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Fast Company reported recently on General Motors’ policy against using a cell phone while walking. That means no looking at a phone on the way to a meeting. No taking calls while en route to the bathroom. No checking email while you’re going to the kitchen to get a...read more
We preach the “soft science” of products that just work — the first time and every time — no matter how complex their functions. Truly innovative technology enriches the user’s life, without dictating how it must be used. It solves problems, offers efficiencies and...read more
by Bill Nottingham Originally Published, Smart Business — Cleveland June 26,2018 The first time they jammed together, in 1980, the members of R.E.M. wrote six songs in a few hours. “I’m not saying we were great,” guitarist Peter Buck told The Guardian in 2016, “but we...read more
by Bill Nottingham Innovation requires risks. Does your culture encourage or discourage people from taking them? The University of Nebraska’s football team has won more games than any college team in the nation since 1970, but hasn’t brought home a championship since...read more
Brent Bushnell is CEO of Two Bit Circus, which creates “entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds.” He’s also the son of Nolan Bushnell, the video game pioneer who founded Atari. Brent recently joined...read more
John Nottingham has a saying: “Innovation is not something we do on Thursday.” His point is that creating is not an event, but a process that you engage in every day. Collaboration is vital to that process, but again, it’s not something that happens only in meetings....read more