Start Here

If you’re interested in my book, Beyond The Obvious, you’re must be an innovator. You are striving to get better, and reach your potential when it comes to creating ideas that become innovations with impact. You want to leave a lasting impact with the innovations you create. This ‘Start Here’ page has been setup to get you started.

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But something keeps getting in the way: Everyplace you turn, there seems to be one hurdle after another that gets in the way of you launching that innovation.

Does This Sound Like You?

Be honest:

  • Do you feel like the innovation antibodies are attacking ever idea you come up with?
  • Do you fear that your innovation skills are not keeping up?
  • Do you worry that your great idea will never see the light of day?

If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt this way.

I Know How You Feel

I know what it feels like to be in over your head—to have your innovation success outpace your ability to manage it.

As the former Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard, and now as a successful CEO at an industry R&D and innovation lab, I have faced the reality that the innovation game can be daunting, intimidating and never ending. The answer isn’t simply to go faster. The answer it to do the right things smarter.

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My Goal in Writing This Book

Through the writing of the book, my goal is to prove to you that you are highly creative and can create breakthrough innovations. I do this by sharing with you how to unlock that innovation potential that you have locked up inside you.

On this site, I share the foundation portions of the book so that you can get started before even reading the book. include:

Sharing The Blog and Podcast

Don’t stop at the book. Through my blog and podcast, I share with you my latest thinking on innovation so that  you have all of the the skills you need to succeed in the innovation game. From practical tools to accomplish you innovation goals, to strategies for personal and career growth in the innovation game, to an intentional path to greater influence and contribution in your chosen field.

If you’re new to my site (and you likely wouldn’t be on this page if you weren’t), here are some of my most popular blog posts and podcast episodes in each category.

Innovation Culture

Laws Of Innovation

FIRE Framework For Innovation

My Archive

You can also check out the archives on this site and over at my blog and the podcast. These archives contain every post I have created. Better yet, use the search function to find other posts that might be of interest.

My Products and Services

While the content on this site, on my blog and in my podcast are all free, I do offer a number of commercial products and services. Be sure to check out my Store and my Work with Me sections.

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Yes, you can win at the innovation game. All it takes is the intention and a mentor to guide you. If you’ll provide the first, I’ll provide the second. Let’s get started.