inGenius: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity Tina Seelig HarperOne/An imprint of HarperCollins (2012) How and why the tools and techniques of creative thinking are as essential to invention as the scientific method is to discovery There are six components that comprise what Tina Seelig characterizes as an “Innovation Engine.”

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What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

A form of the Miracle Question: I tried a variation with a Project Team of Aircraft Engineers. The engineers had statistics, charts, specifications for all sorts of things…and I was there to facilitate the team through Innovation Models to develop a solution to this vibrating screw.

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Photo Inquiry Friday: Main Useful Function?

Mike Cardus

This week I have been thinking about the Main Useful Function of various positions within organizations; What is the Main Useful Function of Human Resources, Quality Control, Engineering, Sales, Production, Management?

Three Simple Tips to Start Solving Problems in Your Business Today

Steve Farber

David Conley found himself on a team of experts who were attempting to design satellite superstructures, a challenge not specifically covered while earning his college degree in nuclear engineering. The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving – often referred to by its Russian acronym, TRIZ – is an analytical and algorithm-based science rooted in the study of more than 3 million patents. Since none of us exist in an ideal state, we all can use a little TRIZ.

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Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

As a quality engineer, I am always looking for quality focused businesses. DMAIC methodology 8 hidden costs Triz. She holds a Master in Business Administration and is also a Quality Engineer certified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ).