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Quick guide on how to use Evernote to stay on top of emerging trends

What is the process I use to keep up and /or uncover emerging trends and what tools do I use? Previously, I’ve written about how to create an insights bank using Evernote. Here I’ll expand on that initial idea, with a quick guide on how you can stay on top of emerging trends, as well as […]

When everything becomes a toaster less is more

Incremental innovation can have transformational effects, but we must also understand the limits of pursuing further efficiencies. Yesterday, I came across a post on Gizmodo about everyday products that were improved to be perfect. Just look at them, I know you’ll want to have a few of them. Though none of them are Apple products, […]

What tools do I need to be an innovator?

This is going to surprise you, but you already have all the tools you need to be an innovator: your senses. Simply put, opportunities are all around us. When we take the time to notice them, they can stimulate more creative thoughts within each of us. Contrary to popular belief, creative genius can be developed. […]

How can we become better thinkers and decision makers?

This the sixteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. “The better decision maker has at his/her disposal repertoires of possible actions; checklists of […]

Where do you keep your ideas?

In yesterday’s post I shared my process of how I come up with my best ideas. Today, continuing our series of posts in support of the World Creativity and Innovation Week, the next question has to do with storage. If you’re like me, and is in brainstorm mode all the time, you have tools to […]

How to turn Evernote into an Insight Bank

We need tools to manage our thoughts, data, information and knowledge to be able to find insights. A bit of structure and system could benefit you when seeking new ideas – and keeping track of them! Having a Brain Bank is very useful. I have one on my Evernote. But ideas are a dime a dozen. […]

Useful and valuable

An innovation happens when a truly valuable idea is both useful and valuable to the customer.