016-05-03T14:04:07+00:00
Call or email us about our FREE Executive Overviews.  We will either come to your US location or conduct a live webinar to introduce you to our “Systematic Innovation Framework” and set of “Inventive Thinking” Tools, Methods, and Skills. Why wait? Contact us TODAY for details …
"Everyone you ever meet knows something you don't" ... Bill Nye (The Science Guy)
(Don't ever believe there nothing new to learn around Inventive Thinking)
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2016-05-10T12:39:25+00:00
“Everyone you ever meet knows something you don’t” … Bill Nye (The Science Guy) (Don’t ever believe there nothing new to learn around Inventive Thinking)
"If you don’t change the direction you are heading, you are likely to head exactly where you are going"  ...  Chinese Proverb
(Are you happy with where you are going?)
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2016-05-03T11:33:29+00:00
“If you don’t change the direction you are heading, you are likely to head exactly where you are going”  …  Chinese Proverb (Are you happy with where you are going?)
"You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to perceive it"  ...  Robert Shaw - Chaos Theory Scientist
(Looking at a situation from different lenses adds clarity)
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2016-05-03T20:45:55+00:00
“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to perceive it”  …  Robert Shaw – Chaos Theory Scientist (Looking at a situation from different lenses adds clarity)
“The purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has only two-and only two-basic functions: MARKETING and INNOVATION!” ... Unknown
(What's in YOUR Marketing and Innovation Toolboxes?)
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2016-05-03T15:29:51+00:00
“The purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has only two-and only two-basic functions: MARKETING and INNOVATION!” … Unknown (What’s in YOUR Marketing and Innovation Toolboxes?)
"Innovation is not absolutely necessary, but then again, neither is survival"  ... Andrew Papageorge
(In today's competitive landscape, Innovation is a necessary and fundamental skill) 
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2016-05-03T15:27:48+00:00
“Innovation is not absolutely necessary, but then again, neither is survival”  … Andrew Papageorge (In today’s competitive landscape, Innovation is a necessary and fundamental skill) 
"There’s a thin line between what (is and isn’t) possible, and to cross it you need to know the magic words, “What if” ...  Unknown
(Never say never, learn how to explore the fringes to create interesting new paradigms)
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2016-05-03T21:03:42+00:00
“There’s a thin line between what (is and isn’t) possible, and to cross it you need to know the magic words, “What if” …  Unknown (Never say never, learn how to explore the fringes to create interesting new paradigms)
"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way"  ...  Edward DeBono
(Over 3 dozen lenses exist to focus and expand your creativity)
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2016-05-03T20:41:52+00:00
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way”  …  Edward DeBono (Over 3 dozen lenses exist to focus and expand your creativity)
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see!" ... Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher
(Learn how to look at a situation from multiple different perspectives to see beyond the obvious)
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2016-05-03T13:14:19+00:00
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see!” … Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher (Learn how to look at a situation from multiple different perspectives to see beyond the obvious)
"Innovation is now recognized as the single most important ingredient in any modern economy".
The Economist Magazine
(If that is the case, what are the best methods your company is using?)
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2016-05-03T14:25:36+00:00
“Innovation is now recognized as the single most important ingredient in any modern economy”. The Economist Magazine (If that is the case, what are the best methods your company is using?)
"Genius involves sufficient energy and passion that questions assumptions that have been taken granted for a long time" ...  David Bohm, Physicist
(Learn and leverage the power of asking "Why" and "Why Not", then learn the power of "And Thinking" over typical "Or Thinking")
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2016-05-03T13:44:40+00:00
“Genius involves sufficient energy and passion that questions assumptions that have been taken granted for a long time” …  David Bohm, Physicist (Learn and leverage the power of asking “Why” and “Why Not”, then learn the power of “And Thinking” over typical “Or Thinking”)
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face"  ...  Mike Tyson
(No matter how good your plan is, be prepared and ready to adjust)
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2016-05-03T15:41:01+00:00
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”  …  Mike Tyson (No matter how good your plan is, be prepared and ready to adjust)
"The greatest opportunity for innovation exists before the product development process even begins"  ... Unknown
(Understand your customers, the market, and competitive landscape as early as possible, learn how in Step 1 of our Systematic Innovation Framework)
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2016-05-03T21:05:11+00:00
“The greatest opportunity for innovation exists before the product development process even begins”  … Unknown (Understand your customers, the market, and competitive landscape as early as possible, learn how in Step 1 of our Systematic Innovation Framework)
“There are no strategies for creating wealth in the long term that are not driven by Innovation"  ...  Gary Hamel
(Continuous Improvement is rarely enough to succeed)
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2016-05-03T01:02:58+00:00
“There are no strategies for creating wealth in the long term that are not driven by Innovation”  …  Gary Hamel (Continuous Improvement is rarely enough to succeed)
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself" ...  Chinese Proverb
(Inventive Thinking Skills will never replace the brain, only enhance it)
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2016-05-10T18:07:13+00:00
“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself” …  Chinese Proverb (Inventive Thinking Skills will never replace the brain, only enhance it)
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he is willing to lose sight of the shore"  ... Andre Gide
(Learn to see things from several unique and innovative perspectives)
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2016-05-03T20:40:50+00:00
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he is willing to lose sight of the shore”  … Andre Gide (Learn to see things from several unique and innovative perspectives)
"Innovation does not necessarily mean better, it could be just interestingly different" ... Unknown
(Sometimes being interesting trumps improvement of known requirements)
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2016-05-03T20:55:30+00:00
“Innovation does not necessarily mean better, it could be just interestingly different” … Unknown (Sometimes being interesting trumps improvement of known requirements)
“Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.”  ... Charles F. Kettering, inventor, over 300 patents to his name
(Learn an algorithm that uses 6 rules to eliminate any part of any system, really!)
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2016-05-03T14:33:34+00:00
“Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.”  … Charles F. Kettering, inventor, over 300 patents to his name (Learn an algorithm that uses 6 rules to eliminate any part of any system, really!)
"Whether you believe you are creative or not, you are right!"
... Henry Ford
(There is tremendous power in your attitude, learn to be more optimistic)
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2016-05-03T02:58:33+00:00
“Whether you believe you are creative or not, you are right!” … Henry Ford (There is tremendous power in your attitude, learn to be more optimistic)
“Disruptive Innovations will allow less skilled or less wealthy customers do for themselves things that only the wealthy or skilled could do before.”  ... Clayton Christenson
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2016-05-03T15:40:02+00:00
“Disruptive Innovations will allow less skilled or less wealthy customers do for themselves things that only the wealthy or skilled could do before.”  … Clayton Christenson
"He who learns but does not think, is lost!  He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger." ...  Confucious
(We believe our Systematic Innovation framework helps you learn to think and think to learn)
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2016-05-10T01:49:29+00:00
“He who learns but does not think, is lost!  He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” …  Confucious (We believe our Systematic Innovation framework helps you learn to think and think to learn)
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid"  ...  Albert Einstein
(Recognize, celebrate, and leverage the unique the strengths of all) 
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2016-05-03T15:42:22+00:00
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”  …  Albert Einstein (Recognize, celebrate, and leverage the unique the strengths of all) 
"The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it." Trevor Baylis, British Inventor
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2016-05-03T12:08:19+00:00
“The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it.” Trevor Baylis, British Inventor
"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."  ...  John Scully,  former CEO Apple and Pepsi
(Learn over 3 dozen unique perspectives that uncover opportunities)


 
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2016-05-03T14:29:46+00:00
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”  …  John Scully,  former CEO Apple and Pepsi (Learn over 3 dozen unique perspectives that uncover opportunities)  
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take”  …   Wayne Gretzky  
(For successful Innovation you need to try many different things)
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2016-05-23T02:25:14+00:00
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take”  …   Wayne Gretzky   (For successful Innovation you need to try many different things)
"Life is like riding a bike, to keep your balance, you have to keep moving" ... Albert Einstein
(Complacency and stagnation in business is dangerous, continuous Innovation keeps you relevant)
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2016-05-03T20:48:12+00:00
“Life is like riding a bike, to keep your balance, you have to keep moving” … Albert Einstein (Complacency and stagnation in business is dangerous, continuous Innovation keeps you relevant)
"Most Innovation involves creatively recombining existing components of technologies, products, processes, or business systems into something very new"  ... Willa Foster
(Lateral thinking and borrowing brilliance are great skills to learn)
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2016-05-03T13:45:52+00:00
“Most Innovation involves creatively recombining existing components of technologies, products, processes, or business systems into something very new”  … Willa Foster (Lateral thinking and borrowing brilliance are great skills to learn)
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning ... Bill Gates
(Learn a technique called "PainStorming" in the Voice of Customer stage of our Systematic Innovation Process)
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2016-07-12T16:29:46+00:00
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning … Bill Gates (Learn a technique called “PainStorming” in the Voice of Customer stage of our Systematic Innovation Process)
Call or email us about our FREE Executive Overviews.  We will either come to your US location or conduct a live webinar to introduce you to our "Systematic Innovation Framework" and set of "Inventive Thinking" Tools, Methods, and Skills.

Why wait? Contact us TODAY for details ...
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2016-05-03T14:23:42+00:00
Call or email us about our FREE Executive Overviews.  We will either come to your US location or conduct a live webinar to introduce you to our “Systematic Innovation Framework” and set of “Inventive Thinking” Tools, Methods, and Skills. Why wait? Contact us TODAY for details …
"When you innovate, be prepared for everyone to call you nuts!" ... Unknown
(There will ALWAYS be someone to tell you WHY your idea sucks. The interesting thing is, that WHY is often very solvable!)
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2016-05-03T15:28:42+00:00
“When you innovate, be prepared for everyone to call you nuts!” … Unknown (There will ALWAYS be someone to tell you WHY your idea sucks. The interesting thing is, that WHY is often very solvable!)
“You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer/aviator
(There are at least 3 Inventive Thinking Skills that DIRECTLY result in simpler systems)
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2016-05-03T14:32:12+00:00
“You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer/aviator (There are at least 3 Inventive Thinking Skills that DIRECTLY result in simpler systems)
The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it.”
Trevor Baylis, British Inventor
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2016-05-03T14:26:25+00:00
The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it.” Trevor Baylis, British Inventor
"The best solution is the simplest one that works"  ... Albert Einstein
(Learn an innovation algorithm to simplify all systems and all processes) 
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2016-05-03T14:34:35+00:00
“The best solution is the simplest one that works”  … Albert Einstein (Learn an innovation algorithm to simplify all systems and all processes) 

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Be sure to mouse over the word cloud above.  Each of the tools and skills are integrated into a unique framework for Innovation and Inventive Thinking. When a skill or tool is clicked you will see a very brief explanation of the skill.  Contact us to learn any of the tools and skills at a much deeper level.

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