Every Engineer needs a Businessman?

Innovation Excellence

The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions.

The story of Kelvin Doe: The poor Sierra Leone teen who wowed M.I.T.’s engineers

Idea to Value

This 15 year old taught himself engineering and managed to use scrap to build working generators, batteries and even an FM Radio Transmitter. s engineers.

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Middle Managers as Engines of Change

Innovation Excellence

The captain may be in the bridge, but is the engine room operating on all cylinders? Last week I wrote about the importance of leadership and change. Nothing happens until the top leadership says so.

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

By comparison, a Formula 1 engine spins at about 15,000 RPM. Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Sustaining innova- tion was the savior—and the company’s growth engine. Intuit’s monthly “customer office hours” provide all employees, from the software engineer to the HR manager to the financial analyst, with the. engine.

Calling All Engineers: Beyond Form, Fit and Function for Formulated Products

Innovation Excellence

Like most engineers, I learned about rules of interchangeability back in school. These rules help companies decide whether a product change should require a new item number or simply a revision of the same item number.

Etsy Engineers Share Their Failures in Company-Wide Memos

Michael Roberto

described by Etsy CTO John Allspaw in an Etsy blog post, engineers (and now others at the company) who mess up are given the opportunity to give a detailed account of what they did, the effects they had, their expectations and assumptions, and what they think happened. Many organizations exhibit of culture of blame and shame when it comes to failures.

Are Purpose-Driven Leaders The Engine Of China's New Innovation?

Bill Fischer

By Bill Fischer & Tomas Casas Thirty-five years of Reform, and no Apple to show for it! No Steve Jobs as well, for that matter. No wonder that skepticism over the ability of China’s industrial enterprises to make the transition from cost-led competitive strategies to more innovative approaches is so widespread.

10 Famous inventions that were the culmination of other people’s work

Idea to Value

James Watt and the steam engine. When I was in high school, my science teacher thought it was funny to ask “What was the name of the man who invented the steam engine?” Only steam engines predated Watt’s design by almost 60 years. Watt steam engine.

How Google Innovates

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Case Study Innovation Technology Artificial Intelligence Data Science deep learning Google Google Brain image search Math research search engines voice searchSteve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design.

Graphene Application Challenge Prize?

Gregg Fraley

Wouldn’t this be a grand idea for senior year projects for engineering students? Attention engineering professors! The Graphene Challenge. Graphene is a new material that is just in its infancy in terms of commerical usage. It’s from graphite, the stuff in pencils.

How to Get Your Innovation Engine to Fire on All Cylinders

Tata Consultancy

For your organization to be able to continuously generate and convert new and novel ideas to value, you need to create an innovation engine that is fine-tuned to your organization’s circumstances and practices. This will be the crux of your innovation engine. The post How to Get Your Innovation Engine to Fire on All Cylinders appeared first on TCS Research and Innovation. Innovation innovation engine innovation life cycle

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

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Jobs in innovation: our field guide

Board of Innovation

For most companies, developing a winning innovation strategy isn’t usual business. It takes a lot of time, skills and resources. Though essential for long term business growth, innovation is often killed due to the focus on core business processes.

Be done with the past.

Mike Shipulski

New products come faster, fewer resources are needed because the hard engineering work has been done and the technical and execution risks are lower. Fear Motivation New Normal Seeing Things As They Are Technology The Future Top Line Growth Engineering Mindset Product Development Engine

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

We fail to constantly review and re-engineer the innovation process and tend to layer more upon it, without a consistent reassessing what we are trying to achieve.

Companies don’t innovate, people do.

Mike Shipulski

Authentic Engineering Leaders Risk Competitiveness Lessons Learned Trust-based approachBig companies hold tightly to what they have until they feel threatened by upstarts, and not before.

There is Algorithm and then there is a self-learning Algorithm

Rmukesh Gupta

There is a lot of examples being shared about the success of recommendation engines of Amazon or Netflix or even some retail giants. Innovation algorithms Amazon recommendations Machine LEarning Netflix recommendation engines

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Consulting Industry Faces Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Braden Kelley

Meanwhile, the tireless … Continue reading → Change Innovation Technology Artificial Intelligence Automation Engineers consulting disruption internal consulting strategy consulting

What if it works?

Mike Shipulski

Constraints Innovation Technology Lessons Learned Product Development EngineWhen money is tight, it’s still important to do new work, but it’s doubly important not to waste it. There are a number of models to increase the probability of success of new work.

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When doing new work, you’ll be wrong.

Mike Shipulski

Assumptions Clarity Complexity Decisions Fear Feelings How To Innovation New Thinking The Future Competitiveness Lessons Learned Product Development EngineWhen doing something from the first time you’re going to get it wrong. There’s no shame in that because that’s how it goes with new work.

Creating a brand that lasts.

Mike Shipulski

Complexity Culture Design Engineers Fundementals How To New Thinking Product Robustness Warranty Cost Competitiveness Engage Design; Product Design; Cost Savings Engineering Mindset Product Development Engine Understanding Physics

Learning from mistakes: Using Bad Reviews to Improve Your eCommerce Site

Game-Changer

Use the bad reviews as citations to improve your search engine ranking. Recent changes in Google and the other major search engines now give you the opportunity to raise your search engine ranking from either good or bad reviews.

Hands-On or Hands-Off?

Mike Shipulski

Clarity Culture How To Magic Product Development Seeing Things As They Are Uncertainty Lessons Learned Product Development EngineHands-on versus hands-off – as a leader it’s a fundamental choice.

Where does Triz fit within our growing organizational practices for Innovation?

Hype

We have seen a consistent change over the years to move towards a more inventive engineering and discovery mindset within our innovation approaches.

The Effective Expert

Mike Shipulski

Feelings Seeing Things As They Are Trust Engineering MindsetWhat if you’re asked to do something you know isn’t right? Not from an ethical perspective, but from a well-read, well-practiced, world-thought-leader perspective? What if you know it’s a waste of time?

Given the chance, would you modify the appearance of your unborn child?

Game-Changer

Genetic engineering, modifying genes for the better could be as important to this century as vaccines were to the last. The fear is that germ-line engineering is a path toward a dystopia of superpeople and designer babies for those who can afford it.

Is it novel?

Mike Shipulski

Decisions How To Risk Seeing Things As They Are no-to-yes Product Development EngineAgree or not, companies think they have to grow to survive. (I I don’t believe it.) For companies of all sizes and shapes, growth is the single most important forcing function.

Innovation is Never a Single Event

Innovation Excellence

Greg Satell on the discovery of useless things, engineering innovation, and making good on the connected age. Continue reading →

You probably don’t have an organizational capability gap.

Mike Shipulski

Constraints Culture Fundementals Problems Seeing Things As They Are Engineering Capability SuccessThe organizational capability of a company defines its ability to get things done. If you can’t pull it off, you have an organizational capability problem, or so the traditional thinking goes.

Step-Wise Learning

Mike Shipulski

Culture Decisions How To Innovation Positivity Technology Engineering Mindset Fear Lessons Learned Trust-based approachAt every meeting you have a chance to move things forward or hold them back. When a new idea is first introduced it’s bare-naked.

Shape-shifting Tech Will Change The World As We Know It

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Video collaboration Computers Creativity Design engineering Future Industrial design Innovation invention Materials potential Product Design technology TEDxWhat will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse?

All Your Mental Models are Obsolete

Mike Shipulski

Assumptions Authentic Intellectual Intertia Level 5 Courage Seeing Things As They Are Top Line Growth Uncertainty Engineering Capability Manufacturing Competitveness

Design Thinking in Lima Peru

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Build Capability Case Study Design Innovation Latin America People & Skills Processes & Tools Uncategorized collaboration Design Challenge Design Thinking engineering Insights teams technology

The Firm of the Future Will Manage Two Types of Businesses

Integrative Innovation

Among several characteristics, the authors also particularly anticipate future-proof companies to be required to manage two types of businesses with distinct “engines”: Companies have always pursued innovation in their core business. The two engines demand different approaches.

The 10 Methods of The Lean Startup

Hype

“Startup success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”. The Lean Startup was published in 2011, yet its impact has been enormous.

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The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

Hype

And having the technical resources in R&D, software engineering or product development should mean your organization can rise to the challenge of tweaking an offering whose core nature is already well-understood. Innovation is easy. Or rather, certain kinds of innovation are.

Don’t Focus on the Problem, Innovate past it

Innovation Excellence

Two groups of engineering students were given a similar task – to design a bicycle rack for a car. The first group focused on the problems with the existing design and that constrained their thinking. The second group came up with much more elegant and effective designs. Innovation david niven Lateral Thinking problem solving shark Sharks Steven Spielberg travis kalanick Uber

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

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Originally published at This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20.Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above. He was trying to find a […].

The Story of Technology

Innovation Excellence

The stories of Dickens wouldn’t have been possible without the steam engine and the industrial revolution it brought about. And what would the 20th century have been like without the internal combustion engine and electricity? Every age is defined by its technology.