Innovation Imperative

2017

Innovation Imperative: 'And the Truth Is Plain to See'

by Merrill, Peter

Celebrating 50 years of Quality Progress got me wondering about what was happening in the late 1960s. Specifically, I thought about a band called Procol Harum and its No. 1 hit, “Whiter Shade of Pale.”...


Innovation Imperative: Establishing Alliances

by Merrill, Peter

Often, we think of suppliers as people from whom we simply “buy stuff.” Yet they can be a major source of knowledge, and knowledge is the fuel of innovation. Too often, we dismiss the reps who call—yet they can get open the door to many new opportunities....


Innovation Imperative: Coordinating Coexistence

by Merrill, Peter

One of the most frequently asked questions by people interested in innovation is, “How do we create a culture of innovation?” This is because they recognize that innovators do things differently....


Innovation Imperative: Finding Solutions—Creatively

by Merrill, Peter

Albert Einstein was so insightful when he said, “No problem can be solved with the same level of consciousness that created it.”...


Innovation Imperative: Innovating the Online Store

by Merrill, Peter

One of the greatest innovations of the last decade has been ecommerce. It’s actually been around for 20 years, but in the last five years, it has exploded....


Innovation Imperative: Fundamental Refelction

by Merrill, Peter

Seven basic principles of innovation...



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